“Going Green” in the lodging industry is not a trend anymore; it’s a way to do business. Since the early eighties, the Antlers have been committed to green practices. Recently we have introduced even more initiatives. Our Sustainability Coordinator believes the new innovations available to all of us not only save energy and reduce waste, but often save the other kind of green ($) at the same time. “There truly is a balance, sacrificing comfort or quality is not part of the equation anymore.”
A few examples that are now in place, or soon to be in place are the refillable amenities containers that are in all the guest condominiums. Standard globe lighting is being replaced with more expensive but longer lasting L.E.D lighting. Energy management systems are being installed in some of our condominiums which recognize when a room is not occupied and activates a “sleep” mode for energy consumption. We are investigating and considering the idea of “staging” the energy consumption in our building in order to not reach peak demand periods as other properties do.
Some of these ideas and many more are unique to the Vail Valley. We have taken the lead once again and hope to continue to set an example for all others to follow.