If “green luxury” sounds like an oxymoron, a stay at the Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, California, dispels that notion. The hotel is a perfect blend of elegance and energy efficiency.
With geothermal heating and solar panels, the ultra-contemporary property, which opened in 2009, uses almost no offsite energy. Remarkably, it is one of only two hotels in the U.S. that has achieved LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It ranks very highly in terms of luxury, too. In 2011, Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice awards ranked Bardessono #17 among the top 200 hotels in the world.
[Read my Earth Week feature article on NBC Universal Life Goes Strong describing all the eco-friendly features of this wonderful hotel - April 2012]
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