Starwood Hotels has confirmed that its newest brand, ELEMENT hotels, will require all of its developments to pursue LEED certification from the USGBC. ELEMENT'S key green features include daylighting, energy-efficient appliances and water-efficient faucets. The first of such properties is scheduled to open this July in Lexington, Massachusetts.
++Starwood Hotels' ELEMENT Brand To Mandate LEED Certification In All Hotels Brand-Wide [Press Release 4/21/08]
++Starwood Develops Brand of LEED-Certified Hotels [Display and Design Ideas]