Electricity is produced by a local photovoltaic power station, which covers 60% of our annual consumption, and the rest is covered by renewable sources. Our heating and air conditioning are generated by a heat pump and a boiler fueled by pellets (compressed wood) integrates the heating during the winter months. Solar panels produce 100% of our hot water. All of this ensures Paluffo is 100% free of greenhouse gas emissions.
We collect rainwater from the roofs for garden irrigation and regenerate wastewater through phyto-purification.
90% of our lightbulbs are LED and all our appliances, including ovens, stove tops, dishwashers and refrigerators, are certified in the A or A+ energy category.
We hired artisans to carry out restoration works on the estate and local Tuscan materials were used throughout. Cypress, chestnut and acacia trees were used for wooden features, terracotta tiles were used to replace worn floors and travertine and Carrara marble were used in the bathrooms.
The latex mattresses and pillows are produced locally, and all bathroom products are certified vegan and organic. The swimming pool is naturally purified by aquatic plants and flowers without the use of chlorine or other chemical components.
Paluffo is set upon six hectares of farmland and has organic olive groves and vineyards, as well as a many fruit trees and herb plants. Peaches, apples, pears and blackberries are grown on the property and Tuscan wildlife can be spotted throughout in the countryside, including deer, dragonflies, wild boars, foxes, porcupines and wolves.
In 2014, Paluffo won the Green Travel Award from the Borsa Internazionale del Turismo (BIT), an annual international tourism event, for being a Green Accommodation.
In 2019, Paluffo’s environmental commitment was recognized by the Milan Chamber of Commerce with the “Ambrogino d’Oro” award.
Livia, Eindhoven – NL
Lawrence D., USA
Charlize T., Nice – FR