Sustainability firms announce E2A + LEED EB certification for hospitality players
06 June 2012
and Spiezle Architectural Group
have partnered to provide the hospitality industry a one-stop green building assessment and certification solution. The collaboration will combine Spiezle Group’s LEED Assessment Services with EcoGreenHotel’s E2A Program (Energy Efficiency Analysis).
To enable a hotel to achieve LEED Certification for an existing building, one of the pre-requisites is to achieve a 69 or greater in Energy Star Portfolio Manager. The average rating across the US is a 50 out of a possible one hundred. To achieve an Energy Star Label for a hotel or resort, the property must reach a 75 or greater.
EcoGreenHotel has supported hotels and resorts identify more efficient operation strategies. Through its E2A Program, EcoGreenHotel details the most economical path to implement energy and water saving technologies while taking advantage of rebates and incentives to offset the upfront cost of implementation.
The collaboration with Spiezle Architectural Group will add a LEED EB Assessment tool to EcoGreenHotel’s E2A Program. For green hotels and resorts planning to achieve LEED certification, the E2A + LEED EB Certification Assessment will detail a path to achieve certification with the least disruption to operations, reducing energy and water cost while utilizing rebates and incentives. There are several choices a property can decide on to earn the points needed to become LEED EB certified. Some of the choices throughout the process can affect the outlay of cash and/or future profitability. With the combined experience of Spiezle and EGH, ownership and management will have the data and knowledge to make decisions that will add the most value to the facility.
Spiezle Architecture Group has more than 23 LEED accredited professionals, all of whom are credential holders with the US Green Building Council. Spiezle Architectural Group is headquartered in Trenton, NJ.
EcoGreenHotel provides customized consulting services tailored to the needs of the hospitality industry in the areas of energy efficiency and certifications, including LEED, Green Seal and Energy Star.
Both Spiezle Architectural Group and EcoGreenHotel agree this collaboration and the introduction of the E2A + LEED EB Certification Assessment is a step in a journey to support a sustainable hotel industry.