Sustainability

Sleeping Lady has long been known for its sustainable and ecologically-minded practices. The site was once the location of the Civilian Conservation Corps, known as Camp Icicle, during the 1930s and 1940s. When Harriet Bullitt purchased the land in 1991, 18 buildings which had been a part of the camp were saved and remodeled to meet or exceed current building and energy codes. New buildings were constructed to blend with the original style and the land was replanted with native vegetation.

Designed with the environment in mind, additional sustainable features include:

  • 28,000 linear feet of Trex decking made from recycled plastic bags and wood scraps
  • A Geo-exchange system supplies heating and cooling through underground tubes insulated in the earth
  • Reclaimed wood sourced on site used in construction
  • An organic garden that provides ingredients for the kitchen and composting of organic kitchen waste
  • Energy saving compact fluorescent lights and occupancy sensors control lighting where appropriate
  • Electric vehicles used by maintenance staff
  • Water-conserving fixtures in bathrooms, including tap aerators and low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Water based paints and stains used throughout the property
  • Conference and guest rooms make the best use of natural lighting and use natural materials in furniture, bedding, and construction materials

Please click here for additional information regarding our sustainability efforts (PDF).

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