|We are pleased to welcome the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards! This year is the inaugural year of the awards, recognizing businesses going above and beyond in the world of sustainability – doing their part to make the community a better place to live. As a LEED-certified establishment, we are thrilled to be hosts, especially on Earth Day 2015 It’s our turn to step up and be LEEDers.http://bit.ly/ClimateProtectionAwardsThe Broadway Hotel achieved these milestones in the LEED effort:
Exemplary Development Density – the hotel exceeded the baseline development density in this credit by more than double. This limits urban sprawl and allows better neighborhood walkability.
Public Transportation Access – Within 1/4 mile of the city bus station and several bus lines, the hotel allows easy access to the city without the use of a car.
Bicycle Access – the hotel provided bike racks for customers and employees, as well as showers allowing employees to freshen up after a summer ride to work. Bicycling reduces the negative impacts of transportation in many ways, and helps people remain healthy.
Water Efficiency – The hotel achieved a 31% reduction in water use indoors, as well as eliminating outdoor irrigation through the use of native and adapted plantings.
Energy Efficiency – The hotel achieved a 21% reduction in energy cost, and a 15% reduction in energy use. Total energy use intensity is 127 kBTU/Square Foot.
Construction Waste – The project recycled 80% of all construction waste, diverting it from the landfill to recycling or clean fill sites.
Regional Materials – The project purchased 14% of materials from local sources, improving the local economy.
Indoor Environmental Quality – The hotel achieved all 4 points in the low-emitting materials category, eliminating irritating or allergenic chemicals from the indoor environment.
Overall the project achieved 41 points, qualifying it for LEED certification.