B and Bs in Yeovil
Green Arches is a family-run Bed and Breakfast, conveniently located within 5 minutes walk from the town centre and on the edge of Ninesprings Country Park. Ideally suited to both business and leisure guests, we offer homely accommodation and a personal service which ensures a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for those who wish to visit Yeovil. We pride ourselves on the hearty and traditional English Breakfast we serve which is, where possible, either organic or free range in origin.
We are conscious of the current and future environmental issues that are likely to affect us all, so during our refurbishment, we have attempted to reduce our carbon emissions to do our bit.
Green Arches benefits from 40 solar evacuated tubes (20 tubes south facing and 20 tubes west facing), which is estimated to provide all our and guests’ hot water needs for 6 months of the year and up to 30% of our hot water during the winter.
We also have solar tiles installed (south facing), which generate up to 1.5 Kw of electricity. In practice this has equated to over 1,100 KWh (units on the meter) in the past 12 months. The surplus of our usage has been fed directly back to the national grid.
We use a 6,000 litre water storage tank (installed underneath our garage) in which we collect rainwater from our roof (over 100 m˛ coverage), which is then recycled and used for our washing machine and to flush all of the toilets. We make full use of the local recycling services and facilities.
We have calculated that we produce approximately 3 to 4 tonnes of CO2 per year (based on full guest occupancy of Green Arches), compared to the average of 10 tonnes per year for 2 people in the UK. All in all, we believe we are environmentally friendly.
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