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Eco-Initiatives at The Broadmoor

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n recent years The Broadmoor has instituted many environmentally friendly practices throughout the property. Some are processes guests might notice while others are behind the scenes. Here are just a few:

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• C  onverted more than 30,000 existing light fixtures to compact fluorescents, cold cathode fluorescents and LEDs. • Occupancy sensor thermostats are installed in the Cottage guest rooms. • A waste heat recovery unit for the laundry system recovers heat from the wash cycle to pre-heat cold water, making a significant reduction in natural gas usage. • A completely new, state-of-theart boiler plant is scheduled for installation in 2012. • Bins for recyclable comingled items, paper and aluminum are located in workspaces throughout the property.

• C  ooking grease is recycled into bio-diesel fuel. • Display fountains are run during restricted hours or during functions; all are re-circulating. • Toilets in all guest rooms are low-flow and showers are flow restricted. • More than 50 acres of highly maintained turfgrass on the golf courses were converted to native varieties of grasses and wildflowers. • T  wo on-site weather stations communicate directly with central golf-course irrigation computers. • Nonpotable water is used for irrigation on the golf courses and throughout the grounds.

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...