We are the Comfort Inn City Centre Armidale, Australia’s first certified carbon neutral accommodation provider, under the National Carbon Offset Standard. Being carbon neutral means we have analysed our carbon footprint, and offset this by sponsoring an environmentally certified organisation as outlined by the Australian Department of Environment. As well as being carbon neutral we have made the decision to reduce our carbon footprint. This is a lifestyle change and we are growing and learning along the way. So far we have replaced our antiquated boiler system with a state-of-art Q-Ton air-to-water heat pump, replaced gas heating with reverse-cycled air-conditioners, installed a 32kw solar power system, and moved to LED lighting, and have switched to a bio-degradable guest toiletry option. We run a largely paper-free office with our cloud-based technologies.