Marriott to Certify More than 85 Hotels With Energy Star Label
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today that more than 85 hotels will earn the ENERGY STAR label – signifying 35 percent less energy use than average buildings – from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this year. With more than 200 ENERGY STAR-labeled hotels currently, Marriott continues to lead the hospitality industry in energy management and has set a goal to certify at least eight hotels per month with the ENERGY STAR award. Today, twelve hotels in Boston are being recognized at the Boston Marriott Quincy.
The 12 hotels earning the ENERGY STAR label today include: Boston Marriott Quincy; SpringHill Suites Peabody; SpringHill Suites Boston Andover; Courtyard Boston Norwood; Courtyard Boston Woburn/Boston North; Courtyard Boston Danvers; Courtyard Boston Lowell/Chelmsford; Courtyard Boston Foxborough; Courtyard Boston Stoughton; Courtyard Boston Milford; Residence Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover; and TownePlace Suites Boston North Shore/Danvers.
“We are excited to add these twelve in Boston to our ENERGY STAR group of hotels,” said Pat Maher, senior vice president, Engineering and Program Management, Marriott International, Inc. “We have a global initiative in place that focuses on environmentally friendly programs from energy and water conservation to wildlife protection, which began over 10 years ago.”
Marriott recently announced that it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 70,000 tons in one year–the equivalent of removing 10,000 cars from U.S. streets*–and is the first hotel company to proactively join the prestigious EPA Climate Leaders Program. Additionally, the company has set a five-year goal to reduce greenhouse gases by six percent per guest room by 2010.
Marriott’s commitment to the environment is longstanding. With the introduction of ECHO, Environmentally Conscious Hospitality Operations, more than a decade ago, Marriott focused on water and energy conservation, clean air, recycling, wildlife preservation and neighborhood cleanups. Marriott works in partnership with hotel owners and franchisees to implement sustainable environmental practices, which reflect the environmental interests and concerns of our guests, associates, business partners and communities.
For more “green” news and Marriott’s ongoing commitment to conserve and preserve, visit the Environmental Stewardship page on Marriott.com.
* Marriott calculation based on published EPA data
Source: Marriott International, Inc.