Long Beach's Adrift Hotel Goes Green

One of the Washington coast's hippest hotels is getting a sustainable makeover

By Caitlin Feldman December 17, 2013

Adrift Hotel lobby

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At the "shabby chic" Adrift Hotel & Spa on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula construction is underway to install six solar hot water panels on both of its buildings.

Since sun isn’t guaranteed in the Northwest, a temperature regulator will also be installed to make sure hot water is a constant for guests. In addition, a 2,500-gallon tank will be set up to catch rainwater for laundry

Adrift’s owners, Tiffany and Brady Turner,say they're committed to doing their part to grow the sustainability movement. When they reclaimed the hotel from its previous Edgewater Hotel domain, they used recycled materials. They also added in-room recycling and earth-friendly cleaning supplies to their list of necessities.

“We want to do now what’s best for the future as we live a little dream in our corner of the world,” T. Turner said in a press release.

Though Adrift is not the first business to begin practicing sustainability on the 28-mile-long peninsula, it is its first hotel to shift toward “renewable-resource reliance.” The Turners believe that choosing to live where they live means protecting the resources as best as possible. The hope is that this common goal will build a strong and lasting community.

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