“JW Marriott Washington, DC provides an excellent example of how energy efficient measures can improve a company’s bottom line, contribute to economic growth and reduce environmental impact.”
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has chosen JW Marriott Washington, DC as a 2014 ‘Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency’ for its efforts to grow the economy and protect the environment via its commitment to energy efficiency.
In the nation’s capital, JW Marriott Washington, DC and Marriott International’s hotels of Washington, DC welcome tourists and professionals year-round. The hotels that serve these visitors are some of the largest consumers of energy in the city and present abundant opportunities for energy savings.
Since 2012, Marriott International’s Hotels of Washington, DC have worked with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) to reduce energy use and costs, and to help its DC hotels meet corporate sustainability standards. These projects have resulted in annual energy savings of over 1.7 million kWh across 7 Marriott locations, and projected cost savings of $600,000.
“It’s our honor to be recognized by NEEP for our commitment to conserve energy and our pleasure to partner with DCSEU to study and implement energy efficiency projects and benefit from energy rebates,” said Rajaram Srinivasan, director of engineering JW Marriott Washington, DC. “This combined effort with JW Marriott Washington, DC and more than a dozen Marriott hotels in DC helps our company to achieve an energy reduction goal of 20% by 2020.”
The Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency recognition program highlights the accomplishments of organizations that are participating in energy efficiency programs across the region. JW Marriott Washington, DC was selected for recognition based on its success to:
- Achieve energy savings through investment in cost efficient measures;
- Address comprehensive changes in major energy systems such as lighting, HVAC, building envelope, and office equipment, with a focus on improvements in multiple fuel categories;
- Continue improvements in energy performance through management level support and operational practices; and
- Demonstrate leadership to advance energy efficiency and to promote its benefits within their communities.
“NEEP is proud to recognize JW Marriott Washington, DC for its success and commitment to energy efficiency,” said Sue Coakley, Executive Director of NEEP. “JW Marriott Washington, DC provides an excellent example of how energy efficient measures can improve a company’s bottom line, contribute to economic growth and reduce environmental impact.”
JW Marriott Washington, DC will be recognized, along with 13 other Northeast Energy Efficiency Business Leaders at the 2014 Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit in Newport, RI on June 2.
ABOUT MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Throughout the United States and across the globe, the name Marriott is synonymous with fine hotels and accommodations that make their guests feel right at home. Marriott International, Inc. is based in Bethesda, MD, with nearly 3,900 properties in 72 countries. For an international company like Marriott, energy efficiency is essential to stay competitive in the market. Marriott was the first major hotel chain to calculate its carbon footprint, and it has committed to reduce energy use by 20 percent by 2020 across its properties worldwide.
The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money. Since 2011, the DCSEU has delivered financial incentives, technical assistance, and information to tens of thousands of District residents and businesses, helping them to save millions of dollars on their energy costs. Our work is building a brighter economic, environmental, and energy future for the District. For more information, visit http://www.dcseu.com.
NEEP was founded in 1996 as a non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system. For more information, visit http://www.neep.org.