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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.

Two Sister Bosses to Develop Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel in Sedona, Arizona

SEDONA, ARIZ.—Travelers from around the world will have a new reason to visit the soaring, majestic red rocks of Sedona, Ariz. when Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel opens in late 2020 as the first of its kind in North America. Developed, owned and managed by Two Sister Bosses, a Sedona family-owned and -operated company, Ambiente is uniquely designed to blend in with the surrounding geological wonderland and gives guests the opportunity to experience and embrace the natural beauty that surrounds them in what USA Today named among the “Most Beautiful Places in America”. Ambiente is comprised of 40 cubed-shaped, guest Atriums that...

Milliken Office Fabrics Earn Facts NSF/ANSI 336 Certification

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business has sought and earned the Association for Contract Textiles (ACT) Facts certification. The Facts certification process analyzes eight core areas—fiber sourcing, safety of materials, water conservation and water quality, energy, recycling practices, air quality in manufacturing and social accountability—to determine whether a textile has met NSF/ANSI 336, a multi-attribute sustainability standard that evaluates products for environmental, economic and social attributes. This certification gives purchasers and specifiers confidence in the sustainability of and responsible practices involved in the manufacture of textile products. The...

1 Hotel Toronto to Open Summer 2020, Debuting First-Ever Location in Canada

NEW YORK—Barry Sternlicht, 1 Hotels founder and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, announced plans for its newest property, 1 Hotel Toronto, inspired by Canada’s natural beauty, the vibrant character of King Street West and the Toronto marketplace. The hotel is being developed in partnership with Mohari Hospitality, a global real estate investment company and owner of the building which is currently operated as the Thompson Toronto. The downtown property will undergo an extensive transformation into a relaxing luxury sustainable 1 retreat. 1 Hotels brings its sustainable vision to life by incorporating nature in its design and culinary collaborations,...

S2A Modular Now Offering Turn-Key Licensing Program

PALO ALTO, CALIF.—S2A Modular—creator of the first electrically self-sustaining, custom and smart-connected luxury residence, the #GreenLuxHome—has established a first-ever turnkey licensing program of its kind, allowing qualified partners to build #GreenLux residential and commercial buildings anywhere across North America and the world. Through this unique licensing program, licensees will be able to create S2A Modular’s #GreenLux buildings in new markets using resources from a variety of entities. Demand is already high—with several hundred units already pre-ordered across North America and internationally. The first electrically self-sustaining, smart-connected luxury homes and commercial buildings—the most energy efficient and sustainable anywhere—can now be easily brought...

2020 Greenbuild Europe Conference Heads to Dublin, Ireland

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the third annual Greenbuild Europe conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland on March 24 to 25, 2020 at Croke Park. The conference brings together green building leaders from throughout Europe and celebrates the industry’s accomplishments in creating a more sustainable built environment and a better quality of life for all. The call for proposals to submit new and compelling sessions for the conference is now open. “Europe is at the forefront of green building,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the global certifying body for LEED. “With Europe’s remarkable leadership,...

New Green Pearls Member, Hotel Rinner, Has a Focus on Bees

DARMSTADT, GERMANY—Green Pearls recently welcomed Hotel Rinner in Soprabolzano, South Tirol, as the newest Green Pearl. At the family run hotel everything revolves around the fascinating world of the bees, from honey tastings to the worldwide unique Api wellness. Here, the sustainable handling of resources plays a special role as the bees find their optimum living conditions only in intact nature. For more than three generations family Rinner has devoted themselves to beekeeping. Host Paul Rinner has been a beekeeper since he was a young boy. In 1966, family Rinner realized their dream with the construction their own beekeeping operation with accompanying workrooms. It was only later...

Humanscale Releases Corporate Social Sustainability Report

NEW YORKI—Humanscale announced the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. Aligned with Earth Overshoot Day, the calculated date that marks when humanity has depleted its resources beyond Earth’s capacity to regenerate them within a given year, the report illustrates a conviction deeply held by the company’s CEO and Founder Bob King: less bad is not good enough. Since founding the privately held company as a young entrepreneur over 35 years ago, King has navigated with purpose and a respect for the planet that is evident throughout every aspect of the company. While many manufacturers aim to reduce...

Noble Breaks Ground on Element by Westin in West End Neighborhood of Nashville

Atlanta—Noble Investment Group recently announced they have broken ground on the Element by Westin Nashville. Located in the renowned West End neighborhood of Nashville, the hotel will be the brand’s debut in Nashville and will open in 2020. The upscale, lifestyle hotel will be a part of the vibrant 19-acre mixed-use development, oneC1TY. Anchored by Vanderbilt University, three major medical centers and foremost health care providers, significant corporate headquarters and Nashville’s famous Music Row, the hotel will be prominently located in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. The Element by Westin Nashville will be LEED certified and...

New Hotel Redmond By SCP Scheduled to Open After Two-Year, $7 Million Renovation

REDMOND, ORE.—Soul Community Planet announced that after a two-year, $7 million renovation, The New Hotel Redmond by SCP will open this year. The 41,000 square-foot, 49-room hotel, redeveloped in partnership with the city of Redmond, is an historic building located in the rapidly growing center of Redmond, Ore. The Rooftop, a 1,500 square-foot rooftop social garden (restaurant/bar), will open in August, with the full hotel—along with SCP Commons, its creative co-working and social space, and SCP Provisions market—following in the fall. Opening room rates will start at $125 per night. The redevelopment of The New Hotel Redmond by SCP was...

Indiana Furniture Expands Canvas with New Options

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture will begin taking orders on an expanded range of options for the already-popular Canvas laminate casegoods platform. New reception models have been added to the line, allowing Canvas to provide a cohesive design in facilities from the entrance to the back office to executive suites. Canvas Reception extends simple sophistication with an offering of functional and distinctive design options to welcome customers in an inviting and forward-thinking space. Customers can choose from waterfall transaction counters, matching or contrasting overlays, backlighting, extended gallery returns with storage, ADA returns, and more. “Expanding Canvas to reception continues our ongoing direction to...