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Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

This past weekend our Executive Director had the opportunity to make a personal visit to this Teton Village property located in the heart of scenic Jackson Hole, WY.

Photo credit: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole


As their website states, "Hotel Terra Jackson Hole offers the exceptional amenities and services expected from boutique hotels, combined with environmentally sustainable building and operating practices to provide guests with a relaxing yet eco-friendly vacation experience."  We totally agree!

Photo credit: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

In addition to the natural landscaping, the hotel boasts many wonderful sustainable features such as a living green moss wall in the lobby and cruiser bikes available for hotel guests' use.


Some of their other eco-features include:

  • 100% electric power and natural gas is offset with purchases of clean energy sources via BEF.
  • Heating/cooling systems are computer controlled and hotel rooms are powered down when not in use or calibrated for specific occupancy expectations.
  • Large amounts of outside air are circulated into the guestrooms and energy recovery technology recoups 81% of the heat from the exiting stale air. 
  • Hotel soap dishes and bathroom counter tops are made from recycled glass, including glass reclaimed from skyscrapers.
  • Mattresses are organic, including a salt-water based flame retardant.
Photo credit: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
  • Pillows in guest rooms are composed of recycled plastic bottles. 
  • Sheets, towels, bath mats, and bathrobes are all made from 100% organic cotton.  
  • Many of the furniture pieces have been crafted using salvaged, recycled and natural materials.

Hotel Terra is both LEED certified and Trip Advisor GreenLeader-Platinum Level and are continually implementing new eco-friendly operational practices. 


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Trending: A Look At Smoke-Free Apartments, Multifamily Units
Smoke-free Apartments Benefit Property Owners, Tenants

Increasingly more tenants are looking for smoke-free apartment buildings. They don't smoke and don't want the hazards that come with second-hand smoke, which can seep into apartments or condominiums from neighboring units and common areas through doorways, cracks in walls, electrical lines, plumbing, and ventilation systems. This can pose both a health risk and a significant nuisance. In fact, a study of multi-unit housing residents in New York State found 73% of tenants did not allow smoking in their units, however, 46% experienced secondhand smoke infiltration from other units during the past year. 


For property owners looking to attract new tenants and keep existing ones happy, they're implementing one of several options when it comes to smoke-free buildings. Some buildings are going entirely smoke-free, either by a policy voluntarily adopted by building management or by local ordinance. Other communities are adopting ordinances to require no smoking in all or a certain percentage of the private units of multifamily housing. Some are prohibiting common areas (such as patios, balconies, pool areas) in multifamily housing and can do so under state and municipality regulations.


Overall, property management companies and building owners usually choose to make their buildings smoke-free to reduce the risk of fire. Smoking-related fires are the leading cause of fire deaths, according to the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and account for 17% of fire deaths in residential buildings and $303 million in property loss each year.  In some states, multi-unit property managers/owners and condominium associations with smoke-free policies are eligible for discounts on fire, life and property insurance. In addition, property owners also benefit from smoke-free buildings as a result of reduced maintenance costs, lower cost of repairs and replacements (carpets, drapes, painting) when turning over a smoker's unit, and reduced vacancy since there is increasing public demand for smoke-free apartments.


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BSR recently published a report that focused on targeting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Chinese suppliers in hopes of reducing said emissions. BSR's report can be expanded and applied to suppliers all around the world.


The two points below - Demonstrate Commitment and Provide Direction - are key opportunities to help overcome challenges your business might face when trying to reduce GHGs with your suppliers:



Take the lead and show that you are committed to the long-term. Two ways of doing so are by ensuring internal alignment & capability and by signaling long-term climate engagement.


In order to move forward with reducing emissions with your suppliers, you first need to make sure that everyone within your company is on the same page. Some companies, like HP for example, aligned its supplier sustainability team with its broader supply chain cooperation to help ensure that everyone had the same goal across the board.


Companies that are making progress in long-term climate engagement tend to have the following views:

  • Climate is seen as both an urgent and long-term issue that needs to be taken seriously
  • There is a need for integrating energy and climate considerations into a company's business strategy and plan
  • Actions are connected and reinforced through programs, policies, etc. to help reach business goals
  • All offices - corporate, regional - are aligned to offer the same, organized, and clear message


In order for your company to provide the best direction possible, it is imperative that you find the best possible framework for your company. Once you have the best framework, you can start your plan of attack: do you go for the "low-hanging fruit" or do you want to have a goal that will take more time?


Once you figure out what direction your company is taking, it is also important for you to find suppliers that are willing to take your direction and make the most out of it. Here are the three "A's" to look for in supplier carbon management:

  • Ambition - management commitment, previous energy work, willingness to collaborate
  • Actionable information - desired potential actions, progress on potential actions, sector-specific energy priorities
  • Ability - energy management experience, data collection capability, energy management team

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Reprinted with permission. Originally Published: July 10, 2014

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