Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Green Lodging News

Unity Conference Center received LEED Certification, making it the first lodging to meet this classification in the Midwest. The Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center on the grounds of Unity Village, a National Historic Register site located 15 miles southeast of Kansas City has 49 double-occupancy hotel rooms and a multipurpose meeting and conference center which just received Silver LEED status. The building utilizes a ground-source heat pump system for heating and cooling. Thirty-seven ground wells were drilled to a depth of 350 feet. The system uses the Earth’s temperature to heat and cool the building. This is the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool a building, and it is longer lasting than traditional heating and cooling systems. Water efficiency is a key component of the building, with dual-flush toilets, low-volume showerheads, rain gardens and bioswales to purify stormwater runoff. Green cleaning products are used throughout.

Go to the Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center.

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