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Registration Now Open for The WELL Conference
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Registration Now Open for The WELL Conference

NEW YORK CITY—The WELL Conference, a rich, experiential event for those committed to improving the health and well-being of people through better buildings, communities and organizations, announces that registration is now open for this inaugural event taking place March 29 to April 1, 2020 at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz. Attendees can register online at...

RFCI Launches ASSURE CERTIFIED Program for Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile
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RFCI Launches ASSURE CERTIFIED Program for Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile

LA GRANGE, GA.—The Resilient Floor Covering Institute and SCS Global Services announce a new program to ensure the continued growth and popularity of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) marketed and sold in North America. The program is called ASSURE CERTIFIED. “As part of our mission to support the interest of resilient flooring, RFCI and...

LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center Opens
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LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center Opens

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, marking Hyatt’s first full-service hotel in the city of Portland, Ore. and the city’s first convention center hotel. Built by a leading Portland-based developer, Mortenson, in partnership with ESG Architects, the hotel is proud to have achieved Gold Leadership in...

Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA Opens
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Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA Opens

MALE, MALDIVES—Emerald Collection announced that Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA has opened. Unusual to any private island, Emerald Maldives houses a wraparound reef which means guests are never more than a few footsteps away from an encounter with exotic fish, turtles or manta rays. The 120-villa resort is located on the Raa Atoll, renowned for...

Sustainable Hospitality Brand, Shepherd Eco, Launches in Wynwood, Florida
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Sustainable Hospitality Brand, Shepherd Eco, Launches in Wynwood, Florida

MIAMI BEACH, FLA.—Lucky Shepherd announces the launch of its Shepherd Eco sustainable hospitality brand with a flagship location in Wynwood, Miami. The project, developed by Shepherd Atma and Hoar Program Management (HPM), with Touzet Studio as architect and Gensler as interior design, is slated to open late 2022. The Shepherd Eco brand finds its roots in the deeply intertwined...

Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH
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Hotel 101 Resort Boracay Poised to Become Largest Green Hotel in PH

PHILIPPINES—Hotel of Asia, Inc., the hotel arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., has engaged Barone International as its sustainability consultant in its application for the LEED Gold certification of Hotel 101 Resort Boracay which is poised to become the largest green hotel to rise in the Philippines. “In this day and age when most modern buildings...

Seven Ways to Be Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Property
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Seven Ways to Be Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Property

NATIONAL REPORT—Environmentalism has spread through every industry it can touch, and hospitality is one of them. Guests have always wanted enjoyable, high-class hotel experiences, but they’re increasingly requesting sustainable practices along with this. They want to know they’re spending their money on morally conscious, socially responsible businesses. Environmental issues are too significant to ignore for...

Madrid’s VP Plaza España Design Earns LEED Gold
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Madrid’s VP Plaza España Design Earns LEED Gold

MIAMI—VP Plaza España Design, a luxurious 214-room hotel located on Madrid’s famous Gran Vía, has earned the prestigous LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certification, solidifying its position in the city as an example for environmentally conscious design and operation. The five-star hotel, which opened March 2018, scored well in several areas including...

LEED Reaches New Milestone, Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects
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LEED Reaches New Milestone, Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating a new LEED milestone, announcing it has surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects. “In 1998, we created LEED to measure and define what green building meant, and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “Today millions of...

Three Announcements from Atlanta’s Greenbuild
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Three Announcements from Atlanta’s Greenbuild

ATLANTA—This week, at the annual Greenbuild conference, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched Insight, a new data-driven tool that highlights building project design features that can lead to better performance. USGBC also announced LEED Positive—a vision statement and LEED development roadmap that will lay the foundation for a future of LEED that is regenerative....