How to use this document
This document is an overview of Xanterra’s requirements, expectations, philosophies and commitments concerning sustainable development and construction for the built environment. Our guidelines are an important tool for meeting our sustainability goals. All contractors, subcontractors, architects, advisors, engineers, consultants and vendors working with Xanterra must understand the expectations provided in this document. Acknowledging that the discipline of sustainable design and construction is an evolving field, this document summarizes the overarching practices to which Xanterra is committed. This document also cites the most current and relevant environmental requirements, standards, codes and practices that must be met during a new construction or renovation project at a Xanterra property. Specifically, supporting documents can be found in Appendix A. Appendix B provides detailed information on how Xanterra selects and staffs large project design teams and contractors. Additionally, all the most current and relevant requirements, standards, codes and practices will be maintained at the following site: www.xanterrabuildsgreen.com.
Xanterra and LEED®
Xanterra uses the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System of the U.S. Green Building Council as an important tool for evaluating and measuring achievements in sustainable design. The use of LEED® ensures sustainable strategies are considered in the development of all applicable building projects. LEED® consists of a set of prerequisites and credits with specific requirements for obtaining points in order to become a certified green building.
These guidelines also are to be used in conjunction with the state, federal and, where applicable, National Park Service (NPS) guidelines