Our hotel's accommodation buildings are modular buildings. When thinking about the concept of our hotel, ecology and preserving nature were important cornerstones in our design. The accommodation buildings are built from Finnish heartwood logs, which are only felled no more than 100 kilometers from the sawmill. Modular construction also made it possible to build indoors, which saved us from possible damage caused by the weather during construction. On our plot, the first work phase was the construction of footbridges between the buildings, so that the soil would not be trampled during the construction phase. The accommodation buildings were lifted into place on their feet, allowing the ground beneath them to live and grow its own life.
Towards more sustainable tourism – our promise is that our hotel will be carbon neutral by 2025.
In our hotel, we use only renewable energy sources and we have Vattenfall's fossil-free exchange electricity in use.
The Barö hotel is also considering ways to increase energy self-sufficiency in the form of a wind turbine, together with Vattenfall and electric car manufacturer Polestar.
We sort our waste and avoid individual products packaged in plastic. We donate discarded textiles to those who need them. To avoid plastic waste, we use refillable ceramic bottles for laundry products.
We prefer cooperation with local operators so that the carbon footprint of the products and services we use is as low as possible.
In our restaurant, we prefer ingredients produced nearby or sourced from responsible operators. We avoid food waste by offering our guests, for example, a personally covered breakfast.
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