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Marriott International, Inc.

Washington, District of Columbia

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Marriott International, Inc. is a leading lodging company with 3,000 properties located nationwide and in 67 countries and territories. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its continued leadership in superior energy management and its proven dedication to protecting the environment. This is the third time Marriott has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:

·         Earning the ENERGY STAR at 136 U.S. properties in 2008 for a total of 275 properties, more than any other hospitality company.

·         Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3% per available room, putting Marriott one step closer to its goal of achieving a 6% reduction per available room by 2010 under EPAs Climate Leaders program.

·         Realizing savings of $1.3 million in 2008 as a result of ongoing energy management techniques.

·         Launching an aggressive plan to reduce energy and water consumption at managed properties by 25% over the next 10 years, compared with the year 2000.

·         Meeting a long-term goal of benchmarking the energy performance of all domestic-managed properties using EPA's Portfolio Manager.

·         Continuing to develop its industry-leading Marriott Retro-commissioning (MRCX) program, a comprehensive evaluation process to help properties assess building systems and determine a strategic plan for achieving peak operational performance.

·         Updating standard operating procedures for energy management on a continuous basis to reflect the best practices that Marriott has identified over the years.

·         Working with the American Hotel & Lodging Association to define guidelines for "green" hotels and expanding opportunities for guests to become involved in Marriott's environmental initiatives.