In 2008 Vail Resorts initiated a company-wide energy use reduction program called Target 10%. The program’s goal is to achieve a 10% reduction in overall energy use across the company, using 2008 as the baseline year.
As of November 2010 the energy reduction was at 7.2%, the equivalent to the annual energy use of over 1,000 U.S. homes.
Target 10% is directed by an Energy Reduction Council with representation from all segments of the company. Below are just a few examples of the practices in place today to help drive us toward meeting the Target 10% goal:
The solar pannels on Bailey's power the restaurant and the excess energy from the pannels lights facilities at Eagle's Nest