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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.

Look. Walls & Interiors Announces The ‘Organix’ Wallcovering Collection

DALLAS—On a mission to transform the wall into art, Look. Walls & Interiors announced the “Organix” wallcovering collection, which features an abstract look at nature. The wallcovering designs are a mix of texturized organics with large-scale looks at natural elements as well as intricate looks at some of the smallest and most subtle details in nature. “The outdoors provides a sense of peace and balance as well as inspiration for art,” said Lindsay White, Principal at Look. Walls & Interiors. “The ‘Organix’ collection plays off of the beauty that Mother Nature created to add a modern and organic touch to any...

Report Makes Business Case for Building Green

LONDON—The World Green Building Council launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building examines case studies of 11 facilities around the globe that have one or more green certifications including LEED, Green Star and BREEAM. The report evaluates health and wellbeing features that were integrated into the facilities, such as: enhanced fresh air ventilation, acoustic privacy, increase of daylight penetration and use of biophilic design elements such...

Cosentino Highlights Silestone, Dekton Offerings at HD Expo

LAS VEGAS—Cosentino, a global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for design and architecture, reveals a lineup of new color offerings and innovative applications at HD Expo in Las Vegas from May 2 to 4, 2018. The Cosentino booth will feature the latest introductions from Silestone, the world’s leading brand in quartz surfacing, and Dekton, an innovative, ultra-compact surface with technical properties and performance capabilities that make it an ideal surfacing solution for interior and exterior applications. Among those on display: Orix and Nilium from the award-winning Dekton Industrial Series—the latest colors from the brand to be...

Indiana Furniture Introduces Square One: Redefining Space Division

JASPER, IND—Indiana Furniture continues to set new standards for affordable, design-friendly products. Today the company will begin taking orders on a new space division series, Square One. With Square One, Indiana Furniture broadens their offering of solutions for the open plan and further strengthens their presence as a go-to supplier for today’s solutions. Square One is the clean, simple way to provide space division, functionality, and architectural design to any zone within the working environment. With individual building blocks that securely connect to one another and accessories like dry erase boards, acrylic inserts, and tackable and acoustical panels, your personalization...

MDC Unveils Platinum Series Collection

CHICAGO—MDC, a leading wallcovering and design solutions company, introduces its Platinum Series Unique Effects Collection. It is the first collection in the company’s Platinum Series—a new selection of high-styled materials designed for luxury interiors. “The new styles infuse grandeur and elegance with shimmering and metallic colorways to create commercial wallcoverings that make a statement,” said Dan Brandt, Director of Product at MDC. “We’re excited to offer our first Platinum Series collection that delivers a range of materials, textures and chic looks that respond directly to designers’ desires. Each style in the collection is as distinct and dramatic as the last.” As...

Art Ovation Hotel Elevates Gallery Experience with Intelity

ORLANDO, FLA.—This month the Art Ovation Hotel Autograph Collection opened its doors in Sarasota, Fla. as an active host, facilitator, patron and partner of the arts. To enhance the hotel’s art gallery experience, the property equipped each of its 162 guestrooms with portable ICEbedside tablets from Intelity. Guests can click on the Ovation Arts icon in the hotel’s mobile app, powered by Intelity, to see objects on display throughout the property, and they are encouraged to take the in-room iPads with them as they tour the gallery. Uploaded videos provide details on each work and its artist, and guests...

Hospitality Design Expo 2018 Approaches 900 Exhibitors

If you have a keen interest in furniture, fixtures, flooring, artwork, lighting, fabric and every other item that makes up the design of a hotel, HD Expo is the place to be. The leading tradeshow and conference for the hospitality design industry will take place May 2 to 4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. In recent years the show has been growing a lot. This year’s event, as of April 27, will feature 875 exhibitors. I have attended the show for many years and it is not getting easier to walk the entire show. Be sure to watch...

Best Western Names Sterling Sleep Systems Approved Mattress Vendor

GARDEN GROVE, CALIF.—Best Western Hotels & Resorts has added a new sustainable mattress supplier—Sterling Sleep Systems. Sterling Sleep Systems is now an approved mattress vendor. Best Western has more than 4,200 properties located in over 100 countries and territories worldwide (numbers are approximate, may fluctuate and include hotels currently in the development pipeline). See Sterling Sleep Systems at the HD Expo in Las Vegas in booth #3469.

One-Time Butler Developing LSW Hotels—a Luxury, Sustainable, Wellness Brand

MIAMI—Seventeen-year hotel industry veteran Tatyana Li first started working as a butler for the St. Regis New York. She worked her way up to Director of Sales for several hotel brands and is now founder of LSW Hotels. LSW stands for luxury, sustainable and wellness hotels. Li is still in the process or raising funding for her first hotel—to be in Miami. “I have approached investors, but it is challenging,” Li says. “We are getting closer. The toughest part is finding the right investors.” Li estimates the cost of her first 100-room hotel at $375,000 per key. The property will also...

Crossville Announces 2017 Recycling Program Milestones

CROSSVILLE, TENN.—Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain in 2017, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to more than 114 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership. These recycling initiatives are based on the company’s proprietary process for recycling fired porcelain products, including post-consumer materials. Through Tile Take-Back, Crossville is able to recycle previously installed tile collected from its distribution network, as well as scraps that result from tile cutting during installation, sizing or sample creation. Through its TOTO partnership,...