The resort’s REC purchase helps to advance Montage Deer Valley’s organization-wide commitment to sustainability.
BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) January 26, 2015
Renewable Choice Energy today announced that Montage Deer Valley, an elite hotel-residence property under the management of Montage Hotel & Resorts, has purchased green power from the Boulder firm to offset 100% of the company’s electricity use in 2015. In total, the company has purchased more than 11 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice.
Developed in 2010, Montage Deer Valley is located in Park City Utah. Styled after the great mountain lodges of the West, the resort features access to outstanding recreational opportunities, including ‘true’ ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, ranked as the #1 ski resort in America by SKI Magazine for seven of the last eight years, 2008-2015.
The resort’s REC purchase helps to advance Montage Deer Valley’s organization-wide commitment to sustainability. The resort is the first hotel/resort property in Utah to receive a LEED® Certification (Silver), and is a participant in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ER3 pilot program. In addition to its commitment to green power, the resort features natural lighting, indigenous materials, a comprehensive waste management program, and environmentally-sensitive landscaping.
“Among our company’s founding principles is a commitment to sustainable resort development, which influences our design, construction and operational practices,” said Mark Slyman, Director of Technical Services & Sustainability for Montage Hotels & Resorts. Slyman continues: “Montage is fortunate to have properties located in pristine locations and it is our responsibility to be stewards to their local environment. Montage works to minimize the impact on local community with our building construction practices--everything from sourcing local materials to selecting materials with recycled content and recycling construction waste. Operational policies, procedures, and equipment are put in place in order to increase efficiency, utilize environmentally friendly products, and require less energy resulting in positive returns on investment. And, more importantly, it is simply the right thing to do.”
“Purchasing RECs from Renewable Choice Energy so the resort’s power is generated 100% from wind was the logical choice for us to move our commitment to best green practices forward,” stated Allen Highfield, Montage Deer Valley General Manager. “This effort is valued by guests from all over the world who care about the environment and want the businesses they support to operate in a manner that contributes to a sustainable community and a sustainable planet.”
RECs are the way that green power is tracked and traded in North America and are used by thousands of U.S. and Canadian organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to decrease environmental impact. The RECs purchased by Montage Deer Valley are certified by Green-e® Energy, the nation’s leading third-party certification program for renewable energy.
“Montage Deer Valley is a resort committed to caring for the environment, and we are delighted to partner with them,” said Jay Pawlak, Director of Business Development at Renewable Choice. “Through their commitments to environmental stewardship and green power, Montage Deer Valley is making an important contribution to the paradigm shift underway in this country. We applaud their goals to minimize environmental impact in all areas of their business.”
About Renewable Choice
Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy is a leading global provider green power, carbon offsets, sustainability consulting, and renewable energy advisory services and is recognized as a trusted partner to numerous major brands. Recipient of the Green Power Supplier of the Year award in 2012 and 2014 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Choice is a certified B Corporation. To learn more, visit http://www.renewablechoice.com.
About Montage Deer Valley
Opened in December 2010 in the year-round community of Park City, Utah, Montage Deer Valley is reminiscent of great mountain lodges of the West. This refined Mountain Craftsman resort is less than five minutes from Park City’s celebrated Main Street, and an easy 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Engaging all-season indoor and outdoor activities include ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, named America’s #1 ski resort by Ski magazine an unprecedented seven of the last eight years(2008- 2015). The 154 deluxe guestrooms, and more than 66 suites and private residences ranging from one to four bedrooms, feature fireplaces and expansive views of the majestic Wasatch Front. The resort also offers extensive 24-hour services; several inventive dining options; a gourmet pub with bowling lanes, darts and nostalgic arcade games; a 35,000-square-foot alpine-inspired spa; outdoor pool and whirlpools; outdoor terrace with fire pits; one-of-a-kind retail shops, a fine arts collection and 50,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space for executive meetings and special events. The resort has been consistently rated among the world’s best, including Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 “Gold List” and Travel + Leisure’s Top Hotels of the World. Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report has named Spa Montage Deer Valley the World’s Best Spa (2012) and Virtuoso Travel Network awarded the property with the distinction of ‘Best Family Program in the World.’ Montage Deer Valley is represented in Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ worldwide collection. For reservations, contact a travel professional, call (888) 604-1301, or visit http://www.montagedeervalley.com
About Montage Hotels & Resorts
Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the luxury traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences in stunning settings that offer comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. Montage Laguna Beach, the company’s flagship oceanfront resort, opened in the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, California, in 2003. Montage Beverly Hills, the company’s second hotel, opened in Beverly Hills in 2008 and was the first Gold LEED certified hotel and residences in Southern California. Montage Deer Valley, located in Park City, Utah, was the company’s third property. Montage Kapalua Bay opened on Maui, Hawaii in June, 2014 and the company is currently performing an expansion of the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, in Bluffton, South Carolina. http://www.montagehotels.com