Sustainable Tourism Solutions

Helping businesses step responsibly off the beaten path

Sustainable Tourism Solutions (STS) is a resource for businesses within the tourism sector who are seeking guidance on how to responsibly operate their company, whilst implementing cutting-edge strategies that maximize financial opportunities, and are sensitive to the local environment and community.

Greening the Infrastructure

The infrastructure of a property can often have significant impacts on the natural environment. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is one of the most rigorous green building certification standards that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. It acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. Projects that achieve this level of performance can claim to be the ‘greenest’ anywhere, and will serve as role models for others that follow. During this assessment, we will conduct a gap analysis to determine what steps are necessary to work towards achieving LBC accreditation.

Camas blooming on Yellow Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

Camas blooming on Yellow Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

These practical solutions will:

  • Lower costs of operations
  • Reduce utility dependence
  • Increase use of healthy materials
  • Provide a sense of "place"