Vail Resorts’ Eco-Friendly Upgrades

Company meets energy reduction goal and sets new one for 2020 By: Kelly Rosenfeld
Vail Resorts continues to reduce energy // © 2012 Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts continues to reduce energy // © 2012 Vail Resorts

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Vail Resorts, Inc.
www.vailresortsecho.com

Vail Resorts has announced that the company achieved its 10 percent energy reduction goal, which it set in 2008. The company was able to reduce its electricity and natural gas usage by 10.8 percent over the last three years by taking various measures to operate more efficiently. This included performing energy audits, replacing inefficient lighting and using motion sensors to shut off lights, making more efficient snowmaking systems and other environmentally friendly measures.

“We are thrilled to achieve our energy layoff goal,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “However, we are not stopping here. Vail resorts is committed to reducing our energy use further both because it’s the right thing to do for the environment and also the right thing to do for our company. Today, I am announcing a new energy reduction goal, ‘The Next 10.’

‘The Next 10’ is Vail Resorts’ goal to reduce its energy consumption by another 10 percent by 2020 and is already under way. The company will reassess operational efficiencies, increase building automation, invest in free cooling and LED lighting and implement additional energy efficient technologies in pursuit of their goal.

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