The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is the first LEED Gold-certified hotel for greater Charlotte and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. An eco-focused rarity among top-tier hospitality brands, the hotel offers environmentally-mindful features and practices including a green, vegetated roof, seasonal rooftop beehives, employee uniforms made of fabric derived from regenerated plastic bottle materials, a Bike Valet, electric vehicle charging station, and complimentary parking for electric and hybrid vehicles. The hotel building itself incorporates many sustainable design and construction features, while the hotel team includes a LEED AP-accredited employee to oversee environmental practices throughout the building.
What Is LEED®
LEED®, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a multi-category green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Certification is awarded to select properties based on their site sustainability, water efficiency, energy use and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design for a new building, or innovation in operations for an existing building.