WASHINGTON — Three of the largest hotel companies in the United States have taken major steps to green their headquarters, moves that are likely to filter down to chain locations, according to GreenerBuildings.
Wyndham Worldwide, based in Parsippany, New Jersey, is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for Commercial Interiors for their headquarters and expects a Silver-level certification by early 2010, the story stated.
Hilton Hotels Corporation recently moved its headquarters from Beverly Hills to an 11-story, 323,000-square-foot LEED Gold-certified building in McLean, Virginia, the story noted.
Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott International is seeking LEED certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (OB&M), the story added.
According to the release, all three companies are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and cut down on waste by adopting, among other initiatives, low-flow fixtures, energy-efficient roofing systems, low volatile organic compound (VOC) emitting materials, energy-efficient lighting and rainwater recovery systems.
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