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Cabin at ski lodge is LEED-Platinum certified

April 13, 2009
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MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA — Cabin 11 in Tamarack Lodge located in California''s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to First Tracks magazine.
The 1,336-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath cabin is one of only 12 projects in the state to earn Platinum certification, the story stated.
Rusty Gregory, CEO of Mammoth Mountain, said: "Constructing the Tamarack cabin to LEED-Platinum standards is one of many important steps that Mammoth Mountain is taking to fulfill our commitment to the environment. As one of only a dozen Platinum certified projects in California, we’re proud to be taking a leading role in what can be accomplished with sustainable building practices."
Sustainable aspects of the cabin include: Environmentally friendly hardwood flooring, recycled carpeting and decking material, pest-resistant siding, recycled drywall and energy efficient windows, the story noted.
The USGBC awards LEED certification based on pre-specified features in categories such as innovation and design process, location and linkages, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality, the story added.
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