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With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. Visit Green Lodging News for the latest news and best practices. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Green Design

Home Green Design
With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. Visit Green Lodging News for the latest news and best practices. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

PAINT

ECOS Paints The World’s Best Environmentally Friendly Paint Ideal for the lodging industry. No odor, non-toxic, zero VOCs, exceptional coverage (up to 1.5x traditional paints) and ultra hard-wearing, allowing quicker room renovations and improved customer comfort. Guests can be treated to pristine décor without the headaches and nausea caused by paint fumes. Factory tinted with the finest European zero VOC colorants and delivered direct to your doorstep. Call (864) 595-3840. ECOS Paints » Email for Details »

MATTRESSES

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J+J Flooring Group Introduces New LVT Collections

DALTON, GA.—J+J Flooring Group, a leading diversified manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced that it is introducing two new Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collections. Available immediately, the collections reflect J+J’s 60-year history of developing thoughtfully designed, performance-driven and sustainable products that meet diverse commercial interior end-use applications. Whether matched together or used separately, J+J customers can now choose superior quality LVT products, broadloom and modular carpet and intelligently manufactured textile composite flooring options from Kinetex. This comprehensive portfolio enables designers and specifiers to select the floor covering solution best suited for their design, performance and project needs. Both collections are...

San Diego Convention Center Earns LEED Gold

SAN DIEGO—San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined the staff of the San Diego Convention Center at a public celebration last month to publicly celebrate the venue’s certification as a LEED Gold facility. Mayor Faulconer praised the venue’s efforts in achieving the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “San Diego is one...

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Opens Element by Westin Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALA.—The Element by Westin Huntsville is now open on the top floors of the hotel complex of the AAA Four Diamond Westin Huntsville. Both hotels are managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized elite operator of hotels, resorts and conference centers throughout the United States and Canada, based in Fairfax, Va. As one of Marriott’s luxury extended stay lifestyle hotels, Element by Westin offers a modern upscale extended stay experience. The Element by Westin Huntsville boasts 150 suites including 68 with full kitchens. Guests will enjoy the brand’s signature Rise: Breakfast bar, a complimentary breakfast served daily;...

FURNITURE / OUTDOOR

T2 Site Amenities Exceptional Site Furnishings Stand out Site Furnishings that incorporate sustainable materials. Great looking recycling receptacles for lobbies, meeting spaces and entrances. Benches that make a statement, reinforcing the uniqueness of your property. Planters that astound. Towel Valets constructed of Neowood, 97 percent recycled milk jugs that won’t corrode, rust, splinter, fade or rot. Matching Neowood products include trash/recycling bins, storage boxes, portable bars, planters and benches. Call (847) 579-9003 for information. T2 Site Amenities » Email for Details »

FURNITURE / INDOOR / NEW & USED

Best Hotel Products Call or Click for Big Savings on New & Used Guestroom Furniture One call or click for big savings on USED guestroom furniture and NEW Thomasville, Kimball and Dubois furniture, mattresses, PTACs, TVs, carpet, drapes and more. We carry all major brands. As a full service national renovator & liquidator of hotels, motels and resorts, Best Hotel Products, with years of hands-on experience, can meet all your FF & E needs for franchised and independent properties. We make it easy. We offer financing to help you make needed improvements. We aren’t the biggest…we’re the Best! Call (847) 749-0800. Best...

Tremendous Cost, Environmental Savings Come with Furniture, Woodwork Restoration

NATIONAL REPORT—Extending the life of a hotel asset typically results in both cost and environmental savings. Perhaps in no other instance is that more true than with furniture. Refinishing, reupholstering or repurposing furniture keeps it out of the landfill and extends the return on the original investment. “It is a huge savings environmentally,” says Bob Stephens, owner of Northern Lights Restoration, Spencer, N.Y., adding that cost savings can range from 70 percent to 95 percent compared to the cost of replacement. On its website, The Refinishing Touch, Alpharetta, Ga., cites a project in Charleston, S.C. where the property spent...

Element Kuala Lumpur Debuts in Southeast Asia

KUALA LUMPUR—Marriott International, Inc. announces the debut of the Element Hotels brand to Southeast Asia, with the opening of Element Kuala Lumpur. The hotel was designed by globally-acclaimed architects Foster+Partners. In collaboration with owners IB Hotel Management Sdn Bhd, the hotel is housed within Ilham Tower, making it the tallest eco-conscious hotel, raising the city’s standards in sustainable hospitality. Element Kuala Lumpur is Green Building Index (GBI) certified with eco-friendly design and best practices including a rainwater harvesting system, indoor air quality CO2 monitor and energy-efficient LED lighting. Built green from the ground up, Element Hotels incorporates sustainable design and...

Innovation, Conservation on Display at HD Expo

LAS VEGAS—HD Expo 2017 wrapped up in Las Vegas on May 5 after attracting more than 800 exhibitors and more than 10,000 attendees. The reconfigured show floor allowed for 275,000 square feet of show floor space. The annual event was an opportunity for suppliers to display their latest innovations and that they did. Many of the new products and technologies on hand have a green story behind them—whether having to do with the material they are made of or the energy or water they conserve. It would be impossible in this space to include all of the green news...