Greek Peak Recognized With Golden Eagle Environmental Award
The National Ski Areas Association has awarded Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Virgil with the 2013 Golden Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence.
The Golden Eagle Award is the ski industry's most prestigious award for recognizing environmental programs and projects.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Virgil was recognized for its green building efforts in connection with the construction of Hope Lake Lodge.
The lodge features reclaimed lumber, efficient lighting and automated controls, heat recovery, a Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) heat pump system, a Direct Digital Control (DDC) building management system, condensing hot water heaters, and ozone-based laundry equipment among other green implementations. These green features have resulted in annual energy savings of about 690,000 kilowatt hours (kWh).
In May 2012, Hope Lake Lodge received Platinum Rating from Audubon International's International Green Lodging Program for its eco-efficiency and environmental performance.