TORONTO, Canada - Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport achieved LEED® Certification, as recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).  It is the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Canada to earn this recognition for sustainable building design, construction and operations. 

"We are extremely proud of this achievement," said Paul Couto, Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport general manager.  "We are not only committed to being a business leader in Toronto, but we are also committed to Hilton Worldwide's global focus on living sustainably." 

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport received its LEED Certification on July 4, 2013.  LEED certified buildings meet one of the highest environmental performance standards, assessed by site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, material selection, indoor air quality, and innovation in design. 

Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport was developed by Millennium Engineering, Inc. and constructed by Kingslake Group.  Achieving LEED certification for this hotel was based on a variety of design and construction elements that produce a positive impact on the community and building itself.  These include: 

  • Use of low VOC adhesives and sealants throughout
  • Water conservation program
  • Paper, metal, glass and organics recycling program with YOY success of zero waste. (i.e. Less than 10% to landfill)
  • Minimum 30% -100% recycled content paper and giveaways
  • A white roof to reduce heat island effect of the building, keeping the interior temperature cooler in summer and warmer in winter
  • LED Interior and exterior signage lighting to reduce energy consumption by more than 18 per cent
  • Use of local drought-resistant plant species for the exterior landscape, which don't require an irrigation system to maintain, reducing water consumption
  • Underground parking
  • Guest washer
  • Bike rack
  • 100% non- smoking

As part of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn properties track their sustainability performance into   LightStayTM, the company's proprietary performance management system.  LightStay measures multiple utility and operational metrics including energy, water, carbon, housekeeping, paper product usage, waste, chemical storage, air quality and transportation. In addition, LightStay provides social networking tools that allow properties to communicate and share information and features a "meeting calculator" that calculates the sustainability impact of any meeting or conference held at a Hilton Worldwide property. 

Learn more about Hilton Worldwide's commitment to living sustainability at www.hiltonworldwide.com/sustainability.

Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and news.hgi.com.  

Contacts:
Maggie Martins
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport
+1 905 678 0041
maggie.martins@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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