CENTERED IN SUSTAINABILITY
Rebuilt with the intention to withstand generations of enjoyment, the ideals behind the design, construction, and operation of Cedar Crest Cottages are centered in sustainability.
-The onsite hosts reduce emissions and traffic by not traveling to and from work, consolidating trips and carpooling as often as is practical.
-While daily housekeeping is provided, bedding is changed and towels replaced upon request.
-Locally produced bath amenities delivered in bulk are available for guest use in refillable, Upcyclable containers.
-Notepads in the units are made using recycled material.
-Guests are encouraged to recycle with recycle bins provided in each cottage.
-Guests are encouraged to leave their cottage after closing windows and turning off all lights and unused appliances (such as coffee makers, etc.).
-The site conforms to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency coverage and water run-off management practices to protect Lake Tahoe’s water quality and clarity.
-Landscaping features drought tolerant, native plants and the astro-turf lawn requires little maintenance.
-Scrap stone was used for the flatwork and veneer.
-We are working on getting three electric car charging stations from Tesla Motors, please contact Host on timeline for this.
-The host cottage was moved from a lakefront parcel where it was scheduled to be demolished and hauled to the dump for disposal.
-Wood flooring was designed and engineered in a local fabrication shop using scrap material. Most of the floors have been finished with a natural vegetable oil-based finish that is free of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
-Countertops are engineered quartz certified safe for food preparation with their non-porous surface resisting bacterial growth.
-Stone bathroom tile was selected from remnant stock.
-All interior surfaces were painted with a Benjamin Moore professional-grade paint that is also free of VOCs. It is designated with their Green Promise® seal assuring consumers that it meets and exceeds industry environmental standards.
-Doors and windows were sealed with a water-based, low-VOC coating and provide energy efficiency with double paned construction.
-Insulation and radiant heating increase overall energy efficiency of each cottage.
-Sun Valley Bronze finish hardware for cabinets, doors and windows contains a minimum of 91% pre-consumer recycled content conforming to the SCS Recycled Content Standard V4-1.
-All appliances are Energy Star® labeled.
-Energy efficient LED lighting in all cottages.
-Dual flush toilets and low flow fixtures reduce water usage.
-Low-profile ceiling fans are a more energy efficient alternative to air conditioning in Lake Tahoe’s mild climate.
-Leather sofas are made in the U.S.A. with certified sustainable, kiln-dried engineered hardwood and full-grain genuine leather.
-Most of the wood components of the custom furnishings were crafted in a local shop from scrap material.
-The dining and armchairs are authentic Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs made by Herman Miller in the U.S.A.
Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.