In the picture: Lake Reschen, the heart of the Glurns and Kastelbell power plants, the two largest facilities for green energy production in the Vinschgau Valley.
The use of hydropower saves South Tyrol 3,000 kilograms of CO2
per person per year. Five South Tyrolean municipalities even produce all the electricity and heat that they consume themselves.
We at the Vitalpina Hotels of South Tyrol have already completely switched over to green electricity
produced from renewable energy sources
and are committed to energy-saving business practices. As regards heating, hot water, lighting, ventilation and cooling, we pay constant attention to saving energy. And that’s not all: some of our members even have their own power plants
to generate the energy required for their hotels themselves.
The Vitalpina Naturhotel Rainer
in Ratschings supplies its own heating and electricity from a biomass plant and a combined heat and power plant. Thermal energy is generated from wood chips: the required wood is sourced solely from the surrounding farmers or from neighbouring forests. The biomass covers the annual demand for heating in the hotel rooms, for the swimming pool with its salt treatment plant, and for hot water. The Naturhotel Rainer thus saves around 40,000 litres of heating oil annually, which in turn corresponds to a saving of some 120 tonnes of CO2 emissions. The Vitalpina Hotel Drumlerhof
in Sand in Taufers also heats using biomass as well as obtaining energy from the waterfalls on the Reinbach stream.
These are just two of our 32 Vitalpina Hotels in South Tyrol that, in 2021, joined the Climate Neutrality Alliance 2025
and thus signed up to improving their environmental balance, step by step. We are jointly taking a stand for more sustainable travel and a better future for our grandchildren