December 9, 2016 | Awards
NAPA, CALIFORNIA – Hampton Inn and Suites Napa announces their recent recognition by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with their prestigious LEED Silver Certification.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. A construction project can achieve LEED certification after undergoing a technically rigorous process, including the incorporation of green strategies to achieve efficiency and healthy indoor environments. Design and operation of the property is then tested and measured using an energy rating system, along with onsite inspections.
Developed, owned, and operated by OTO Development, a hotel development and management company based in Spartanburg, SC, the property opened in March of 2016. The property’s operational practices to conserve energy include ENERGY-STAR certified guestroom appliances, energy-efficient light bulbs, automatic thermostat adjustment, and a comprehensive recycling program. The hotel also conducts staff training on green practices, and uses environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
“Having demonstrated our commitment to environmental sustainability in our design and construction phases, to have our property now operating at the LEED-Silver level is further reflection of our ongoing efforts to prioritize energy efficiency,” remarked Mike Gallen, Regional Director of Development for OTO.
More than 82,800 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 15.7 billion certified square feet of construction space in all 50 states and more than 162 countries and territories.
For more information on LEED Certification, please visit http://www.usgbc.org.