First California commercial PACE project funds new resort

First California commercial PACE project funds new resort

The building represents an investment of $51 million to the area and is the first luxury hotel in Coachella.

Belize eco-resort to offer 100% carbon-neutral villas

Belize eco-resort to offer 100% carbon-neutral villas

A new eco-resort in Belize will feature an inventory of carbon-neutral luxury residences – a first for the Caribbean. The Itz’ana Resort & Residences complex will offer four- and five-bedroom villas that are carbon neutral, built with locally-sourced materials and...

Second-ever CLT hotel under construction in N.Y.

Second-ever CLT hotel under construction in N.Y.

Construction has begun on the nation’s second hotel using cross-laminated timber. The hotel, on Fort Drum in Watertown, N.Y., is part of Lendlease’s more than 12,000-room privatized Army lodging portfolio. Lendlease, developer for the Department of Defense’s only privatized lodging...

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

A 180-meter skyscraper designed to be zero-energy and accessible via a garden bridge has been proposed to be built in Paris, reports dezeen. International architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill is part of the team that launched a master plan...

New Orleans issues energy challenge

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge, a competition between business owners across downtown New Orleans to reduce their energy usage. “I am proud to engage our downtown business owners to reduce their energy footprint,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu...

Ga. community's building owners join solar, energy-saving efforts

Livable Buckhead has recruited 10 of the Georgia city’s hotels to the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, a citywide effort to reduce water and energy use by 20 percent by 2020. On top of that, major building owners in the area...

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Snøhetta has unveiled its design for "Svart," a hotel for sustainable tourism company Arctic Adventure of Norway. Located within the Arctic Circle, on the edge of Norway's Holandsfjorden fjord at the base of the Svartisen glacier, the building is designed...

Bamboo-shaped skyscraper to rise in Taipei

Bamboo-shaped skyscraper to rise in Taipei

Move over Taipei 101. A new green-glass skyscraper will soon transform the city skyline. Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) unveiled designs for the Taipei Sky Tower, a 280-meter-tall building that, like Taiwan’s tallest tower, draws design inspiration from bamboo shoots.

New IHG Dubai hotel to be 100% solar-powered

New IHG Dubai hotel to be 100% solar-powered

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Diamond Developers have broken ground for Hotel Indigo Dubai Sustainable City, which will be 100 percent powered by solar energy. Located in Dubai’s first sustainable integrated development, the 143-room hotel will be a net-zero energy...

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Sustainability and luxury haven’t always gone hand in hand, but Beijing’s new Hotel Éclat is an example of the two worlds colliding in the most wonderful way. As part of the city’s new LEED platinum-certified Parkview Green complex in the...

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Architecture firm Chapman Taylor has unveiled images of the recently completed Holiday Inn Express at Manchester’s Trafford City – the first hotel in the North West United Kingdom to be built using a special type of volumetric modular construction based...

Hyatt Regency Delhi receives historic environmental designation

Hyatt Regency Delhi has become one of the few hotels in Delhi to earn LEED platinum certification. “With this, Hyatt Regency Delhi establishes itself as one of the few global leaders for energy and environment design,” said Aseem Kapoor, general...

Building, energy management systems implemented in Australia’s Crown Perth complex

Building, energy management systems implemented in Australia’s Crown Perth complex

Honeywell successfully implemented its networked Building Management and Energy Management Systems at the new Crown Towers Hotel, which is an expansion of the Crown complex in Perth, Australia. The Honeywell Enterprise Building Integrator (EBI) and Building Management System (BMS) are...

Idaho hotel owner betting on water-saving laundry machine using polymer beads

Idaho hotel owner betting on water-saving laundry machine using polymer beads

Revolutions are few and far between in the realm of hotel laundry. But a new washing technology that uses beads and saves water, created by a British company called Xeros, might be one. Jerame Petry, owner of three Idaho hotels, is the first in Idaho to adopt Xeros’ water-saving laundry machine, reports Idaho Business Review.

New Hampton Maid Motel units receive sustainability honor

New Hampton Maid Motel units receive sustainability honor

Eight motel units recently completed at the Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays, Mass., have been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The award is the second highest rating available for...

Hotels worldwide going green with LEED

Hotels worldwide going green with LEED

As environmental awareness continues to increase and environmental responsibility becomes increasingly important for businesses, hotels around the world are getting in on the green trend. More and more hotels are promoting themselves as being certified green by the Leadership in...

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Loews Hotels & Co.

S.C. hotel believed to be state's first built with CLT

A new hotel in Mount Pleasant, S.C., is believed to be the first in the state to use what one Clemson professor sees as a building material of the future. "I see this project as the beginning of a trend,...

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

Two Washington, D.C., hotels have earned prestigious LEED gold ratings. The dual-brand Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The achievement was given for...

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