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Cornell Study Finds LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

Cornell Study Finds LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

…er the LEED sustainable building program. By comparing LEED certified hotels with a competitive set of non-certified hotels, the study found substantial increases in average daily rates and revenue per available room for the LEED hotels. The study, ‘The Impact of LEED Certification on Hotel Performance,’ by Matthew Walsman, Rohit Verma, and Suresh Muthulingam, is available at no charge from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at…

Marriott celebrates 100th LEED property

…been shown to increase productivity and workplace satisfaction. Staff was provided training on the green cleaning program and use of the on-site cleaning solution machine if applicable. In addition, the staff enjoys the same superior indoor air quality that the guests enjoy. For more information go to Residence Inn Arlington Ballston and for more information about LEED certification see US Green Building Council LEED info…

Sustainable Design

…have received a LEED certification. Compare that with only two projects registered in 2001, four in 2004, 14 in 2005, 20 in 2006, 74 in 2007, 132 in 2008, and 623 by October 2009. And Marriott, for example, plans to have 300 LEED-certified hotels by 2015, against 11 that are currently certified, with another 90 hotels aiming towards a LEED rating. Meanwhile, BREEAM has carried out 143 assessments in the UK and elsewhere around the world. China’s…

LEED Platinum: ITC Grand Chola

…ative (GRI). The commitment to sustainability and years of efforts have resulted in the company being the only one of its size to be Carbon Positive, Water Positive and Waste Recycling Positive.’ ITC Grand Chola achieved the LEED Platinum Rating for New Construction category in August 2012 making it the world’s largest LEED Platinum rated Green Hotel. The hotel is the flagship of the ITC Hotels group and was constructed in line with the ITC…

Retrofit for the future

…nd Environmental Design), making it the first hotel company to receive this award for an existing hotels programme. Starwood, Fairmont (Green Partnership) and Marriott, among others, have their own programmes, which also use LEED as a framework. LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED EB), one of the most established green accreditation schemes, is helping building owners and operators, including hoteliers, to maximise operational efficiency while…

Hotels as Change Agents in 2030 Districts

…Fellow, is President of IndigoJLD providing green health services and design guidance on leading edge green projects. She has been an Architect Fellow at the National Leadership Academy for Public Health and one of the first LEED accredited professionals in New York City where she served as Chief Architect at NYC OMB. Megan Saunders Megan Saunders, LEED AP BD+C, ND, is Executive Director of the Stamford 2030 District, a public-private…

Sustainable initiatives: Element Lexington, Massachusetts

…n Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Thanks to thoughtful prototype development by Starwood, the first ever Element hotel which was built in Lexington, Massachusetts earned LEED-Gold certification earlier this year. To achieve LEED Gold status, Element Lexington worked closely with LEED consultants, YRG Sustainability, consulting engineers, Collective Design Associates, Synergy Engineering PLLC…

Ten days to vote for Local Hotel Hero

…. The hotel owner’s foundation supports local community projects, including the Compostela Project, a sustainable craft-focused village initiative on nearby Cebu island. 1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK, US As it’s built to LEED guidelines – 22 per cent recycled materials and 32 per cent regional materials – much of this hotel’s upcycled ephemera tells tales of nearby neighbourhoods: recycled wood from the Coney Island boardwalk, Brooklyn…

Sustainable Interior Design

…-EcoLabel (Europe) http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel Forest Stewardship Council (International) www.fsc.org Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) www.global-standard.org ISO (International) www.iso.org/iso/home.html LEED (International) www.usgbc.org Luna Textiles www.lunatextiles.com McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) www.mbdc.com/detail.aspx?linkid=1&sublink=6 National Wood Flooring Association (US) www.nwfa.org Oeko-Tex…

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