The AC Hotel San Jose Receives LEED Gold Certification

The new 7-story, 210-room AC Hotel San Jose has earned LEED Gold Certification. The DLR Group Hospitality Studio worked directly with Johnstone Moyer, Inc. to design this beautiful, energy-efficient hotel to appeal to the energy conscious, millennial traveler.

DLR Group employed several sustainable strategies for the AC Hotel San Jose to achieve LEED Gold Certification, including water efficient plumbing fixtures that will save over 40 percent of potable water, the HVAC system designed to realize over 30 percent energy savings, all spaces have bins to encourage recycling and have interior finishes that contain no or low volatile organic chemicals, and over half of all wood materials in the project was Forest Stewardship Council certified, which means it was sustainably harvested to protect the environment.

DLR Group continues to lead the U.S. rollout of AC Hotels by Marriott. To date, the DLR Group Hospitality Studio has designed 12 AC Hotels by Marriott.