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First Finish Completes Renovation of Fairmont D.C.’s Lexus Living Suite


COLUMBIA, MD.—Representing a crown jewel in environmentally friendly renovation, the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. is the latest project from First Finish, Inc. that offers a “green” hospitality experience with materials and finishes that are environmentally favorable. Coinciding with Earth Day on April 22, the completion of the Lexus Hybrid Living Suite means guests will have an eco-luxury experience including use of a Lexus LS 600h L hybrid sedan to drive during their stay.

With its established credentials in renovation construction that is environmentally sustainable, First Finish worked with Organic Interior Design to refurbish the suite with reconditioned furniture made with nontoxic glues, countertops made from recycled concrete and glass, Forest Stewardship Council-certified trim and molding, wool rugs dyed with vegetable dyes, setup of chemical-free organic linens and draperies, environmentally friendly compact fluorescent lighting, low-VOC paints, low-flow toilets and shower heads and bamboo flooring throughout.

Equally important in terms of environmental impact was First Finish’s use of local vendors to recycle demolished material such as carpet and padding, metals, and ceramic tile debris including concrete and thinset.

“The average hotel renovation requires up to 50 dumpsters to dispose of demolished material, which means a lot of waste headed to landfills,” says Bryan Higgins of First Finish, which specializes in renovations for the hospitality industry. “When combined with the typical five to seven year timeframe for hotel room renovations, a significant amount of recoverable refuse is no longer used. With projects like the Fairmont Hotel we aim to do our part in changing that.”

In addition to the Fairmont Washington, D.C, First Finish has initiated recycling at all its other projects including the Marriott Dulles Airport where almost 80 percent of the demolition-construction materials were recycled, the Marriott Westfield Conference Center where 48 tons of carpet were recycled, and the Marriott Inner Harbor where all carpet, padding, furniture, fixtures, and equipment were re-used.

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