Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy


The team at InterContinental Dublin recognises that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations and to help secure the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry. It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates to do the same.

InterContinental Dublin is committed to reducing its environmental impact through better efficiencies in the use of energy and the minimisation of waste, packaging and water usage.

To view our full Sustainability Policy, please see here.

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  • The hotel has a waste diversion rate of 80% from landfill. Each guest bedroom has recycling cards and bins, that encourage and show guests how to recycle in their bedrooms.
  • All plastic bottles used for hair and body products are recyclable and are refilled by our housekeeping department.
  • Environmentally-friendly cards in our bedrooms give guests the option to re-use towels and bed linen by following simple steps.
  • The hotel uses bio-degradable take away cups & straws which can be composted while the lid can be recycled.
  • Used kitchen oil is sent to a biodiesel plant for recycling and all packaging used to transport food produce is recycled by our suppliers and reused.

Energy Consumption

To date Intercontinental Dublin has achieved a 23% reduction in electrical consumption and a 29% reduction in gas consumption since 2019.

This has been achieved through surveying our electrical boards and installing 19 meters to selected boards. This allows us to continuously monitor electrical consumption and profile consumption on an hourly basis. We have also installed 5 meters on our gas, 2 meters on our water and monitor in the same way through our portal.

With the help of our CHP unit, we generate electricity and heat which are then used to substitute requirements in the hotel on demand.

The hotel uses LED lighting throughout the premises and uses sensor lighting, in meeting rooms, stairwells and back of house.

We are investing our Capex budget in upgrades to old plant in the hotel with new energy efficient models. Examples include replacing old existing chillers with energy efficient type chillers, which is helping to drive down energy and in particular our electrical consumption.

We are also considering switching our kitchen to induction, upgrading our Business Management System (BMS) and the replacement of all pumps with smaller Variable Speed Drive (VSD) energy efficient type pumps in the future to drive our electrical and gas consumption down further.

EV charging points -  As part of our commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability, we have partnered with Easy Go to offer both resident and non-resident hotel guests access to car charging, for a fee, while utilising our hotel facilities. Our dedicated Guest Service team is on hand to provide assistance with the charging process.


InterContinental Dublin has partnered with Green Tourism, and the hotel is delighted to have been awarded 'Bronze' in their 'Energy & Sustainability Audit'.

Green Tourism complete completes these audits independently, with each hotel gaining accreditation as part of this process. These audits are helping the hotel prioritise the areas that need action towards more greener ways of working, and so gain accreditation.

If you have any queries on the Sustainability Policy of the hotel, please call  01 665 4000 or email

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