One of the most important aspects of Ard Nahoo is our Eco Policy. We are very much aware of “green washing”, and therefore feel it necessary to detail exactly why we can call ourselves a green business. We have worked very hard to be granted the EU Flower, the only sign of environmental quality recognised throughout Europe. This status means that we are meticulous about energy consumption, recycling and natural produce.
2007 saw us undertake a massive renovation. As well as extending the health farm to include a new yoga studio and indoor/outdoor wet area, we built two new Eco Cabins. The build was conducted using green principles under the guidance of a fantastic architect, Peter Cowman (www.livingarchitecture.com). We used sustainable cedar from neighbouring county Donegal, hemp insulation, limited concrete, no petro chemicals and natural paints throughout. All Eco Cabins are heated using pellet stoves, and come with an underground recycling facility. Compost bins are collected regularly and very welcome on our organic vegetable patch!
We are very proud of our environmental work here, and can say with conviction that Ard Nahoo provides an ethical break in breathtaking surroundings.