On Monday, the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel celebrated their recent award of Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) with an unveiling. LEED® is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
The hotel opened in March 2011 and is celebrating its one year anniversary. Since its inception, the property has always been designed to be LEED® certified. The hotel’s LEED® Gold certification is shared with the adjoining property, Residence Inn Arlington Capital View.
“On our one year anniversary this is not only a present for us, but for the environment and the Arlington community,” said Jerry Caliguire, General Manager of Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. “We are proud of this outstanding achievement in being recognized as an environmental leader. This LEED® Gold certification along with our sophisticated eco-design and Renaissance Hotel’s distinctive service makes us one of the premiere destinations for green meetings and eco-travel.”
“Renaissance Arlington Capital View’s LEED® Gold certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Renaissance Arlington Capital View serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”
LEED® 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 a guest bike program, recyclable storage and collection, use of low-emitting materials, energy efficient glass, on-site carbon dioxide monitoring, and more than 26% of the building is made of post-consumer recycled material.
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
Ph. 703. 413. 1300