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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.

Indiana Furniture Welcomes Independent Rep Group Karras Associates

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture announced Karras Associates as its new manufacturer’s representative to manage sales in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, servicing Chicago, Milwaukee, and the surrounding areas. Karras Associates is an independent rep firm providing top quality commercial furniture solutions to the architect and design community, as well as contract furniture dealers. The team concentrates on a portfolio of products to solve the needs of corporate, education, government, healthcare, and hospitality environments. “Partnering with Karras Associates was a natural fit,” said Mike Blessinger, VP of Sales & Marketing at Indiana Furniture. “Like us, their goal is to provide customers with the...

Hawaii Convention Center Launches Conservation Program with LEED Gold Certification

HONOLULU, HAWAII—To mark its 20th year of operations, the Hawaii Convention Center is launching the Hoʻomaluō Program, a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability with the goal of enhancing the guest, planner, staff and community meetings and events experience. Hoʻomaluō launched in conjunction with the 2018 American Dental Association (ADA)—America’s Dental Meeting. The meeting was held last week and drew over 15,000 registrants from 46 countries, while generating an estimated $70.8 million in statewide visitor spending. It was ADA’s third annual conference at the Center, including the building’s largest-ever gathering of 30,000 attendees in 1999. The ADA returned in 2009, marking...

CaraGreen Adds Havelock Wool Insulation to Materials Collection

RALEIGH, N.C.—CaraGreen, a distributor of sustainable building materials, has recently added Havelock Wool Insulation to its collection of healthy building materials. Havelock is an ideal insulating material for both new construction and remodels. Wool is a well-known insulator but is unlike any other insulation medium with regard to moisture management. The inherent characteristics of the fiber allow for moisture to be regulated against 65 percent relative humidity—actively absorbing and desorbing. It is a keratin so it does not support the growth of mold. Also unique is a wool fiber’s ability to increase air quality through passive filtration. The amino acids in wool will...

Interface Hospitality Brings Fully Custom Program to Sector with Luxcierge

NEW YORK—Interface Hospitality has launched Luxcierge, a custom design process available to the full-service hospitality market. The new premiere service takes a collaborative approach to bring its clients’ luxury flooring vision to life. Luxcierge will debut at BDNY, November 11 to 12, 2018, at the Interface Hospitality booth #1139 in the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Mirroring the service level guests receive in upper upscale luxury hotels, Luxcierge offers a creative partnership directly between Interface Hospitality designers and the client’s internal team. Recognizing that each high-end hotel is unique, Interface Hospitality’s custom design team crafts every offering...

Why Green Workplace Design Creates a Feel-Good Factor for Employees

LOS ANGELES—In the Los Angeles offices of Cuningham Group architecture firm, natural daylight streams in through four skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, while discreet vents manage the flow of fresh air. Individual offices are set in upcycled shipping containers, with a central indoor garden that filters the air and enhances the space with morale-boosting greenery. “Sustainability in the office has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last five or ten years,” says Stuart Finnie, Head of Design at Tétris. “Design measures that can enhance a firm’s environmental credentials are coming to the top of every client’s wish list.” Common eco-friendly measures include the...

Serge Ferrari Launches 2019 Sling Collection—Batyline ISO & Duo

POMPANO BEACH, FLA.—Serge Ferrari has launched its 2019 collection for two of its sling mesh fabrics: Batyline Duo and Batyline Iso. The company consulted with European designers and color experts to produce a more sophisticated and trend-setting color palette compatible with all design styles. The 28 colors of the Batyline Duo range and the 31 colors of the Batyline Iso range are now stocked and available in the Pompano Beach, Fla. warehouse. Batyline Iso is Serge Ferrari’s original sling fabric and a standard in the industry for the last 30 years. Coated high-tenacity polyester yarns are threaded one in warp...

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel Returns to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

GULF SHORES, ALA.—The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel opened its doors after a much-anticipated return to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Guests of the 350-room, beachfront hotel, located within Alabama’s Gulf State Park, will enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico or Lake Shelby with direct access to the emerald green waters of the Gulf and over 6,150 acres of trails and activities within the Park. The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the first full service hotel to open in the area in 20 years. It is a premier meetings and events destination, offering a wide array of...

CaraGreen Selected as Finalist for USGBC Award

RALEIGH, N.C.—Sustainable materials distributor, CaraGreen, was recently nominated as a finalist for USGBC Carolina’s Sustainable Business Awards under the Community Change Agent—Professional Services category. This award, which will be given in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 28, recognizes any leader, organization, company or governmental entity that has demonstrated leadership in sustainability at an exceptional scale. This is demonstrated through their commitment to providing the local community with sustainable materials for interiors and exteriors. They also serve as a resource to design professionals for education on sustainable subjects, ranging from Biophilic design to the WELL Building Standard. Founded in 2008, CaraGreen’s mission...

Green Spa Network Launches ‘Vital Stories’ Podcast

SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF.—Green Spa Network (GSN), a nonprofit trade association supporting sustainability in the spa and wellness industry, has just launched a new podcast, “Vital Stories”, featuring ideas and stories from environmental leaders and industry experts. “We are thrilled to partner with WNCK Nantucket Public Radio for the production of our new podcast,” says Joanna Roche, Executive Director of the Green Spa Network. “It’s time to share the stories and experiences that connect sustainable and regenerative work in all areas of our communities. Listen to learn and be inspired.” Every other week, “Vital Stories” hosts thoughtful conversations that promote the vital connections...

Pioneer Millworks to Showcase Reclaimed Wood at Greenbuild

FARMINGTON, N.Y.—Pioneer Millworks will share their reclaimed and sustainable wood products in Chicago, November 14 to 16 at the 2018 Greenbuild Expo, the premier sustainable building event for innovative products and services for the built environment. They’ll join more than 750 suppliers and top manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today’s market. “We’re excited to connect with designers, architects, builders, and homeowners, new and known,” said Jered Slusser, Northeast Sales Market Manager for Pioneer Millworks. “Folks who join us in the drive for sustainable, ethically sourced, and made in USA products. We’ll share...