Vail Resorts takes next step toward zero footprint

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A new partnership aims to help Vail Resorts identify and implement renewable energy projects the company may purchase or fund as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment.

In teaming with Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Schneider Electric company, Vail is taking another step in pursuing its “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint,” which includes three ambitious sustainability goals: zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat.

“This is an exciting step towards our net zero emissions goal,” “Bringing more renewable energy to the market and onto the grid is a great opportunity, and one that highlights our passion for environmental stewardship,” Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts, said in a release.

In addition to Vail Resorts’ plan to bring new renewable energy online, Vail Resorts has also committed to capital improvement projects at several of its resorts designed to realize energy efficiencies and reduce the company’s energy use.

Vail Resorts’ Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint will afford resort guests and the company’s more than 30,000 employees the opportunity to enjoy the natural environment and resources with minimal impact.

For more information about Vail Resorts’ Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint, visit


Source: ProudGreenBuilding