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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.

New Report Reveals Venues Across Globe are Embracing LEED Green Building

WASHINGON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The report showcases some of the most impressive green venues around the world. “The scope and scale of the venues industry is enormous, and the leaders creating these spaces have an important role to play in reducing environmental impact,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO of USGBC. “By incorporating green practices, venues around the world are positively impacting their triple bottom...

2020 Goals Keep Interface Focused on Zero Impact, Restorative Business Approach

LAGRANGE, GA.—It was more than 20 years ago that Interface, the maker of carpet tile, set a very ambitious goal: to have no negative impact on the planet by the year 2020. It called its decades-long project “Mission Zero.” With less than three years to go until 2020, Green Lodging News spoke with Interface’s Mikhail Davis to learn how close the company is to reaching its goal. Davis, based in San Francisco, is Director of Restorative Enterprise and a Certified Biomimicry Specialist. Davis says two of Interface’s key metrics are energy use per unit of production and how much of...

New DoubleTree in West Fargo Features Locally-Sourced Décor, Imagery

FARGO, N.D.—Visiting North Dakota, travelers can find themselves experiencing countless photo-worthy moments—from playing with the meerkats at Red River Zoo to exploring the badlands and Painted Canyon at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Today, in response to the region’s tourism growth, DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 brands, welcomes its newest property in West Fargo, N.D. The stylish hotel—DoubleTree by Hilton West Fargo—features 103 spacious suites and pays tribute to the region’s beauty and its local pride through art pieces, photographs and décor. Locally-inspired and sourced elements within DoubleTree by Hilton West Fargo include: Locally photographed images of the upper...

Starwood Capital’s 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Opens

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, has opened the doors of its third property and first ground-up development, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Remaining true to 1 Hotels founder, Barry Sternlicht’s, core philosophy, “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.” According to Starwood Capital, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design, sustainable architecture, cause-oriented partnerships, and unrivaled service. Situated at Pier 1, just south of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn Bridge Park with sweeping waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge was developed by...

Modern Forms Introduces Staff Interior & Exterior Wall Sconce

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.—Sleek and stylish, the versatile Modern Forms Staff LED wall sconce with tapered torch design fosters an easy transition from hospitality facility interiors to exteriors for exceptional design continuity. The LED wall luminaire embodies an IP65 sealed stainless steel frame with back light and solid crystal up light for warm ambience in upscale residential, hospitality and commercial spaces. Constructed of stainless steel with acrylic on top and backside, the LED interior and exterior wall luminaire projects illumination up and towards the mounting surface such as a wall, column or façade. The fixture delivers up to over 500 lumens and a...

Empire State Development Announces Selection of Design-Build Team for Javits Center Expansion

NEW YORK—Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky announced the selection of the design-build team for the $1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a rigorous evaluation process utilizing five groups of technical experts, a blue ribbon selection panel has chosen LendLease Turner as the design-build team that will coordinate and construct the massive project on Manhattan’s West Side. The panel’s recommendation was approved by the Board of Directors of the New York Convention Center Development Corp., a subsidiary of Empire State Development that owns the convention center’s property and oversees major construction work...

1 Hotels Expansion Plans Include Hotels in Three New Destinations

NEW YORK—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, announced that it will expand its portfolio in the United States and internationally with three new destinations, including Haitang Bay, Sanya (China), Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) and Silicon Valley (Calif.). The three new projects announced are in addition to the brand’s forthcoming 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge opening in February 2017, and existing properties, 1 Hotel Central Park and 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. As a luxury lifestyle hotel brand inspired by nature, 1 Hotels aims to educate and inspire consumers with mindful, eco-conscious design, innovative programming, farm fresh food...

Decorative Accessories Now Offered with Nora Lighting’s Iolite Series

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Decorative accessories that create unique visual effects in hospitality, residential and commercial installations are now offered on Nora Lighting’s modular Iolite LED Downlight Series (patent pending). Iolite is available as a 1” downlight or 2” and 4” adjustable. With an easy-to-assemble design, Iolite Modular LEDs can be installed on site with square or round trims in a variety of finishes. Decorative accessories are added between the module and die-cast trim. The decorative elements include translucent Deco Collars in blue, frost, amber and red, which can be fitted around the LED module to color the aperture. The LED continues to produce...

Marriott Signs Letter of Intent for Green Headquarters in Downtown Bethesda

BETHESDA, MD.—Marriott International Inc. announced it has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of Wisconsin and Norfolk Avenues and spans two blocks to the south and one block west to Woodmont Avenue, just a short walk from the Bethesda Metro station. The $600 million urban campus will include a 22-story build-to-suit office building and a 230+ room flagship Marriott hotel, which are anticipated to open in...

LEDtronics Announces New Filament-Style LED Bulbs

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its new UL-listed filament-style LED bulbs—a product line that recreates the attractive filament look while providing energy-saving, clean lighting for various applications. The FIL series is a higher-efficacy, lower-power lighting option for creating a vintage lighting experience. The LEDtronics FIL series filament-style bulbs are available in a wide variety of types: chandelier, standard A19, globe, décor and tube bulbs, and are ideal for omni-directional lighting projects, being both decorative pieces and functional tools. By directly replacing incandescent lights with these filament-style LED bulbs, users can achieve up to 90 percent energy savings. The chandelier bulbs only consume 2...