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Courtyard by Marriott Case Study

University/College: University of Arkansas System
Date: November 10, 2017
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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 malignantly 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 repertory. The building also features high-labeled 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.

This plan called for a much larger glazed area to allow natural daylight and views into the hotel lobby, and while maintaining the same bay size, smaller and more efficient PTA units at guest floors allowing for a larger glazed area. The existing brick fade was largely preserved and applied with stucco finish, rather than FIEFS. The lobby and public space interior took design queues from new Courtyard design standards, which were modified to meet the specific requirement of an urban hotel lobby. This hotel was designed to meet the following criteria: Energy efficiency: design was within 18% more efficient when compared to SHARE 90. – 2003 baseline model Water efficiency: designed to meet over 30% water savings when compared to a scheme using conventional water fixtures Preservation of existing building structure, regarded to preserve more than 75% of existing building structure, and 50% of interior non-structural elements excluding any hazardous materials that require remediation, or any necessary structural upgrade stemming from life safety issues High performance envelope: by adopting higher performance insulation system and increase in depth of such system Cool roof: use of high-labeled roofing materials on main hotel roof, Porte cohere, and canopies, while utilizing papers on pedestal system of same performance at pool deck and terrace Recycled, and regional trials, designed to contain at least 20% of such materials through selection and sourcing strategies Indoor environment: with selection of low-voce paint, coatings, adhesive, sealants, wood, gratifier products and carpet systems FCC certified wood: through selection and sourcing strategies, approximately 90% of all wood products used on the project are FCC certified 100% wind powered: the property is sourcing its electricity needs from purely wind sourced energy The location of the site also meant the Pool deck / cool roof design quality of the building should meet or exceed that of established high-end retail shops located thin the same block.

It also had to create a uniquely urban experience, a part of a typical Courtyard. Construction It is important to recognize that the general contractor carries at least half the weight of the overall project certification process for LED. With the invited bid process, the ownership and the project management company selected a general contractor that has vast experience in both hotel construction and sustainable projects in the region. Given the nature of renovations, the project faced numerous challenges, and solving one problem at a time, it has exceeded the expected ratification level of Silver to become a Gold level certification candidate.

This leap is largely attributed to the sourcing strategies of materials and approval process that 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 building commissioning was performed by the MAP engineer and their Coax 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.

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