How appropriate — the hotel with the world’s top green rating is in the city of Greensboro. It’s the Proximity Hotel, one of the few hotels anywhere to achieve the LEED Platinum rating. Don’t think you have to give up luxury to travel green — this hotel has an AAA Four Diamond rating.
Platinum and diamond — that’s a great combination.
The Priximity Hotel was built to use 40% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable hotel, and features such state-of-the-art technologies as the first installation in North America of the regenerative drive for Otis’ Gen2 elevator. This system reduces energy usage by capturing energy and feeding it back into the building’s internal electrical grid.