May 24th, 2013 by TRT Blog
Resorts, hotels and motels worldwide are beginning to look deeper into the many realms of sustainability, dipping their toes into new initiatives that save money, help the environment, and secure a new range of guests who are looking to stay at green properties.
Similarly, whenever The Refinishing Touch sends our experienced and dedicated crew to a new project location, we are always thrilled to see hoteliers taking the necessary steps towards improved sustainability. By implementing our furniture asset management services, including refinishing, re-upholstery, and renovation services, customers are able to save time, money, and resources, in addition to reducing the amount of unnecessary waste that is sent to our country’s landfills.
Environmental solutions come in all shapes and sizes however, and the hospitality and travel industries are two that possess many opportunities for implementation. Once such hotel that has taken advantage of these opportunities is the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada, which recently reported savings of $2 million per year by choosing to capitalize on natural energy.
Innovative technology allows water from a geothermal aquifer 4,400 feet underground to power the Peppermill’s massive heating and hot water systems, eliminating the need for harmful, and increasingly expensive, natural gas.
With the idea of geothermal energy still in the early stages in most regions, the project was certainly risky. Drilling was conducted for more than a month before an adequate aquifer was located. However, Dean Parker, the executive director of Facilities, knew the cost-efficiency and green benefits of the project would be worth it in the long run.
The Peppermill Resort proves that environmental preservation is possible, and companies, like us, can provide the hospitality sector with the tools it needs to create a greener future for their guests, communities, and country.
To learn more about the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino’s project, book your stay or read the full article here. To learn how sustainable furniture asset management can benefit your establishment, visit The Refinishing Touch’s website today.