Park City Lodging’s NEW ECO-CONSCIOUS BUILDING
In 2016, we moved into our new office building which has been designed with energy efficiency and a minimal footprint in mind. The new building is designed to harness as much usable, comfortable, natural light as possible to reduce lighting and heating needs, and photovoltaics which will offset power consumption. The laundry facility will utilize an ozonator to reduce water consumption and the excess dryer heat will supplement the total building heating needs. High efficiency HVAC and windows will be used to decrease energy consumption and the carbon footprint. LED bulbs and fixtures will provide lighting while reducing energy costs and landfill waste and improving air quality. In addition, we have installed 52 solar panels on the roof to harness the power of the sun. The building design includes four employee housing apartments, and a co-op garden on the roof will be managed by tenants, staff and their families. Freshies Lobster Co., winner of the “Best Lobster Roll in the World, occupies the main floor retail space.
SUMMIT COMMUNITY POWER WORKS
This year, we are providing our property owners, the gift of sustainability. We are replacing a few incandescent bulbs with LEDs in each of rental properties. Our owners will save on electric bills while contributing to keeping Park City’s air and landfills cleaner. In 2016 we are partnering with Summit County Power Works in a bulk purchase of smart thermostats.
SUMMIT LAND CONSERVANCY
Park City Lodging, Inc. has been a supporter of the Living for Open Space program since its inception. Accredited by the Land Trust Alliance, the Summit Land Conservancy began the Living for Open Space program in 2005 to further its mission of preserving local open spaces. The program allows businesses to contribute to saving land by collection of small donations. Since its inception, Open Space supporters have contributed over $200,000 to the program and all of the money raised is used to protect the landscape we all cherish.
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BICYCLING ASSOCIATION (IMBA)
As a member, we support IMBA’s work in helping to make communities healthier and more vibrant by finding new places to ride, advocating for bikes on public lands and accessing trails, bike parks and open space. IMBA programs bring new riders to the sport and make mountain biking more accessible. We belong to a strong and committed network of individuals and organizations who provide government affairs and federal policy representation and who support trail building and bike park initiatives.
MOUNTAIN TRAILS FOUNDATION
We are proud sponsors of Mountain Trails Foundations’ Adopt-a-Trail program which is dedicated to building, maintaining and protecting trails for non-motorized recreation in the Park City area. Creating and maintaining a seamless, year-round trail system is a monumental undertaking. In conjunction with other local organizations, along with efforts from open-space advocates such as Summit Land Conservancy, Mountain Trails Foundation has created one of the most extensive, continuous trail systems in the nation
USA BOBSLED AND SKELETON FEDERATION (USABS)
The USABS sanctions bobsled and skeleton events in the United States and is responsible for the development, selection, equipping, training, outfitting, coaching and travel requirements for bobsled and skeleton athletes. Park City Lodging, Inc. supports the mission of USABS in its efforts to enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States.
Our socially responsible initiatives don’t end there. We believe in supporting our community organizations in many different ways:
- In room guest toiletry products including shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and body and face soap are packaged using recycled and paper-base bio-degradable material.
- All cleaning products used by our housekeeping staff are eco-friendly and biodegradable.
- We have a strict “no-idle” policy which we require all staff to abide by.
- We collect and recycle our guests’ used soap amenities through a global program which works to give these products a second life and save them from landfills.
- We provide reusable grocery bags at check-in for all guests.
- We are committed participants to Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Renewable Energy program.
- Our administrative paper products and promotional direct mailers are made from recycled paper including post cards, brochures and office supplies.
- Staff run scratch paper through the printer a second time for in-house documents/drafts.
- Each week, Curbside Recycling picks up boxes, plastic, aluminum and waste paper to take to the recycling center for processing. Other items that cannot be recycled by Curbside are hand carried to Recycle Utah.
- Recycling programs have been implemented at each of our Homeowner’s Associations.
- We use water filtration systems for staff drinking water, no longer requiring water delivery which saves on plastic containers and the fuel/carbon footprint required to haul containers each week.
- We participate in Park City’s Community Spring Clean-Up day.
- We donate old linens and towels to a local organization called The Road Home which assists homeless families and individuals in Salt Lake County.
- We encourage our guests to utilize transportation services from the airport and the free bus service in town, rather than renting a car.
- We encourage employees who live in Salt Lake City to ride the bus by offsetting the transit pass fee.
- In lieu of our yearly holiday gift to our homeowners, we donate to our favorite local non-profits including: The Peace House, The Children’s Justice Center, The National Ability Center, Women’s Ski Jumping. Youth Sports Alliance, KPCW (Park City Local Radio Station), and Recycle Utah. In 2015 we decided to “gift” our property owners 2 LED bulbs, which will decrease their energy bills and improve Park City’s air quality and reduce landfill waste.