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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.

Six Senses Duxton Hotel Opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE—Six Senses Duxton, the first city hotel from Six Senses, is now open in historic Tanjong Pagar in the Chinatown area of Singapore. Along with sister hotel Six Senses Maxwell opening later this year, Six Senses Duxton seeks to engage with the surrounding neighborhood and provide a new level of sustainability practiced in Singapore. “Six Senses Duxton aims not only to deliver a five-star luxury hotel experience, but to actively improve the surrounding neighborhood and natural environment as we do so,” says Six Senses Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. “Singapore has been my home for almost 20 years, specifically the...

Interface Offering Carbon Neutral Flooring Across Global Portfolio

ATLANTA—Interface, a worldwide modular flooring company and global leader in sustainability, is the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products—including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT)—are carbon neutral across the entire product lifecycle. The company is now offering its Carbon Neutral Floors program as standard to every customer, at no extra cost, to help them meet their own sustainability goals while also allowing them to reduce the emissions impact of their projects or spaces. Interface estimates it will offset 400,000 metric tons of carbon emissions in 2018 as part of the program, equivalent to the...

Tarkett Publications Detail Sustainability Progress

PARIS—Tarkett, a leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, demonstrates its strategic vision of sustainable development through the release of its Activity & Sustainability brochure and its Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility report, audited by a third-party. “At Tarkett, we believe in a future for all, where people and the planet prosper in balance,” said Glen Morrison, CEO of Tarkett. “We are actively working with all stakeholders to meet the world’s future challenges. This is the essence of our “Doing Good. Together” philosophy, which guides our day-to-day choices and decisions, and transforms our commitment into practical actions. We are connecting...

Shaw Industries Further Reduces Carbon Footprint

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed the construction of a cogeneration Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The CHP, which began operating in May 2018, will reduce the plant’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 26,000 metric tons; that’s an impact equal to removing almost 5,500 passenger vehicles from the road each year. This is the latest in ongoing investments Shaw is making to minimize its environmental footprint. The company recently announced it has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. Companywide, Shaw has made significant investments to help reduce...

Health & Wellness: One of the Cornerstones of Green Building

Architects, designers, and contractors are now commonly engaged in new construction, renovation and redesign projects intended to have smallest environmental and climate footprint possible. The factors that contribute to “green buildings” are fairly intuitive: energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, reduced water consumption, utilization of recycled materials, and low-emitting building materials and maintenance products. Building codes, owner specifications, and market demand are driving this trend around the world. One of the cornerstones of this movement is the push for “healthy buildings,” addressing occupant health, comfort, and wellness. After all, the building’s primary function is to serve its occupants’ needs. As...

Mohawk Group Opens Showroom in Manhattan

NEW YORK—Mohawk Group’s new flagship location in the Fashion District of New York City expresses the company’s commitment not only to stylish and innovative floor coverings but also to sustainable and wellness design. Designed by Gensler, the 13,000-square-foot showroom in Manhattan features an open layout that integrates distinctive company branding, inviting workspaces and meeting spaces, and new display techniques to uniquely and effectively showcase a revolving lineup of featured commercial flooring products based on Mohawk Group’s latest collections. Clean lines, biophilic design, ample natural lighting and a modern, yet comfortable aesthetic pay tribute to the showroom’s setting in the heart...

Green Lodging News Adds Ambient Bamboo Flooring as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Ambient Bamboo Flooring as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Since 2005, Ambient Bamboo Flooring has been providing high quality, eco-friendly bamboo hardwood floors across the globe. Ambient specializes in strand woven bamboo flooring, which is the hardest wood flooring in the market. The company offers more than 30 colors and styles of bamboo flooring, which is an extremely tough hardwood floor sought by homeowners and business owners everywhere. Ambient is known as the world’s best-reviewed bamboo flooring brand and is specified by the world’s leading...

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 United States 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 will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale. More...

Mission Linen Supply Receives Stevie Award

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and supplies, received a Bronze Stevie Award in the large company of the year category of the 2018 American Business Awards. The competition drew more than 3,700 nominations across various categories. “The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding,” said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie Awards. “The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment.” Mission was recognized for its commitment to going above and beyond for its customers, community and the environment....

Shaw Achieves Carbon Neutrality in Commercial Carpet Manufacturing

DALTON, GA.—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. The achievement encompasses all commercial carpet manufacturing facilities that Shaw owns and operates globally, including those for Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract and STS. “At Shaw, we believe in creating a better future,” says Tim Conway, Vice President of Sustainability for Shaw’s commercial division. “We understand the challenges of climate change are global in scale and require a global response. No one company can solve problems at this scale by itself, but we can each contribute to an effort that enables all of us to...