The term social responsibility refers to the actions of enterprises which want to contribute to the solution of environmental and social problems. More specifically, we, the Marpessa hotel Family, being closely connected with the society in which we function and both influencing and being influenced by the current issues of our times and our town, offer 1 Euro per room and night to organisations which help our fellow citizens in the wider area of Etoloakarnania..
Our aim is to preserve the human values which characterize our civilisation, the respect for the others-the human dignity and the equal opportunities- the respect for the environment which we inherited and the improvement of the quality of our life.
Our Ecological Awareness
Dedicated to use the best practices during the construction and operation of Marpessa, we have managed to reduce the ecological footprint of the enterprise, without affecting the quality standards of the services offered.
Potable water from our Artesian well
The construction of the hotel was based on the renovation of the old mansion. At the mansion’s garden, there was a gushing well, from the river which passes till today under the mansion’s foundations (Artesian well). The owner’s ecological awareness, kept the tradition and bottled the well’s water, which nowadays is filtered by a 5-functions filter.
New ecological heat pump system
When there is no sunlight, the water is heated by the new ecological heat pump system, which has the following advantages: full dematerialization from oil, zero emission of gas and pollution, reduction of energy usage up to 70-75%
Use of high performance solar panels for heating water.
The hotel is equipped with the advanced air-conditioning system VRF, which has the following advantages: full dematerialization from oil, excellent aesthetic result, zero emission of gas and pollution, reduction of energy usage up to 70-75%
Due to the excellent renovation of the preserved building, we were allowed to install photovoltaic panels at the hotel’s Roof Garden, for the partial production of the energy consumption needed.
Exclusive use of ecological paint colors.
Certified facilities with A energy class construction rating.
Exclusive use of double insulated windows.
Collection of used cooking oils & fats. Used oils & fats are properly packaged and given to recycling companies.
We run a recycling program for batteries, magazines & newspapers as well as plastic bottles and bottles of glass.
We provide bicycles to our guests during their stay and offer proposals for green routes to discover.
Production of organic fruit and vegetables
From our farm at the area of Myrtia near the lake Trichonida, we collect the purest ingredients for our cuisine as extra virgin olive oil, organic oranges, lemons, pomegranates, pumpkins, figs and our guests have the opportunity to taste authentic flavors of the Aitolian land!