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Cottonwood Cove Resort Becomes World’s First Floating Green Building

Apr 17, 2013

Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina on Lake Mohave has received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Spearheaded by the National Park Service and Forever Resorts, LLC, the LEED certified building serves as the marina’s operations office.

Situated in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina offers lakeside accommodations as well as houseboat and powerboat rentals. The floating eco-friendly structure features sustainable modular construction⎯⎯including decking made of rice hulls and exterior stucco made of recycled tires⎯⎯as well as energy-efficient and environmentally responsible materials and fixtures. 

Along with the resort’s green cleaning and purchasing initiatives, Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina hosts energy and environmental education programs for boaters and community members. The resort also uses extensive energy-saving materials and systems⎯⎯including high performance insulated glass and high-efficiency HVAC equipment and delivery systems. To ensure healthy indoor air quality, the building contains low or no-volatile organic compound finish materials, paints, adhesives, caulks, and sealants.

“We, together with the National Park Service, are proud to have made history with this achievement,” says John Schoppmann, executive vice president of Forever Resorts. “This building embodies Forever Resorts’ company-wide commitment to embracing eco-friendly, sustainable business, and public-private partnership principles.”

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