Time: Wednesday January 11, 2012 7:30am to 9:00am
Location: Hampton Inn and Suites Exeter, 59 Portsmouth Ave, Exeter, NH (Map and Directions)

October Green Eggs

About the Hampton Inn & Suites Exeter, NH

Owner: Pennacook Hoteliers
Architect: Archetype Architects
Builder: Wright-Ryan Construction

Please join us in kicking off Green Eggs in the New Year! This January we are thrilled to invite you to view the newly constructed four-story, 111-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Exeter. Commissioned in 2010, this building is just a short walk from its historic downtown and adjacent to Exeter Regional Hospital. The new hotel and suites span 73,000 square feet; hotel amenities include an indoor pool, spa, fitness center, 950 square feet of meeting space.

“We’re thrilled to introduce a new Hampton Inn and Suites to the Exeter community,” said Chris Thompson of Pennacook Hoteliers, LLC. “Our mission in constructing and operating the hotel is to pursue best practices in environmental stewardship, educating hosts and guests alike on the role of social responsibility in the hospitality industry. To this end, we are pursuing LEED-certification and implementing a variety of energy efficient, sustainable practices.”

The Hampton Inn & Suites Exeter applies a range of eco-friendly design and operation elements, including a state-of-the-art storm water system, enhanced insulation, pollution-reducing lighting, zero-irrigation landscape design, reduced water consumption, and a commitment to construction waste management and regional material use. These features, among others, were used to achieve LEED certification.

The presenters:

Chris Thompson is President of Parallax Partners, Inc., a development company committed to sustainable development with a focus on hotel properties. He is also a principal in Thompson’s Point Development Company, Inc., developer of the Forefront at Thompson’s Point, a 30 acre mixed-use transit oriented development in Portland, Maine. He is an owner and developer of the Hampton Inn and Suites, Exeter NH, whose submittal for LEED-Silver Certification is currently pending. He received a B.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of London. He is the author of Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). He is a member of the Breakwater School Advisory Council and the North Yarmouth Academy Advisory Board. He and his wife and two children live in Cumberland Foreside, ME.

Cordelia Pitman, LEED AP BD+C, has been Director of Preconstruction Services for Wright-Ryan since 2009.  She joined us from a local architectural firm where she was a project architect for over 15 years.  Cordelia has spent years leading projects from inception through design and construction, and has hands on experience coordinating architecture, structure and MEP – making her a perfect match for our preconstruction department.  Cordelia graduated with a BA in Physics from Middlebury College.  She has also earned her Master of Architecture from Columbia University. Cordelia served on, and chaired, the City of Portland Historic Preservation Board for over a decade, and is currently a member of the Greater Portland Landmarks Board of Directors. Additionally, Cordelia has been trained in Revit 2011, and is well versed in other CAD/BIM software.

About Green Eggs and To Register:

Green Eggs is the Chapter’s monthly breakfast forum featuring a speaker and topic relevant to green buildings. Networking and breakfast, featuring a full breakfast – local and creative, will take place from 7:30 – 8:00 followed by a 45 minute presentation and a 15 minute question, answer & discussion period.  Attendance is limited and pre-registration with payment is recommended. Attendance is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.