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An Eco-Friendly Downtown Indianapolis Hotel

Marriott IndyPlace is Proud to be Eco-Friendly

The Marriott IndyPlace  hotel complex — comprised of the JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown; the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown; the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown; and the FairField Inn and Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown — has been created with environmental sustainability top-of-mind.

“All of the properties that make up Marriott IndyPlace, particularly the flagship JW Marriott, have been built using the latest ‘green’ technology and materials,” said Anne Dunlavy, Market Director of Sales and Marketing. “Not only does that facilitate responsible hospitality management, but it also allows us to maximize energy efficiency and resulting cost savings that we can pass along to our customers.”

Located on a previously developed site, eliminating the impact of new development, Marriott IndyPlace even incorporated an existing structure into the new Fairfield Inn & Suites, meaning no need for a complete demolition. Previous buildings on the site were removed and recycled, diverting recyclable materials from entering a landfill. Wherever possible, the developers sourced building materials from manufacturers in the Midwest, reducing transportation resources and energy.

And, Marriott IndyPlace incorporated energy efficient and green building materials throughout the properties. IIn fact, our eco-friendly hotels in Indianapolis incorporate Philips Lightolier LED SSL downlights throughout, to maximize efficiency while enhancing the guest experience. With more than 5,000 Philips Lightolier LED SSL downlights, the JW Marriott represents the largest hospitality installation of these cutting-edge lights in the world.

Additional green building materials incorporated into the development include:

  • Low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints, coatings and carpet systems to increase occupant health and comfort and minimize environmental impact.
  • Tan thermoplastic olefin (TPO) roof membrane to reflect sunlight and reduce the urban heat islands attributed to dark roofs in urban centers.
  • In-room energy management system by Johnson Controls.
  • Guest room bath down lights and reading lights utilize 10 watt LEDs.
  • Guest room corridor down lights utilize 20 watt LEDs.

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Increasing Sustainability Locally

In April 2017 the Marriott IndyPlace hotels announced their participation in Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s (IPL) Green Power Option Program, which allows participants to specify an of their monthly electricity use to be generated by wind, a renewable resource. We have opted in to IPL Green Power Option at 10 percent, which will reduce more than 2.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

The benefits for opting into an environmentally sustainable strategy position the Marriott IndyPlace hotels as market leaders that is savvy in corporate social responsibility. By increasing brand awareness and customer loyalty of sustainable and efficient business practices, our downtown hotel aids in the City of Indianapolis remaining a destination for conventions, major sporting events and other attractions.

Read the full press release here.

Convenient Location Helps Minimize Impact

For green meeting planners looking to reduce personal automobile use and resulting emissions, Marriott IndyPlace is the perfect Indy conference center for green meetings. It is conveniently connected to the Indiana Convention Center and within easy walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium, public amenities, museums, shopping destinations, restaurants and other places of interest to guests.
Guests that would like to explore areas of the city beyond downtown will find immediate access to public transportation.

For guests that do bring cars, Marriott IndyPlace provides a convenient underground parking garage, which further reduces the urban heat islands created by large parking lot surface areas in urban centers.

A Corporate Commitment to Sustainability

Marriott Hotels and Resorts have made a system-wide commitment to responsible hospitality management, taking steps including:

  • Replacing light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs.
  • Installing low-flow showerheads and toilets.
  • Implementing a water and energy saving linen program.
  • Incorporating ENERGY STAR certified products whenever possible. In fact, Marriott operates the most ENERGY STAR certified properties in the industry.
  • Involving its global workforce in eco-volunteerism.

Resources to Help Meeting Planners “Go Green”

For meeting planners looking to host green meetings and events,Marriott IndyPlace can help, providing things like 100% recycled note pads; pens made from recycled materials; eco-friendly water service; meeting room recycling; online event menus, reducing the need for printed materials; organic flowers; energy-efficient Indianapolis banquet halls; donations of excess food to Second Helpings; a recyclable box lunch program; and paperless billing.

“We will do whatever we can to help our customers minimize the environmental impact of their events and meetings in Indianapolis,” said Dunlavy. “We share a commitment to preserving the planet, and look forward to working with our customers to help achieve that goal.”