• The Source Hotel Earns LEED Silver Certification

     
    POSTED October 4, 2019
     

Recognized for its sustainable performance and design, The Source Hotel has been awarded LEED Silver certification. Owned by Zeppelin Development, the 92,000-square-foot building was destined to meet LEED standards from its inception with sustainability at the forefront of the project.

“It is very important for us to recognize our stewardship responsibilities as developers to protect the environment and to enhance the character of the community without taxing the local ecology and its natural resources,” says Kyle Zeppelin, president of Zeppelin Development.

By selecting a location on Brighton Boulevard, the intention was to promote the use of transit with close proximity to the 38th and Blake A-line train station. Preferred Parking for fuel efficient vehicles, carpools and plenty of bike racks are helping the property to leverage eco-friendly travel.

The Source Hotel is opting for 100 percent renewable energy sources to power the property. In addition, occupancy sensors and LED lighting offer a smart solution to cut back on energy usage.

After installing water efficient flow and flush fixtures, The Source Hotel has seen a 37 percent reduction of its total indoor potable water usage. With the addition of state-of-the-art irrigation systems and native, adaptive plants that require less water, the property will salvage another 4,300 gallons of water each year.

The Source Hotel and its owners made it a point to divert 50 percent of its construction waste from the landfill through donation and recycling. Building materials were comprised of 9 percent recycled content and 26 percent regional content from within a 500-mile radius.

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.