“For our first hotel development, it was important for us to invest in the city of Philadelphia and the University City neighborhood both economically and environmentally,” said David Adelman, President and CEO of Campus Apartments. “The development team has created a sustainable building that will not only minimize Campus Apartments’ footprint, but also further our commitment to environmental responsibility.”

To achieve its LEED® Silver certification, Campus Apartments developed the building’s interior and exterior with various energy-efficient elements that reduce consumption, optimize performance and control costs. The building features an energy-efficient water-loop heat pump system to power heat and air conditioning, as well as a smart control system to monitor the building temperature. In addition, lighting from energy-efficient fixtures is controlled by occupancy sensors in common areas and card-control systems in the guest suites. Additional sustainable elements include a green roof, high-efficiency MEP systems, on-site storm water management and low-flow fixtures. By incorporating these green features into the design of the building, the hotel serves


as an example for progressive sustainable architecture within the hospitality industry.

“The addition of the first LEED® Silver-certified hotel to the Homewood Suites portfolio is a tremendous milestone and further extends the brand’s culture of corporate responsibility,” said Bill Duncan, global head, Homewood Suites by Hilton. “Working with Campus Apartments for the first time, Homewood Suites is proud of their dedication to create a hotel that not only serves the immediate needs of the local community, but also makes a positive impact for the future.”


Campus Apartments, LLC, the oldest and one of the largest privately held student housing companies in the nation, is a leader in the development and management of university-affiliated real estate. The company has more than $1.5 billion worth of assets under management with more than 34,500 beds in 25 states.

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 300 hotels open with approximately 80 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services*, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations.

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