Today, it is essential to reduce our impact on the environment. This is why, by purchasing our holiday domain "Le Domaine du Moulin Neuf 1605", we chose to act ourselves by adopting an ecologically responsible approach.
What exactly does the European Ecolabel entail?
The European Eco Label is the only official European Ecolabel that can be used in all member states of the European Union. It is an all-encompassing approach to he respect for the environment that covers both sides of the economy and the environment, purchase and use of products. Reception and information of holidaymakers, maintenance of vegetation and recycling of waste.
What does the European Ecolabel mean?
The European Ecolabel for tourist accommodation will make you feel even more at ease. Because it guarantees that the place where you stay meets more than 20 criteria to reduce its impact on the environment.
Do you also choose green?
Products and services with the EU Ecolabel are produced more sustainably. The label therefore sets strict requirements on the use of raw materials, energy, water, harmful substances, waste and packaging.
The EU Ecolabel is the official European eco-label for non-food products and services. It is supported by all EU-member states, the European Commission and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
What measures has the holiday domain taken to reduce its "footprint"?
The natural lake of the holiday domain "Le Domaine du Moulin Neuf 1605" is a reservoir with its own hydropower plant (turbine) for generating electricity. The turbine is operable from October to March, when there is sufficient water supply from the river Le Périgord. The turbine consumes about 3,000 litres of water per second while the water supply can be less than 300 litres per second between March and October due to drought.
In September 2021, the existing turbine was dismantled and moved within the mill building to be set up as a museum object. The old turbine has served on the holiday estate from around 1950 and retired at the age of 70.
A new high-efficiency turbine will be installed on the site of the old turbine in 2022-2023. The new (smaller) turbine will have a consumption of only 276 litres of water per second and therefore it can be operated from October to April with a power output of 10Kw (400Volt).
Hydro Power Project 2022-2023
The new waterturbine went into production in July 2022 and is expected to arrive at the Port of Rotterdam by the end of October.
Sorting of waste
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