City Flats Hotel – Holland, MI

greenexteriorCityFlats Hotel is the first hotel in the Midwest to achieve LEED Gold Certification. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System (LEED) is a nationally recognized benchmark providing independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. CityFlats specifically excels in the water and energy efficiency categories by using 30% less water than baseline standards and by optimizing energy performance.

CityFlats is also a leader in the use of sustainable materials. The hotel’s seating and décor was designed and manufactured using materials from rapidly renewable resources such as bamboo and cotton.

Another area where CityFlats exemplifies green construction is reliance on local manufacturing. Over 30% of the materials used to construct CityFlats Hotel’s structure, seating, and décor came from local sources and a majority of all finished products were manufactured in Holland. By eliminating reliance on imported products and materials, CityFlats has decreased the amount of fuel and energy used to transport products, enhanced the local economy, and minimized their carbon footprint.

City Flats Hotel

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~ by djtapedek on March 24, 2009.

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