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Hilton Garden Inn gains LEED-Gold status

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O’Reilly Hospitality Management's Hilton Garden Inn, 3155 S. Nature Center Way, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
 
The roughly $9.8 million, 140,000-square-foot hotel opened last year. Its LEED-Gold certification recognizes sustainable design and construction, as verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.
 
The Hilton Garden Inn’s environmentally friendly features include solar roof panels, a solar wall that acts as a heat exchange, geothermal heating and air systems, and high-efficiency water and light fixtures, according to a company news release. The hotel also composts its food waste and recycles its food packaging.

“Our OMH team believes strongly that environmental responsibility and sustainability are critical values to embrace, and the operational cost savings from many LEED design elements go straight to the bottom line,” said Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Hospitality Management, in the release.
 
Utility bills are 30 percent to 40 percent less than the costs for similar buildings constructed with traditional methods, the release said.
 
Earlier this year, Houlihan’s South, located near Hilton Garden Inn at 2110 E. Republic Road, achieved LEED-Gold certification. The restaurant is one of two Houlihan’s in Springfield that are owned and managed by O’Reilly Hospitality Management.[[In-content Ad]]

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