Heavenly wins LEED mark | nnbw.com

Heavenly wins LEED mark

NNBW staff

The Tamarack Lodge at Heavenly Mountain Resort has earned LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The lodge, which opened in December of 2010, features native and adaptive plant species in re-vegetation and landscaping to reduce water consumption.

During construction, 56 tons of construction waste was diverted from local landfills, and 10 percent of the total building materials were sourced from recycled materials. Additionally, the lodge used low-emitting sealants and paints and a roofing material that reduce the heat island effect. Other energy saving features include low-flush toilets, that will help Heavenly cut water consumption by 33 percent, and light timers and automatic control systems.