Descripción ecohostel andromeda:
ecohostel andromeda is an ecological hostel on a barge in Ghent. Price-conscious sleeping, but with all the qualities of a hotel!'Eco' refers to the underlying ideas of the hostel, both ecological and economical. Because the construction is a low-energy concept, because the interior and energy supply is approached in an ecological way and the breakfast is organic. Economic because we try to offer a low-budget accommodation, without compromising comfort . We offer both double rooms as places in a dormitory, but each in an original furnished room. There is something for everyone.
The actual hostel is built in the hold and made of caissons in FSC-labeled wood. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, which means the producer says no to (illegal) deforestation of forests, but also to the use of fertilizers and pesticides in forestry. Along the exterior, the caissons were lined with celit (vapor permeable wood plates, insulating and sound dampening), and along the inside with airtight taped OSB-plates or a vapor barrier. In between there is a thick package of insulation (14-21 cm).
A low-energy building is not only to the lowest possible energy consumption, but also takes into account the energy required for the manufacture of building materials. The manufacture of brick or steel for example requires more energy than wood beams, which are also renewable materials. Wood also has an insulating property.
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