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Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Saving energy and resources are a top priority at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. They have been able to decrease electricity costs while increasing overall productivity each year. As part of their green efforts, they have converted almost 100% of their lighting to high efficiency LEDs, which use just a fraction of the electricity used by regular bulbs. 

The Marriott also utilizes 100% recycled paper, implemented motion sensor lights and water conserving faucets, recycles, has LED lights in all rooms and ballrooms, and donates food waste to compost for their community. Marriott employees turn off lights and electronics when they are not being used and facility staff  turn off chillers and the HVAC system to cools guest rooms when the temperature outside drops below 45 degrees.

The Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center strives to be a green business both for the hotel industry and the Bloomington-Normal community. The staff care about their guests and want every stay to be the best it can while also considering the environment. The Marriott hopes to continue adding green efforts to the hotel and will continue to spread the word. To read more about being green at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott, they have provided a Green Meetings Info Sheet on their website.