Thursday, July 31, 2008

Greening of Greensboro one of 50 reasons to love the U.S.

Travel + Leisure has listed the "greening" of Greensboro as one of 50 reasons to love the United States of America.

"Luxury and green don’t have to be mutually exclusive, as the Proximity Hotel in North Carolina is out to prove," says the publication. "This 147-room hotel has made so many energy enhancements (solar panels on the roof that heat the showers, for example) that it’s aiming to become the country’s first-ever building with a Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)."

Click here for the rest of the state-by-state guide.

1 comment:

TSnow said...

That is a cool hotel. Modestly modern on the inside with "Print Works" which is the attached restaurant. It's in kind of a suburban setting off Wendover Ave. near Friendly Shopping Center (for those that know G'boro.) I hope we see more "green" design in commercial buildings and incorporated by home builders. I feel that it adds to the prestige and increases the desirablilty. With the housing market in the tank in many markets I feel there could be a premium for eco-friendly homes.