SWISSTAINABLE

Swisstainable is a sustainability programme launched by Switzerland Tourism and open to all companies in the tourism sector wishing to commit to more sustainable development.

Our company has demonstrated its commitment and obtained the Level 1 certificate.

Construction

Eco-sustainable materials were used as much as possible for the renovation of the historic part of the building and for the extension:

Wooden windows with triple glazing
Roof structure with wooden caissons and cellulose as thermal insulation
Dry foundations with wooden joists and stone fibre insulation, solid oak parquet with 20 mm thickness
Prefabricated walls produced 6 km from Giubiasco
Producer of the ceramics used in the construction, which is attentive to the most demanding sustainability criteria (re-use of industrial water, reduction of CO2 emissions in line with the Kyoto protocol, recovery of un-fired waste in the production cycle, etc.)
The historical paintings were restored using natural lime-based products.

Insulation

Particular attention was paid to the insulation of the building:

The new construction has been optimally insulated.
The historical part of the building, even if it was not possible to apply new insulating layers (painted inside and outside), is built with 80 cm stone walls that have an optimal “thermal lag” of about 10 hours: the mass of these walls accumulate solar heat during the day and release it inside at night, naturally levelling out the temperatures in the building.

OK:GO

The desire to travel is hidden in all of us. For people with disabilities and older people, however, well-deserved holidays require intensive preparation. If they want to enjoy their time as carefree as possible, they need information about the accessibility of accommodation or leisure activities even before they leave. Many tour operators in Switzerland have offers suitable for people with disabilities and older people. However, there is often a lack of publicly accessible information. The Swiss Association  without Obstacles has tried to solve this problem with the OK:GO initiative.

On their website you can find structured information about accessibility.