Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, part of Hilton's industry-first All-Suites portfolio, located at 3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX, has been awarded LEED Gold. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

LEED is a rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is considered to be the most influential among all the evaluation standards of environmental building, green building and building sustainability, with six key criteria in sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process. The number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification it receives. Typical certification thresholds are certified, silver, gold and platinum.

“Denton, TX now boasts the very first Gold LEED Embassy Suites in the world in the Embassy Suites Denton Hotel and Convention Center!” said General Manager Jeff Pritts. “We proudly continue the tradition of O’Reilly Hospitality’s commitment to operational sustainability as the first Gold LEED certified hotel in Denton and only the third in the state. We look forward to decreasing our carbon footprint in this community through partnerships with the City of Denton and the University of North Texas Hospitality program as we work together to teach future generations the art of sustainable tourism in a AAA Four Diamond environment.”

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center is the only LEED Gold Embassy and achieved LEED Gold certification for diverting over 1,440 tons of waste from landfills through recycling construction debris, by installing low-water usage fixtures and conserving over 740 thousand gallons of water per year, for saving 4.2 million kilowatt-hours per year with the lighting and HVAC systems and strategies used in this hotel, and for saving over 50 thousand gallons of water each year by using native plants in the landscaping.

From design to construction to daily operations, Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, developed and managed by O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC, has and will continue to practice environmental responsibility, as this is a driving standard originating from O’Reilly Hospitality’s pursuit to be a leader in sustainable development to be a leader in sustainable development.

“We oftentimes use the LEED system because it can help us generate a smarter design that is better for the bottom line and reduces our carbon footprint, which is two of our biggest priorities at O’Reilly Hospitality Management” added CEO Tim O’Reilly.  We hope that this structure and it’s commitment to sustainability will inspire many of our guests to take action to address the horrific problem of climate change.”

The announcement comes just before Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center’s LEED Gold certification ceremony, held inside of the Embassy Suites Denton Lobby on April 29th from 3-5 PM. The day will include light refreshments and a walking tour to explore all of the innovative features that make this sustainable hotel so unique.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center is located at 3100 Town Center Trail. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center or call 940.243.3799