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SOURCE: High Hotels
Lancaster Pa. hotel properties partner with AMERIgreen Energy in drive to be green.
Lancaster, Pa. (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
High Hotels Ltd., a Lancaster, Pa.-based operator of nationally branded hotels, has introduced electric vehicle charging stations at its properties in Greenfield Corporate Center in East Lampeter Township. Guests of the Courtyard by Marriott, at 1931 Hospitality Drive, and the Hampton Inn, at 545 Greenfield Road, can fully charge their all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles in two to four hours.
The two new charging stations join a third station in Greenfield Corporate Center next to the offices of AMERIgreen Energy, a Lancaster, Pa.-based wholesale energy provider. High Hotels partnered with AMERIgreen Energy to install the charging stations.
Green PlusTM-Certified High Hotels sought the eco-friendly amenities as part of an ongoing focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship. “We have a commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity,” says Mike Fruin, president and chief operating officer of High Hotels. “Providing an additional convenience to our eco-conscious guests who own electric vehicles fits with our sustainability objectives,” notes Fruin.
Classified as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, or EVSE, the charging systems were coordinated by AMERIgreen through a grant award obtained by AMERIgreen from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Alternate Fuels Incentive Grant Program. The EVSE provide single pedestal Level II charging for electric vehicles with a standard SAE J1772 plug, including Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i MiEV, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and others. All the Greenfield stations are available for use by the public 24/7 at no cost.
“We’re proud to partner with local organizations such as High Hotels to further establish alternative energy infrastructure and support energy independence,” says Steve McCracken, AMERIgreen sales and marketing manager. AMERIgreen has seven other EVSE installations throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Greenfield Corporate Center is a property of High Real Estate Group LLC. High Hotels is an affiliate of High Real Estate Group.
About High Hotels Ltd.
High Hotels Ltd., an affiliate of High Real Estate Group LLC, develops, acquires, owns, and operates select-service and extended-stay hotels in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. These award-winning properties are franchised through Hilton Hotels Corporation and Marriott International, Inc. High Hotels is a Green PlusTM-Certified company that operates 12 hotel properties. The Courtyard by Marriott in Lancaster, Pa. is one of three High Hotels properties that have earned the ENERGY STAR®. More information is available at http://www.highhotels.com.
About AMERIgreen Energy
AMERIgreen Energy is a Lancaster, Pa.-based wholesale energy provider to the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, dedicated to working every day to improve America’s energy freedom and sustainability for today and future generations. Since its founding, AMERIgreen Energy has provided innovative and domestically produced, quality petroleum, biofuels, products and services. Adding electricity, natural gas, propane, motor oils, risk management, and marketing solutions offers the company’s partners a total energy package. More information is available by phoning 717.665.1402 or by visiting http://www.amerigreen.com.
About Greenfield Corporate Center
Greenfield Corporate Center is a 600-acre, master-planned business community located in Lancaster County, Pa. Developed, designed, built, owned, and managed by High Real Estate Group LLC and its affiliates, Greenfield is the first Lancaster County business center to incorporate a riparian buffer, a naturalized landscape feature that contributes to the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. More information is available at http://www.greenfieldcorporatecenter.com.
About High Real Estate Group LLC
High Real Estate Group LLC, based in Lancaster, Pa., is a full-service developer and owner of office, industrial, retail, hotel, and multi-family properties. Through its affiliates – High Associates, Ltd., High Construction Company, Greenfield Architects Ltd., High Hotels Ltd., and High Investors, Ltd. – the firm also provides architecture; construction services; brokerage, property management, appraisal, hospitality, and investment services. With offices and properties throughout the eastern United States, High Real Estate Group owns and manages a portfolio of more than 10 million square feet, including the 600-acre, master-planned Greenfield Corporate Center. For more information, phone 800.638.4414 or visit http://www.highrealestategroup.com.
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