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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...

Seven UN Entities Call for New Action on E-Waste
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Seven UN Entities Call for New Action on E-Waste

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND—Seven UN entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges. The report calls for a systematic collaboration with major brands, small and...

Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future
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Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future

The Parador de Corias, Spain is housed in a former monastery. Photograph: Parador de Corias SPAIN—Across Spain, hotels are prominently flagging their green credentials as they increasingly take steps to reduce their environmental footprint and appeal to a new generation of eco-aware consumers. The country’s Paradores, state-run hotels in historic buildings such as former palaces...

ASHRAE Wraps Up Successful 2019 Winter Conference, AHR Expo
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ASHRAE Wraps Up Successful 2019 Winter Conference, AHR Expo

ATLANTA—Increased building activity, operational demands, changes in codes and design and new energy efficiency strategies were just some of the topic discussed among buildings professionals at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo. The 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place last month at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center and the Georgia World...

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is Egypt’s First Hotel to Install EV Charging Station
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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is Egypt’s First Hotel to Install EV Charging Station

CAIRO, EGYPT—Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence announced that it is the first Hotel in Egypt to install an electric car charging station, which is now fully-operational. “We pride ourselves as the first hotel in Egypt to install an electric car-charging station,” says Mahmoud ElKeiy. General Manager. “It is essential we protect the...

NAFEM Suppliers Roll Out New Products, Feature Time-Tested Equipment
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NAFEM Suppliers Roll Out New Products, Feature Time-Tested Equipment

ORLANDO, FLA.—The NAFEM Show, held every two years, wrapped up in Orlando on February 9 at the Orange County Convention Center. More than 600 suppliers featured their latest products to help restaurateurs and hoteliers save money, energy, water and reduce waste. It would be impossible to mention every product showcased in a single article. The...

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,...

Solution to Prevent Human Trafficking Free for Washington Hoteliers
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Solution to Prevent Human Trafficking Free for Washington Hoteliers

OLYMPIA, WASH.—A powerful solution to end human trafficking is proving to be effective inside Washington state hotels—when staff members are trained in what to look for. The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation is partnering with the nonprofit Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST) to increase access to human trafficking awareness training for the state’s hotel...

World’s First ‘Vegan Suite’ Welcomes Guests at Hilton London Bankside
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World’s First ‘Vegan Suite’ Welcomes Guests at Hilton London Bankside

LONDON—Following guest feedback, a vegan suite is now available for reservation at the design-led Hilton London Bankside. The suite, created in partnership with multi-sensory design experts Bompas & Parr and given the thumbs up by The Vegan Society, offers a vegan experience throughout, from a plant-based check-in desk and keycard to vegan-friendly bedding and eco-cotton...