Elk Springs Resort Goes Green
Elk Springs Resort feels strongly about protecting the beautiful environment that mother nature has provided for all of us and we have implemented energy efficient green building standards as well as efficient operating methods to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency.
Use of r-20 insulation in ceilings, programmable thermostats, tank less on demand hot water heaters, energy efficient appliances, recycled composite decking materials and other items during the construction process. To minimize waste entering the environment Elk Springs Resort has its own on site sewage treatment facility that filters waste and discharges clean liquids into the environment unlike septic systems that releases sewage directly into drain fields.
Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains is a beautiful example of natures gifts and we are committed to providing 5 star service that minimizes the impact on the environment. We will strive to continually improve our best practices to minimize impact on the environment. This includes:
Strive to use local suppliers, products and services where possible.
Encourage and promote the awareness of our employees to be environmentally responsible through training and education.
Procure and utilize environmentally friendly and low waste products.
Reduce waste through recycling and the efficient use of resources and utilities.
Engage our guests to do the same.