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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.

Soul Community Planet Opens First SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced the opening of its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs after a nine-month, $6 million renovation. The 98,000 square-foot, 176-room property, located at the base of the majestic Pikes Peak, is in its final stages of renovation. SCP Hotels represents a fresh holistic hospitality concept for both travelers and the surrounding community. Inside each SCP Hotel, guests will find opportunities to recharge their minds, refresh their bodies and re-center their souls, while connecting with fellow travelers and the community. SCP Hotels aims to help make the planet a better place through the extensive...

Shipping Containers at Heart of AccorHotels Guestroom Concept

In 2011 and 2015 I wrote about a bed and breakfast and Days Inn utilizing shipping containers in their construction. I have also written about a shipping container used at a resort for hydroponic vegetable growing. I have since learned about the Flophouze Hotel that offers six shipping containers for nightly rentals. Each unit includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom with luxury linens, and a private bath. The nightly rate even includes access to electric vehicle charging stations. Reclaimed materials are used throughout; the counter tops are made from old bowling alley floors. Shipping container lodgings are very rare....

Delaware North Locations Announce Environmental Management News & Initiatives

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Delaware North’s proprietary stewardship platform, GreenPath, helps ensure the company carefully manages its environmental impact and positively contributes to the communities it serves. In recent months, locations throughout Delaware North’s parks and resorts portfolio have taken on several high-profile, impactful and innovative initiatives in support of GreenPath. Through GreenPath, Delaware North sets strict guidelines for energy and water consumption, waste management and other standards at its 200-plus operating locations around world. Since its inception in the 1990s, GreenPath has won dozens of awards from the likes of NASA, the National Park Service, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the...

Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey Set to Launch July 9

NATIONAL REPORT—The Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey will be launched by Greenview on July 9, 2018. The survey will close on August 10, 2018. You can participate in the survey by clicking here. There is no cost to participate. Tens of thousands of green lodging establishments around the planet are being encouraged to benchmark their sustainability practices by completing this survey which last year saw some 2,100 properties participating from 46 countries. The survey encompasses topics ranging from energy management to communication to Health & Wellness. The Green Lodging Trends Report Survey has the support of Green Lodging...

Steven A. Lichtenberger Joins LEO A DALY as President

OMAHA, NEB.—LEO A DALY announced that Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined the firm as president. As part of the executive leadership team, he will be responsible for leading the firm’s global planning, architecture, engineering, and interiors practice worldwide. Lichtenberger was formerly Practice Manager for Architecture in the Americas at AECOM. “I am thrilled to appoint Steve to lead LEO A DALY,” said Leo A. Daly III, Chairman and CEO. “He is a respected leader in the architectural profession who shares our dedication to design excellence. His depth of experience building and leading an award-winning, design-focused architectural...

Indiana Furniture Announces Grand Opening of Chicago Showroom

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture, a leading manufacturer of affordable, design-friendly workplace products, has announced the grand opening of its newly expanded Chicago Showroom and Resource Center. Residing in the world-renowned Merchandise Mart, the redesigned space increased by 50 percent and now anchors a hallway corner on the 10th floor, suite 1054A. Partnering with internationally recognized design firm IA, Interior Architects, the new showroom was created to highlight the brand’s current solutions for the modern-day work environment, showcasing the flexibility and breadth of the product portfolio. The new showroom is full of a variety of furniture vignettes, materials, and refined color palettes. Displayed...

Valley Forge Fabrics Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—Valley Forge Fabrics was named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Company of the Year category in The 16th Annual American Business Awards on May 1, 2018. The American Business Awards are the United States’ premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the country are eligible to submit nominations—public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York earlier this month. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all...

Milliken Specialty Interiors Hosts Sustainable Furnishings Council Presentation

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business, hosted a presentation by Sustainable Furnishings Council Executive (SFC) Director Susan Inglis at its newly-opened High Point showroom at Showtime. The presentation provided an overview of the material choices in home furnishings that are most critical for sustaining a healthy future. Supported by extensive consumer research conducted by SFC, Inglis offered insight into consumer preference for sustainable options and how these preferences have changed in the last five years. Focusing heavily on materiality—what products are made of, how they are...

Marriott International Breaks Ground for Future Bethesda Headquarters

BETHESDA, MD.—The Bernstein Companies and its joint venture partner Boston Properties marked a significant milestone last week as they broke ground on the future Marriott International headquarters and Marriott Hotel in downtown Bethesda, Md. J.W. Marriott Jr., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International, opened the ceremony by welcoming Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and other public and private dignitaries to celebrate the first phase of construction of the company’s new headquarters. “Montgomery County has been our home for more than 60 years and we take immense pride in this community and in the...

Top Five Green Design Trends for Hotel Interiors

One of the biggest hotel trends for 2018 has been the integration of stylish wood products into interior décor. Unlike the tacky, standard wood paneling from the late seventies, modern wood products offer a variety of sleek designs with chic finishes and contemporary hues. There’s no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to wood paneling; you’ll simply be blown away by the rich variety of options available on the market. Deluxe floors, intricate wall paneling and graceful detailing, along with furniture, such as suave countertops and shelves, are just the beginning of integrating sustainable wood products into the interior. Hotels have...