Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont is a four-season destination known for its first-class skiing and snowboarding. Stratton offers over 600 acres of terrain including lodging, a slopeside village, sports complex, and spa. The Resort is dedicated to maintaining its environmental integrity and long-term sustainability through energy reduction, pollution prevention, and resource protection.
Since 2000, Stratton Mountain has partnered with Efficiency Vermont to actively pursue energy efficiency improvements across a wide range of applications including:
- Comprehensive lighting upgrades in 36 buildings to include high-performance T8s and high-efficiency T5 fluorescents;
- High efficiency heating and cooling systems in seven buildings, and a significant reduction in the electrical energy required to heat gears and lubricants in the chairlift drive system; and
- Extensive upgrades to snowmaking systems that include low-energy snow guns, a high performance air compressor, and pumping system upgrades that include variable frequency drives and controls.
With the help of Efficiency Vermont, Stratton continually pursues an annual 10 percent energy reduction across every utility category. As a result, the Resort is experiencing not only lower monthly utility bills, but also stabilized rising energy costs for both electricity and fossil fuels.
Through their Fresh Tracks Initiative, a program that promotes environmental responsibility around the resort, Stratton Mountain has earned recognition for environmental excellence over the years, including four Silver Eagle awards from the National Ski Areas Association, two Vermont Governor’s awards, and the Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Stratton Mountain Resort is an outstanding example of a company that is committed to improving its overall energy efficiency portfolio. It has positioned itself as a model of environmentally responsive business practices in a traditionally energy-intensive industry.