Our ecological hotels in Huelva
The Barceló Punta Umbría Beach Resort and Barceló Punta Umbría Mar hotel are committed to protecting the environment and proof of this is the introduction of energy and resource saving projects (water, gas and electricity).
The Barceló Punta Umbría Beach Resort is equipped with a 300 m2 solar field that contributes towards the generation of sustainable heating energy.
Both hotels also boast biomass boilers (800 kw each), which thanks to the combustion of olive stones, helps save between 10% and 15% on annual gas consumption.
Biomass represents one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources with a near zero contaminant level. Its combustion emits carbon dioxide but it is the same amount it emits when decomposing naturally and does not alter the balance of gases in the atmosphere. Of all the renewable energies, the olive stone is an energy source with enormous potential for growth and vision for the future in large-scale Spanish agricultural production as it creates very little waste; the burning of one ton of olive pits generates 100 grams of ash, which is later used as fertiliser for plants.