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Hospitality for the Planet

A model for sustainability within the hospitality industry, Hotel Marcel is committed to doing what it can to tackle the global climate crisis. As a 100% electric hotel that operates fossil-fuel free, Hotel Marcel has created a new standard for environmentally friendly hotel operations.

Hotel Marcel is proud to be LEED Platinum-certified and is anticipated to be the nation's first Passive House-certified hotel, as well as the nation's first Net Zero hotel by the end of 2025.

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All-Electric Hotel

Designed to minimize carbon emissions, Hotel Marcel operates completely independent of fossil fuels.

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All-Electric Hotel

Hotel Marcel uses energy-efficient electric systems and equipment in lieu of conventional fossil fuel systems. Learn more about how we've electrified our hotel:

Electric Heating and Cooling

  • Air Source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pumps for heating and cooling
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) to provide filtered fresh air

Electric Hot Water Heating

  • Air Source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pumps for producing hot water

Electric Kitchen

  • Induction cooking to avoid any need for fossil fuels
  • Recirculating hood minimizes the need to use energy for conditioning make-up air

Electric Laundry

  • Onsite laundry eliminates the need to transport linens and use of commercial laundries all-together
  • All-electric laundry minimizes hot water use
  • Electric washing machines minimize energy needed for drying linens

Elevator Design

  • Kone Elevators generate power for the rest of the building when braking

Electric Hotel Shuttle

  • Converted a Dodge Ram ProMaster 2500 airport shuttle to a completely electric vehicle for guest usage

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  • Twelve 250 kw Level 3 electric vehicle chargers for Teslas
  • Twelve 7.2 kw Level 2 electric vehicle chargers
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Renewable Energy

Hotel Marcel operates through on-site generation, storage, and management of renewable energies.

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Renewable Energy

Hotel Marcel operates through on-site generation, storage, and management of renewable energies. Learn more about our renewable energy below:

Solar Panels

  • Over 1,000 solar panels on the hotel's rooftop and parking lot canopies produce over 575,000 kwhs annually
  • Hotel Marcel plans to add additional solar canopies in nearby locations


  • Batteries are Lithium-Ion and provide 1.5 megawatt hour of electricity storage (equals 1,500 kwh)


  • Grid-forming inverter located in each of the battery rooms allows for off-the-grid operation and emergency power
  • Allows the building to be powered by the grid, solar, and batteries


  • Power-over-Ethernet (POE) DC low voltage system provides power and control of all lighting and shades in the hotel
  • POE system reduces lighting energy by over 30%

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Sustainable Operations

Hotel Marcel is committed to mitigating climate change through sustainable operations. 

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Sustainable Operations

Hotel Marcel is committed to mitigating climate change through sustainable operations. Explore some of the areas we focus on:

Food & Beverage

  • Composts all food waste from the restaurant and catering
  • Procures locally sourced ingredients and sustainably produced offerings
  • Uses induction banquet equipment with no sterno usage
  • Uses linenless tables to save on energy consumption from laundry

Recyclable Products

  • No single use plastics are used for events, dining, and guest room bathroom amenities


  • Uses environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Linens and towels are washed on request rather than nightly
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Sustainably Certified

Hotel Marcel’s commitment to sustainable hospitality has earned us outstanding recognition. 

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Sustainably Certified

Hotel Marcel continues to be a leader in sustainability within the hospitality industry. Learn more about our awards below:

LEED Platinum Certification

  • One of only 10 hotels in the US to be certified LEED Platinum under the US Green Building Council's LEED standards
  • Earned points in a number of categories, including water efficiency, energy efficiency, and integrated design process

Passive House Certification 

  • Will be the first hotel in the US certified to Passive House standards
  • Design reduces energy use by as much as 80%

Net-Zero Certification (pending)

  • Will be the nation's first net-zero hotel for the elimination of fossil fuel usage