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Our Green Resort

Discover Our Eco-Friendly Luxury Resort on Florida's Gulf Coast

The Resort at Longboat Key Club has made an ongoing commitment to preserve the natural resources and pristine beauty of Florida's Gulf Coast with a variety of eco-friendly programs and sustainable practices. We are the proud recipient of the state's official "Green Lodging" certification, recognizing us as one of Florida's most environmentally-conscientious vacation destinations. The resort has also been designated as a "Green Business Partner" by Sarasota County, making us the very first resort to achieve this meaningful honor in our area. Additionally, our 291-slip deep-water marina, Longboat Key Club Moorings, has also been recognized as a "Clean Marina" by the state of Florida for its environmentally-friendly practices and management systems.

By taking sustainable actions to reduce waste and conserve water, energy and other vital resources, our Gulf Coast luxury resort is helping to preserve the fragile ecosystem that is so important to the future of Florida.

Some the recent green initiatives at The Resort at Longboat Key Club include:


Suites

  • Guests are encouraged to participate in the optional linen re-use program for sheets and towels
  • Use of low-flow showerheads, faucets and commodes
  • All suites are 100% smoke-free for Air Quality
  • A/C units are returned to a preset temperature when suites are vacant
  • In-room recycling is present for paper, glass, plastic and cardboard
  • Recycled content is used in in-room napkins
  • Use of environmentally-safe cleaning supplies
  • Installed black out drapes to shelter light from the protected sea turtles
  • Keys are made of 100% recycled PVC and recycled after use
  • Participation in the Clean the World amenity recycling program

Hotel/Office Operations

  • Email of hotel confirmations is encouraged
  • Recycled content paper is utilized for check-in materials and office operations
  • Paperless email check-out available
  • High efficiency MERV8 A/C filters are used and changed six times a year
  • Solar Powered Golf Carts are used for guest transportation
  • Recycling containers present throughout public areas of the Resort and Club
  • CFL lighting
  • Paperless office system for sending memos, reports, etc. unless a hard copy is specifically required
  • Use of programmable thermostats in offices
  • Required recycling of paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, printer cartridges and batteries in office and support areas throughout the Club and Resort
  • Conversion to water coolers to effectively reduce water bottle usage

Golf

  • Automated equipment added for timed golf cart charging during off-peak electric hours
  • Rewash stations for equipment use recycled water

Grounds

  • Drought tolerant plantings used whenever possible
  • Removal of invasive plants and trees
  • Reduced watering schedules
  • Plant containers are returned to growers for recycling

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