Marriott adopts the LEED certification

Marriott just annouced that it will follow the LEED guidelines for a greener hotels at The Courtyard Charleston/Summerville that will open in South Carolina in 2012.

This will be the first hotel built using Marriott International’s green hotel prototype,,as part of a plan to have 300 LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotels by 2015.

“This new program packages all the basic requirements for LEED certification in a prototype,” said Karim Khalifa, senior vice president, architecture and construction for Marriott International. “It saves our owners valuable time and money in the planning process and allows us to provide a greener portfolio of hotels for our guests.”

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