A luxury boutique hotel has recently earned an LEED Silver certification from the U.S Green Building Council. The Hilton Garden Inn — a luxury boutique hotel, which is operated by Huntington Hotel Group is said to be the first hotel with LEED certification in Arlington County, VA. The boutique hotel, according to company information, is constructed by Lanham, Maryland-based Herman-Stewart Construction.
Another luxurious hotel in San Francisco — the InterContinental Hotel, has recently received LEED certification, but unlike Hilton Garden Inn, the luxury hotel received LEED Gold from the U.S Green Building Council for its green intitiatives.
The LEED program of the luxury boutique hotel is managed by Springfield, Virginia-based Beery-Rio Architecture, with Awbrey Cook McGill, its project architect, from San Diego, California.
Green features of the luxury boutique hotel include a slow storm water flow system, a green roof to lessen the buildings heat inland effect, efficient energy saving system, which could reduce gas and electrical consumption by 20 percent.
The luxury boutique hotel can save about 785 gallons of clean water from its low flow water fixtures. And, after building’s completion, about 90 percent of its construction wastes were recycled.
According to Huntington Hotel Group’s principal, Kevin Keefer, the company is proud to achieve the LEED certificate for the luxury boutique hotel, and the transition of the hotel to an energy-efficient building is said to be a part of the it development.
Hilton Garden Inn in Arlington County is part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, which aims to reduce water consumption by 10 percent, output of waste by 20 percent, Co2 emissions by 20 percent, and energy consumption by 20 percent by the year 2014.
The 142-room luxury boutique hotel is located a few minutes form The Pentagon in Washington, DC.