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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.

Mundo Imperial Entertainment & Hospitality Debuts First Boutique Property in Mérida

MÉRIDA, MEXICO—Mundo Imperial Entertainment & Hospitality debuts WAYAM Mundo Imperial, the company’s first hotel in Mérida and the first LEED-certified property in the city. WAYAM Mundo Imperial is a green oasis that bridges sleek urban design with the historic landscape of its setting. Located in García Ginerés, one of Mérida’s oldest and most iconic neighborhoods, WAYAM is housed in a century-old residence reimagined with modern design touches, blending indoors and outdoors to immerse guests in a lush experience of the senses. The resort features a central, five-story-tall mango tree and 10 sculptures by renowned Mexican artist Carlos Marin. Forward-thinking amenities include dog-friendly...

Tivoli Lighting Offers Magic Linear Bar for Maximum Color Options

IRVINE, CALIF.—With more than 50 years of innovation and linear lighting leadership, Tivoli Lighting introduces its Magic Linear Bar offering more than one million color options for architectural lighting for building facades, bridges, and media display applications. Available in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-foot units, Magic Linear Bar provides high-color resolution with three (3) pixels per foot, delivering 44 frames per second. The linear fixture delivers dynamic resolution control ranging from the entire fixture length down to 4” segments with red, green, blue and white (4000K) LED channels. The fixture can be precisely synchronized with a standard DMX-12/Artnet system and ESD...

USGBC Partners with Dodge Data to Release World Green Building Trends 2021 Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the results of the 2021 World Green Building Trends report, of which USGBC is a contributing partner. The new report demonstrates that despite the challenges of the last two years, commitments to increase green building efforts continues to remain strong. The report shows that green building continues to remain a global priority, driven by extreme events and despite rising concerns like the COVID-19 pandemic. “The World Green Building Trends report underscores the increasing importance that governments, corporations and institutions are placing on green buildings for our climate, health and economy,” said...

Hyatt Announces Plans for Grand Hyatt The Red Sea in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company for a 430-room Grand Hyatt hotel on Shaura Island, the hub of the ambitious Red Sea Project on Saudi Arabia’s west coast. The luxury resort hotel will represent the largest of 11 hotels set to open on the island and will occupy a prime position within this innovative tourist development. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will be the second Grand Hyatt hotel in the Kingdom and the seventh Grand Hyatt hotel in the Middle East, marking an important milestone...

Green Lodging News Adds Bradley Corp. Case Study to Its Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added a Bradley Corp. case study to the Vendor Case Studies section of its website. The case study focuses on the renovation of the Atlantic City Boardwalk restrooms and the specification of Bradley’s all-in-one WashBar with touch-free soap, water, and hand dryer in one single chrome-plated component. The handwashing systems are featured in seven comfort stations along the Boardwalk, including both men’s and women’s restrooms, for a total of 14 bathrooms. The WashBar’s integration of soap, water, and dryer into one sleek fixture eliminates deck and washroom clutter, said Austin Gerber, Senior Associate and Architect/Project...

Tarkett North America Announces Partnership with Cain & Bultman

SOLON, OHIO—Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, has announced it has entered into a distribution partnership with Cain & Bultman. Effective immediately, Cain & Bultman will represent the company’s resilient product portfolio in key markets they serve. This agreement expands Tarkett’s distribution network, enhancing the company’s ability to effectively respond to the needs of its commercial and residential customers in the key geographies of Florida and Georgia, with expanded reach for the residential market that also includes South Carolina and Alabama. “Tarkett is focused on driving long-term, sustainable growth, while also delivering an exceptional customer...

U.S. Green Building Council Announces USGBC Live 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces USGBC Live 2022, an annual event series designed to help prepare and inspire building industry practitioners and changemakers including USGBC members, LEED users and credential holders to accelerate the transition to green buildings, cities and communities. The 2022 USGBC Live schedule includes two regional experiences leading up to the main event: •    USGBC Live: Boston Forum, Boston, Mass., April •    USGBC Live: Minneapolis Forum, Minneapolis, Minn., May •    The main USGBC Live event will take place in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format in Washington, D.C., in June. “USGBC Live brings our community together to provide insight...

Scandic to Open Climate-Neutral Hotel in Sundsvall

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Skanska for a new 210-room hotel in downtown Sundsvall. The new hotel, which will be attractively located in the city’s harbor area, will be built of wood, giving it a very high environmental standard. The hotel is expected to open during 2024. The hotel will be called Scandic Sundsvall Central. The hotel, which will be ideally located next to Sundsvall’s harbor and railway station, will have 210 rooms and a cozy restaurant and bar area on the ground floor. One floor up, guests will be able to enjoy the hotel’s...

A Chat with Getaway’s Chief Experience Officer About Company’s Monumental Growth, Its Sustainability Commitment

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Getaway, the hospitality company that offers mindful escapes to tiny cabins in nature, hired Carlos Becil as its first-ever Chief Experience Officer last July, following a monumental year of growth and $41.7M Series C funding. As the former CMO of Coach and Equinox, and VP of Brand Management for Starwood, Carlos is bringing a dynamic perspective to Getaway, helping take it from a “tiny cabin” rental company to a global hospitality business. Green Lodging News recently interviewed Becil about Getaway and its growth. The following are our questions and Becil’s answers: What do you consider to be your primary responsibilities? You have...

Nora Lighting’s LED Linear Fixture Now Features Selectable CCT

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s 120V Bravo FROST LED Linear fixture now features Selectable CCT, allowing the end-user to change the color temperature from a warm 3000K to a cooler 3500K or 4000K, depending on the venue. With tunable technology, end-users can modify the “lighting landscape,” offering more variety and control in a residential or commercial setting. Nora’s low profile Bravo Frost fixture is less than 1” in depth and is designed for use under cabinets, within shelves and displays, or in architectural coves. Delivering 850 lumens per foot in various lengths from 12” to 32”, Bravo FROST has a sleek white...