EDGE certification was a logical choice for City Express, which was founded with a vision for sustainability. The company’s Santa Fe hotel in Mexico City, which has seven floors with 135 guest rooms, incurred incremental capital costs of US$56,000. These extra costs will be paid back within less than a year, as utility bills are projected to be US$7,500 lower per month when compared to a benchmark building. The hotel is an example of how smart choices in building design can result in a positive impact to the bottom line while attracting clientele who believe in protecting the environment.