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First WELL Lodging Doing Quite Well One Year After Certification
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First WELL Lodging Doing Quite Well One Year After Certification

ENCINITAS, CALIF.—A year after receiving Platinum WELL Certification for her Inn at Moonlight Beach—the first lodging establishment in the world to do so—owner Shangwen Chiu Kennedy has no regrets about the investment. Well Certification is a result of the International WELL Building Institute’s collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. According to the Institute, there are...

Hotel Paso del Norte Among First Hotels to Open with Pathogen-Removing Air Filtration System
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Hotel Paso del Norte Among First Hotels to Open with Pathogen-Removing Air Filtration System

EL PASO, TEXAS—In El Paso, Texas, a historic hotel built in 1912, Hotel Paso del Norte (Marriott Autograph Collection), has been undergoing a multi-million-dollar, multi-year renovation to bring it to the grandeur of yesteryear with a wide array of modern amenities. As part of the final touches before re-opening later this year, the hotel will...

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...

Atlanta’s Stonehurst Place: Luxurious While Strong on Sustainability
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Atlanta’s Stonehurst Place: Luxurious While Strong on Sustainability

ATLANTA—Throughout the current pandemic, Atlanta’s historic Stonehurst Place has continued to provide a safe place to stay for travelers in search of boutique luxury—all with a dose of eco-friendliness thrown in. The eight-suite property, owned by Barb Shadomy and first constructed in 1896, has features including a solar thermal system for water heating, a greywater...

Carbon Dioxide Sensor Can Lower Energy Use, Reduce Utility Costs
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Carbon Dioxide Sensor Can Lower Energy Use, Reduce Utility Costs

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—Walk in a room, the light goes on. Most people are familiar with the motion sensors that detect activity and then turn on the lights. Purdue University researchers are turning to similar technologies to help manage climate control and indoor air quality. They have developed a sensor to help control and cut down...

Connecticut Company: Put Positive, Negative Ions to Work Against Coronavirus
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Connecticut Company: Put Positive, Negative Ions to Work Against Coronavirus

FAIRFIELD, CONN.—In ensuring the safest, most sanitized space for your guests—the most protected from the New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)—ions are your best friend. So says Steve Levine and Tony Abate from AtmosAir Solutions. Their company’s technology has been proven to eliminate the Coronavirus, other viruses, bacteria, fungi and allergens. Levine is President & CEO of the...

Effects of Humidity on Your Property
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Effects of Humidity on Your Property

NATIONAL REPORT—The amount of moisture in the air, “humidity,” continually varies. Think of a sponge as an analogy. When relative humidity is 50 percent, the sponge is half full of water. When relative humidity is 100 percent, the sponge is holding as much water as it possibly can. When relative humidity is 0 percent, the...

Upscale Nepal Hotel with Stunning Views Incorporates Solar, Geothermal Technologies
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Upscale Nepal Hotel with Stunning Views Incorporates Solar, Geothermal Technologies

POKHARA, NEPAL—Swiss International Hotel Sarowar, an upscale, 96-room hotel in Pokhara, Nepal, offers stunning views of the Himalayan Ranges and the famous Phewa Lake. What is most impressive about this property, however, is its eco-efficiency—the attention to green design and sustainability from below ground to the rooftop. Swiss International Hotel Sarowar, which opened at the...

Tintable Glass & Electricity-Generating Windows: Two Technologies Whose Time Has Come
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Tintable Glass & Electricity-Generating Windows: Two Technologies Whose Time Has Come

SPD-SmartGlass NATIONAL REPORT—Critical to the energy efficiency of any building is the quality of the window itself—its ability to insulate from infrared heat, potentially harmful UV rays, visible light, and cold air. Joseph Harary, President and CEO, Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary for Research Frontiers, says 18 to 20 percent of a building’s energy footprint...

Heat Pumps & Other Eco-Friendly Methods to Heat Your Hotel
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Heat Pumps & Other Eco-Friendly Methods to Heat Your Hotel

NATIONAL REPORT—Traditional heating solutions in the winter months can break your budget. Plus, they aren’t good for the environment because they typically use some sort of fossil fuel. Using coal, oil, or natural gas to heat your hotel can harm the environment, including contributing to global warming, causing air pollution, and increasing the chance for...