Boyne Mountain Resort Environmental Sustainability Management Plan (2009)
The purpose of this project was to design a site-specific environmental design and management plan for Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan using the National Ski Areas Association's Sustainable Slopes Environmental Charter as a guide. The overall goal of this project was to supply our client resort with a set of practical recommendations such that it could drastically improve its environmental impact by implementing the project plan. The master's project team organized its work along four objectives: reduce energy, water, and waste; minimize ecosystem impacts through sustainable design; enhance consumer and employee education; and demonstrate the financial impact of implementation. The phases of the project were to research and define the industry's best practices, research and assess Boyne's current state practices, identify Boyne's priorities, and develop detailed recommendations for projects to implement. The end result was a bound sustainability plan given to Boyne's management team.
Eric Bruski, MS Sustainable Systems
Leonore Hijazi, MBA/MS Sustainable Systems
Lauren Hoffman, MLA/MS Terrestrial Ecosystems
Laurel Martin, MBA/MS Sustainable Systems
Geoff Michael, MS Sustainable Systems
Imogen Taylor, MBA/MS Sustainable Systems