DEC 2016

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[ 48 ] • DAYSPA • december 2016 eco chic spa speak What elements make your spa eco-friendly? Peter Plishka, director of communications, Natural Body Spa, Atlanta: With the opening of our 12th location in Brookhaven, Atlanta, we decided to take our sustainable building practices and conservation eff orts to the next level and strive for Platinum LEED Certifi cation. In all our locations, business decisions are made with an eye on sustainability, including the use of recycled paper and soy ink in marketing materials, and the selection of recycled building materials like repurposed barn-wood fl ooring, and rubber fl oor tiles made from recycled bus tires. Monika Jalovec, spa director, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California: Post Ranch Inn was designed from the ground up as a green property that sensitively preserves the land. It has one of the largest solar panel projects in the U.S., which produces 90% of our energy requirements. Whenever possible, we use natural materials that are not only environmentally sound but add to the aesthetic—think glass, wood and stone. Reclaimed wood, including old-growth redwood from wine casks, adds a rich, deep red color to walls; fallen trees are turned into pathway benches. The spa uses nontoxic treatments and cleaning products, plus composting methods; we incorporate fl owers, herbs and honey from our organic garden into products such as massage oils, body butters, mists and bath salts used in therapies. Amy Matincheck, spa director, Sasanqua Spa at The Kiawah Island Club, Kiawah Island, South Carolina: Sasanqua Spa won a Gold Key Hospitality Award for its eco-friendly construction. It's built on pilings over a saltwater tidal marsh in observance of environmental protections that also preserve ancient live oaks and fauna habitats. We're inspired by our beautiful location; inside and out, we connect guests with nature. Tara Calton, spa director, The Allison Spa, Newberg, Oregon: Energy effi ciency was a high priority throughout our design process. The property achieved Gold LEED Certifi cation less than a year after opening in 2009. The spa menu is inspired by Oregon's bountiful soil and ecological abundance of fruit, herbs, fl owers, water and wine. True to our Oregon roots, we have placed a premium on "green" in-house systems and standard procedures, including eco-friendly and locally sourced amenities and retail selections, right down to our cleaning supplies. We also use 'clean cosmeceuticals' with organic ingredients such as seed oils, plant stem cells and botanical extracts. Greg Bohn, CEO, Spa Habitat, Dallas: Our fl agship spa is housed in a 1908 Victorian home, so technically the entire building is reclaimed. The fl ooring and reception desks are constructed from reclaimed wood, and chairs and sofas are made of eco-friendly recycled timber, steel, leather and other sustainable Post Ranch Inn Sasanqua Spa at e Kiawah Island Club Spa Habitat: "We use only nontoxic ingredients that are completely safe for the skin, the body and the environment in all our products and throughout our four spa locations." MIDDLE: COURTESY KODIAK GREENWOOD

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