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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.

Eldorado Stone Introduces Five New Color Palettes

SAN DIEGO—Eldorado Stone unveiled five new color palettes across four of its most popular stone and brick profiles during the 2019 National Association of Home Builder’s International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Each debut showcased the manufacturer’s intricate, hand painted color application process and represents the latest advancements in color layering techniques for architectural stone veneer. The new options include two new colors for award-winning Vintage Ranch, along with one new hue each in Limestone, RomaBrick and LedgeCut33. “We listen closely to the architecture and design community as we continue to innovate our products and incorporate the latest techniques...

USGBC Opens Registration for LEED v4.1 for New Construction & Interior Spaces

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C. “The hallmark of LEED is ‘continuous improvement’—and that is exactly where we are going with LEED v4.1,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, USGBC. “LEED v4.1 is set to raise the bar. It is the most comprehensive, collaborative, accessible and effective LEED system to date. From improving energy performance to emphasizing human health and integrative building design, LEED is encouraging...

GSky Living Green Walls Introduces Versa Wall XT

DELRAY BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, introduces the Versa Wall XT system, an exterior living wall alternative to pre-grown panels. Unlike the pre-planted panels most exterior green walls on the market rely on, each Versa Wall XT features one-gallon potted plants in lightweight trays, so full-grown plants can be swapped in quickly and cleanly. This system can be a seasonal alternative in colder climates where plants can be removed for the winter or replaced entirely in the spring. The system is easy to install,...

Cultured Stone Debuts Five New Color Palettes

SAN DIEGO—Cultured Stone unveiled five new color palettes and two new profiles during the 2019 National Association of Home Builder’s International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Each debut showcased the exploration and development of contemporary aesthetic touches as the market embraces color and patterns that skew more modern. The new products include two new colors in Handmade Brick, two new colors in Country Ledgestone and a new color in Cast-Fit. The large-format Stanhope Textured Cast-Fit also debuted along with a panelized version of Drystack Ledgestone. “When developing new colors palettes and profiles, consistency is key,” said Ramsay Hawfield, Vice...

Green Lodging News Adds EcoDomo to Green Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added EcoDomo to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Surfacing & Fabrication/Leather category. EcoDomo is the premier company for leather fabrication and surfacing. EcoDomo manufactures recycled leathers and fabricates with leather instead of wood veneer. Its products are made in the USA. Call (301) 424-7717 or e-mail info@ecodomo.com for more information. Glenn Hasek can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Santa Luzia Launches DecorBrick at IBS 2019

MIAMI—Santa Luzia is a market leader in sustainable eco-friendly baseboards, moldings and millwork. Since 2002 Santa Luzia has been using recycled materials to create high quality, elegant designs, which are uniquely suited for kitchen and bath applications. The products are resistant to moisture, mold, and extreme temperature swings, do not swell or shrink, are low VOC, and termite proof. At IBS 2019 this week, Santa Luzia will introduce their new DecorBrick wall finish line for the first time to the U.S. market. Available in several colors and textures, this applied wall finish simulates the look of brick for interior and...

SURFACING & FABRICATION/LEATHER

EcoDomo A Leather Surfacing & Fabrication Company EcoDomo is the premier company for leather fabrication and surfacing. We manufacture recycled leathers and fabricate with leather in-lieu of wood veneer. With a large workshop and skilled artisans, we take pride in manufacturing leathers and finished products in the USA. Call (301) 424-7717 for more information. EcoDomo » Email for Details »

Milliken Specialty Interiors Partner with The Gifted Company

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—As part of its commitment to global philanthropy and sustainability, leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business, announced its partnership with The Gifted Co. The Gifted Co. is a North Carolina-based subsidiary of a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and employing individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty to work in the textile industry in commercial sewing roles. Based in the historical heart of America’s textile industry, this organization works to break the cycle of poverty, homeless and hopelessness by working directly with local homeless populations to provide...

GSky Expands Global Living Wall Installations in 15th Year

DELRAY, BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, marks 15 years of growth and now has four available systems: Versa Wall (interior), Versa Wall XT (exterior), Pro Wall, and Basic Wall. Founded in 2004 at the genesis of the living wall industry in North America, GSky has expanded to install walls in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia and continues to install over 100 annually. From small indoor walls in private residences to GSky’s largest wall in London—which spans 17,000 ft—GSky and its dealer network have designed,...

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation, Health & Wellness, Back of House, Communications, Staff Involvement, Community Involvement, and Climate Action & Certification. Greenview received data for 4,544 hotels across 61 countries. Of the overall data set, 2,202 properties were classified as City/Urban Hotels, 814 as Suburban Hotels, 607 as Resorts, 296...