Alabama Hotel Awarded LEED Silver Certification

The 91-key, pet-friendly asset located in downtown Tuscaloosa is the second Alabama hotel to receive the certification.
Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown was awarded the LEED Silver certification from the USGBC. The award marks the second hotel in Alabama to receive the certification.

Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa is a 91-key hotel located at 111 Greensboro Ave., featuring a 24-hour fitness center, 850 square feet of meeting space, a business center and a 2,500-square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking the Black Warrior River and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The property also provides charging stations for electric vehicles, an upscale rooftop bar dubbed The Lookout and Shoal’s Bar & Kitchen, the onsite restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Green features

To achieve the LEED Silver status, the hotel had to incorporate environmental accountability and sustainability features such as: a highly reflective TPO roof, which reduces the hotel’s heat island effect; and installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures throughout the facility, which reduced water consumption by at least 35 percent compared to LEED baseline metrics. Moreover, the hotel’s energy model design reduces energy costs by more than 28 percent compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. The hotel is composed of 35 percent recycled material and 44 percent regionally sourced material. Another environmentally friendly measure is the incorporation of public transportation access.

“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. 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,” said Judd Bobilin of Chance Partners, the developer of the project, in prepared remarks.

Image courtesy of Chance Partners