At Falcon Point, we feel privileged to work and live in this beautiful Colorado mountain paradise and are dedicated to preserving it for generations to come. Our desire to respect our natural surroundings helps create a better environment of our guests, our employees, the community and the land.
We began our green efforts at Falcon Point a number of years ago and we have continued our efforts each year though different programs and certifications. Last year alone more than 40,000 lbs. of waste was recycled through our single stream recycling program which brought our trash diversion rate to 41% for 2016.
- Falcon Point completed and energy audit in 2012
- New Low-E, .26 u-factor windows and glass doors were replaced in 2015
- We are now 99% LED lightbulbs throughout the property.
- All hot water heaters wrapped in heater blankets along with pipes
- Lighting dimmers
- Water toilet tank systems to help reduce water use
- Programmable thermostats in all common areas
- All Exit signs LED
- Rebates $27,000
- Lighting Sensors in all bathrooms
- Energy Efficient Thermostats
- Exterior Outlets sealed on all exterior walls
- Electric Car Charging station
Falcon Point Certifications
Actively Green Certified Businesses
The Actively Green sustainable business training and certification program was launched as a legacy initiative of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek through a partnership with the global non-profit Sustainable Travel International.
Colorado Environmental Leadership Program - 2017 Gold Leader Recognition
The Environmental Leadership Program is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program administered by the State of Colorado for companies that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program considers a property’s holistic approach to green practices and ranks them based on four levels of participation – Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. A comprehensive list of eco-friendly practices are evaluated and the more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its TripAdvisor GreenLeaders level.
EcoCare Environmental Efforts
East West Hospitality celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016 by being named Colorado’s “Best Property Management Company” by ColoradoBIZ Magazine. East West is an association, rental, spa, hotel and property management company that has been in business for over 30 years. We represent over 30 condominium associations within Beaver Creek, Avon and Vail, and manage over 300 luxury rental properties, two full service hotels, two full service spas, a gas station and eye glass store.
East West is committed to being a leader in the reduction of environmental impacts by engaging our associations, owners, guests and community through the use of responsible products and sustainable practices.
Clean The World Partnership – non-profit charitable organization committed to reducing the global spread of preventable diseases by recycling soaps and bottle amenities. To date EWDH has donated over 11,500 lbs. of product.
- Easy-to-use Single Stream Recycling areas and bins in all of the vacation
- Recycled paper products used as much as possible; double-sided printing and copying; Email confirmations and
- Motion sensor lighting in storage rooms and housekeeping
- LED lighting upgrades throughout most common areas in most
- Organic, Environmentally friendly bath amenities at most of our properties
(No Animal Testing, No Parabens, Dye-Free, Post-Consumer Recycled Materials and #1 Recyclable Containers).
- Paid time off for employees to volunteer for community or environmental programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Highway Clean Up and Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family/Food
Our Commitment to the Environment
- From 2013 to 2016 EWDH has reduced overall water consumption by 4.3 Million gallons of water and in 2016 saw a savings of over $8,000.
- Energy Audits and Utility Tracking – Of the over 30 homeowner associations we manage, 13 are high-rise/lodge-type buildings that have shared infrastructure in terms of heat, water and common area electricity in which all utilities are tracked
- Of those 10 of 13, or 77% have had Energy Audits
- EWDH established shared Baseline Data from January 2011 and centralized monthly tracking of our managed property’s utilities including electricity, heat and water.
- The EPA estimates that 75 percent of what Americans throw in the trash could actually be recycled.
- The national recycling rate of 30 percent saves the equivalent of more than five billion gallons of gasoline, reducing dependence on foreign oil by 114 million
- Recycling 35 percent of our trash reduces global warming emissions equivalent to taking 36 millions cars off the
- Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours – or the equivalent of half a gallon of
- More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product and Americans use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum cans every
- Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial fleet of airplanes every three
- To produce each Sunday’s newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut
- The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood and other products made from trees.
- Approximately 1 billion trees’ worth of paper is thrown away every year in the S.
- Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures each
- Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic beverage bottles every
- Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an
- The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four
- A modern glass bottle would take 4,000 years or more to decompose – and even longer if it’s in the landfill