The Little Nell’s Solar Powered Suite
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The Little Nell is reducing their carbon footprint with a solar powered luxe suite
On the slopes, green means easy. But for the environmentally conscious ski resort, it can be anything but. Pushed by concerned locals and guests — and an awareness of how important the environment is to the business of skiing — resorts are width=160 height=600]greening up their act.
As they’re looking beyond the recycle bin, they’re looking to each other. “Not every innovation out there is a success,” says Auden Schendler, director of sustainability at Aspen Ski Company. “It’s about sharing and learning about what works within the industry.”
One of the main things a resort can do to reduce its carbon footprint is invest in alternative energy technology. When you stay in the Green Suite at The Little Nell in Aspen, your luxe pad — which operates entirely on power generated from 25 solar panels on the roof — employs a nifty energy-usage monitor to tell when you’ve left to hit the slopes and turns off the lights and lowers the temperature until you return.
By Jenn Weede No natural light shines in the spa. Instead, a dimness prevails, like candles on cave walls.
Slopeside, the hotel is a mix of rustic Tyrolean architecture melded with clean contemporary design elements
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