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Green Marriott hotel dedicated

BY CSA STAFF

Chevy Chase, Md. Dignitaries and Marriott officials hosted a dedication Tuesday of a new green Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Chevy Chase, Md. Hotelier J.W. “Bill” Marriott, along with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Chris Smith and senior VP and general manager Mark Darley of Grosvenor Americas dedicated the 226-room hotel on the Maryland/Washington, D.C. border.

The hotel has undergone a $35 million renovation by Grosvenor Americas, designed to meet the criteria for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the USGBC.

Currently, according to Marriott, there are only about 20 LEED-certified hotels in the nation.

The Chevy Chase hotel’s sustainable features include 100% renewable energy provided by wind power; a reflective roof; energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems that do not use ozone-depleting refrigerants; energy-efficient windows; low-VOC adhesives, paints, carpets, and sealants; low-flow shower heads and dual-flush toilets; an energy management system; special parking for hybrid cars; a “bike-to-work” program for employees; a centralized recycling station for on-site sorting; and a solar-powered trash compactor.

“The incremental cost of achieving LEED Gold status was less than 1.0% of the total project cost,” said Mark Darley, senior VP and general manager of Grosvenor Americas’ Washington, D.C., office. “We re-used 90% of the existing building structure and recycled 75% of construction debris. The hotel’s green features will result in reducing water use by 40% and energy use by 21%.”

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L.Donnithorne says:
Mar-16-2013 05:15 am

I guess Marriott and hostel penang offers the same service and rate. Who have tried to stay at Penang? State your observation here with regards to their service.

L.Donnithorne says:
Mar-16-2013 05:15 am

I guess Marriott and hostel penang offers the same service and rate. Who have tried to stay at Penang? State your observation here with regards to their service.

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Report: Aldi entering New York City

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NRI announces Grandview Yard initial tenant lineup

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Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Realty Investors announced on Thursday the first tenants for Phase 1 of its $500 million mixed-use Grandview Yard project in Grandview Heights, Ohio.

The initial tenants are M +A Architects, Urban Active, Hyatt Place and Jason’s Deli. NRI will also be constructing a 509-space parking garage as part of the first phase.

Located on the former Big Bear warehouse site and encompassing more than 80 acres, NRI’s Grandview Yard will include 1.5 million sq. ft. to 2 million sq. ft. of commercial space, including a significant retail component, restaurants, office and more than 600 residential. New community parks and significant infrastructure improvements are also included in the master plan.

Grandview Yard is a joint venture owned and developed by NRI and Capital Square.  NRI said it will begin construction on Phase 1 of Grandview Yard this fall.  

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