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Our Values - Relais Cocci Grifoni - Marche | Italy

The gestures of the past
for the land of tomorrow

Sustainability is the ordinary change we apply to every action we take. It's about attention, commitment, and beauty.

We are a small entity, but we know that both our actions and yours can make a difference.

Energy saving

100%

Self-produced thermal energy

Water saving

Sustainable practices

Electric mobility

2 connectors

7 Watt

CO2 emissions

21,49 t

saved (2023)

Reducing paper use

Use of 100% recycled paper and
use of treated and water-repellent cotton

Green building

The structure of the Relais was designed
according to the principles of green building

In this section you will find insights into our commitments.

The surrounding environment of the Relais nourishes the well-being of those who stay here. Immersed in a haven of peace, our guests can enjoy the silence and the absence of light, acoustic, and visual pollution: no roads or highways interrupt the view, just the pristine nature unfolds before the eyes. The landscape, framed by the protective restrictions of the Piceno region, offers an ideal refuge for those seeking an authentic and rejuvenating experience, away from noise and daily frenzy. Here, tranquility is a precious gift that allows reconnecting with oneself and with the environment, in a context that respects and enhances the beauty and integrity of the landscape.

We are a LIPU oasis for biodiversity and bird protection. Our three artificial lakes for rainwater harvesting for drip irrigation of the vineyards, and a natural spring in the forest, provide refreshment to the bird species present.

It is not uncommon to also encounter wild animals, such as fallow deer, foxes, and porcupines.

Thermal insulation

The structure has been designed to ensure minimal energy and heat dispersion to the outside. With orientation towards the southeast and west, the Relais achieves high efficiency in maintaining internal heat. This is also made possible by the large thermal windows on the ground and upper floors, which not only maximize the use of sunlight but also ensure excellent thermal insulation. The heating and cooling system in the rooms is carried out through low-temperature radiant panels, located in the ceilings, floors, or walls, thus avoiding the creation of airflows and noise, offering maximum comfort to the guests.

Architecture and renovation

The admiration for the natural beauty of the places is also evident in the interior design of our facilities, which favors natural and recycled materials, mostly of local origin. This philosophy is particularly visible in the choice of materials used for the furnishings, which are typically made in Italy. The Relais stands out for the use of fine Italian woods, in particular oak; and local stone, including travertine, a rock characteristic of the Piceno territory. The fabrics, including the linens, are made of natural, untreated cotton. For paints, we have opted and continue to opt for ecological water-based paints. Furthermore, the Relais – Panoramic Wine Resort retains its original structure from 1812, reflecting a commitment to historical conservation and the use of natural and reused materials.

Energy

Photovoltaic and geothermal systems. Our vision of sustainable luxury is realized through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies that allow us to offer high-level comfort and services with full environmental respect. Energy efficiency is at the core of our ethos: we use clean and renewable energy to power the Relais – Panoramic Wine Resort. Electricity is generated by state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight into electric current, reducing environmental impact and contributing to a more sustainable future. Additionally, we have implemented an effective geothermal system for heating and cooling, which utilizes the constant temperature of the subsoil, reached at a depth of 110 meters, to transfer heat to the surroundings in winter and coolness in summer. Our commitment to sustainability is completed with a cogeneration plant powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the most eco-compatible among fossil fuels, allowing us to produce energy while minimizing emissions of harmful substances and the release of residual heat into the atmosphere. This also allows us to limit energy losses associated with the transportation and distribution of electricity.

We promote and encourage electric mobility. Within our parking area, there are two 7 kWh electric charging stations available for electric vehicles.

Our dedication to the environment extends beyond technological innovation; it also embraces the heartbeat of local communities. The Relais – Panoramic Wine Resort is steadfast in its commitment to supporting the local economy, prioritizing the employment of local staff: all our operators and colleagues are indeed natives. We are proud that 80% of our team is composed of women, and most of them are under 40 years of age, symbolizing a promising future and dynamic, fresh leadership.

Our workforce reflects the diversity and vitality of the area and helps to keep traditions alive while simultaneously promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. Thanks to this close synergy, we are able to create a work environment rich in cultural and professional exchange, which translates into an authentic and personalized service for our guests.

Moreover, the presence of a female majority in our team mirrors the Relais’s commitment to women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Our collaboration with local communities also extends to the support of small producers and suppliers, with whom we have established relationships based on trust and mutual respect, valuing the products and craftsmanship of the area. This interaction not only strengthens the local economy but also ensures our guests a genuine and enriching experience, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the culinary culture and traditions of the region.

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