Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Hospitality property, has achieved the Green Seal Silver Level Certification. This AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort is just one of 61 throughout the country to have earned this prestigious distinction. Green Seal is a 20-year-old, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable world. Green Seal created a rigorous, science-based environmental standard for the industry, which includes nearly three-dozen environmentally responsible criteria for lodging properties.
Eaglewood estimates that through its recycling efforts accomplished in Q2 and Q3 of 2010 alone, it saved 33.6 tons of cardboard/paper, 126 yards of landfill space, 573 trees, 235,970 gallons of water, and 809 gallons of gasoline.
Other aspects of the process included:
- Waste Minimization, Recycling and Reuse
Recycling bins are available in all public areas, guest rooms and employee areas. When possible, Eaglewood and its culinary staff collaborate with local waste specialists to compost food waste and donate unused food items to local charities.
- Energy Efficiency
Energy-efficient bulbs, highly efficient heating and ventilation equipment, and Energy Star appliances are used throughout the property.
- Management of Fresh Water Resources
Water conservation programs include guest linen recycling, laundry facilities that recycle most of the consumed water, and low-flow showers, toilets and faucets.
- Environmentally and Socially Sensitive Purchasing
Eaglewood's purchasing partners are held accountable to ensure that every item ordered is environmentally sensitive. All paper products are post-consumer recycled, dishwashing and laundry detergents are biodegradable, and paint is low VOC.