Greening of The Belvedere Inn

Showing our Green B&B colors

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Belvedere Blog, Greening of The Belvedere Inn | 0 comments

We at The Belvedere Inn are committed to being the best Green B&B on Cape Cod. Instead of telling you about all the ways we’re green, let’s show you! Below are some recent photos taken for our TripAdivsor Green Leader’s audit for which we were awarded Platinum, the highest possible level. As we have more photos we’ll add them here and to our Facebook page, which you can like here! We recycle everything we can from cans to old heater ducts! In the fall of 2013, Matt and Sarah installed solar panels to The Belvedere Inn which will produce between 70% and 90% of the Inn’s electricity u

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Green B&B – Belvedere Inn Achieves Highest TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ Status

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Belvedere Blog, Featured Slider, Greening of The Belvedere Inn | 0 comments

        We are proud to announce that Trip Advisor has honored the Belvedere Inn with the Platinum designation for the TripAdvisor®GreenLeaders™ program. The Platinum designation is the highest-level TripAdvisor offers!   The installation of 30 new solar panels certainly helped push us from Bronze to Platinum. But our day-to-day activities, such as our environmentally friendly cleaning practices and recycling program, established our commitment as a GreenLeaderTM to TripAdvisors.   Even our rabbit Kanga is participating!  As a member of our composting team, it is her job to review any and all kitchen scraps before they enter the...

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Solar Power Electrifies The Belvedere Inn!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Belvedere Blog, Greening of The Belvedere Inn, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Solar Power Coming To The Belvedere Inn! After much research and consideration, The Belvedere is going solar! This October, 30 American-made solar panels will be installed on the barn roof. The power generated will offset 65% of our yearly electric bill.   At the Belvedere, we are committed to using green technology and sustainable practices wherever possible. But when Matt and I initially thought of installing solar, it was a bit of a pipe dream. The “maybe if we win the lottery” type of idea.  After all, the biggest obstacle to many green practices, and especially green energy, are the upfront costs. Right? Well, not always, as we found out.   With help...

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The Greening of The Belvedere Inn

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Belvedere Blog, Greening of The Belvedere Inn | 2 comments

As Kermit the frog once said, it’s not easy being green. But at The Belvedere, green is one of our favorite colors. From non-toxic cleaning supplies to blown insulation, we are always thinking of ways we can reduce our impact on this beautiful little piece of the world we call home.   For our first installment of, “Belvedere Greening”, we’d like to share how we are literally turning green and adding R-value – a measure of thermal insulation – at the same time.   We are enough lucky to have a LEED certified architect in the family, Sarah’s Dad Bill Glass. As our personal energy consultant, he tells us about new technologies and green...

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