The architects did a fantastic job of incorporating the green and environmentally friendly building practices we wanted in our wellness center. And we wanted them all. Right down to a system for automatically capturing and recycling rain water to keep the grass growing and green.
To give you an idea of how the building’s design embodies the Senara Experience, including our commitment to protecting the environment, here’s the short list of Senara’s green features that help conserve energy and natural resources:


  • Energy efficient windows positioned to take advantage of natural day lighting
  • Local stone and other regional, natural materials (less transport)
  • High energy efficiency wall system design, with 80 percent of lower level below grade
  • Fountain water recycles endlessly


  • Sustainable interior materials throughout
  • Carpet tiles of 50 percent recycled content backing and face yarn
  • Natural cork and bamboo flooring
  • Spa’s glass accents made from recycled glass
  • Low air pollution Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paints

HVAC System and Plumbing

  • Variable Air Volume (VAV) air conditioning system consumes less energy
  • Air conditioners use non-ozone-depleting refrigerant (R410A)
  • VAV terminal units with hot water reheat
  • High efficiency gas fired (condensing type) boilers
  • High efficiency lavatories, with dual flush design need less water
  • Low flow showers require less water
  • High efficiency hot water heaters


  • Downlights throughout the spa use low energy 2.5 watt LED lamps
  • Spa lighting controls have four to six zones so only the zones in use are lit
  • Accent cove uses an LED rope light that emits just 1.1 watt per lineal foot
  • Proximity sensors automatically turn lights off in unoccupied rooms
  • All fluorescent lighting uses high efficiency ballast and low mercury lamps
  • Exterior site lighting is zoned to turn off all but two security night lights