Marriott Closer To Feature 300 LEED Hotels

30 Sep

Marriott International, Inc. is closer to reaching its goal of 300 LEED-certified hotels by 2015 —now that three of its brands — Courtyard, TownePlace Suites and Residence Inn – have all earned LEED Volume pre-certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Courtyard Scottsdale Pima in Arizona, scheduled to open in early 2012, and the TownePlace Suites Frederick in Maryland, will be the first of their brand categories to be built using Marriott’s LEED Volume pre-certification. Residence Inn projects are under development.

“We live in a world where concerns about the environment and about sustainable development are a necessary and growing consideration for everyone,” says Karim Khalifa, senior vice president of architecture and construction. “Sustainability is an important part of Marriott’s global expansion and our commitment to grow responsibly. The LEED Volume Program plays a vital role in that.”

Source: Marriott

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