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Marriott Hotels Get Energy Star

Marriott International have announced that approximately 80 hotels throughout its Western Region
are being presented today with the prestigious ENERGY STAR from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for enhancing their overall energy
performance. Ranked among the top 25 percent in the U.S., Marriott hotels in the West
have improved their efficiency by installing new lighting, electronic
thermostats, laundry ozone systems, LED technology, upgrading central
plants, and retro-commissioning existing building systems. Such practices
implemented nationwide save Marriott a total of $4.5 million annually and
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 64,000 tons each year.

“Marriott International’s achievement in earning the ENERGY STAR for
superior energy efficiency in 79 properties is a testament to the
company’s environmental leadership,” said Kathleen Hogan, director of the
Climate Protection Partnerships Division at the EPA. “Organizations like
Marriott International are showing businesses worldwide that protecting
the environment is good for the bottom line.”

ENERGY STAR is a government-sponsored program helping businesses and
individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Since partnering with ENERGY STAR in 2001, Marriott has embarked on an
ambitious, company-wide mission to enhance its energy management systems
and procedures.

“Marriott’s energy management program starts with its partnership with
hotel owners and continues with the commitment of senior leaders to
environmental stewardship and cost containment,” said E. J. Hilts,
regional director of energy, Marriott International. “Our commitment
extends beyond our guests and associates to include the communities we
serve and their environment.”