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La Casa's going green

 

Last updated 5/22/2015 at 3:24pm



La Casa del Zorro is seeking new ways to improve sustainability practices throughout its forty-two acre property. The hotel recently completed a $150,000 ‘solar farm’ development. This is the first of two major projects to advance their energy independence and create a more eco-friendly business and hotel.

The 10,000-square-foot Solar project was installed by Everyday Energy; a Solar energy company that specializes in Solar design and installation. The Solar panels will heat five of La Casa’s largest guest pools and fuel four of the resort’s five main lodging buildings. La Casa has also chosen to combine this new Solar heating project with results from a 2013 water conservation project in which over 600,000 gallons of water each month are saved through dormant well reactivation and evaporation reduction techniques.

Next on the green to-do list is a transition for the kitchen and laundry services to run on the Solar powered grid. The ownership has earmarked $3 million dollars for a future photovoltaic system throughout the property which will transform Solar energy into clean, sustainable and renewable energy.

General Manager of La Casa del Zorro, Patrick Sampson explained, “This development allows us to better and more efficiently serve our guests and conserve funds and resources – while conserving the planet’s resources, as well.” This renewable energy and water savings will benefit, not only the property, but ultimately the community, for years to come.

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