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Resort Sustainability Program

Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Hospitality property, has achieved IACC Green Star certification. This AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort is just one of 61 throughout the country to have earned this prestigious distinction.

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 ReuseRecycling 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-efficient bulbs, highly efficient heating and ventilation equipment, and Energy Star appliances are used throughout the property.
  • Water conservation programs include guest linen recycling, laundry facilities that recycle most of the consumed water, and low-flow showers, toilets and faucets.
  • 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.