AECOM Assists Starwood Hotels – Greening Architecture and Construction Standards

Jan 27, 2015 9:05 AM ET

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AECOM collaborated with Starwood Hotels’ key stakeholders to develop a list of quantitative data to compel owners to invest in the right sustainability measures.

With an already well-established sustainability program in place, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide faced a significant obstacle: What next? Once light bulbs are changed and faucets automatized, how does a hotel company compel owners to invest in the right sustainability measures?

To address this challenge, AECOM collaborated with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive list of sustainability measures — focused on energy efficiency, water conservation and reduction, indoor air quality and operational efficiency — to integrate into the hotel’s design and construction standards.

“Having real, objective and quantitative data that we could input into our own financial model was incredibly valuable and enabled us to build a compelling story for sustainability that we look forward to sharing with our owners,” said Veronika Ruf, director, architecture and construction, Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Check out AECOM’s most recent sustainability report for more projects that are improving sustainability around the world.

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