Grant Street Inn Goes Green

CFC employees hold blue ribbon at the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event.
CFC employees, including President, Jim Murphy (holding scissors), ready to cut the ribbon at the official grand opening Chamber event.

Bloomington, Ind. — The Grant Street Inn has opened a new 16-room addition. The new building was designed and constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements. The facility will be the fourth LEED-certified building in Bloomington, and the first privately owned LEED-certified building in town. Certification, which is based on energy usage, sustainability and indoor air quality, will be completed upon review of energy and water consumption.

The Grant Street Inn’s new addition was built to match the 1890s style of the original inn. It is a part of CFC’s larger effort toward sustainable living. The addition includes green elements such as energy-saving light fixtures, low-flow showers, solar panel water heaters and a system to capture rainwater and use it to irrigate the lawn and solar panel water heaters.

“We are so excited about this addition to the Grant Street Inn,” said Jim Murphy, president of CFC Properties. “Guests can enjoy the usual comforts of our bed and breakfast as we work to reduce our carbon footprint.”

This summer, guests of the inn were given gift cards to the local farmer’s market and encouraged to bring a plant back to the inn to be planted in the guest garden. The items they brought back were incorporated into the day’s meals. These efforts, and others designed to get people thinking about things they can do to help the environment, will continue.

About CFC Properties
For more than 35 years, CFC Properties has been a leader in the historic restoration, promotion, and revitalization of downtown Bloomington, Indiana. This includes the city’s largest bed and breakfast, the Grant Street Inn. CFC also recently expanded to Canton, Illinois, hometown of former president and CEO of Cook Group, Bill Cook. For more information, visit cfcproperties.com. Follow The Grant Street Inn on Twitter and Facebook.