The Summit to offer brighter and more night skiing through partnership with PSE

  • Monday, December 18, 2017 4:50pm
  • Business

Conditions will be a little brighter – and more energy efficient – at The Summit at Snoqualmie this year. Through a partnership with Puget Sound Energy, the ski resort is making upgrades that will improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Since the 1960s, The Summit at Snoqualmie has provided skiing and outdoor recreation opportunities. During the offseason last summer, PSE and service partner Wildan began working with the resort on a series of lighting improvements through the utility’s business energy efficiency programs. The effort included upgrading the lighting in all of the buildings at Alpental, Summit Central, Summit East and Summit West.

The nearly 2,000 new LED light bulbs and energy-efficient fixtures in the buildings and streetlights on each site will save an estimated $40,000 in electricity costs and more than 405,000 kWh – enough to power more than 25 homes for a year.

“Lighting can amount to more than 40 percent of a business’ energy usage,” said Tianna Byrtus, Energy Efficiency Services Program Manager for PSE. “We created our Business Energy Efficiency Programs to help give our business customers an affordable way to make energy-efficient upgrades and reduce their energy usage. Programs like this don’t just help manage customers’ costs but also contributes to creating a more sustainable world.”

PSE and Wildan also completed similar energy-efficiency upgrade projects at the Summit Inn. PSE and its contractors are working with The Summit to install LED lighting along Silver Fir region of Central Summit. The Summit is planning to open Silver Fir for night skiing during the 2018-19 ski season.

To learn more about PSE’s energy-efficiency programs for businesses, visit pse.com/mybusiness.

More in Business

From Snoqualmie to nuclear subs, Zetec builds inspection tech

The Snoqualmie-based company builds ultrasound and eddy current testing tech.

Stakeholders pose during a ribbon cutting ceremony for new deli at Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo
Snoqualmie Casino celebrates new deli

Design inspired by Pacific Northwest nature and tribal traditions.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital CEO resigns; recommends interim CEO

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital CEO Tom Parker announced his resignation and recommended an interim CEO.

Housing market showing balance

Good news for buyers

Fall housing market shifts, but still seller’s market

Residential real estate snapshot from John L. Scott

It’s time to get clear on recycling

A column by Michelle Metzler, Waste Management recycling education and outreach manager

Salish Lodge celebrates remodeling

The lodge underwent a $13 million remodeling effort over the last year.

Snoqualmie chiropractor working on family guide to outdoor activities

Chiropractor Tiffany Green talks growing business and working on an outdoor activites book.

Health and life coach moves to new location in North Bend

Life and health coach Jacqueline Fairbrass moves to new location on Bendigo Boulevard in North Bend.

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

Fall City lavender farm set to bloom

Ivy Cheung grows lavender on her small family farm.

Big changes are on the way for Snoqualmie Falls Brewing

New ownership at the brewery means a revamped interior and some canned beers.