DEC 2016

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I t's not easy to stay out of the red when adopting green practices, but many of the country's top environmentally responsible spas are living proof that "where's there a will there's a way." The U.S. Green Building Council created its LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) guidelines to promote a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy effi ciency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. It requires arduous eff orts and budgets to pass LEED's audit and rating system for the design and operation of green buildings. But whether you're a spa owner seeking to design a LEED-Certifi ed facility from the ground up or merely wish to adapt your existing space into a more organic refuge, there are numerous methods and materials available. Read on for some real-world examples. COURTESY THE ALLISON INN & SPA Spa pros reveal their methods for sowing the seeds of "green" spa success. By Vicki Arkoff • december 2016 • [ 47 ]

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