News : Portsmouth Hotel Shows a Greener Way

Feb 28, 2011

By JIM CAVAN

Business New Hampshire Magazine

When downtown Portsmouth's new Residence Inn and Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center opened in May 2010, they became the first Residence Inn hotel in the country–and the first conference center in the state–to be certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

No small feat for a hotel that features five floors, 128 rooms, and a 4500-square-foot adjacent conference and event space.

While it's only been open a short time, the new Residence Inn - located on Deer Street - is already making plenty of green waves. When they tore down the existing building to make room for the new hotel and conference center, 80 percent of the waste materials from the previous building ended up being reused in the new hotel, in the process saving 81 tons of debris from going to a landfill. To read the rest of the story, visit the Business New Hampshire Magazine website!