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Shelbourne Sustainability

Embracing New Ideas

Embracing our Values

The Shelbourne Hotel is committed to building a culture of environmental responsibility and has integrated sustainability concepts into our business goals and strategies along with continuously educating our employees in best practice. We are working collaboratively as a team to make improvements and reduce our carbon footprint collectively as a key objective and have partnered with Green Hospitality as part of this endeavor. 




Adopting New Ideas

Green Initiatives

Please find below some of our activities, from a wide-ranging and growing list of what we have been working on


  • We purchase 100% Green Electricity 
  • All major plants and machinery have been replaced with new highly efficient, top of the range technological equipment
  • All of the lightbulbs in the hotel have been upgraded to LED lighting 
  • BMS (Building management system) installed to ensure efficiency of the equipment with precise schedule and temperature 
  • Our Accommodation team operate a towel and linen re-use programme in all guestrooms 
  • Key card activated power in all guest rooms 


  • Water consumption is monitored monthly by our in-house maintenance team 
  • The urinals in the gents public toilets are controlled by a sensor to reduce the water consumption and we spot-check this regularly
  • Slimline cisterns and double flush system installed in all toilets 



Green Initiatives


  • All of our waste is separated throughout the hotel, including guestroom bins
  • We serve glass bottled water throughout the hotel, these bottles are reusable and fully recyclable 
  • Smart care system for shampoo, conditioner and shower gel dispenser cartridges, thus reducing single-use plastic around the hotel 
  • Electronic invoices sent to guests and suppliers
  • QR codes in place to replace paper menus to reduce waste
  • The Shelbourne Hotel is a member of Repak Ireland 

Green Purchasing 

  • Food is sourced from local suppliers to reduce food miles 

Community Social Responsibility 

  • We promote sustainable transport and the use of public transport where appropriate along with recommending walking options to local historical attractions, given our city centre location
  • Bike to Work scheme is available to all associates internally 

Our Sustainability Policy

For more information on our sustainability policies, goals and plans, please view our Sustainability Policy  here 
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