- >Sustainable development
The nature of Le Monastère des Augustines consists in ensuring the longevity of the Augustinian Sisters’ tangible and intangible heritage. This makes it natural for our establishment to combine its efforts and resources to provide access to this precious heritage to future generations. Sustainable and responsible development are therefore among the project’s guiding principles.
Le Monastère uses a responsible sourcing policy and maintains partnerships with local and regional organizations and collaborators to highlight local skills and knowledge, as well as minimize the environmental impact of transportation.
Rehabilitating the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery required considerable resources. Together with the architects and entrepreneurs involved, Le Monastère des Augustines launched several sustainable development initiatives during construction, including installing a geothermic heating and cooling system, reusing and reinstalling existing materials and furniture, using local materials, choosing materials based on quality and sustainability, etc.
Recognized as a cutting-edge hotel in terms of sustainable development, Le Monastère has achieved the highest certification: a 5-Key rating by the Green Key Global organization.
Using resources responsibly has always been part of the Augustinian Sisters’ lifestyle. For generations of brave and devoted women, respecting what was given to us was a principle embodied by each daily action. Today, the following principles guide our actions and decisions every day:
> Promoting healthy life habits;
> Developing partnerships with local and regional organizations and collaborators to highlight local skills and knowledge;
> Conscious food preparation featuring local and organic foods;
> Emphasizing the use of medicinal and heritage plants;
> Initiatives promoting a healthy work-life balance for employees;
> Three-channel residual waste management system: composting, recycling, and trash.