TUSCALOOSA, ALA.—Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown announced it recently received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the second hotel in Alabama to receive this certification.
“We are honored to receive the LEED Silver certification for Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa, and thankful that the U.S. Green Building Council recognizes our efforts in environmental protection, energy saving and the improvement of overall environmental quality,” said Judd Bobilin, of Chance Partners, LLC, the developer. “One of the key tenets of our company is to ‘Partner with the Community’ and we are excited to continue to foster our partnership with the City of Tuscaloosa in improving our environmental footprint.”
Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa, from its deliberate design and conscientious construction, has exemplified environmental accountability and sustainability throughout the project’s development and current operation. Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa obtained their LEED Silver status through incorporation of a highly reflective TPO roof which reduces the hotel’s heat island effect, and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures throughout the hotel reducing water consumption by at least 35 percent compared to LEED baseline metrics. Additionally, the hotel’s energy model design reduces energy costs over 28 percent compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. The hotel’s construction is composed of 35 percent recycled material and 44 percent regionally sourced materials and received credit for incorporating public transportation access with the hotel’s location in downtown Tuscaloosa. Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa’s LEED Silver recognition demonstrates the hotel’s drive to exemplify sustainable development and reflects the hotel’s mission to be environmentally conscious of the environment and the community.
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Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa is a 91-key hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa. Guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center and approximately 850 square feet of versatile meeting space, a business center and a 2,500-square foot outdoor terrace with views of the Black Warrior River and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Additionally, the hotel is proud to provide guests with electric vehicle charging stations for multiple models. The Lookout, the hotel’s upscale rooftop bar, offers guests a unique craft cocktail menu, local distillery options, and inspired tapas plates while taking in an atmosphere overlooking the river that is unmatched in Tuscaloosa. Dining is inspired by Southern culture at the on-site restaurant, Shoal’s Bar & Kitchen. Serving breakfast and dinner, the restaurant has partnered with a seasonally changing cast of local vendors such as Snow’s Bend Farms, Southfresh Farms, Heritage House Coffee & Tea, among others, to offer a fresh, locally sourced menu. Hotel team members, many of whom are locals themselves, will share their favorite hidden gems with guests looking to explore and discover the hotel’s downtown Tuscaloosa neighborhood.
LEED is a rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2003. It is considered to be the most influential one among all the evaluation standards of environmental building, green building and building sustainability, with six key criteria in sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process. The number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification achieved by the project.