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With the goal of reducing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact, architects and designers are getting serious about green design. Every part of the property can be impacted and savvy designers are incorporating reclaimed materials and restorative greenery. 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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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. Every part of the property can be impacted and savvy designers are incorporating reclaimed materials and restorative greenery. 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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Crossville Launches Stone Fiction Porcelain Tile Collection

CROSSVILLE, TENN.—Crossville, Inc. has announced the launch of the Stone Fiction porcelain tile collection, an innovative series featuring the popular appearance of crosscut travertine convincingly interpreted in durable porcelain tile. “It’s not surprising that natural travertine is a very desirable look for a wide range of design applications,” says Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s VP of Marketing. “However, its high-level maintenance requirements often knock it out of consideration come specification time. We crafted Stone Fiction to give designers the travertine style they want, and the elegantly effortless performance end-users need.” Travertine’s beauty in design has been desired from ancient into modern times. The...

Inspired Nature Collection from Tarkett Explores the Wonder of Nature

SOLON, OHIO—A worldwide leader in sustainable and innovative flooring solutions, Tarkett is launching a new collection that imagines a more balanced world, one where mankind’s influence on nature is less apparent. Inspired Nature is a new collection of modular carpet and Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet, along with a coordinating digitally printed LVT, that explores the wonder of nature and its ability to heal. The collection was born at the height of global isolation—a time when we saw the natural world beginning to restore itself to a healthier balance. We saw a resurgence of cleaner air. A reduction in water and noise pollution....

Bradley’s New Quartz Material Brings Natural Elegance to Washbasins

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—Bradley Corp. introduces Evero Matte, a fresh new quartz option with a stone-like appearance for commercial handwashing basins. With its natural matte finish, unique understated texture and selection of monochromatic colors, Evero Matte is a visually striking natural quartz material that is elegant, durable, nonporous, and sustainable. Ideal for accentuating any modern washroom space, Evero Matte washbasins are cast-formed so they can be specified in many attractive seamless shapes and forms, providing versatility and distinctive style. An extension of Bradley’s Evero Classic quartz material, which has a polished finish, Evero Matte has a pure organic appearance and fine suede feel that will...

American Lighting Introduces Hybrid 3 RGBW

DENVER—American Lighting, a leading manufacturer of high-quality lighting innovations for residential, commercial and specialty projects, introduces Hybrid 3 RGBW 120-volt DC reel, a fully encased tape light in sealed jacketing that performs in both indoor and outdoor wet location applications. With its superb lighting out and color changing capabilities, Hybrid 3 RGBW is ideal for hospitality, home theater and other various entertainment applications. Hybrid 3 RGBW delivers 105 lumens per foot, while consuming only 3 watts per foot. Its adjustable CCT of RGB+3000K allows the LEDs to be precisely set in a wide range of colors to optimize lighting environments. Hybrid...

African Bush Camps Opens Lolebezi in Lower Zambezi National Park

LOLEBEZI CONCESSION, ZAMBIA—Nestled atop the fabled Zambezi River banks on five hectares of remote wilderness in the eastern region of Lower Zambezi National Park sits Lolebezi, a new luxury safari camp from African Bush Camps (ABC) conceived and designed in partnership with Fox Brown Creative. With 3,300 feet of river frontage, the lodge and its modernist design follow the river’s undulating twists and turns. Developed cooperatively with a local family with a strong passion for Africa’s wildlife, culture, and future, Lolebezi has begun welcoming guests for immersive safari experiences. The camp sits in a striking location vibrant with wildlife and drawing from...

Element by Westin Milpitas San Jose Hotel Opens

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—Dynamic City Capital (DCC) recently announced the completion of construction and opening of the Element by Westin Milpitas San Jose hotel (Element San Jose). “Construction of the Element San Jose started before COVID-19, the global pandemic. We are grateful we could work through the host of unusual circumstances, complete construction, and open this beautiful hotel,” said Cory Turner, DCC’s Co-Managing Partner. “Consistent with the Element brand, this LEED Silver hotel was designed and constructed using some of the latest sustainable technologies, is eco-friendly with generous natural lighting, cleaner air, and purified water in every room. This environmentally conscious,...

Storm Board, a Replacement for Plywood & Wood Fiber Boards & Made from Plastic Waste, Now Available in the U.S.

NATIONAL REPORT—U.S.-based RegenoPlast Materials LLC is distributing Storm Board, a replacement for plywood and wood fiber boards. Storm Board, comprised of 100 percent post-consumer and post-industrial mixed plastic waste, is currently made in the U.K. by Storm Board LLP. According to RegenoPlast Materials’ Chuck Mills, Storm Board was first introduced in Europe in 2011 and is comparable in size to plywood—a little larger than 4’ by 8’. Storm Board excels in wet environments, unlike wood-based products, and is impenetrable to rain and moisture. It will not rot, is resistant to microbial action, and is tough and versatile with a lower...

Mannington: New, Refreshed Products to be 105 Percent Carbon Offset

CALHOUN, GA.—Mannington Commercial announced that new and refreshed products launched in 2022 across its carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), rubber and resilient sheet lines will be 105 percent carbon offset. This means customers will have the assurance of knowing the products they specify will be carbon negative, or carbon neutral at the least. From raw material extraction through manufacturing (known as “cradle-to-gate”), the products will not contribute to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a key driver of greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, more than a dozen new and refreshed products are being carbon offset. With many more products...

Fiberon Wildwood Composite Cladding Sustainable Product of the Year

MAUMEE, OHIO—Fiberon, a leader in wood-alternative cladding, announced that its Wildwood PE composite cladding was featured as one of Green Builder’s Top 50 Sustainable Products of the Year. Green Builder is the leading voice in sustainable construction, and products included on the Top 50 list represent today’s most innovative products that make buildings more resilient, intelligent, efficient, healthy, and safe. Wildwood PE composite cladding is made from 94 percent mixed recycled wood fiber and plastic content destined for landfills and incinerators. It is perfect for architects who want a long-lasting, maintenance-free, sustainable alternative to traditional wood cladding, offering a solution...

U.S. Green Building Council Announces Leadership Award Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2022 USGBC Leadership Awards. The annual awards recognize leadership and commitment to the green building industry and spotlights exemplary work that has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings. USGBC has selected six individuals and organizations that have demonstrated vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of the green building industry. “USGBC’s mission relies on the commitment of its members and the broader green building community,” said USGBC interim President and CEO Peter Templeton. “The USGBC Leadership Awards are an opportunity to spotlight those who have gone...