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3 Innovative Green Hotel Solutions

September 15, 2014 |

With the transformation of our standard design and business practices becoming a hot topic, many industries are looking to capitalize on the available sustainable innovations that can improve their bottom line. The hospitality industry is one such industry that can drastically change its operations by applying green hotel solutions. Here are three innovative green hotel solutions...

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There’s a growing emphasis on the importance of human health and wellbeing – especially when it comes to our exposure to toxins, chemicals, and air pollution in our surroundings. Homeowners are placing health at the top of the priority list and are looking for better long-term options for their families. This is because as a...

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The hospitality industry is experiencing tremendous growth which is expected to continue as influence from the millennial generation increases along with the demand for select service. Not only is the hospitality industry growing due to lifestyle shifts which include more travelling, but because of the highly lucrative market of conferences, conventions, and meetings which bring together...

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Vegetation is the growth of various plants in any given area. It’s not a complicated process, but the idea is newly established as a way to be ecologically-conscious in cities; especially for structures created before the concept of sustainable building was practiced. Both green roofs or living wall systems help lower costs and save energy...

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Real estate professionals are constantly taking courses and acquiring accreditation to expand their skills and knowledge which further helps their clients find their dream or vacation homes, and business or investment properties. Today there are ways agents can specialize in certain aspects of the real estate industry, one of those ways being through green real estate designations. Completing...

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Usually “trendy” and “fad” are not words that sustainable activists like to use, but I believe there’s more to that idea. These terms bring knowledge to an otherwise newly established concept in a way that pushes others to with building and energy trends. While the idea that building and energy trends are fleeting is troubling, the fact...

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The green commercial real estate industry is growing. Commercial properties are being constructed, positioned, and operated with ecological sensitivity in mind. The primary reason for this is the available awareness and education today which has concerned consumers demanding ecological building designs. This new green commercial real estate market is ripe for the taking for any...

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In green building, the (LCA) of materials is critical. The stages in this cycle as we know them are: raw material, manufacturing, distribution, use, and end-of-life management….. so-on-and-so-forth. I’m sure many of you have heard this more than once. But what does any of that mean? Well, the simple answer is, products that we can use...

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Ecological structures have evolved to where they are today based on our understanding of construction materials and technological growth. This type of sustainable architecture is as of recently becoming widely accepted within the world of design and engineering. The design principles of ecological structures have undergone great transformation in a short time both conceptually and physically....

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Evolution is the adaptation to a changing environment. I think what’s so impressive about the architectural form of evolution is that it’s a non-biological, inanimate concept that it will continue to grow and change with our world. Construction will never be obsolete and technology will continue to develop. This gives architects a challenge worth facing...

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