Aspen Skiing Company
Earns ZGreen Certification
Contact: Lauren McDonell, Environmental
Initiatives Program Manager, 970-429-1831
ASPEN, COLO. (May 19, 2011) – The City of Aspen ZGreen
Program is proud to announce that ten of the Aspen Skiing Company’s properties
are now certified as ZGreen businesses. The Aspen ZGreen Business program
certifies and recognizes those businesses that are committed to creating a
healthy environment by reducing their energy use, waste, air pollution, and
water consumption. The Aspen Skiing Company has made committed efforts towards
making their facilities more resource efficient and involving their employees
and customers in environmental stewardship practices.
ZGreen-certified Ski Co properties include:
Aspen Mountain base operations
Buttermilk base operations
Highlands base operations
Limelight (received Summit certification)
Ski Co Offices at the Aspen Business Center
“Customers really want
to know which businesses are working to protect Aspen’s environment,” said
Lauren McDonell, Environmental Initiatives Program Manager with the city, “ZGreen
certification provides an independent third-party seal of approval that tells locals
and visitors which Aspen businesses are truly green.”
“ZGreen certification for these buildings, plus others
already certified (The Little Nell and 117 AABC), is a testament to the
commitment of all Aspen Skiing Company employees to do their jobs in ways that
do less harm. Whether it’s a pilot composting program at Bumps, use of
waste oil heaters in our vehicle shops or using soy based wax in our tuning
shop, it’s our employees who lead these efforts. ZGreen certification
recognizes these efforts and those of our 3800+ employees on a daily basis,”
said Matthew Hamilton, Sustainability Manager for the Aspen Skiing Company.
Services Offered by
the ZGreen Program:
- Assistance with business energy
and carbon footprint analysis.
- Access to a local network
of green businesses.
- Free marketing.
- Waste analysis and assistance,
cost-saving measures, and staff training.
- Updates on funding opportunities
and available incentives.
- Staff training to promote
employee buy-in (English and Spanish).
The City’s ZGreen Program has 26 certified businesses in Aspen
and recently published a Progress Report, available here http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Portals/0/docs/City/GreenInitiatives/ZGreen/GI_ZGreen_ProgressReportWeb.pdf.
To find a list of local ZGreen businesses or learn more about the ZGreen
Program, visit www.aspenzgreen.com.