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Proximity Hotel: 'Green' Hotel employs LoadMatch® System


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Reprinted from Phc News - JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008

A new privately owned "loft style" hotel opening this month in Greensboro, North Carolina has been designed and built with energy efficiency and guest comfort in mind. Significantly, the project has been awarded LEED Platinum certification and includes a $2.5 million Trane- Taco variable flow HVAC system that will earn up to 15 points under the USGBC LEED certification process. Taco's LoadMatch® single pipe system is a key design element in delivering energy efficiency and superior indoor comfort.

Close by the Greensboro airport, the Proximity Hotel is located adjacent to an existing landmark in contemporary Greensboro, the O'Henry Hotel, named after the famous short story writer and Greensboro native. The new Proximity Hotel is an eight-story hotel with just under 150 rooms, to include 10 luxury suites. The Proximity takes its name from a former textile manufacturing facility by the same name that was located in Greensboro at the end of the nineteenth century, operated by Moses Cone, who was known in his day as the "Denim King." The Proximity Hotel, like the O'Henry, is owned by the same private developer, Quaintance Weaver Restaurants & Hotels. Principal Dennis Quaintance, who also operates the Lucky 32 restaurant chain in the Carolinas, wanted to build a 'green' hotel with a hydronic cooling and heating system but needed the system to meet the budgeted cost. He wanted the hotel to be LEED certified to demonstrate his commitment to the environment....MORE

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