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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

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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.

Shaw a Finalist for Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards

DALTON, GA.—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has been named a finalist for the Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019—the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence—in three categories. Shaw is among a group of companies whose efforts to lead the change, innovation and technology that drives industries forward are being recognized. Selected from among companies worldwide, Shaw is being recognized for its achievements in: Circular Innovation—The award will go out to companies that have developed innovation in a circular initiative or project that has been enabled by technology. This award will celebrate innovation which moves the company from a linear to...

Parisian Macao Achieves LEED Silver Certification for Its Environmental Sustainability

MACAO—The Parisian Macao has earned a LEED Silver certification for the entirety of its operation, in the building design and construction (BD+C) category for new construction projects—making it the first integrated resort in Macao to do so. LEED is an industry-leading environmental sustainability rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Its stringent standards of quality and integrity address sustainability categories ranging from energy and water efficiency to waste management, purchasing, and indoor air quality. Many of The Parisian Macao’s comprehensive sustainability initiatives represent new features previously not seen in Macao or in an integrated resort of its scale...

Hyatt Regency Seattle Officially Receives LEED Gold Certification

SEATTLE—Hyatt Regency Seattle, a 45-story premier meeting and event hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle, has officially received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, becoming the first and only LEED Gold–certified hotel in the Seattle area. It earned LEED as part of the New Construction rating system. “Hyatt Regency Seattle is thrilled to receive this well-deserved recognition, as we are committed to enriching the communities we call home and protecting the planet for future generations,” said General Manager Tom Wolf. “As the largest meeting and event hotel in...

A Beginners Guide to Building Hotels with Recycled Steel & Reclaimed Wood

NATIONAL REPORT—Many people probably don’t know that the Mandarin Hotel in Las Vegas was built with 85 percent recycled materials. Bear in mind that this is a 47-story luxury hotel that is managed by one of the most recognized multinational hospitality companies. Some examples of other hotels built with recycled materials in the United States and around the world include the LEED certified Harmon Guest House in Healdsburg, Calif., Sherwood in New Zealand, the RIMBA Jimbaran Hotel in Indonesia and many others. The recycled materials that are often used in building these hotels vary, but they nonetheless can be utilized in...

Wom, a New Brand of Pod-Style Hotels, Debuts in Tel Aviv, Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—WOM Allenby, the first of a new brand of pod-style hotels, will open next month in the Mediterranean seaside city of Tel Aviv. Located at 21 Allenby Street, the hotel is a block away from Tel Aviv’s beach promenade and offers 40 stylish, private and modern pod rooms in both single and double-occupancy arrangements. WOM’s new hybrid accommodation is engineered for today’s contemporary, urban traveler who values design, a sense of community and the experience of staying in a central urban location at a wallet-friendly price point. WOM is a member of Brown Hotels, the pioneering Tel Aviv-based hospitality group known for...

Sustainability in Hotels Explores Growing Emphasis on Green Building Practices in Hospitality Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) suggests that sustainable building practices, including those involving energy and water conservation as well as waste reduction, are increasingly being incorporated throughout the hotel sector to add value and provide a competitive edge to properties. Sustainability in Hotels: Opportunities and Trends Shaping the Future of Hospitality assesses the state of sustainability in the hotel sector by identifying best practices, highlighting industry trends in sustainability, and offering solutions to sustainability-related obstacles. The report, published by ULI’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance, contains case studies and is informed by insights from 25...

Davani Group Adds New Range of Repurposed Marble Slabs

SEATTLE—The Davani Group, creator of bespoke natural stone furniture, tiles, and architectural features, introduced a new range of innovative and eco-friendly repurposed marble slabs that combine sustainably sourced stone with cutting-edge production techniques. Kanbina by Stonethica is a product made with a content recycled of marble and other stones, created using an environmentally-friendly recycling and waste product reuse system. It is ideal for floors, wall-cladding, kitchen tops, bathroom surfaces, and interior design. Kanbina produces stone materials as part of an eco-sustainable cycle: waste products from the processing of marble and natural stone are recycled and made into Stonethica slabs through the...

Paul Hawken Announced as Keynote Speaker for GreenerBuilder

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that author, sustainability entrepreneur and activist Paul Hawken will provide the opening keynote at its annual GreenerBuilder conference taking place at the Marriot Marquis in downtown San Francisco on July 25, 2019. GreenerBuilder is the largest conference dedicated to the green building industry in the Pacific region and brings together hundreds of building professionals, sustainability leaders and change-makers to discuss today’s most pressing sustainability and green building issues. Registration is currently open. “GreenerBuilder is an opportunity for the green building community in the region to come together and discuss innovations and sustainability opportunities for the built environment,”...

Starwood Capital Heads West with Eco-Luxury 1 Hotels Brand

In the green lodging world it is huge news when a new 1 Hotels property opens and that was certainly the case this past week with the official opening of the 1 West Hollywood. It is the first West Coast 1 Hotel for Barry Sternlicht’s Starwood Capital Group and joins three other 1 Hotels in New York City and Miami. As with the other 1 Hotels, 1 West Hollywood will be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group. Sternlicht and his team are experts at weaving together luxurious green design, highly efficient operations, unique and...

New 1 Hotel Opens in West Hollywood

LOS ANGELES—1 Hotels has opened its fourth property and West Coast flagship, 1 West Hollywood. Formerly The Jeremy, the property has undergone a total transformation, taking its cues from the raw natural beauty of the Southern California landscape. The property will continue to be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm. When it comes to sustainable hospitality, 1 Hotels walks the walk. With an Energy Star score of 95, “1 WeHo” will be one of the most energy-efficient hotels in L.A. Among its property-wide conservation practices is the inclusion of...