Cranwell's green efforts for a healthier planet
Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts is an eco-conscious property committed to helping to protect the environment and make it a healthier place to live through our green efforts for sustainability.
Green Efforts for a Healthier Planet Cranwell Resort is an eco-conscious property committed to helping to protect the environment and make it a healthier place to live through our green efforts for sustainability. General • Towel and linen reuse program in all guestrooms. • Recycled facial/bath tissue and paper towels. • 100% biodegradable bath amenities in guestrooms. • “Green” certified cleaning products. • Dry cleaning solvent substitutes are used as opposed to perchloroethylene. • Recycle paper, glass, plastic and cardboard. • Various food and beverage selections are USDA Certified Organic, Food Alliance Certified, MSC Blue Eco-Label, or locally produced. Water • Water usage is tracked on the golf course. • Use rain barrels to collect water for the flower gardens. • Water use is optimized in the A/C system. • Cooling tower is cleaned and maintained to be optimized to perform at a high level of efficiency. Waste • Total quantity of regular and recyclable waste is tracked regularly. • Evaluate the amount and type of waste being created to plan on ways to reduce it. • Recycle flooring, furniture, mattresses and cooking oil. • Safely dispose of hazardous materials (paint, printer cartridges, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs). • Reusable dinnerware and cutlery. • Recyclable dinnerware & cutlery for take-out. • Donate leftover materials (such as toiletries, furniture and electronics). Energy • ENERGY STAR appliances, machinery & windows. • Indoor temperatures are set at a minimum of 72º F in summer; and a maximum of 72º F in winter. •P reventative maintenance checks are performed for proper functioning of equipment. •R egular checks are conducted to ensure energy and water equipment is working efficiently. • Energy assessment of buildings has been conducted. • Evaluate and Identify ways to save energy. • Energy-saving lighting controls in outdoor areas. •T ree shading to keep building stay cool to reduce energy consumption in the summer. • Energy-efficient light bulbs. •A t lease 50% of our products for cleaning, laundry or dishwashing have certification through Environmental Choice ecoLogo. Education • Welcome guests’ feedback on green practices. •G uests are given the opportunity to comment on our green practices. •W e provide our guests with information of our green practices. • Staff training on green practices. Grounds • Integrated pest management using non-toxic methods to control pests. • Landscaping is maintained with minimal use of herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals. • Local plants in garden are native to the region. • Irrigate outdoor landscaped areas.