Placer County was recently recognized by the Department of Energy as a leader in energy efficiency, and Granlibakken was named as the showcase project for their efforts. We couldn’t be more proud that our hard work implementing energy efficiency measures has been recognized.
In today’s world, it is important to not only operate a business that is economically sustainable, but it is crucial that the business is also environmentally sustainable. You may have heard of the bottom line of a balance sheet, pertaining to the profits of a business. Here at Granlibakken, we feel that the bottom line should be more encompassing, and we use the triple-bottom line approach toward our operations. The triple bottom line pertains not only to financial goals, but also to social and environmental goals. We work hard to ensure that our resort is profitable, but we also know that in an area like North Lake Tahoe, it is important to support the vibrant community around us. We host events that benefit the community, like the Women’s Wellness Weekend that brings together local professionals, connecting them with attendees interested in learning from them. We are constantly working with the community to encourage more tourism to this area, and to support local businesses through partnerships and cross-marketing.
Lake Tahoe is sometimes called “The Sapphire of the Sierras,” and we know that it is vitally important to protect this gem. This brings us to the third component of our triple bottom line, the environmental bottom line. Over the last few years, we have installed a more energy efficient heating and cooling system, replaced old appliances with newer, more efficient ones in our kitchen, and taken a number of other measures to reduce our carbon footprint. Since implementing this program, we have an energy savings of 44%, which we are very proud of. We are looking forward to continuing our work with Placer County and the Department of Energy to further increase our environmental sustainability so that Lake Tahoe and Granlibakken can continue to be a destination for travelers in years to come.
To learn more about our efforts, please visit our page at http://www.granlibakken.com/environment.php.