GREEN – Environmental

In 2000 (14 years ago) Most resorts adopted this program below

sustainable slopes – Industry standard

 Topics of the charter

1. Planning, Design, and Construction
2. Water Use for Snowmaking
3. Water Use in Facilities
4. Water Use for Landscaping and Summer Activities
5. Water Quality Management
6. Wastewater Management
7. Energy Use for Facilities
8. Energy Use for Snowmaking
9. Energy Use for Lifts
10. Energy Use for Vehicle Fleets
11. Waste Reduction

12. Product Re-use
13. Recycling
14. Potentially Hazardous Wastes
15. Fish and Wildlife Management
16. Forest and Vegetative Management
17. Wetlands and Riparian Areas
18. Air Quality
19. Visual Quality
20. Transportation
21. Education and Outreach

Top 10 Cost Saving Measures 

1. Lighting upgrades
2. Programmable thermostats
3. Sensors and timers (e.g., for heating units, snow melting heat tape, etc.)

4. Infrared space heaters
5. High-efficiency snow guns
6. Rate structuring and peak shaving
7. EnergyStar® equipment
8. Sink aerators
9. Photovoltaic panels for remote electrical needs
10. Education and outreach