Earlier this year, Hutton Hotel opened its doors in Nashville, Tennessee. Hotel Interactive recently referred to the building as "one of the most sustainable focused properties" it had ever seen, although the developer, Amerimar Enterprises, decided to skip LEED certification. Built from the skeleton of a former office building, Hutton Hotel has 248 rooms and some of the following green elements:
- LED and fluorescent lighting throughout;
- Renewable bamboo flooring and furniture;
- Card readers that disarm lighting when occupants leave;
- Low-energy EcoDisc elevators;
- Low albedo roofing system;
- Efficient LED exterior signage;
- Highly efficient bronze exterior glass;
- Water efficient fixtures and dual flush toilets;
- Water free urinals in public areas;
- A laundry water recycling system; and
- Mechanical energy recovery wheel system that preconditions air before heating/cooling.
In addition, Hutton Hotel uses biodegradable cleaning products, provides a hybrid courtesy vehicle, and runs a hotel recycling program for glass, paper, and plastic.
Photo credits: Hutton Hotel.