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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.

Terratex Launches Open Line at HD Expo

GUILFORD, ME.—Interface Fabrics, a textile manufacturer, introduced its first open line collection of Terratex fabrics designed specifically for the hospitality market at the HD Expo, April 27-29, in Las Vegas. Terratex, introduced in 1996, is a family of environmentally friendly textiles made from 100 percent recycled and/or renewable materials using state-of-the-art technology to reduce waste and emissions and to conserve valuable resources such as energy and water. Sizeable financial paybacks resulting from environmental conservation initiatives have recently motivated numerous companies in the hotel and lodging industry to look even deeper to see endless potential in the emerging green...

New Met-Tile ‘Cool Roof’ Line Meets Energy Star Guidelines

ONTARIO, CALIF.—Met-Tile Inc. has become an Energy Star partner for its metal tile panel roofing system, which combines the popular look of tile with the high performance of metal. The new “cool roof” Met-Tile line combines all-weather performance and aesthetics with energy savings. The updated roofing line features a Super Series 4800 Super Cool architectural coating system in 10 designer colors. Manufactured by Specialty Finishes Co. (Fontana, Calif.), these coatings have solar reflectivity values ranging from 26 percent up to more than 67 percent, meeting and in some cases greatly exceeding Energy Star requirements. (For every 5 percent...