Gainesville's Green Residence Inn
Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville's Green Residence Inn

The Residence Inn Gainesville I-75 opened August 7th, 2009, as a fully environmentally sound facility. Located on the site of an EPA "brownfield," the once-polluted land has been restored to pristine condition. Additionally, the site was xeriscaped to save water, and features all native plants, minimal turf areas, perforated pavement (to aid irrigation / preserve water), a water-saving irrigation system using gray water, and a nature walking trail. OTO bonded a 100+ year live oak to ensure its survival, as well; the tree anchors the development, and is celebrated by staff & guests alike.

Highlights include: 

  • Demolition and construction wastes were recycled.
  • Framing structure was made from 90% post-consumer recycled steel.
  • Roofing materials are certified by Cool Roofing Council. 
  • Energy-efficient windows installed throughout. 
  • Low-VOC interior paints, wood finishes, adhesives & sealants; Carpet and Rug Institute-certified green carpeting.
  • Stormwater treatment systems in use. 
  • Salinization system for pool. 
  • Low-flow faucets, showerheads and dishwashers; high-efficiency toilets and urinals throughout. Automatic faucets and toilets in public restrooms. Wastewater channeled into disposals, food troughs, and landscape irrigation system. 
  • EnergyStar appliances, transformers, and LED exit signs installed.
  • High-efficiency CFL and LED lighting throughout. 
  • High-efficiency HVAC filters installed. 
  • Towel and linen reuse program implemented. 
  • Accessible recycling program.
  • Housekeeping uses green cleaning products. 


3275 Southwest 40 Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608


2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Florida Green Lodging Certified

Opening Date:

August 2009

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