ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire -04/06/12)- The Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel announced today that it has been awarded a Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED® is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The property is owned by The JBG Companies of Chevy Chase, Md. and managed by Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR - News).
Renaissance Arlington Capital View opened in March 2011 and will be celebrating its one year anniversary. Since its inception, the hotel in downtown Arlington has always been designed to be LEED® certified. The hotel's LEED® Gold certification is shared with the adjoining property, Residence Inn Arlington Capital View.
"On our one year anniversary this is not only a present for us, but for the environment and the Arlington community," said Jerry Caliguire, General Manager of Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. "We are proud of this outstanding achievement in being recognized as an environmental leader. This LEED® Gold certification along with our sophisticated eco-design and Renaissance Hotel's distinctive service makes us one of the premiere destinations for green meetings and eco-travel."
"It is gratifying to earn LEED® Gold designation for this beautiful, high-profile property," said Eileen Nacev, Director of Sustainability at The JBG Companies. "Developing and building Renaissance Arlington Capital View fits with our corporate philosophy that creating green and sustainable properties is good for the environment, good for business and enriches the community, too."
"Renaissance Arlington Capital View's LEED® Gold certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. "The urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Renaissance Arlington Capital View serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish."
LEED® Gold certification of Renaissance Arlington Capital View was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. Some of these features include:
- Heat island reduction with green roof
- Guest bike program
- Optimization energy performance
- Ozone protection w/ chlorine-free refrigerant
- Recyclable storage & collection
- More than 26% of building made of post-consumer recycled material
- Indoor air quality
- 100% smoke free
- On-site carbon dioxide monitoring
- Use of low-emitting materials
- Energy efficient glass
- Landscaping water usage reduced by 50%
- Energy efficient lighting
For a complete list of green design and construction features visit the hotel's green fact sheet at renarlington.com
Renaissance Arlington Capital View joins Marriott International's portfolio of 90 properties that are registered or certified LEED. Building on more than 20 years of energy conservation experience, Marriott International is committed to protecting the environment. The company's Spirit To Preserve® environmental strategy calls for: greening its multi-billion supply chain; further reducing energy and water consumption by 20 percent per available room by 2020; empowering its hotel development partners to build green hotels; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and addressing environmental challenges through innovative initiatives including rainforest protection and water conservation. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/corporate-social-responsibility/green-hotels.mi#/section/green-hotels
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.
About Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Situated at the 28th block of South Potomac Avenue in Arlington, just south of the Crystal City dining and business districts, the hotel is connected to the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View and is minutes from the offices of PBS, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and government agencies like the Pentagon and Environmental Protection Agency. Ideal for green meetings, weddings, galas, and social events in Arlington, Virginia, the 300-room hotel has 17,354 sq. ft. of event space, including 10,000 sq. ft. unobstructed ballroom. The hotel near Reagan National Airport is also conveniently located near the Crystal City Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue lines, and provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and metro station. For more information or reservations, contact the Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotels at directly at (703) 413-1300, call Marriott's Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the hotel's website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/waspy-renaissance-arlington-capital-view-hotel/.
About Renaissance Hotels
RENAISSANCE HOTELS represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Friend us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels
About The JBG Companies
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, The JBG Companies is an active developer, owner and operator of office, residential, hotel and retail properties with more than $10 billion in assets under management and development. JBG has established a reputation as one of the leading real estate companies in the Washington metropolitan area. Founded in 1960, in 2010 The JBG Companies marked half a century of business success and charitable involvement in the greater Washington community. More information can be found by visiting the company's Web site: www.JBG.com, or by calling 240.333.3600.
Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR - News) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
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