Shore Hotel has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is USGBC’s rating system for designing, constructing and maintaining the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high performing buildings and the Shore Hotel, designed by Gensler and constructed by Morley Builders, is the first property in Santa Monica to receive this distinction.
“Shore Hotel is honored to receive LEED Gold certification,” says Steve Farzam, COO of Shore Hotel. “We support ongoing efforts to be responsible and sustainable in every area of our business and through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment and dedication to environmental stewardship.”
To achieve LEED Gold certification, Shore Hotel has implemented a variety of energy and resource conserving initiatives. Highlights include:
• Fifty percent of all construction waste materials including metals, concrete, stucco, terrazzo, wood, and carpet were recycled.
• Ten percent of the building materials were local to the Southern California region and came from within the surrounding 500 miles.
• Shore Hotel was the first new build hotel to implement the Southern California Edison Auto Demand Response system which automatically conserves energy during a high-demand period.
• Shore Hotel’s carbon footprint is 43 percent less than that of the average hotel.