Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Lancaster, Pa.-based High Hotels Ltd.’s Homewood Suites by Hilton Harrisburg-West in Mechanicsburg, Pa., has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification. Located in the Rossmoyne Business Center, the property is one of 12 hotels in Pennsylvania that currently holds ENERGY STAR certification according to the ENERGY STAR website directory.
The property joins several other High Hotels properties that have been awarded ENERGY STAR certification. Additionally the hotel’s owner High Hotels is recognized as a Green Plus™-certified company, the Institute for Sustainable Development’s highest level of recognition for triple-bottom-line sustainability.
“High Hotels is committed to providing environmentally sound options for our guests through a robust strategy of reducing impact on the environment,” said Michael Fruin, President of High Hotels. “We will continue to work toward growing the number of facilities in our portfolio that qualify for Energy Star certification,” Fruin said.
About ENERGY STAR certification
An ENERGY STAR certified facility meets strict energy performance standards set by EPA, using less energy and causing fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its peers. Energy use in commercial buildings and manufacturing plants accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption in the U.S. at a cost of over $200 billion per year, more than any other sector of the economy. Commercial and industrial facilities are also responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.
To qualify for the ENERGY STAR, a building or manufacturing plant must earn a 75 or higher on EPA's 1-100 energy performance scale, indicating that the facility performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. The ENERGY STAR energy performance scale accounts for differences in operating conditions, regional weather data, and other important considerations.
About High Hotels Ltd.
High Hotels Ltd., an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC and a Green Plus™-certified company, owns and operates twelve superior quality hotels in York, Lancaster (2), Harrisburg (2), Reading, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Middletown, New York (2); Annapolis and Lexington Park, Maryland; and Ewing, New Jersey. The organization is recognized as a leader and has received numerous awards for its excellent customer service. For more information on High Hotels, Ltd. please call 717-293-4446 or visit http://www.HighHotels.com and http://www.HighRealEstateGroup.com .