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Proximity Hotel

Award Description

55,000-square-foot hotel features precast concrete walls with continuous insulation, for thermal efficiency.

Precast contributions:

• Insulated precast building envelope reduces heating and cooling needs

• Insulation contained up to 50% of pre-consumer content

• Precast was manufactured within 100 miles of site

• Concrete mix design utilized 20% fly ash

• Precast had near zero construction site waste

• Cement contained 4-7% pre-consumer content

• 90% of precast materials were within 500 miles

• Plant manufactured precast helped to reduce harvested materials, site noise and dust

General sustainablity of structure:

• 39% less energy use than a comparable building

• 46% of material was sourced regionally

• 34% less water use than a comparable building - low flow faucets, toilets, and use of geothermal energy

• 87% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill

• Regenerative drive elevators generate electricity as they descend

• Use of natural lighting

• Low VOC paint, adhesives, carpet to reduce indoor air pollution

• Use of solar panels on roof to heat 60% of hotel's water

• Use of ground-source heat-pump refrigeration system

• Furniture made within 18 miles of site

• Bar was made from salvage, native walnut trees that were damaged in a storm

• A large stream on the project site was restored, creating a self-sustaining system that rebuilds wildlife habitat, aids in flood prevention, and helps with erosion and sediment control

Project Participants

Owner - Quaintance - Weaver, Greensboro, NC
Architect/Designer - Centrepoint Architecture, Raleigh, NC
Structural Engineer - Kaydos-Daniels Engineers, Raleigh, NC
General Contractor - Weaver Cooke Construction LLC, Greensboro, NC
Precast Producer - Metromont Corp, Greenville, SC
Concrete Producer - Chandler Concrete, Greensboro, NC
Materials Supplier - Concrete Supply Co., Charlotte, NC

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