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Idaho’s greenest hotel opens

​Follow the green carpet to see the hotel that is the first built to LEED standards in Idaho. SpringHill by Marriot just opened up on Seltice way in Coeur d’Alene and represents the highest standards of environmental technology.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings in the United States. Owner Kent Clausen said “Coeur d’Alene is a city that has a great deal of respect for the great outdoors. Building this hotel to meet LEED standards just make sense.



To receive certification as a LEED building, a building must:

- Improve energy efficiency
- Benchmark energy performance through the ENERGY STAR rating system
- Implement measurements, metering and reporting capabilities
- Evaluate and implement renewable energy strategies
- Assist with green power purchasing
- Develop and implement educational and awareness programs
- Provide maintenance and monitoring capabilities
- Increase comfort, control and indoor air quality

The hotel is the latest for SpringHill Suites by Marriot. This hotel concept is designed for the traveler that wants a unique experience in their hotel. Each SpringHill is a suite, and each property has is designed with relaxing color combinations and an eclectic design palate.

Every SpringHIll Suites have an included healthy breakfast, free Wi-Fi, exercise area, and business area. Clausen goes on to say “If you’ve never seen a SpringHIll Suite you will be blown away. Plus, our property has a splash pad for the kids, putting green for golfers and a relaxing pool and sauna area.“ The property is located at 2250 Seltice Way

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