Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite achieved a 4 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco­‐Rating Program, acknowledging its dedication to environmentally conscious practices throughout the operation. Green Key’s Eco-Rating program is designed to acknowledge lodging facilities committed to improving environmental and fiscal performance. The rating system is a graduated scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest attainable score. As a member of Green Key, Delaware North receives guidance to identify additional opportunities to reduce their environmental impact.

Tenaya Green Key Award Press Release FINAL

Delaware North at Tenaya Lodge completed Green Key’s assessment which includes five operational areas:

  • Corporate Environmental Management
  • Housekeeping
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Conference and Meeting Facilities
  • Engineering

The assessment also addresses nine areas of sustainable practices:

  • Energy Conservation
  • Water Conservation
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Community Outreach
  • Building Infrastructure
  • Land Use
  • Indoor air quality

Delaware North’s General Manager at Tenaya Lodge supports GreenPath and is committed to preserving natural resources and reducing the facility’s environmental footprint.  “We’re constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We take pride in keeping our beautiful surroundings just that, to ensure future generations get to experience and enjoy them. We are proud of our team for their roles in this fantastic recognition and look forward to advancing our eco-­‐friendly practices and innovations.”

Nestled outside the gates of Yosemite National Park stewardship is very much a part of the day to day operations by integrating simple practices as well as big projects utilizing technology. Major accomplishments include:

  • Double Silver LEED certification for New Construction and Existing Building
  • Water Conservation (showerheads, faucet aerators, AquaRecycler to reuse water from laundry)
  • Energy Conservation (LED lighting,occupancy sensor for guest room controls)
  • Waste Management (recycling, organic waste diversion, and donations)
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (local, organic, sustainable, and biodegradable products)
  • Technology (electric vehicle charging stations and water refilling stations)
  • Partnerships (Clean the World, Tesla, PG&E, and Trip Advisor)
  • Messaging (GreenPath video, associate training, menus, and guest rooms)

The property’s Environmental Manager and Green Team continually seek new opportunities that support sustainability and lead the way.  Congratulations!

Published August 31, 2015