The Washington Post in its Travel section has cited the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro as one of the greenest hotels in America, making “climate-conscious travelers swoon.”

Proximity Hotel

The article notes, “In one sense, the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., shouts its environmental bona fides from the rooftop. One of the first sights that greet guests as they turn into an otherwise nondescript office park off Green Valley Road are the 100 solar panels perched atop the building, which from afar looks like an old textile warehouse lovingly brought back to life.

Visitors with low-emitting, fuel-efficient vehicles can pull into a preferred parking spot closer to the front entrance, where a U.S. Green Building Council seal proclaims the hotel’s status as LEED Platinum – a rating reserved for the most energy ­efficient of buildings. (The Proximity became the first hotel in the United States to earn the distinction nearly a decade ago, and only a handful have earned it since.)