GEORGETOWN, TEXAS—Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, a AAA four diamond hotel, has achieved LEED Silver Certification for New Construction. The 222-room hotel, just 27 miles north of Austin, is the first Sheraton Hotel to earn the distinction in the continental United States.
Developed by Novak Bros. LLC, the LEED status represents a milestone achievement for the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and serves as a testament to the property’s sustainability and ongoing green practices.
“We are proud to have achieved LEED Silver status,” says Rita Healy, General Manager, Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel. “Georgetown, Texas operates on 100 percent renewable energy. Playing our part in the community with sustainable business practices is a commitment we take seriously. Our mission is to maintain compliance with our LEED status with ongoing green practices including housekeeping, guest services, group meetings and events, and more.”
Green Housekeeping, Integrated Pest Management
An implementation of strategies has been already put into place to maintain LEED Silver Certification. Sheraton Austin Georgetown’s operating standards include green housekeeping, integrated pest control, and Energy Star Portfolio Management. This year, the hotel’s food and beverage outlets will eliminate the use of plastic straws.
The Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel plays host to eco-conscious meetings and conventions like the recent Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA), which featured environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore as the keynote speaker.
The hotel is also part of Sheraton Hotels’ Make a Green Choice Program (MAGC), a guest-facing sustainability and loyalty program enabling guests to make green and sustainable choices in exchange for loyalty points, food and beverage credits.