Yesterday, the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel celebrated the recent award of Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂ®) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) with an unveiling. LEEDÂ® is the nationâ€™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.
Renaissance Arlington Capital View opened its doors in March 2011 and will be commemorating its one year anniversary. Since its inception, the property has always been designed to be LEEDÂ® certified. The hotelâ€™s LEEDÂ® Gold certification is shared with the adjoining property, Residence Inn Arlington Capital View.
LEEDÂ® 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.
Check out the property yourself at 2800 South Potomac Ave Â· Arlington, Virginia.
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