“To be stewards of the land, guardians of the Lake, and solid corporate citizens of the communities in which we operate”
The fact we borrow this land from future generations is something that is not lost at Edgewood Tahoe, which is why we remain committed to a continued
legacy of land stewardship and environmental redevelopment. With every move we make, our number one focus is always on minimizing our environmental footprint and keeping this pristine area just as pristine for those who come after us, as it was for those who came before us.
Prior to breaking ground on The Lodge, Edgewood completed “threshold” improvement projects including:
– Treating and removing 500,000 lbs. of sediment per year from Lake Tahoe via enhanced wetlands and deepened filtration settling ponds.
– Acquirement and demolition of several obsolete, environmentally unsustainable properties and restored the land to a natural state, creating a neighborhood park on one site.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings and is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is a LEED silver certified building, with the following achieved projects:
– Lake sourced cooling system, by extracting 43-degree water from Lake Tahoe, eliminating the use of electrical to cool the water, reducing our carbon footprint.
– Use of locally sourced materials, such as the granite sourced from a local quarry, eliminating the impact of long-distance shipping for those materials.
– Providing employee bike racks, employee shuttles, and employee locker room showers so that employees can bike and walk to work.
– Pedestrian and bike-friendly pathways to local commercial areas to reduce vehicle traffic.
– Significant efficiencies through engineering and landscape design to reduce water usage.
Additional Sustainable Initiatives:
– Edgewood Tahoe happily offers 4 Tesla electric car charging stations and 2 other all-purpose charging stations for other popular electric car brands and models.
– Edgewood Tahoe is a proud participating member of Clean the World. We donate all partially used soaps and other bottled amenities to this great organization so they may distribute them across the world to citizens who desperately need them due to impoverished conditions. Clean the World has a goal of saving one million lives each year through improvements related to hygiene.
– South Tahoe Refuse sorts and recycles materials they receive from Edgewood Tahoe.
– Realignment and daylighting of Edgewood Creek to allow native fish passage and spawning habitat is an ongoing project at Edgewood.
– Edgewood is a certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary as of January 2021 meaning Edgewood Golf Course demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship by reducing water and chemical usage and increasing wildlife habitat areas.
– Removing plastic bags in Edgewood’s Pro Shop, Adventure Center, and Boutique (15,000 bags per year)
– Sustainable water bottles instead of plastic disposable for Golf, Valet, Rooms, Banquets, and F&B operations (120,000 bottles per year)
– Host of Clean Up The Lake (72 Mile underwater clean-up). Clean Up the Lake is a Tahoe-based non-profit focused on scuba dive clean-ups, beach and community clean-ups, and waste reduction strategies in the Lake Tahoe Region.
– More sustainable option for coffee in Edgewood Lodge Rooms (60,000 kCups per year)
– Infrared Sensor Thermostats in Guest Rooms
– Planting over 130 new trees on Edgewood Tahoe Resort property (100 aspen trees, 30 red sunset maples, additional dogwood shrubs)