The Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews, the sought after playground for golfers worldwide adds a Recreate Certification to its wall of champions.
This Rusacks Hotel - an ode to discovery; A love letter to live lived on the borderlands. Situated overlooking the Old Course, St Andrews, this hotel was to undertake a full renovation of bedrooms, lounge areas and dining spaces in early 2020. Zenith Ltd - a Recreate Certified Gold member - won the task of managing this project.
Zenith Ltd were keen to regulate the carbon footprint associated with the FF+E decommissioning process on this project. In accordance with Recreate Certified's reuse standards and protocols, Andrew Yapp (Director.) and Steve Chilvers (Contracts/Project Manager) were keen to set sustainability and carbon diversion benchmarks for their client via the implementation of a resource reuse commitment managed by Recreate Scotland and accredited by Recreate Certified.
Reuse was the priority for all redundant FF+E from this site as the project achieved a reuse high of 96% with 922 individual resources successfully being recirculated via 1st generation reuse protocols.
"Recreating our management protocols for the decommissioning and disposal of FF+E on our sites was long overdue. Reuse had to be the priority and will be henceforth."
- Andrew Yapp, Director (Zenith Ltd)
What does this mean? In short, 922 resources that traditionally would have been destined for landfill/recycling have avoided this fate. Instead, these resources filtered through Recreate Scotland's zero cost circular economy frameworks.