HOW WE REDUCE OUR
Aware of the impact that our world is having on the
planet and the environment, at Laka Zeza we are trying
to minimise our ecological footprint, through an
accurate managing of waste and resources, and with the
production of energies through environmental friendly
technologies, aiming at reducing CO2 emissions as much
The organic wastes are used for composting and the
fertilisation of the vegetable patch and the fruit trees.
We are trying to reduce at the source other types of
waste, buying as much as possible from the local
producers, without the use of packaging. The same famous
mineral water of Loutraki is purchased and transported
with tanks and large bottles. The guests are then
provided with aluminium bottles, for their personal use.
What remains of the waste is finally separated. The
black water wastes are treated with enzymes and, to
facilitate the transformation, the guests are requested
not to throw toilet paper in the toilets.
The grey waters are used for irrigation. The use of
biological soaps is recommended to all guests.
With the purpose of making Laka Zeza independent from
the communal administration or from provisioning by
third parties, we are installing a temporised system of
sweet water collection for hygienic use from the well
present in the property, and a possible desalinisation
of the water.
To reduce the CO2 emissions generated by the
transportation of food, a large portion of the used
products are grown directly on site or bought nearby.
The Italian products eventually used (ham, parmesan
cheese, pasta) are purchased directly by us and
transported during other indispensable trips.
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION LIMITATIONS
Since the infrastructure has never been connected with
the network of power distribution, in order to maintain
its independence and make it autonomous without CO2
emissions, we have installed photovoltaic plants of
2,3/3 Kw in the main building. The infrastructures
dedicated to our guest reception are also powered by a
photovoltaic plant, but with a continuous power of
12V/24V, also to grant the maximum safety for children.
In order to warm up the water, we have set up a solar
thermal panel on the main building.
In winter time, in order to integrate this system, we
will initially maintain the original water heating with
The structure is heated in winter time by a thermo-
fireplace powered by the local wood, granting an
efficiency of 73%.
In 2011 we have installed in the main house
double-glazing windows, in order to reduce heat
dispersion and the related wood consumption.
Our target is to make Laka Zeza a Zero emission
This is why we are currently evaluating the total
balance between emissions and absorptions of CO2,
connected with the “gas” burning, the desalinisation
plant and the cultivation of fruit trees and olives.
We also intend to evaluate the cost of emissions related
with the production process of the electrical appliances
used and the photovoltaic and thermal plant.