Officials of Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators, today announced the company recently broke ground on the 124-suite, LEED-design Courtyard by Marriott Washington Meadow hotel in Washington, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb.
The property is slated to open in early summer 2011. Braun & Steidl Architects are the architects/designers, and McCay Contracting is the general contractor.
“We pioneered the first LEED-design Courtyard prototype in nearby Settlers Ridge, Pa., which opened last year and has been a tremendous success,” said Mark G. Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “This project has the same characteristics. We have added a number of new innovations to the LEED-design concept, which will save some 30 percent in related costs, enough to pay back the investment in approximately five years.”
LEED-design improvements include:
More energy-efficient light fixtures and water-saving showers, lavatories and toilet fixtures
Enhanced heat recovery energy system, which reclaims building exhaust air to pre-heat the building’s fresh air system
More effective energy management system that further reduces unnecessary heating and cooling run times in unoccupied guest rooms