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Location: Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Owner: National Park Service

Project Size: 45,797 ft²

Architect: Charles Whittlesey

Energy Cost Savings: 14.3%

Project Overview

El Tovar Lodge is located on the south rim of the Grand Canyon and was included in a campus analysis of hospitality buildings within the national park. This building contains multiple guestroom wings, a large dining space and kitchen, cocktail lounge, and back-of-house support areas. El Tovar has 78 guest rooms and was built in 1905. The construction of the lodge is wood framed with an attic roof and dual pane windows. Guestrooms are heated and cooled with Water Source Heat Pumps backed by a water cooled chiller and a 35-year-old steam boiler. 

Sustainability Features
  • Reduction in water usage and propane

  • Upgrades to HVAC equipment

  • Interior/Exterior LED lighting upgrades

  • Implementation of ozone system, reduces demand for hot water

  • Upgraded EnergyStar kitchen appliances

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