Hotels know that guests are attracted to good causes such as environmental awareness, and the economics behind sustainability are strong enough to show a return on investment into cleaner technology. Because it is now making sense to hotels and operators, the industry is seeing the most sustainable hotels in history begin to open.
In a release today, Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced it was the first hospitality company to achieve the Superior Energy Performance certification from the U.S. Department of Energy for its sustainable practices in three hotels: the Washington Hilton, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and Hilton Union Square San Francisco. These are the first commercial buildings to achieve the SEP certification, which adds third-party-verified energy-performance requirements to the requirements already found under Hilton’s ISO 50001 Energy Management certification, which it rolled out across its entire portfolio in 2014.
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