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Tom Fernandez's Sustainable Vision Realized

From a press release issued by The Woodbine Group, February 14, 2012.

Sustainable MBA alum Tom Fernandez realized his capstone project when his development firm received LEED platinum certification for the Hotel Skyler. It is only the third hotel in the country to receive this stellar ranking.

"My education from Marylhurst University aided in the success of this project," said Fernandez, director of business development for The Woodbine Group, which developed the Syracuse, NY hotel.

The hotel earned LEED points by employing a ground-source geothermal heating and cooling system, using recycled and locally sourced building materials, installing innovative energy and water management systems and re-utilization of a historic building.

Constructed in 1921, the building was home to Temple Adath Yeshrun for more than 50 years, and later housed the Salt City Theatre. Aesthetic touches pay tribute to this past. Other sustainable elements are incorporated in the hotel's interior design including: organic fabrics, low-emission carpeting and upholstery, and non-toxic housekeeping products and practices. Each guest room is powered by a sophisticated keycard energy management system. Room keys activate lights and heating/cooling at a card receiver near the entry door. Additionally, the hotel's marketplace and bar feature locally sourced and sustainably harvested foods and drinks.

 

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