architect, and other consultants—worked in concert to maximize efficiencies throughout the hotel. This multidisciplinary, collaborative approach, known as integrated design, addresses the building as a whole rather than treating each element separately. For example, at the Proximity Hotel, the practice of integrated design reduced air-conditioning needs by 35 percent, which in turn has cut total energy demand at the project by 11 percent.
Approximately 100 solar panels cover the 4,000 square feet (372 sq
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