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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

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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.

Duravit Advocates for Sustainable Design with Studio 804 Partnership

NEW YORK—Duravit has joined forces with Kansas-based Studio 804, Inc. to promote the benefits of innovative, adaptive architecture and design. Studio 804, Inc. is a not-for-profit that annually builds and designs a home that represents sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. Duravit will donate a variety of bathroom products for the 2018 house, highlighting the impact of forward-thinking, modern bathroom design. “Our partnership with Studio 804 is a testament to the value of their program,” states Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. “The effort, research, and care that goes into every Studio 804 project is something Duravit is incredibly proud to...

Sustainable Furnishings Design Expert Interviews Heroes in New Book

There are not many books that come out of the hospitality industry having to do with sustainability, so I have to give a plug to “One Green Deed Spawns Another: Tales of Inspiration on the Quest for Sustainability,” a brand new book by David Mahood. David is an independent consultant and principal of Olive Designs, LLC and a partner in Olive Hospitality Consulting. David has been a prominent advocate of sustainability in our industry for many years and I have been fortunate to get to know him. In his book, David interviews many of his heroes who have inspired him...

In Pursuit of LEED Gold, Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center Opens

DENTON, TEXAS—Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton, announced the opening of a newly-built hotel in the city of Denton, Texas. The hotel venture marks a significant commitment to sustainability, as it is designed as a LEED Gold certified property, pending approval by the US Green Building Council. Due to its convenient location, large convention center and value-driven amenities, Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center accommodates a variety of guests, from business professionals to families. In the heart of Texas’ up-and-coming Rayzor Ranch District, the hotel’s central location provides guests easy access to downtown...

Five Ways to Floor Guests with Sustainable Design

Designing for the ultimate guest experience begins from the ground up. From the moment guests enter a hotel lobby, they should feel quality in every step, and the warmth and elegance of real hardwood floors make a huge impact on the crucial first impression. When designing for a spectacular hospitality experience, the most important decision—even more so than aesthetics—lies in choosing sustainable building materials that will look equally beautiful in year five as they did on day one. The flooring specified must be able to withstand thousands of guests in heels, countless wheeled carry-ons and damaging luggage carts, while...

Indiana Furniture Debuts Bailey Lounge & Table Collection

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture debuted a new collection of lounge seating and tables at NeoCon East this November. The Bailey Collection, a collaboration with designer Chris Carter, offers a distinct angle on Mid-Century modern with sculptural seats and sleek, chrome-finished steel frames. Bailey’s unique angled settees and sofas support new design footprints—alongside a selection of lounge chairs, tables and a stylish ottoman. “When Chris approached us with this design, we knew it was what we were looking for,” said Indiana Furniture VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Blessinger. “The shape of the angled settees, the soft square tables and low...

Mohawk Group’s Lichen Wins Interior Design Best of Year Award

CALHOUN, GA.—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine. Approximately 250,000 online votes determined the winners in the 12th annual Best of Year (BoY) Awards, which honor the world’s outstanding projects and products in 113 design categories. Over 1,000 design professionals and enthusiasts representing the United States, Mexico, Poland, Brazil, China, Israel and around the world gathered for the ceremony, which was held at the IAC Building designed by Frank Gehry. The Lichen Collection won in the flooring: carpet/modular category and was an honoree in...

Conscious Hotels Has Sustainability in Mind

I recently came across a group of hotels that are a perfect fit for Green Lodging News: Conscious Hotels. In case you are not familiar with the properties, there are three located in Amsterdam and one more in The Netherlands slated to open in 2018. Details can be found on the company’s website but here is how the hotels are described: “Conscious Hotels strive to be as green, sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. But they’re more hip than hippy. And by hip we don’t mean our staff are too cool to answer the phone. You might not even notice...

Eaton Workshop, Brand with Progressive Business Model, to Launch in Early 2018

HONG KONG—Eaton Workshop is a new global brand merging hospitality with progressive social change. Launching in early 2018, it will bring to the international market a hybrid model of a hotel and co-working members club, with an extensive content and programming agenda underscoring its core advocacy values at the intersection of arts and social impact. As the first brand of its kind to serve as a gathering place for an inclusive tribe of changemakers and creatives, Eaton Workshop consists of distinct parts—Hotel, House, Media, and Wellness—that together form an ecosystem based on a pro-social, proactive ethos. A digital content platform...

Green Lodging News Adds Glass Recycled Surfaces as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Glass Recycled Surfaces as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Glass Recycled Surfaces turns post-consumer glass bottles, industrial glass and recycled porcelain fixtures into counter tops. By mixing crushed glass with an epoxy resin, the company has created thousands of custom designs for residential, hotel and multifamily clients. With the Beach Collection, one can bring coastal elegance into a project by adding locally sourced sea shells and oyster shells to countertops. Glass Recycled Surfaces also produces Glass Mulch. It retains moisture and reduces evaporation rather than...

COUNTER TOPS/RECYCLED GLASS

Glass Recycled Surfaces From Broken Glass to Beautiful Counter Tops Glass Recycled Surfaces turns glass bottles and recycled porcelain fixtures into beauty. Instead of being placed in a landfill for thousands of years, we turn post-consumer and industrial glass into gorgeous counter tops and unique landscapes. By mixing crushed glass with an epoxy resin, we have created thousands of custom designs for Residential, Hotel and Multifamily clients. Let Glass Recycled Surfaces help design your next project utilizing multiple glass options and custom epoxy resins, your possibilities are endless. We look forward to hearing from you by phone at (972) 865-4780, by...