Whitepod Original is deeply committed to ecology, implementing concrete measures to reduce our impact on the environment. Through responsible waste management and the use of renewable energy sources, we create a sustainable environment, ensuring our guests an environmentally-friendly stay.
The geometrical shape of a pod is called geodesic: a spherical structure consisting of a network of triangles. The triangles create a self-supporting framework which provides structural strength while using least possible amount of material. The geodetic term comes from the Latin meaning separation of the earth. Our pods are all the same size.
- 7 m diameter
- 40 m2 surface area
- 4.3 m ceiling hight
- 220 kg per dome
Energy efficient & low impact on nature
There are two reasons domes are energy efficient. The ambient airflow inside the dome is continuous, with no stagnant corners, requiring less energy to circulate … air and maintain even temperatures. The energy required to heat and cool a dome is approximately 30% less than a conventional building. The second is the high volume-to-surface-area ratio, requiring less building materials to enclose more space.
We have chosen to exclusively collaborate with local artisans for the construction of our chalets. Just like their larch wood facades sourced from Swiss forests, all materials have been produced within the region.
- Powered by spring water
- Constructed with larch wood sourced from Swiss forests
- Built by our local craftsmen and businesses
Water & energy consumption
- Use of closed fireplaces to slow down wood consumption Promote the use of Class A electrical devices
- Installation of water-saving devices on water taps and shower heads
- Installation of timers on water boilers
Food & beverage
- Use of local wine and meat suppliers
- Aim to use local suppliers first, then use of European suppliers for all other ingredients.
- Only use seasonal products
- Use of certified « MSC » sustainable fish
- Opt for the purchase of goods in bulk as to reduce the amount of packaging
- Strict sorting of organic and non-organic waste