The Omni Dallas Hotel in the state of Texas has received an LEED Gold Certification for its sustainable construction.
The Omni Dallas is the only hotel that has the Gold Certification in the state of Texas. The Gold Certification was given to the Dallas Hotel because of its development process which utilized material that is “regionally-sourced” and is recycled.
The construction of the Dallas Hotel also reduced the amount of pollution while initiatives were implemented that conserved water. During the opening days of the Omni Hotel, gold standards were implemented immediately. The Mayor of the Dallas region whose name is Michael Rawlings elaborates on how the area wanted to create a hotel that would lead to development in the downtown region while also bringing in brand new businesses.
One of the developers of the building stated that a silver certification was most likely going to be achieved but due to the professional nature of the team, standards were exceeded and a gold standard was procured.
Some of the sustainable features that were implemented during the construction process include:
- A recycling program was implemented which reduced the amount of construction waste
- The design of the interior is made of timber and brick which promotes forest management
- The design of the Omni Hotel also leads to a reduction of water run off
- Solar Reflexive Indexes are also featured in the material for the roof
- Key Switching system is implemented in the rooms to conserve energy when guests are not in the room
The Green Building Council made sure the sustainable requirements were properly met as the developers constructed the Omni Hotel. The Director of the Hotel states that the entire team assisted with keeping the project focused on sustainable features.
Overall, the Omni Dallas Hotel and its Gold Certification is a step forward in sustainable practices.