PROCON Architect and CM
Needham, MA – XSS Hotels and PROCON announced the Needham Residence Inn by Marriott hotel has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. XSS Hotels is the owner and PROCON of Manchester, N.H. was the architect and construction manager of the design build hospitality project which is located in the New England Business Center in Needham, Mass. Colwen Hotel Management of Portsmouth, N.H. manages the hotel.
PROCON incorporated sustainable design practices into each phase of the design, construction, and operation of the 128-key hotel, with the intent to achieve LEED certification. The hotel, which was completed in August 2013, used regional & recycled materials in construction and incorporated environmentally friendly design elements such as a white roof, over-sized windows, and low-flow, water-efficient plumbing fixtures and LED lighting throughout the development. The hotel received LEED Gold Certification in April 2014.
The 89,740sf all-suite hotel is designed for the extended stay traveler with each suite having separate working, lounging, and sleeping areas, and a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel reduced its carbon footprint by implementing a wide range of environmental initiatives that reduce operating expenses, conserve energy, conserve natural resources and generate revenue by attracting an ever increasing number of hotel guests who prefer to travel ‘green’.