The Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina was recently awarded a Gold LEED certification from the Green Building Council. Compared to a conventional hotel, the Proximity uses 36.5% less energy and 30% less water, and obtains nearly 60% of its hot water from the 100 solar panels that line its rooftop. One of the coolest features of the hotel is its regenerative drive elevator, that powers its upward movement from energy produced while it is moving down. By also making use of large amounts of natural light, and using a vegetated rooftop over the restaurant, the Hotel saves money on heating and cooling in the necessary seasons. The Hotel was built with steel, asphalt, and sheetrock produced from recycled content, and in fact helped rebuild the stream and wildlife areas around the building site to reduce the footprint the hotel would make. Keep reading to see a video about all of the green features of this cool new hotel.
So next time you’re in Greensboro, North Carolina, think about staying at the Proximity Hotel.