The Hyatt Lodge is First Leed Certified Hotel in Oak Brook
Oak Brook, Illinois (March 20, 2013) The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald¹s Corporate Campus has been certified SILVER under the LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED Green Building Rating System is intended to provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
In achieving the ³Silver² certification, the Hyatt Lodge has demonstrated environmentally sound practices in designing and building guest rooms, meeting rooms and public spaces. LEED projects are assessed against (5) key categories; Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality. An additional category, Innovation in Design, gives projects an opportunity to achieve credit points for sustainable building expertise and for design elements that are not included in the five main categories. By meeting requirements in all of the categories, the Hyatt Lodge features sustainable attributes that positively impact the guest experience.
Energy efficient lighting, responsibly sourced furniture and fixtures, and ³green² building practices ensure that every guest, associate and the community benefit from changes implemented by the Hyatt Lodge. At the conclusion of its Spring 2012 renovation, each guest room now features sustainable attributes: the ceiling finish consists of no VOC paint, creating a healthier indoor environment allowing you to breathe a little easier. VOC refers to organic chemical compounds which can affect the environment and human health.
All water based stain and water based adhesives were used for the case goods. Recycled glass on the desk tops was used on the nightstands. The carpet is Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label Plus Certified setting the highest standards for indoor air quality and ensuring the very lowest emitting products on the market. The desk is made from post-consumer recycled glass from clear, brown and green bottles. The light bulbs in the guestrooms are compact fluorescent, and there are LED lights in public areas.
³The addition of our LEED Certification capsulizes the hotel¹s efforts in maintaining a sustainable environment for our guests, associates and owners,² says Mike Bagnole, Director Engineering. ³As a part of the hotel¹s renovation completion last Spring, this certification has also brought the focus back to directing the hotel function in a way that supports our longevity in our community as we focus on sustainable goals now and for the future.²
³We¹re proud to add the Hyatt Lodge to our expanding portfolio of LEED certified properties. This recent certification reinforces McDonald¹s work in designing, building and maintaining buildings with an emphasis on sustainability.² Joseph Endress, Vice President of McDonald¹s Facilities & Workplace Solutions.
³The Silver LEED designation for the Hyatt Lodge is yet another example of the shared values and efforts between McDonald's Corporation and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The success of both organizations is anchored in providing superior service, corporate responsibility and the support of sustainable initiatives. This is an honor shared by all of our employees and we are gratified to be an integral contributor to the McDonald's Campus. Norm Canfield, General Manager Hyatt Lodge at McDonald¹s Campus
The Hyatt Lodge is one of a select group of hotels in the Chicago area hotel market that has achieved LEED Certification.
These sustainable efforts allow the Hyatt Lodge to continue on the journey to deliver food that is also thoughtfully sourced and carefully served. From fresh, local ingredients that reflect the season and the local flavors. Thoughtfully sourced: to be good for our health, our communities, and our planet. Carefully served: healthful offerings treated with integrity and preparation from preparation to the plate. Always honoring our guest¹s individual preferences. We continue to take many steps in this journey and are committed to doing moreŠafter all, it is what our guests, associates and community deserve.