Courtyard by Marriott Case Study
The project consisted of an extensive renovation and re-branding from a Holiday Inn to a Courtyard by Marriott while Incorporating sustainable features to demonstrate what is possible while maintaining the Marriott brand standards. Environmental Aspects Sustainable features of hotel include preserving more than 90% of the existing structure and 50% of existing interior non-structural walls. High-performance building insulation and high-efficiency lighting combined with energy efficient HAVE systems accounts for total energy cost savings of 18. 6%.
Guestrooms and public space feature low flow dual flush toilets and low flow shower heads and faucets, which have contributed to a 40% reduction In potable water demand for the reporter.
The building also features high-lobed roofing and papers to reflect light and heat energy thereby mitigating the heat island effect and reducing the need for building cooling. All paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives as well as carpet systems are all low VOCE. The building’s HAVE system is capable of bringing increased amount of fresh air to further improve indoor air quality.
Other amenities onsite include preferred parking spaces for low emission vehicles, bike racks and loaner bicycles for guests and employees, access to a regional transit hub, car sharing program on-site. And an educational program on sustainability for guests.
Owner and Occupancy Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase is owned by Grooves Americas and operated by Hospitality Partners. The property features 226 rooms and 3,000 SF of meeting rooms. On average days, there are 55 full-time employees, working eight hour days. Transient occupants, including guests, retail customers, and meeting attendees will vary between 340 to 600 guests.
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The final design scheme was presented to the ownership, Marriott and operator’s review and approval, with a potential LED certification target of Silver. Design The final design scheme utilized as much as 90% of the existing structure and 50% of interior non-structural elements, while substantially renovating the first and second floor entry and terrace.
Given the nature of renovations, the project faced numerous challenges, and solving one problem at a time, it has exceeded the expected certification level of Silver to become a Gold level certification candidate. This leap is argyle attributed to the sourcing strategies of materials and approval process that was In place Dye ten owners, project manager, general contractor Ana architect. Operations and Maintenance Grooves Americas, the ownership, and Hospitality Partners, the operator of the hotel, extended their commitment and dedication to sustainability by adopting a green maintenance program for the hotel’s housekeeping and laundry services. This includes green cleaning products and an onsite recycling facility.
In addition to public recycling station in the hotel lobby, each guestroom is equipped with a separate recycling bin.
Commissioning Fundamental alluding commissioning was performed by the MOPE engineer and their XA to confirm the design intent, performance of all systems, and that they are calibrated to meet the design intent. Post Occupancy The hotel is used as an actively engaging educational tool. Hotel staff is trained on the sustainability features of the hotel and are available to answer guest or visitor questions. A guided educational tour is available upon request to any guests or visitors, while a more comprehensive tour is schedule once every six months.
Information regarding the buildings LED certification and sustainability features are available in the hotel lobby.
In addition, the hotel’s guest registry contains a page, which explains key sustainability features, while the key card sleeve carries a sticker encouraging guests to ask front desk staff questions about LED. A future expansion of this education initiative will include interactive information pages on Courtyard’s new Seaboard touch screen in the lobby, as well as a website to promote the hotel’s sustainability initiative and features. Primary Design Team Members Mark Darrel Grooves Americas / Washington, DC Owner Michael Ward Grooves Americas / Washington, DC Owner / Asset Manager Jim Carroll Hospitality Partners / Bethesda, MD General Manager / Operator Barbara Mullen POX / Washington, DC Architect Dave Tract POX / Washington, DC Architect Ridge Kelly James G.