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Grand Rapids hotel wins LEED Gold

August 2, 2013
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TripAdvisor names CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids gold GreenLeader
CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids is downtown on Monroe Center Street NW. Photo via

A hotel in downtown Grand Rapids has become the second hotel in the state to receive a LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids said it earned the certification, joining its sister hotel, CityFlatsHotel Holland, as the state’s two LEED Gold hotels, according to CityFlatsHotel.

LEED buildings are designed to reduce landfill waste, conserve energy and water, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and be healthier and safer for occupants.

“The CityFlatsHotel brand is dedicated to these building and operational principles, making our certification of the CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids as a LEED Gold property such a tremendous achievement for us,” according to a CityFlatsHotel announcement.

The hotel highlighted some of the construction choices it made to align itself for achieving LEED Gold: Cradle-to-cradle recycled glass and concrete, low-VOC paint, energy-efficient fixtures and rapidly renewable resources, such as bamboo and cork flooring, locally produced CityDrēm mattresses, as well as blankets, sheets and towels all are naturally hypoallergenic and made from bamboo fibers, which can be washed in cold water.

TripAdvisor recognized CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids earlier this year as a gold level GreenLeader, which acknowledges a hotel’s green practices and ranks it based on how many initiatives it has in place.

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