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Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston Achieves Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification

The One Dalton team proudly celebrates this accomplishment as designated by the US Green Building Council
August 10, 2021,
Boston One Dalton, U.S.A.

As a leader in the Boston community, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston is committed to sustainability and improving the quality of life and overall health and wellness of Hotel guests, residents and team members. By developing and implementing proactive sustainable practices, the Hotel team proudly celebrates achieving the internationally recognised Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Launched in 1998 and first certifying projects in 2000, the USGBC created LEED to measure and define what a green building meant and to provide a metrics-based system to develop sustainable buildings. Through transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated to support sustainability, the goal is to reduce overall environmental impact and create a more sustainable life, consequently improving the quality of life for generations to come.

“We are delighted to have achieved this certification from the US Green Building Council and truly value our partnership. We are committed to practicing sustainability, preserving our planet’s limited resources and enhancing the lives of all that enter our building including guests, residents and team members. We will strive to implement measures that continually propel us forward as a leader in sustainable practices and the Boston community overall,” says Reed Kandalaft, General Manager.

While Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston is now Silver LEED certified, the Hotel will continue to strive for Gold and then ultimately Platinum certification in the future. A concerted effort around recycling, eliminating single use plastics and styrofoam, and a keen focus on implementing sustainable material for meetings will largely dictate the way forward. The team is also committed to tracking and reporting Hotel-specific energy data to measure the carbon footprint and to completing annual energy audits and collaborating with energy experts to continually be at the forefront of innovations in the energy field.

As a 61-storey skyscraper in Back Bay and the third tallest building in Boston, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston opened in May 2019 and seemingly overnight, transformed the city skyline. Designed by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Gary Johnson of CambridgeSeven Associates, the glass skyscraper soars above the city at 724 feet (220 metres) in height. Surrounding the elliptical "guitar pick" shaped building are streetscapes by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh.  Design mastermind Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio Inc, is the visionary behind the design aesthetic of the Hotel's public spaces and guest rooms. The luxurious interior design exemplifies a cutting-edge modern aesthetic, ultimately creating the premier hotel experience in Boston.

Designed to appeal to both leisure and business guests, the Hotel features 215 guest rooms and suites; The Wellness Floor at One Dalton featuring a spa, fitness centre and indoor heated lap pool; Zuma, the internationally-acclaimed Japanese izakaya-inspired restaurant and bar; Trifecta Lobby Lounge; breakfast restaurant One + One; more than 11,000 square feet (1,000 square metres) of dedicated meeting and event space across two floors; a world-renowned art collection curated by Kate Chertavian; and 160 private residences.

LEED for Building Design and Construction, the category through which the Hotel received the coveted designation, provides a framework for building a holistic green building and gives developers a chance to create a healthy, resource-efficient and cost-effective building that also enhances the lives and experiences of everyone who walks through its doors. LEED certified buildings use less energy and water, avoiding waste and saving on maintenance costs, improving indoor air quality and creating less environmental burden on their community. Green building has subsequently grown into a trillion-dollar industry and LEED has become the most widely used green building program in the world.