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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.

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Ambient Bamboo Flooring High Quality, Eco-friendly Bamboo Hardwood Floors 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. We offer over 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 architects and designers. Ambient floors are Lacey Act certified, FSC certified (by demand), and Ambient has achieved Floorscore...

Encore Hospitality Carpet Introduces Jovia Collection

LAS VEGAS—Playful textures, stylized geometrics and rich, yet whimsical colors invite discovery and adventure through Encore Hospitality Carpet’s newest collection, Jovia. Made with 100 percent Zeftron nylon, the collection meets the ultimate design and performance requirements for myriad hospitality environments, from lobbies, corridors and conference rooms to ballrooms and other public space venues. This custom collection is available in either Encore’s Colorpoint or Colortec technology. Carpet made with Encore’s Colorpoint technology provide luxurious textures in varying heights from a cut and loop construction. The company’s advanced Colortec yarn placement system creates the luxurious look and feel of a woven carpet,...

The Story of the Carpet You Choose is Worth Knowing

The carpet making sector has been one of the most aggressive in our industry when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of the products they sell. They have been among the most innovative and visionary regarding sourcing, design, manufacturing, and recycling and taking back product at the end of its life. Companies within the sector should be so progressive and held accountable for the products they make. Their new carpeting covers billions of square feet every year. Carpet is made from nylon—a polymer (a plastic) so its carbon impact is significant. Over the years it can be treated...

Crossville’s Retro Active 2.0 Earns Petal Certifications

CROSSVILLE, TENN.—Crossville Inc. has announced its newest tile collection, Retro Active 2.0, is a recipient of the prestigious Living Product Challenge Petal Certifications in three categories: place, water, and beauty. The Living Product Challenge is a recognition program of the International Living Future Institute. Crossville is the first tile company to be certified by the Living Product Challenge. The Living Product Challenge is organized in seven performance areas, known as Petals, with each area consisting of detailed requirements. Retro Active 2.0 was recognized in the following: Place Petal—2/2 for meeting requirements that included responsible place and habitat impacts; Water Petal—1/1...

Cali Bamboo Introduces Hand-Woven Floor Cushions

SAN DIEGO—Cali Bamboo, maker of the World’s Hardest Floors, now has a fun, stylish way to add a little extra comfort to that floor. The all-new Tapestri Pouf Collection includes eight styles in four different versatile colors. Pouf cushions are available as both round floor seats and cube ottomans. In keeping with the tradition of the Tapestri Area Rug line, the new pouf styles are named for four beloved Cali Bamboo dogs—four of the 40 pups who frequent the company’s San Diego headquarters. “Boston” is a dark charcoal gray, “Abby” a warm, tan brown, “Nellie” a light ivory creme, and...

Durkan Debuts New Carpet, Hard Surface Collections

LAS VEGAS—Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, debuted new hospitality carpet and hard surface flooring solutions at HD Expo 2018. Durkan’s newest products include broadloom, carpet tile, rugs and rigid enhanced resilient tile for hospitality environments including lobbies, corridors, meeting spaces, guestrooms and bathrooms. “HD Expo is a special opportunity for us to show how we leverage expertise and leadership in product, service, manufacturing and sustainability to bring a personalized world-class, single-source approach that provides customers with tailored flooring solutions for hospitality,” said Mark Page, Senior Director of Creative Design and Development for Durkan and Mohawk Group. “In addition...

Phoenix Center’s Efforts Result in $175,000 in Rebates

PHOENIX—The Phoenix Convention Center, a LEED-Silver certified green building, recently completed several upgrades throughout its campus by converting outdated lighting to energy efficient LED light technology. This past year the Phoenix Convention Center participated in Arizona Public Service’s (APS) Solutions for Business energy rebate program and received more than $175,000 in rebates. The Phoenix Convention Center, a City of Phoenix facility, took full advantage of APS’s rebate program by converting to LED lighting in several areas of the campus including meeting rooms, loading docks, stairwells, food court, garages, production kitchens and its grand Atrium. “Providing a positive guest experience and...

NanaWall Highlighted Cero Commercial Sills for Hospitality at HD Expo

SAN FRANCISCO—NanaWall Systems showcased its operable glass wall systems at the Hospitality Design Exposition in Las Vegas earlier this month. As the pioneer of the opening glass category, NanaWall’s products provide architectural and energy-efficient solutions to designs and architects. The company highlighted its minimal framed large panel sliding glass wall system, cero, which now offers the shallowest sills in the industry in order to address the needs of the American commercial construction markets. “Our opening glass wall systems offer hoteliers the flexibility to create a space that incorporates beautiful views, natural daylight and fresh air ventilation,” said NanaWall Systems CEO...

Look. Walls & Interiors Announces The ‘Organix’ Wallcovering Collection

DALLAS—On a mission to transform the wall into art, Look. Walls & Interiors announced the “Organix” wallcovering collection, which features an abstract look at nature. The wallcovering designs are a mix of texturized organics with large-scale looks at natural elements as well as intricate looks at some of the smallest and most subtle details in nature. “The outdoors provides a sense of peace and balance as well as inspiration for art,” said Lindsay White, Principal at Look. Walls & Interiors. “The ‘Organix’ collection plays off of the beauty that Mother Nature created to add a modern and organic touch to any...

Report Makes Business Case for Building Green

LONDON—The World Green Building Council launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building examines case studies of 11 facilities around the globe that have one or more green certifications including LEED, Green Star and BREEAM. The report evaluates health and wellbeing features that were integrated into the facilities, such as: enhanced fresh air ventilation, acoustic privacy, increase of daylight penetration and use of biophilic design elements such...