Hospitality / Retail
- Aertson Hotel, Nashville, VA: The new 130,000 sf Kimpton interiors hotel designed by Torti Gallas and Partners is part of a 900,000 sf mixed-use development in downtown Nashville which also includes residential, retail, and parking. The project achieved LEED-CI Silver-level certification in February 2019.
- Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA: This new six-story, 74,495 sf triangular-shaped hotel in Old Town Alexandria was designed by Rust Orling Architects and includes 109 guest rooms and a small on-site restaurant. This project achieved Silver-level certification in September 2015.
- Homewood Suites, Arlington, VA: This new 94,629 sf extended stay hotel designed by Gordon & Greenberg includes 168 rooms and two levels of underground parking. Through the use of significant plantings as well as a vegetated roof, the site was able to provide 60% of open space. The project achieved LEED-NC Gold-level certification in June 2018.
- Canopy by Hilton and Hyatt House at the Wharf, Washington, DC: These two new hotels designed by SmithGroup are situated along the Southwest Waterfront and provide 313,786 sf space with 400 guest rooms and shared plaza / amenity space on the second floor. Together they achieved LEED-NC Gold-level certification in April 2018.
- Intercontinental Hotel at the Wharf, Washington, DC: This new 250,657 sf 12-story hotel designed by BBGM is part of the Southwest Waterfront Redevelopment effort and achieved LEED-NC Gold-level certification in July 2018. Nearly 95% of the spaces provide views to the exterior as well as natural light. Ground floor retail and underground parking is also provided.
- Stone Brewing East Coast Headquarters, Richmond, VA: This 213,750 sf new brewery and distribution center designed by Perretz & Young surpsassed the initial LEED goal of Certified to become the first LEED-NC Silver-certified brewery in Virginia in 2016. It also was awarded the Best Industrial Project by the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) in 2017.
- Cooper Vineyards Tasting Room, Louisa, VA: This 5,700 project designed by Baskervill received the GRACRE Commercial Real Estate Award as well as LEED-NC Platinum certification in June 2012. Green building strategies include a ground source heat pump, radiant floor heating, on-site power generation, rainwater harvesting, and a high efficiency building envelope using occupancy sensors and sunshades.
Tourism, as the largest industry in the world, has a huge impact on the environment. It is therefore fitting that the United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, to foster environmental conservation and economic growth. Within the hospitality sector of tourism, more hotels, resorts and B&B’s are going green as people become more sensitive to climate change and the critical need to protect the earth's environment as well as their own health.
We at SDC are proud to have been involved in the development of a growing number of green hospitality projects, including those featured above. Our exceptionally qualified team members are experts in assisting hotel developers, owners, and management companies in exploring and achieving their sustainability goals, for new and existing properties alike. From green building certification to developing sustainability and healthy building plans for operations, we are here to assist in all of your greening hospitality needs.