• Cyril McAree

Castle Leslie Estate To Dramatically Reduce Carbon Footprint


Monaghan’s Castle Leslie Estate, a unique and renowned destination in Irish tourism has significantly reduced its carbon emissions following a switch to BioLPG, a renewable gas exclusively available from Calor. BioLPG reduces emissions by up to 90% which means a significant reduction in carbon emissions for Castle Leslie Estate, making a real difference to the environment.

Castle Leslie Estate is nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes. It is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family who have resided on the estate since the 1660s, and one of the finest luxury estates in Ireland.

Steeped in history, Castle Leslie Estate has demonstrated a deep respect of its origins through its extensive restoration programme over the last two decades, but of equal parity is the forward-thinking approach; its ethos of sustainability and protection of the environment that is undertaken in the day to day running of the business. Brian Baldwin, CEO of Castle Leslie Estate explained the rationale for switching to BioLPG: “We are proud of our reputation and always aim to give our visitors the high standard of service and comfort that they expect. It is important to us to give them a warm welcome and our energy management is an essential contributor to this. We use Calor BioLPG to help us provide comfortable surroundings, exceptional facilities and renowned cuisine. We are delighted to be the first hotel in Ulster to make the move to Calor BioLPG renewable energy and this has enabled us to further commit to our ethos of sustainability. It is a perfect fit for our business.”

Calor, who have been in business in Ireland for over 80 years, are among the first companies in the world to deliver BioLPG. Ireland is one of the first markets in Europe (along with the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany and Scandinavia) to utilise BioLPG commercially. As Calor is available to all energy users who are located away from the natural gas network, it is available to every home or business.

Calor CEO, Duncan Osborne: “We are delighted to welcome Castle Leslie Estate as customers for BioLPG. Calor are proud of our long standing association with Castle Leslie and are delighted to now provide BioLPG and support their genuine on-going commitment to sustainability. In an ever more competitive market for guests, we are increasingly seeing hotels look to sustainability credentials as a key differentiator. It is a small change, but one which makes a big difference for how customers see your business.”


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