Discover how we at Nige Hus are taking environmental responsibility and implementing our environmental and sustainability measures. We are aware that it is our responsibility to protect our environment and to act sustainably. This includes not only the use of solar energy and drying laundry in the fresh air, but also our contribution to the protection of the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park. You will also find a picture gallery showing our photovoltaic systems and building services.
As a national park friendly hotel, it is important to us that visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature in the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park without harming the delicate ecosystem. We are committed to the protection and preservation of the Wadden Sea and do our part to ensure that tourism and the environment are in harmony.
Our contribution to environmental protection: This is how we rely on renewable energies
Sustainability and environmental protection are of particular importance at Hotel Nige Hus. We rely on various measures and technologies to minimize our carbon footprint and enable sustainable operations. These include:
One of the most important measures to obtain sustainable energy concerns the use of solar energy. Therefore, in Hotel Nige Hus we decided to install 11 collectors and a buffer tank with a capacity of 1000 liters, which are used for hot water production. These solar collectors use solar energy to produce hot water that is fed directly into the household grid. In this way, we not only save energy costs, but also make an important contribution to environmental protection.
The power generation at Hotel Nige Hus is also designed to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. For this purpose we use two photovoltaic systems with a total output of 15000 kWh. The systems generate electricity from solar energy and feed it directly into the hotel’s power grid. This allows us not only to cover our own electricity needs, but also to feed surplus electricity into the public grid, thus contributing to the energy transition. This sustainable energy generation allows us to reduce our carbon footprint.
Another important measure is heat recovery. The hotel has an interconnected refrigeration system that includes a refrigeration system for a freezer, two cold rooms, two refrigerated tables, a refrigerator, a beer companion refrigeration system and an ice chest. The generation of cold generates heat that is normally released into the ambient air. However, through heat recovery, this energy is used to heat a 1200 liter storage tank with 80% of the waste heat given off. This heat is used for heating and heating water.
The hotel has also installed a rainwater harvesting system that collects all the rainwater from the roof in two underground tanks with a capacity of 11000 liters. Through a pumping system and a separate piping system, the water is used for cleaning garden tools and watering plants. The feeding of the toilet flushing in the restaurant toilets is currently not activated because there is not enough precipitation.
We also attach great importance to sustainability when it comes to drying laundry. Our bed linen is almost exclusively dried on a clothesline in the garden. This saves energy and reduces our CO2 emissions. Towels, on the other hand, are dried using highly efficient dryers that utilize waste heat from heat recovery. We thus also rely on a resource-saving and environmentally friendly method for drying laundry.
Hotel Nige Hus not only places value on sustainability in its energy supply, but also in its website hosting. Here, the hotel relies on a provider that uses hydropower to supply electricity to its German data center parks. The company works closely with TÜV-certified Energiedienst AG, which generates green electricity from 100 percent carbon dioxide-free and environmentally friendly hydropower.