2 days ago
Those of you considering a green renovation for your interior spaces should read a case study recently released by SERA Architects with input from Benjamin West and a number of product manufacturers. This is the second case study from SERA Architects that I have written about in Green Lodging News. (Click here to read my column linking to the first case study.) SERA Architects’ latest case study focuses on the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown and all of the steps that were taken during the renovation to reduce waste, energy consumption, and improve indoor air quality. Specifying green products for 70 percent of the FF&E for the guestroom and corridor refresh resulted in a 4 percent project cost increase over standard products. While the team behind the renovation did not have to pay more for local art and sustainable carpet, lamping, paint and seating, it did have to pay more for green fabric (7 percent more), casegoods (8 percent more), outdoor furniture (15 percent more) and wallcoverings (40 percent).