Comfort INN(creased) with Energy Efficiency

Company Overview   

The Comfort INN is a seven story hotel with 127 guest rooms as well as many public service areas. An additional five story professional building  on the same property has multiple tenants including medical offices and retail shops. Increasing comfort and lowering operating costs was a priority.


Various energy efficiency measures were implemented on the property including a roof replacement, an LED lighting retrofit, new gas boilers to replace the electric boilers in the professional building, HVAC core unit replacement, insulation and air sealing, as well as digital comfort controls.

Property Summary

The property at 16220 Frederick Road consists of both a Comfort Inn and separate office building with office/retail space.


Year 1 Savings
Business Type Hospitality / Office
Building Type Hotel / Office
Project Type LED Lighting; roof replacement; HVAC, insulation, and digital controls
Project Cost $1,291,028
Term 20 Years


Recurrent LLC is a Rockville Maryland based C-PACE program contractor who has completed hundreds of projects since its founding in 2013. Recurrent worked diligently with Greenworks Lending to become the first contractor to complete this - the first - C-PACE financed project in the State of Maryland as their goal is to present building owners and facility managers with solutions that reduce operating costs while improving building performance and occupant comfort.


"This project allows us to materially improve our building's comfort for our guests and employees, upgrade the equipment to be more energy efficient, and significantly reduce our carbon footprint." - Bob Eisinger, Managing Partner of Rock Grove Associates LTD Partnership (Property Owner)
"The C-PACE program has meant a lot to our property. Guest feedback has been very positive regarding our ability to be environmentally friendly. In fact, Choice Hotels named us as their highest level green certified property."
- Vira Safai, Managing Partner of the Comfort INN of Gaithersburg MD