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HX, BDNY Sessions Will Cover Wide Range of Sustainability Topics


NEW YORK, N.Y.—The sustainability seminar, “2020 Vision—Lodging’s Leaders Set the Sustainability Bar Higher,” has been finalized for HX: The Hotel Experience. The panel will take place on Monday, November 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Hotel stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. HX will run concurrently with Boutique Design New York, at which four NEWH Green Voice Sessions will take place.

During “2020 Vision—Lodging’s Leaders Set the Sustainability Bar Higher,” sustainability leaders at America’s leading hospitality companies will report on their companies’ current, 2020 and beyond goals in the areas of energy, emissions, water and waste reduction, as well as green building, community involvement, staff training, and procurement. Thanks to the collective goal setting of U.S. hotel companies and its suppliers, tremendous reductions have been made in resource consumption.

Three Leading Companies Represented

This seminar includes Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International, Inc., Gardner Jackson, Assistant Vice President, the Nalco Water division of Ecolab USA Inc., and Lindsay Wilkinson, part of InterContinental Hotels Group’s Corporate Responsibility team focused on Environmental Sustainability. The moderator will be Glenn Hasek, Publisher and Editor of Green Lodging News.

Four NEWH Green Sessions

Now in its eighth year, Boutique Design New York, held adjacent to HX: The Hotel Experience from November 12 to 13, will feature four NEWH green sessions. The following is the schedule for those sessions:

Sunday, November 12, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., NEWH Green Voice Session: Fitwel: Designing Spaces That are Fit for Wellbeing. Moderator: Brynn Kurtzman, Technical Designer, Gensler. Panelist: Giselle Sebag, Fitwel Ambassador, Vice President of Programs, Center for Active Design.

Sunday, November 12, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., NEWH Green Voice Session: Green Chemistry Principles in Theory and in Practice: How Biomimicry and Green Chemistry Converge to Influence Product Design. Moderator: David Mahood: Co-Principal, Olive Hospitality Consulting. Panelist: Justin Whitfield, Vice President, Materials Science R&D, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC.

Sunday, November 12, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., NEWH Green Voice Session: Sustainable Lighting Design: Understanding LED and Connected Lighting Technology Today. Moderator: Mary Ann Thornam, Academic Coordinator, Interior Design Program, The Art Institute of Colorado. Panelist: Karen Gough, Vice President, Hospitality Enterprise Systems & Services, Philips Lighting.

Sunday, November 12, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., NEWH Green Voice Session: The Norm Hotel: NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Design Competition Winners’ Story of the Winning Design. Moderator: Michele Machado, Community Engagement Liaison, Hostelling International USA. Panelist: Arkgo Chen, Masters of Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.