Hotel GSH is the result of a building project which involved a renovation of Hotel Ryttergården and the establishment of a new building, which today forms the framework for meetings and conferences. The new building is fan-shaped and connects the former main buildings from Hotel Ryttergården in the most beautiful way.
The strategy was – and still is – to show construction that can inspire others in the construction industry to build sustainably and with consideration for minimizing CO2. The buildings are designed based on several different parameters, where the holistic approach to sustainable design is included. The buildings are based on the criteria for the Active House principles, and inspired by the circuit concept of the Cradle-to-Cradle philosophy. The buildings are certified according to the recognized DGNB system, which has rated the building as silver.
Both the buildings and the surrounding landscape illustrate the latest developments in sustainable architecture, and thus show that sustainability is about more than achieving a green certification. A close interaction between construction and landscape is thus envisaged. The building can be described as sustainable, as third-party verification has been carried out, including life cycle analyzes of the materials used.
When we choose materials and products for Hotel GSH, they must meet certain requirements. These requirements include priority certifications and environmental labels, recycling potential, social responsibility, use of resources, material health and energy consumption in production, to name a few. In order to collect the necessary knowledge about the products' sub-components, installation options and production methods, both manufacturers and suppliers are involved in the construction process. If a product has harmful ingredients or the production has a negative environmental impact, we find another manufacturer. As a result, we have many solutions that are designed for separation, Cradle-to-Cradle certified, and have a positive impact that goes beyond the primary function.
Exploring circular sustainability
At Hotel GSH, we make a virtue of constantly revising and developing our sustainable measures. We test, test and retest the products and measures we use in order to get the most optimal and up-to-date solution available. We focus on knowledge sharing, so that our experiences can inspire others to take more sustainable measures in the future. Our mission is to explore circular sustainable initiatives. Since the establishment of Hotel GSH in 2015, we have expanded our hotel operation, so that today we operate three hotels. We implement the experience we gain from running Hotel GSH to the greatest extent possible at Fredensborg Badehotel and Griffen Spahotel. It is our goal to operate all three hotels with the world in mind.
Profits are reinvested
We envision a society where we all contribute to a common goal and where everyone also benefits from the result. Our goal is of course a positive bottom line to create the possibility for continuous development and securing an attractive workplace. We want to expand and redefine the concept of profit by including our knowledge of sustainability, the clean water we drink, the fresh air we breathe and our materials that can be part of the circular system.
Certifications and Standards
- Hotel GSH has been renovated and built based on the Active House principles, Cradle2Cradle - and is certified with silver according to the DGNB criteria
- Hotel GSH, Fredensborg Badehotel and Griffen Spahotel are all certified with the Organic Cuisine Label in silver.
- Hotel GSH, Fredensborg Badehotel and Griffen Spahotel all have The Green Key
When you say circular economy - you also say Bornholm. We are at the forefront of an innovative energy strategy and an ambitious waste strategy. Should your company also work with circular economy and sustainability? Then hold your next meeting in the middle of one of Europe's most sustainable meeting places - Hotel GSH, Green Solution House.
Waste is a resource today
Bornholm will be the world's first industrialized society to turn off the incinerator and switch 100 percent to recycling and recycling waste.
Over the next few years, citizens, businesses and tourists on Bornholm have to step up their waste sorting drastically. The goal is for all waste on Bornholm to be either reused or recycled by 2032.
With the ambitious vision "Bornholm shows the way", the local waste company BOFA, together with users and the waste industry, will develop methods that optimize handling and increase the sorting of many new types of waste.
Co2 neutral in 2025
On Bornholm, we have a 100% green production of electricity when we are in normal operation. Our production is based on what is called an energy mix of renewable energy sources: wind, solar, biogas and biomass.
Today we produce approx. 70% of the electricity we consume - the rest we buy from Sweden through a submarine cable.