Slifer Designs Wyo. project earns LEED "Gold" certification
Vail, CO, Colorado
EDWARDS ” The Slifer Designs hospitality interior design team recently completed its first LEED “Gold” certified project ” the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Clubhouse and Pro Shop, owned and operated by Vail Resorts Development Corporation.
As the interior designer, Slifer Designs chose sustainable design elements that earned points toward the project’s LEED certification, including:
– Furniture made by manufacturers that use eco-friendly methods, including use of formaldehyde-free foam, using water-based finishes and creating items from salvaged wood.
– Using stones and woods from a 500-mile radius of the property.
– Installing EcoSolution 100 percent nylon carpet with low-emitting adhesives.
– Use of waterless and low-flow plumbing.
– Use of recycled porcelain.
In a letter to Vail Resorts Development Corporation, Richard Fedrizzi, the President, CEO and Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, wrote that “LEED Gold Certification identifies the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Clubhouse and Pro Shop as a pioneering example of sustainable design and demonstrates (Vail Resorts Development Corporation’s) leadership in transforming the building industry.”
Donna Figg, Director of Hospitality Design for Slifer Designs, worked with project managers Sarah Carr and Lori Gleason and production coordinator and Cate Grasch.
“Our green design capabilities and expertise have strengthened with the completion of this project,” said Figg. “We look forward to final completion and the LEED scorecard results for our next green project, Shadowrock in El Jebel.”
To view a simplified version of the Jackson Hole project’s LEED Scorecard, go to http://www.usgbc.org. Slifer Designs is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Sustainable Furniture Council and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability. To learn more about Slifer Designs, go to http://www.sliferdesigns.com.
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