Green Spas

The phrase green spa sounds like an oxymoron. After all, this is the type of facility that capitalizes from its use of water – be it steam, soaking tubs, elaborate whirlpool baths or saunas. However, these days spas are turning over a new leaf – a new and greener leaf, that is. Here is our sampling of spas that showcase new and innovative ways to conserve water and other precious natural resources:

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, Taos, New Mexico

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, Taos, New Mexico

New Mexico’s El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa features the “Living Machine,” a water recycling system that is designed to filter waste water through pools that are rich with fish, plants and other natural filters. The end result is reclaimed water that is used to irrigate botanical gardens and landscaping, including herbs, vegetables and exotic fruits that are served at the property’s restaurant.

Titanic Spa in Linthwaite, England – located in Yorkshire, has tackled the serious issues of energy use, water waste, and the building’s carbon footprint. Photovoltaic panels and a biomass generator burning wood chippings from industry waste are topped up if need be with the purchase of 100 percent renewable energy.

Cold water wash is used for all spa linens. There’s no chlorine in the swimming pool—all water used for the pool, steam, and showers is pumped up 330 feet from a borehole original to the mill. If customers are interested, staff will show off energy saving measures like auto on-and-off lights and even offer a peek at the meter that tracks whether the spa manages to be carbon neutral with its efficiency measures and alternative energy generation.

Other Green Spas Located Around The Country

San Francisco’s Epi Center MedSpa is another spa looking to bring nature and science together for a green world. It is constructed from sustainable materials including eco-friendly paints, recycled fabrics, marble flooring and counter tops, and recycled and FSC-certified wood. It is also energy efficient and conserves resources through water filters that eliminate the need for bottled water, electronic medical charting and digital photography that reduces paper, ink and toner usage. All plumbing fixtures are low flow to promote water conservation, and the lighting reduces energy usage by 70 percent of the amount that would typically be required by the space.

Titanic Spa in Linthwaite, England

Titanic Spa in Linthwaite, England

Eco Epi Center MedSpa, San Francisco

Eco Epi Center MedSpa, San Francisco

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