Original post: Host Hotels & Resorts
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded The Axiom® Hotel LEED® Silver certification for its green initiatives. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes performance in key areas of environmental and human health such as site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
The Axiom Hotel was designed by Host Hotels & Resorts® to achieve LEED certification. Guestrooms feature dual-flush toilets to reduce water usage and Smart TVs with information guides and dining menus to limit paper waste. The Axiom also participates with PressReader to provide paperless newspapers and magazines for guests. Filtered ice and water stations are located on every floor and recycling bins are available throughout the hotel. Other green initiatives include a high efficiency HVAC system with integrated energy management that monitors occupancy to control temperatures, power-saving fiber optic cabling, energy efficient LED lighting and instant hot water heaters.