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Albany YHA and Sustainability


Albany Bayview Lodge YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services.

Initiatives include: 

Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

  • Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel and signage to encourage guests to switch lights off when not in use
  • Signage in rooms to encourage guests to turn off the lights and heaters
  • Motion sensor lighting in bathrooms and outside entrance doors. Controlled lighting in main corridors on a timer
  • Low energy light bulbs used throughout property plus abundant natural lighting 
  • Restricted air-conditioning on a timer
  • Bathroom exhaust operates only when required
  • Unused computers and monitors turned off at night
  • Promote the use of public transport
  • Bike rental with free bike storage
  • Participate in Earth Hour

Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries, clothing and printer cartridges
  • Have a dedicated area for guests to leave things they don’t need but other people might
  • Free food shelves in kitchen 
  • Use partially recycled paper in office
  • Stopped selling bottled water in vending machines
  • Grow a herb garden for guest use
  • Biodegradable cleaning products

Water Saving Measures:

  • Water efficient taps and showers
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Signage in bathrooms encouraging guests to minimise water usage

 Indoor Environmental Quality Measures:

  • Building design with open walkways and central voids for natural light and ventilation 
  • Smoking only permitted in one area of the garden 


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