Marriot chosen as ENERGY STAR partner of the
Washington— Marriott International,
Inc. has been named by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for implementing
programs that save more than 83 million kilowatt-hours (kwh) of
electric energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
by 68,000 tons annually. Marriott is the only lodging company
to be recognized and the only company to receive the EPA’s
highest honor for two consecutive years.
Today, 90 percent of Marriott
hotels have undergone energy efficiency improvements, such as
lighting replacements that conserve energy usage by more than
30 percent, electronic thermostats, new brand signs with LED technology,
laundry ozone systems, and central plant upgrades and recommissioning.