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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.

USGBC to Fund 500 LEED Professionals in Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C.—During its annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will provide funding for 500 people in underserved communities to earn their LEED professional credential. This commitment is designed to help build capacity and expertise for green building and is a key objective in USGBC’s draft equity strategy, USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which was also released during the Greenbuild Opening Plenary. “Green building and equity go hand-in-hand, and we know that addressing and emphasizing sustainability through green building can provide communities with resources and opportunities that can help them reach their full...

Six Senses to Arrive in the Americas in Early 2021 with Opening of Six Senses Botanique, Brazil

BANGKOK—Another green gem in the Six Senses portfolio, and the first opening in the Americas, is aptly named Six Senses Botanique. It showcases its surrounding beauty from a hillside amid 700 acres of lush, mid-tropical Atlantic forests. A Naturally Secluded Yet Convenient Setting The resort lies in the desirable Mantiqueira area, 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro, 3,940 feet (1,200 meters) above sea level and at the confluence of three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains. These are known as the “mountains that weep” due to the abundance of springs and rivers....

Acclaim Lighting Introduces Adapt Cove LED Cove Light

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, introduces Adapt Cove, a low power, high output, dimmable LED cove light that features Acclaim’s new ColorSwitch technology. ColorSwitch allows for manual onboard selection of multiple color temperatures of white, including 2200K, 2700K, 3000K, and 3500K for architectural lighting applications. Available in compact, low-profile 1- and 4-foot sections to fit into very tight spaces, Adapt Cove enables long runs of up to 80' feet in a series and can be dimmed from 0 to 100 percent via 0 to 10V sink. The unit delivers up to 450 lumens while...

Scandinavian Spaces Releases Fall Introductions

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Scandinavian Spaces is launching their 2020 Fall Introductions; a curated selection of new products and updates. The introductions consist of: Tinnef—A table with a tabletop made from 100 percent recycled plastic Design: Charlotte von der Lancken History literally makes its mark when recycling becomes design and plastic waste is given a new lease of life in the form of the Tinnef table. With an explosion of eye-catching colors, this table makes a statement in any room. The tabletop is made from 100 percent recycled plastic and it is available in two different heights. With a distinctive pattern created by plastic bottles, each table is unique thanks to...

Natural Materials, Harmonious Design Create Inviting Spaces at The Lloyd

STAMFORD, CONN.—RMS Companies recently unveiled The Lloyd, a premier boutique hotel located at the former Hotel Zero Degrees in the center of downtown Stamford. From the moment of arrival, a sense of style and warmth unfolds. “My goal to reinvigorate this somewhat tired building and space was to stimulate the guest upon first impression,” said Bruce Beinfield, Principal of Beinfield Architecture. “By gradually introducing a layer of warm natural elements and striking geometric shapes consecutively throughout the guests’ journey, we provide an engaging experience.” A warm brown wall cladding system was added to the exterior of the building with an...

Twenty Shipping Containers Comprise Highly Innovative Geneseo Inn

PASO ROBLES, CALIF.—Open since June, the luxury boutique Geneseo Inn in Paso Robles, Calif., is one of a number of lodging establishments in the United States built using steel shipping containers—in this case shipping containers from the Port of Los Angeles. Walter Scott Perry of Ecotech Design was the architect of the eight B&B units that sit eight feet above the vines on Cass Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard. The inn also includes a reception area. There is no parking lot for visitors to Geneseo Inn. Each B&B sits above covered parking and the surrounding vineyards. This was done to...

Amerlux’s Curvano Puts ‘Arch’ in Architectural Lighting

OAKLAND, N.J.—Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, launched a groundbreaking set of LED linear lighting solutions that gift wraps creative freedom so architects and designers can let their ceiling lighting design flow with the grace and bends of a scenic river—in standard and custom-request offering. Curvano offers a 2.5" aperture in recessed and pendant mount as well as direct and direct/indirect with five curved-diameter corner options and three circular selections. Paired with its superior color-rendering capabilities up to 4000K and 90 CRI, this latest addition to Amerlux’s linear slot offering provides the autonomy to add stunning dimension and comfortable, flexible...

Tarkett North America Broadens Commitment to Carbon Neutrality

SOLON, OHIO—Building on its long history of supporting the health of people and the planet, Tarkett North America is broadening its commitment to carbon neutrality and can now boast the largest collection of carbon neutral products in the industry. For years, Tarkett has been continually reducing the embodied carbon of its products by designing for a circular economy, increasing the use of healthy, recycled materials, and finding new efficiencies in its manufacturing. With these improvements, the company has achieved lower embodied carbon than the industry average for its vinyl sheet, carpet tile and linoleum products sold in North America. Now,...

New Dates Set for HD Expo & Conference

LAS VEGAS—In light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as the current government restrictions and limitations on large group gatherings, the Hospitality Design team has made the decision to postpone the annual HD Expo + Conference until August 2021. Originally scheduled to take place May 4 to 6, 2021, the new show dates are Tuesday, August 24, and Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The show will remain at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. After consulting key exhibitors and attendees, the decision to postpone to August was...

GBCI Surpasses 1,000 TRUE Advisors Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier global organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice, announced it has surpassed 1,000 TRUE Advisors. TRUE Advisors are zero waste professionals who are integral in helping facilities achieve TRUE certification and are experts in supporting and implementing zero waste policies and programs across companies. There are now 1,022 professionals in 43 countries who have achieved the TRUE Advisor designation from GBCI. “TRUE focuses on helping buildings, businesses and communities strengthen their commitment to resource management. The transition to a truly circular economy will require us to challenge everything...