MINNEAPOLIS (May 19, 2015) – Radisson
Blu Mall of America (@RadissonBluMOA) today announced that it has officially received LEED®
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed
by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for the
design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. To
date, Radisson Blu Mall of America is the only hotel in the greater Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan region to
receive LEED® certification.
“Our team has worked very hard to implement procedures
and operations to ensure we are environmentally conscious and responsible,”
said Harry Gorstayn, general manager, Radisson Blu Mall of America. “We are
very proud to receive LEED certification, and look forward to welcoming guests
and groups who are also environmentally conscious.”
was awarded its LEED certification after passing a third party certification
review process that incorporated hundreds of checkpoints designed to ensure a
high level of eco-friendliness. Radisson Blu Mall of America conserves water
and electricity by using linen-less meeting room tables and saves energy by
programming the heating and cooling systems in meeting rooms to only be on when
the rooms are being used. Additionally, the hotel recycles guestroom soap
through Clean the World, a non-profit whose mission is to save lives by
providing children and families in countries with high death rates due to
pneumonia and cholera with recycled amenities such as soap and shampoo.
These LEED certification standards are
consistent with the Radisson Blu brand’s commitment to sustainability and to
environmental stewardship. Radisson Blu Mall of America joins Radisson Blu Aqua
Hotel, Chicago to receive this certification. Club CarlsonSM, the
global loyalty program for Carlson
Rezidor Hotel group, was the
first hotel loyalty program to commit to a global meetings and events
carbon-offsetting initiative. A free service for the hotels and meeting
planners. The company purchases carbon credits to offset the estimated carbon
footprint of 100 percent of Club Carlson for Planners meetings and events
globally, across the group’s six global brands.
Radisson Blu Mall of America was designed by
ESG Architects, who provides resources for its clients on issues related to
green building principles for the creation and stewardship of sustainable
About Radisson Blu Mall of America
About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s
leading hotel brands with more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries.
Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized
by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its
first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to
the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM,
Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the
delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in
major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus
Collection, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park
Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM.
For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com.
About ESG Architects:
the early 1970’s, Elness Swenson Graham has helped clients create welcoming
environments for communities, businesses and neighbors. As a
nationally-recognized firm, ESG is committed to excellence in design for
people. With projects that span the United States, the firm is proud of its
talented staff practicing architecture and interior design for communities where one may live, work, play, and stay. esgarch.com
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