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Two New Courtyard Hotels LEED® The Way in Eco-Design


Bethesda, MD .- U.S. Green Building Council President Rick Fedrizzi Recognizes Portland Courtyard for LEED® Achievement; Chairman and CEO J.W. “Bill” Marriott Celebrates LEED® Registered Chevy Chase Courtyard via LIVE Webcast (

Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Montgomery County, Md., Executive Ike Leggett Invited To Attend

WHO: Chairman and CEO J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) President Rick Fedrizzi will kick-off a bi-coastal event as two Courtyard by Marriott hotels lead the charge in eco-friendly design for Marriott International. The Courtyard Portland City Center (Ore.) will be the first LEED®-Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotel in Marriott’s portfolio. The Courtyard Chevy Chase (Md.) is expected to receive LEED® certification by year-end.

WHAT: In Portland, Ore., Rick Fedrizzi will present the GOLD plaque to the CEO of Sage Hospitality, Walter Isenberg, and GM of the Courtyard Portland City Center, Mike Castro. Some of the hotel’s green features include uniforms made of recycled plastic bottles and a kitchen waste composting program that includes turning used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. Portland Mayor Sam Adams has been invited to attend and give remarks.

In Chevy Chase, Md., Bill Marriott will be joined by USGBC COO Chris Smith and SVP of Grosvenor USA Ltd., Mark Darley, to celebrate the hotel’s grand opening and GOLD-level candidacy to be received by year-end. This hotel features an on-site hybrid Zipcar for guest use and a solar panel used to power the property’s trash compactor. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has been invited to attend and give remarks.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase – LEED® registered
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time - 5520 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center – LEED® certified
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time - 550 SW Oak St., Portland, Oregon 97204


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