InterContinental San Francisco Awarded LEED Gold Certification from USGBC (Excerpt)
SAN FRANCISCO—InterContinental San Francisco announced that it has been awarded LEED Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EBOM) program. LEED is USGBC’s rating system for designing, constructing and maintaining the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high performing buildings. InterContinental San Francisco is the first property in the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts portfolio to achieve LEED certification for an existing building.
In addition, by partnering with Renewable Choice Energy, the hotel reduced its environmental impact by purchasing renewable energy credits to offset 100 percent of its electricity and natural gas use, making the hotel’s energy use 100 percent carbon neutral.