If you were to build the perfect green hotel,
offering first-rate accommodations along
with the latest technological innovations,
what would it look like? To find out, we
visited the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C. The Proximity is the nation’s
first LEED Platinum-certified hotel, and
we wanted to discover what features make
this 147-guest-room hotel so special.
At the nation’s first LEED Platinum-
certified hotel, beautiful, sustainable
design is the key to profitable business.
by RICK and YOKO CRUME
Richard crume works as an environmental engineer and teaches a college course on air pollution and climate change. yoko crume, Ph.D., is a
social work professor, specializing in aging and
long-term care. The crumes live in a passive solar
house in chapel hill, n.c. They have no connection to the Proximity hotel. contact the crumes