A first-of-its-kind Courtyard by Marriott has opened near Pittsburgh. The 124-room property in suburban Settlers Ridge is the brand’s first LEED-certified
“We first looked at LEED
Starting 18 months ago, Concord designers, with input from Marriott, engineered the prototype so the additional cost to build a LEED-certified property is now between $350,000 to $500,000, with a projected payback of about six years. Among the green elements in the Pittsburgh property:
• A heat recovery system that reclaims building exhaust air to pre-heat the building’s fresh air system
• An energy management system that reduces unnecessary heating and cooling run times when guestrooms are vacant
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