30 Nov '17, 11am

How to build a green hotel, from the ground up

When you pull up at The Mayton Inn, it doesn't look out of place in the small downtown district of Cary, North Carolina. Built as a public private partnership between the town of Cary and hoteliers Deanna and Colin Crossman—who previously renovated the historic King's Daughter's Inn in nearby Durham—the building was deliberately designed as a keystone project to bring about broader downtown revitalization in a town that has sprawled in recent years into fairly typical suburbia. Underneath the hood, however, The Mayton features some pretty neat green features that have collectively saved a projected 30% on energy costs, not to mention hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. We met up with Deanna—a hotelier who, conveniently enough, also happens to hold a general contractor's license—to hear some more about how starting from scratch allowed the project to maximize its sus...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/green-architecture/...

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