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Ocean’s Reach Remains Top “ Green Lodging” Property
Ocean's Reach just passed a rigorous “spot audit inspection” from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) designed to ensure that the resort remained dedicated Environmental Protection (DEP).
Condominiums works hard to uphold both the warm hospitality they extend to thousands
of guests each year, as well as the numerous “green” practices they perform that
originally resulted in their being named the first “Florida Green Lodging” establishment
on Sanibel Island over 3 ½ years ago.
Recently, they passed a rigorous “spot audit inspection” from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) designed to ensure that the resort remained dedicated
to their commitment of reducing waste and conserving natural resources at their all gulf-
“We’re pleased, but not surprised, that we came through the inspection with flying
colors,” said Andy Boyle, Ocean’s Reach general manager. “It seems as though we
work harder than ever to make sure we can continue, and build upon, our initiatives to
be environmentally responsible.”
According to Boyle, these initiatives have included programs targeting increased
water conservation, energy efficiency, clean air processes and recycling in order to
reduce their environmental footprint. Ocean’s Reach continues to feature low-flow
plumbing fixtures, high-efficiency air filters, clean air handler units and ENERGY STAR®
appliances in their 64 condominiums. The resort uses “green sealed” cleaning products
and detergents, and EPA-approved organically based landscaping fertilizers. They have
increased the use of high-efficiency lighting and programmable thermostats. Towel and
linen re-use programs are employed in all units, and a comprehensive recycling program
is in place throughout the resort for both guests and employees.
“Congratulations on your recent achievement,”
Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “As you are aware, the move toward
sustainability often begins with many small steps, that when added together can lead to
Ocean’s Reach Condominiums was the first property on Sanibel Island to attain Florida
Green Lodging certification on July 18, 2008. In the years since, seven other island
properties have joined Ocean’s Reach in completing the arduous certification process.
Currently, less than 20% of Florida’s approximately 5,000 South Florida resorts have
successfully completed the DEP’s extensive Green Lodging certification process.
“It’s been almost five years since our staff at Ocean’s Reach set out to become more
involved with the ecological conservancy efforts of the island,” said Boyle. “I think we’ve
accomplished that, and more, and invite all of our neighbors and guests to join us in
helping to preserve our island’s natural beauty.”
Visit Oceans' Reach http://www.oceansreach.com
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Ocean's Reach is a fantastic beach side resort offering 1 and 2 bedroom condos for rent by the week. Awesome beach and resort on Sanibel Island!