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USGBC Opens Registration for LEED v4.1 for New Construction & Interior Spaces
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USGBC Opens Registration for LEED v4.1 for New Construction & Interior Spaces

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C. “The hallmark of LEED is ‘continuous improvement’—and that is exactly where we are going...

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report
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Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation,...

ASHRAE to Begin Renovation to Create New Net-Zero World HQ Building
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ASHRAE to Begin Renovation to Create New Net-Zero World HQ Building

ATLANTA—ASHRAE announced board approval of a $15.7 million budget to begin a renovation of its new world headquarters building in metro Atlanta, with the intent of being designed for net-zero energy efficiency. The building located at 180 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners, is approximately 10 miles north of ASHRAE’s current location. The 1970s-era building was...

Solar-Powered Kudadoo Maldives Now Open
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Solar-Powered Kudadoo Maldives Now Open

LHAVIANI ATOLL, MALDIVES—Crown & Champa Resorts has opened its 100 percent solar-powered Kudadoo Maldives Private Island. The luxury resort is 200 meters long by 200 meters wide and was designed by Yuji Yamazaki. Included on the island are 13 one-bedroom residences and two two-bedroom residences. According to Crown & Champa Resorts, at every point in...

Neo-Gothic Metropolitan Building Becomes First Michigan Element Hotel
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Neo-Gothic Metropolitan Building Becomes First Michigan Element Hotel

DETROIT—Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, along with Detroit-based Roxbury Group and Means Group, announced the opening of Element Detroit at the Metropolitan, marking the debut of the stylish and eco-focused hotel brand in Michigan. The hotel, which has been incorporated into a renovated 92-year-old neo-Gothic building in the heart of Detroit’s entertainment district, aims...

Coastline Properties Can Benefit from Sustainable, Resilient Design Techniques
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Coastline Properties Can Benefit from Sustainable, Resilient Design Techniques

The plan for the Pullman resort in Vietnam uses a combination of soft and permeable hardscape to mitigate flooding. (Photo courtesy of B+H North America) NATIONAL REPORT—Coastline hotels, resorts and other properties in areas prone to wind and flooding damage from storms can help themselves by implementing sustainable, resilient design techniques. So says Tom Hook,...

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center Achieves LEED Silver Status
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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center Achieves LEED Silver Status

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS—Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, a AAA four diamond hotel, has achieved LEED Silver Certification for New Construction. The 222-room hotel, just 27 miles north of Austin, is the first Sheraton Hotel to earn the distinction in the continental United States. Developed by Novak Bros. LLC, the LEED status represents a milestone...

$40 Million Resort Planned for Knoxville Includes 150 Dwellings, Treehouses
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$40 Million Resort Planned for Knoxville Includes 150 Dwellings, Treehouses

KNOXVILLE, TENN.—Knoxville businessman Tom Boyd announced that a new 40-acre resort with more than 150 unique dwellings and treehouses, a 150-seat restaurant, a 500-person meeting and event center, and a 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater will open in South Knoxville in 2020. The $40 million project is expected to draw 200,000 visitors annually. No motor-driven vehicles will...

Net Zero Hotels Made Easy with Modular Engineering, Tesla Solar Technology
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Net Zero Hotels Made Easy with Modular Engineering, Tesla Solar Technology

MURRIETA, CALIF.—The pieces to put together a net zero hotel are here and ready to go—and at a cost less than typical hotel construction. So says S2A Modular, a Murrieta, Calif.-based company specializing in electrically self-sustaining, custom luxury homes and commercial buildings such as hotels. S2A Modular combines modular construction techniques with Tesla solar panels...

New Boutique Hotel Cannúa to Embrace Spirit of Holistic Renewal in Colombia
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New Boutique Hotel Cannúa to Embrace Spirit of Holistic Renewal in Colombia

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA—Cannúa, a first-of-its-kind, 18-room boutique hotel set within a protected forest in Antioquia, Colombia, is scheduled to open in April 2019. Rooted in permaculture design principles and taking a holistic approach to sustainability, this 27-acre mountain-side property intends to forge a new era of experiential travel within the region. Guests of Cannúa will be among the first to explore...