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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"I am proud to be a part of such a great project. OTO has always incorporated environmental and sustainable efforts into the design of our hotels, but this particular site gave us some unique opportunities. I'm looking forward to offering Gainesville an opportunity to participate in our green efforts."

Chris Lewis, General Manager


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