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Southern California's first ultra-luxury LEED-certified hotel

April 17, 2009
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Montage Beverly Hills has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, making it the first ultra-luxury hotel in Southern California to each such a designation, according to a press release.
The Montage Beverly Hills is one of only four hotel worldwide to have earned the U.S. Green Building Council''s (USGBC) LEED-Gold certification for new construction, the release stated.
Mark Slymen, director of sustainability for Montage Hotels & Resorts, said: "All future projects are being designed and constructed with the sustainable commitment that Montage has towards the environment and surrounding communities. We will continue to lean on the USGBC and the LEED rating system in order to benchmark our success."
The 201-room Montage Beverly Hills Hotel opened in November 2008 and was developed by The Athens Group and designed by HKS Hill Glazier Studio, the release noted.
To qualify for LEED certification, a property must meet the LEED rating system''s requirements for water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality, the release added.
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