Santa Monica’s First LEED Gold Certified Hotel

Revolutionizing sustainability within the hospitality industry, every aspect of our environmentally friendly hotel has been designed to reduce the consumption of natural resources. Our hotel uses locally procured recycled materials, many salvaged from the building's preexisting site. By choosing to stay with us at Shore Hotel, you're already reducing your carbon footprint. 

"Trading Carbon Footprints For Those In The Ocean Sand..."


Shore Hotel’s Sustainable Features 

  • Our swimming pool is heated by solar energy and reduces our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.    
  • Drought-resistant plants used in our landscaping save 20% more water.    
  • In room climate control reduces energy costs by 35%-45%.    
  • Low flow shower heads result in 20% water reduction over traditional shower heads.    
  • More than 90% of our guest rooms have a direct line of sight to the outdoors and natural daylight.    
  • Our elevator pulley system is designed to save up to 75% more energy than conventional elevators.    
  • The hotel contains low-emitting paint and carpet free of volatile organic compounds (VOCS).    
  • More than 10% of building materials are local to the region.    
  • We have used extensive LED lighting throughout the hotel and property.
  • Over 50% of our construction waste materials, including metals, concrete, stucco, terrazzo, wood & carpet were recycled or salvaged.    
  • Our parking garage ventilation system minimizes energy consumption and ensures adequate ventilation based on dynamic CO2 levels.    
  • Our storm water management plan captures and treats stormwater runoff.
  • We use no CFC-based refrigerants
    on property.    
  • More than 75% of our roof surface is covered in solar-reflecting material to reduce heat islands.    
  • Our fitness center has a water fountain that calculates the number of plastic water bottles saved by using your own.    
  • All guest rooms have balconies with sliding glass doors that allow for natural ventilation, optimal views, and thermal comfort.    
  • Lobby chairs are upholstered with 100% pre-consumer recycled polyester.   
  • We exceed California minimum energy performance by 21%.    
  • Guest room furniture is manufactured from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood.    
  • Our green housekeeping policies reduce exposure to hazardous chemical contaminants that impact air quality, occupant well being, and the environment.    
  • We are the only hotel in the state of California to implement a "demand response unit" which reduces the use of energy during peak hours and ultimately our carbon footprint.    
  • EcoQuartz bath and desktops contain ecologically safe solvents & adhesives, minimizing vapors and residue.    
  • Our hot water system operates at a thermal efficiency rate of 85%.    
  • Guest room carpet is manufactured with eco solution Q nylon, which contains a minimum of 25% recycled content.    
  • Guest rooms are equipped with ducted fresh-air systems with ventilation rates exceeding code requirements for best indoor air quality.

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