Mammoth’s Tamarack Lodge Cabin 11 Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on April 15, 2009 2:00 pm

Tamarack Lodge, a few miles outside of the town of Mammoth, sits in one of the most pristine, beautiful locations to be found in Nature’s glorious outdoors.  The historic lodge has been welcoming guests since 1924.  Perched on the shore of Twin Lakes, the Tamarack Lodge & Resort offers 19 miles of groomed, cross-country skiing.  Chef Frederic Pierrel is a guru of food and wine, having earned praise in Bon Appetit, Sunset, the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Tamarack Lodge has been named one of Condè Nast Traveler’s Top 50 Ski Hotels.  Tamarack is where you want to be right now.

Bucking the concept of what’s old is not new, Cabin 11, a three-bedroom, two-bath cabin at Tamarack, has earned LEED Platinum certification.  That makes Cabin 11 one of only 12 projects in the entire state of California to earn Platinum status.  “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,” said Rusty Gregory, CEO, Mammoth Mountain. “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.”

What results in the coveted LEED Platinum certification?  Among a long laundry list of “green” aspects, building materials were processed and manufactured within 500 miles, local masonry rock was used, energy efficient windows installed, and carpeting, decking, and drywall were all from recycled sources.

Congrats to Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes’ Woodward Architecture and Boyer Construction, and Truckee’s BECx Engineering for creating a vision of the future that other resorts can follow.

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