The town of Vail recently began to explore becoming a sustainable destination. Our fragile mountain eco system depends on active preservation efforts from all members of the community.
Vail Spa and East West Destination Hospitality have established an Eco Care committee that takes great pride in active involvement and leadership in sustainable practices. As a member of the Eco Care team I feel empowered by the opportunity to support the preservation of our high country heaven. Through programs such as Actively Green and the Environmental Leadership Program, we seek to create environmental awareness for guests and employees. Measurable results such as:
- Common area lighting upgrades reduced electricity usage by 114,800 KWH (2013-2015)
- Consistent measurement of waste diversion rate: 18% in 2015 with a new goal of 25% in 2016
spark recognition in the value of sustainable practices.
Our property is currently undergoing a major renovation that includes green initiatives to modernize inefficient systems. Pool heaters are changing from electric and boiler systems to solar heat, refurbishment of elevators, and replacement of windows and doors. The project will conclude this fall and we are excited to see measurable results in energy savings.
The idea of sustainability is an ever evolving creature and requires constant attention and encouragement. Here in the Vail Valley the seasons set the pace for life, nature is life.