LONG BEACH, Wash. – Brady and Tiffany Turner, owners of the 80-room Adrift Hotel on the Long Beach (Wash.) Peninsula, recently invested $48,000 to add solar hot-water panels and rainwater catchment for the hotel’s laundry.

The project, with construction taking place from October through this month, is being funded utilizing Seattle-based Community Sourced Capital – providers of new financial tools to help local businesses access capital namely via community-sourced small business loans.

“Choosing to inhabit the far reaches of this continent brings with it inherent striving for sustainability for many of us who call it home,” said Tiffany Turner. “With the support of our community investors, Brady and I are fortunate to be the first Long Beach Peninsula hotel to move toward renewable-resource reliance.”

The project includes installation of six solar hot-water panels on the south side of both buildings. A temperature regulator will ensure consistent hot water for guest room showers and baths. Contractor for the project is Seattle-based A & R Solar.

Complementing the solar hot water, a 2,500-gallon holding tank will be installed for rainwater catchment. The gathered water will initially be used for laundry, with future plans to use it to flush guest-room toilets.

“We are by no means the only residents who act with conservation and community resilience in mind,” said Brady Turner. “We want to do now what’s best for the future as we live a little dream in our corner of the world.”

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