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Chula Vista Green Initiative

Wisconsin Dells Green Hotel

Thank you to our guests of Chula Vista Resort who are working with us as we move forward in our goal to achieve our green initiatives.

Resort:

  • Working with Alliant Energy, Travel Green Wisconsin, & Focus on Energy

Common Areas:

  • Installed separate receptacles for trash and recycling
  • Use an Andover central thermostat monitoring system for all common areas and convention space allowing maximum energy conservation
  • Actively practice nighttime setbacks of thermostats in all unoccupied areas
  • Use eco-friendly chemicals in all areas including housekeeping, all kitchens and back of house areas, laundry, and at Cold Water Canyon
  • Re-use the water in parking lot run-offs for irrigation resort wide
  • LED Exit signs
  • Timers on exterior lighting
  • Overnight security checks of both rooms and common areas

In-room:

  • Changed-out 275 existing heater/AC units in the North and South towers to newer models offering the highest energy savings available
  • Connected all rooms to a central Jace Panel monitoring system to allow manual override of in-room controls during periods of low occupancy
  • Installed separate receptacles for trash and recycling
  • Eliminated all plastic in the rooms; use biodegradable foam cups and no longer offer bottled water for sale
  • Aerators, shower heads, low-flow toilets
  • Actively practice nighttime setbacks of thermostats in all unoccupied rooms
  • Preparing to convert all guest rooms to compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Converting in-room amenities from self-contained bottles to more efficient dispensers for soap, shampoo, and lotion (150,000 bottles)
  • Will be using in-room media to educate our guests on green practices and the impact it makes on our environment

Market Fresh Buffet/ Kitchens:

  • Converted 100 light bulbs to LED accent lighting
  • Currently recycle all restaurant refuse- cardboard & glass
Pesos O’ Plenty Arcade:
  • Replaced 100 light bulbs with more energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs reducing overall energy costs

Waterparks:

  •  Use ultraviolet disinfection in our pools
  • Cover all pool water with solar blankets to retain heat and reduce evaporation overnight
  • Actively practice nighttime setbacks of climate controls in all areas

Laundry:

  • Added a Nutek Ozone Laundry System to our current laundry system that uses less hot water, allowing for 2 of 5 water heaters to be permanently shut down (less rewash, less water overall needed)
  • Also saves annual chemical usage by 30% ($10,500)
  • Utilize both 2nd and 3rd shift staffing levels to lower peak energy costs

Future Opportunities:

  • Water saving devices
  • Wind and solar options for lighting and hot water
  • Heat reclamation for Hot Springs and /or waterparks from laundry
  • Infrared or motion sensors in rooms set to timers for lights and HVAC units
  • Sensors in all corridors and common areas also set to timers for lighting