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the not-so-big house
Get out your binoculars. Most people are surprised to learn there are approximately 180 mountain homes in the Sundance community, surrounded by more than 80,000 acres of public and private lands. These homes have been carefully designed to blend in with the landscape, and the owners have made every attempt to honor the peace, solace and sanctity of their surroundings.
A Green Building Policy guides all new development and remodeling projects at Sundance Resort. For instance, the Spa at Sundance contains many environmentally responsible building products including low VOC paint, water saving devices, energy efficient lighting and heating, wallboard made from sunflower seed hulls and the use of Trestlewood - a lumber salvaged from the Great Salt Lake. In addition, furniture on the decks of the Sundance Resort cabins are also made from 100% recycled milk jugs.
If you're planning to build or remodel, schedule an appointment with an NFPA representative to discuss green building options. Browse the NFPA's collection of hands-on samples of flooring, carpets, woods, insulation, and other building materials that make sense in a mountain environment and are sound environmental choices. The NFPA can also provide suggestions for "green" architects and contractors.