ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (NYSE:MAR), adjacent to one of the world’s busiest U.S. airports and home to the Georgia International Convention Center, recently earned Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The eco-savvy, 403-room property is among the greenest hotels in the city and is one of only 41 LEED Silver hotels for new construction in the U.S. to earn this level of accreditation. “We are proud of this outstanding achievement in being recognized as an environmental leader,” stated Robert Woolridge, General Manager. “Our contributions in making the environment a healthier place by reducing waste, conserving energy and water and using “green power” provided by the city of College Park are paying off and will continue for years to come.”
The Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway was created with ten percent of recycled materials and a landscape and irrigation design that reduces water consumption by 50 percent. The hotel uses 30 percent less water and 28 percent less energy than a non-LEED hotel. Twenty percent of all hotel supplies are sourced locally, within a 500-mile radius, and a white roof reduces heat absorption. The venue uses non-coal produced energy, low-flow plumbing and shower fixtures, energy efficient lighting and low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, sealants and carpets.
The property regularly monitors and tests indoor air quality to ensure the best level and provide guests access to thermostats to control personal environments. Additionally, guest will discover recycling in centralized locations, hybrid rental cars, premium parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, paperless billing, green meeting options and materials.
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
Be transported via ATL SkyTrain, a complimentary light rail line departing Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and enjoy the two minute journey to a vibrant, mixed use destination connected by a covered walkway to the adjacent Georgia International Convention Center. Together, both venues provide 321,000 square feet of meeting space. For reservations call (404) 763-1544, or visit www.atlantaairportmarriottgateway.com.
For more information about our sustainability efforts visit www.marriott.com/environment.