Best Western Night Watchman Inn & Suites
515 West Kansas Ave.
27,000 sq ft
Completed September 2010 The J-Hawk Best Western was demolished by an EF5 tornado that completely destroyed 90% of Greensburg, Kansas on May 4, 2007. The owners of this motel made the decision to rebuild and to join others in their community by making this new facility energy efficient and GREEN.
Roof and Wall Treatments:
30 year Composition Shingles, Pre-Finished Smart Siding and Stone Veneer Wainscot.
Designed with interior and exterior SIPs walls. Sips is a structural insulated panel system that is more energy efficient and faster to install than standard stick framed construction. Smart Siding and Stone Veneer provide a virtually maintenance free exterior. The building was designed and constructed to meet Energy Star. A wind generator was designed for the property that could provide as much as 60 percent of the motel’s electrical needs.
Reusing the site of the former single story 30 room facility and making it a two story larger (42 guest room) facility. Plans were designed around reusing the existing storm shelter/basement and indoor pool and spa that survived the tornado.