Vail Resorts, Habitat join forces |

Vail Resorts, Habitat join forces

Daily Staff Reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado Vail Resorts Development Company, Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek Resort and RockResorts Tuesday announced a partnership with, and a grant for, Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake counties to assist with the LEED-certified Fox Hollow home project in Edwards, Colorado.The project, in Edwards, is building homes for 16 Eagle County families. Through the Vail Resorts 360 charitable giving program, the Vail Resorts Green Partnership will enable Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties to provide energy-efficient upgrades to help the homes meet LEED certification guidelines. Habitat for Humanity of Eagle & Lake Counties is grateful for the support from the Vail Resorts 360 program, said John Welaj, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties. We are excited to partner with Vail Resorts Development Company and the Vail Resorts team on the first LEED-certified Habitat homes to be built in Colorado. Our goal is to create a model for sustainable homeownership for hardworking, local families in need.The new Vail Resorts 360 charity program has two areas of focus for Eagle County: Youth and the environment. We want to support programs that make a meaningful difference for families with children and Habitat for Humanity has provided comfortable homes for more than 70 Eagle County kids, said Keith Fernandez, president of Vail Resorts Development Company.Vail Resorts proposed EverVail is expected to be the largest LEED-certified resort project in North America, a project the company said illustrates the importance of building green to live and operate in a more sustainable manner.The Fox Hollow housing project illustrates that sustainable, yet economically smart building, is possible, said Fernandez. Projects like this one are critical to the livelihoods of our children and the health of our community as a whole.For more information on the Vail Resorts 360 program, please email

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