The path of the Heritage Boutique Apartments Bad Ischl to the environmental label

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A guest post by Martha Ecker, host of the Heritage boutique apartments. With a raffle at the end.

At the end of 2021, the time had come - the Heritage Boutique Apartments Bad Ischl are now officially carriers of the Austrian eco-label. We want to celebrate this together and are giving away a weekend for two people worth 250 euros in one of our luxury apartments in the heart of the Salzkammergut.

The Heritage Boutique Apartment "Sophie" for two people - historical furniture and modern comfort

Holiday like an emperor in the heart of the Salzkammergut

Since 2020 you will find us in the imperial city of Bad Ischl, in the center of the Salzkammergut, just a stone's throw away from the former summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph and Sisi. Our family business offers five unique apartments that we have furnished with hand-picked individual pieces. Right from the start, we had the aspiration to offer sustainable holidays at the highest level. Our name - Heritage - is also an allusion to the rich cultural and natural heritage of the region, which we want to protect and appreciate together with our guests.

Why an eco-label?

It quickly became clear to us that we wanted to do more than just using historical furniture and “green common sense”. Much of this is obvious: recycling, active mobility instead of a car, or the use of energy-saving lamps. However, we quickly realized that professional help is also needed to find out what can be done even better. In addition, we wanted to show our guests that we don't just adorn ourselves with "green feathers", but really do our best. The Upper Austrian climate alliance then gave us the tip to take a closer look at the Austrian eco-label.

What does this mean for our guests?

First and foremost, a holiday in the Salzkammergut awaits you with a clear conscience and a high level of comfort. Whether personalized travel tips for a trip to Hallstatt by train and boat, organic and fair trade products, self-sewn shopping bags, or an (e-)bike garage - we want you to feel comfortable during your stay in Bad Ischl. And what speaks against making the world a little bit better with pleasure?

The imperial city of Bad Ischl has a lot to offer - all year round. Bad Ischl Congress Center, © badischl.at

From registration to examination to award

The preparatory phase was about assessing the status quo: Which of the criteria do we meet, what do we still have to work on? There is a long checklist with more than 100 points - some of these are mandatory, some a minimum sum must be reached. We got support from a sustainability consultant who was also able to give us valuable tips for everyday life. Did you know, for example, that there are now shower heads that use only half as much energy and water for the same level of comfort? Or cleaning devices with dry steam that do not require any cleaning agents at all?

Then the audit followed: Our apartments were put through their paces according to ecological criteria and that sustainability concept discussed. Shortly thereafter, the confirmation came: We can call ourselves a "Green Hotel" - yay!

Look out for this indicator if you are looking for sustainable accommodation in Austria

Challenges and plans for the future

Some aspects of the certification were easy, while other factors were quite challenging. Our five apartments are located in a 130-year-old villa with a beautiful Salzkammergut facade. That's why we had to cut back on the insulation, for example. However, our walls are so thick that you don't need additional cooling in summer - a definite plus! When it comes to energy supply, we rely on CO2-neutral suppliers and will, if possible, produce our own electricity in the future.

It is a well-known fact that standing still means going backwards. In this sense, the progress of the eco-label is checked every two years by independent auditors. We already have some plans for the future: We want to provide electric bicycles for our guests, further reduce our CO2 consumption and work even more towards climate neutrality.

We are happy and proud that we have taken this important first step and can really recommend the eco-label certification.

All the best from Bad Ischl,

- Monica, Martha and Kamal

The boutique apartments Ella, Sophie, Katharina and Adele

Competition: Heritage Boutique Apartments X Good Travel

We want to celebrate our award with the Austrian Ecolabel together with you and are giving away a weekend for two people worth 250 euros in one of our luxury apartments in the heart of the Salzkammergut. We wish good luck!

And this is how you take part:

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✍️ Tag the person you would like to spend a weekend with in Bad Ischl in the comments

The competition starts on May 12.01.2022th, 19.01.2022 and runs until May 23.59th, 20.01.2022 at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. The winner will be notified by us on May XNUMXth, XNUMX in a personal message. The competition is not related to Instagram or Facebook. You agree to the conditions of participation.

Terms and Conditions

Only users with a minimum age of 18 years and a valid postal address in Germany as well as permanent residence in Germany are entitled to participate. 360 ° Good Travel GmbH, Brunnenstrasse 9, 10119 Berlin, is responsible for the raffle, [email protected] (hereinafter referred to as "the operator"). Participation in the promotion is not linked to costs or the purchase of goods and / or services.

The following prizes will be awarded: 1 x 2 night stay in the Heritage Boutique Apartments

Participants in the promotion must have an Internet connection and an email address. It is forbidden to use multiple email addresses or multiple Instagram / Facebook profiles to increase the chances of winning. This promotion has no connection to Instagram or Facebook and is in no way sponsored, supported or organized by Instagram or Facebook. The recipient of the data provided by the participants is not Instagram or Facebook, but the operator. The data provided will only be used to contact the winner and to manage the prize. Questions, suggestions and complaints should therefore only be addressed to the operator. In addition, the operator may contact the participant by email.

The participant is responsible for the correctness of the given contact details. In the event of an incorrect allocation of the material prizes due to incorrect data, the entitlement to the prize does not apply. In the event of a violation of the conditions of participation or attempted technical manipulation, the operator can exclude certain participants from the campaign. In such a case, prizes can also be withdrawn and reclaimed retrospectively.

The operator will determine and notify the winner within two days of the end of the promotion. The winner then has to confirm the prize by email. If there is no confirmation within five days, the operator reserves the right to lend the prize to other participants. The prize is neither exchangeable nor transferable. A cash payment is also excluded, as is the legal process. The responsibility for any taxation of the profit lies with the winner himself.

Should the operator not be able to make the prize available as planned, he reserves the right to provide an equivalent replacement. The prize will only be sent within Germany. As soon as the prize has passed to the transport service provider, the risk of accidental deterioration and accidental loss lies with the winner. Technical or other problems that are beyond the control are not subject to liability on the part of the operator. Legal representatives, employees, dealers and partners of the operator as well as all persons involved in the creation and implementation of the campaign and the family members of all of the aforementioned persons are excluded from participating in the campaign.

By participating in the promotion, the participant accepts these conditions of participation.

Exclusively applicable law is the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. These conditions of participation including the raffle mechanics represent the final regulations for the promotion. Should individual provisions of these conditions of participation be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining conditions of participation remains unaffected. The judges' decision is final.

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