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Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report
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Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Resorts issued its 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, providing a comprehensive view of the company’s commitment to responsible business practices, environmental protection, and social impact. Also detailed is Wynn Resorts’ industry-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining steps the company took to protect the health and well-being of employees, first responders,...

USGBC’s New LEED Guidance to Address COVID-19
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USGBC’s New LEED Guidance to Address COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released four new Safety First Pilot Credits in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The credits outline sustainable best practices that align with public health and industry guidelines related to cleaning and disinfecting, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC and plumbing operations. The credits can be used by LEED...

Red Sea Development Company Identifies Optimum Location of Overwater Assets
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Red Sea Development Company Identifies Optimum Location of Overwater Assets

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—The Red Sea Development Co. (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious tourism projects, has shared details of an activity to identify the location of its overwater assets around four key islands at the destination. This activity informs the positioning of overwater assets, including villas, restaurants and hotel arrival points...

U.S. Green Building Council Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy
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U.S. Green Building Council Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new strategy, Healthy People in Healthy Places Equals a Healthy Economy, intended to leverage LEED and the community implementing the rating system to support buildings and communities in a post-pandemic world. The strategy is guided by the idea that prioritizing the health of people, communities and the...

Features to Look for in Eco-Friendly Commercial Design
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Features to Look for in Eco-Friendly Commercial Design

There is tremendous demand for eco-friendly design features and elements not only in residential development but also in commercial development. Image by ejaugsburg from Pixabay There are plenty of reasons for business owners to seek out green commercial spaces. In terms of overhead and operating expenses, with an eco-friendly space, there are opportunities to save...

Five Tips for Making Hotel Furniture Designs More Eco-Friendly
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Five Tips for Making Hotel Furniture Designs More Eco-Friendly

NATIONAL REPORT—Sustainability has shifted from a trend to a lifestyle for many people around the world. They want to help the planet by making changes in their lives, especially when they leave home to travel. Vacationing requires driving or flying, which uses natural resources and increases carbon footprints. Currently, the tourism sector accounts for 8...

Native American Inspired Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa Celebrates Grand Opening
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Native American Inspired Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa Celebrates Grand Opening

BLUFF, UTAH—Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa held its official grand opening earlier this month with a reception, Diné dedication, Native American performances, and ribbon cutting ceremony. Special guests in attendance included Ann Leppanen, Mayor of Bluff, David Filfred, Navajo Medicine Man, Jared Berrett, President & CEO of Bluff Dwellings, and Dallin Tait, GM Bluff Dwellings...

Eight Cool & Captivating Hotel Lobby Decor Ideas That Scream Green
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Eight Cool & Captivating Hotel Lobby Decor Ideas That Scream Green

NATIONAL REPORT—Hoteliers know what it’s like to continually chase after the next big innovative idea for their property. Sometimes that could mean inviting local fitness instructors to teach classes in the hotel a few times a month or renovating for an on-site five-star restaurant. It all depends on what guests want and when they want...