JW Marriott Recognized with International Energy Management Awards
The JW Marriott Washington, DC is an example of how hotels are leading the way in embedding sustainability across operations. The hotel was recently recognized with the inaugural 2021 global Energy Management Leadership award, one of the highest accolades in energy management and conservation, for reducing more than 725 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to the amount of carbon that would be removed from the air by 1,532 acres of forest.
The hotel was honored with this top award after their successful ISO 50001 implementation approach, resulting business benefits, and lessons learned. Marriott International has established sustainability goals that include reducing carbon intensity by 30% by 2025, and the JW Marriott sets its own annual energy reduction goals to achieve long-term targets. To ensure success, the DC location established an ISO 50001 energy management system to gauge energy use, make adjustments, and track their progress. Management also appointed a hotel energy team including representatives from all major departments, ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach that has saved over 9,500 gigajoules of energy and $221,551 of energy costs over three years.
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