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LEED and the Hospitality Industry
Can hotels, motels, resorts and other hospitality facilities use the LEED green building certification program?Yes, the suite of LEED rating systems includes a range of environmental and performance measures that can be implemented in a variety of different space types, including lodging and conference facilities.
In the case of some space types, such as schools, healthcare facilities, and retail spaces, USGBC has developed specific modifications to LEED that recognize unique building opportunities and challenges. Such modifications are being developed for lodging properties (see more information below) but until they are released, LEED for New Construction and LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance remain the appropriate rating systems for hospitality projects to use.
Please visit www.usgbc.org for more information.
Last Updated: January 2010