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CINCINNATI—More than 100 thought leaders from the world of hospitality design, development, purchasing and architecture will share their perspectives at the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade fair and conference, November 13 to 14, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. “The Next Resort: Beyond Sustainability,” an Intel session presented by NEWH Green Voice, will explore design strategies for creating healthier hotel environments for staff and guests alike. Lorraine Francis, Regional Director of Hospitality Interiors, Gensler, will moderate; panelists include Paul Scialla, Founder, CEO, Delos, and others to be announced. World-renowned designer Karim Rashid, whose remake of Temptation Resort & Spa Cancun was featured in Boutique Design’s July/August issue, will kick off the BDNY conference with a keynote presentation on Sunday, November 13, at 10 a.m. A prolific, multi-disciplined designer with some 3,000 designs in production, Rashid will share his strategies for creating provocative design with a practical foundation. Following Rashid’s presentation, Boutique Design Executive Editor and HMG Conference Director Mary Scoviak will moderate a discussion with CEOs of leading lifestyle brands.
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TETIAROA, FRENCH POLYNESIA—The Brando announced its LEED Platinum certification. The luxury property earned the prestigious designation based on its commitment to conservation and sustainability efforts in the development and overall operation of the pristine island resort. This certification is the culmination of more than six years of work carried out by the resort’s owners, designers and architects, and establishes The Brando as the first project to earn LEED certification in French Polynesia. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. “It was understood from the first conversation with Marlon Brando regarding Tetiaroa’s future, that any development must keep the island’s atoll protected and preserved in its native state and be a model of sustainability,” says Richard Bailey, Chairman & CEO of Pacific Beachcomber, which built and operates The Brando.
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BETHESDA, MD.—It was appropriate for Niki Zoli to be on hand for an important first earlier this month at the Annual Meeting of the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force and concurrent Climate Summit of the Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was there that Zoli, Director, Social Responsibility & Community Engagement for Marriott International, accepted the first-ever certificate of carbon emissions reduction from the Secretary of Environment for Amazonas, on behalf of the State Government of Amazonas, and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS). Marriott was honored for its work to help protect 1.4 million acres of rainforest in Brazil. Marriott has contributed more than $2 million to FAS and raised nearly $300,000 through its partners, guests and associates. Zoli oversees Marriott’s green efforts in Brazil—specifically at the Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS) Juma, municipality of Novo Aripuanã. “It was really exciting to be there to accept the award on behalf of Marriott,” Zoli says. “It represents work done since 2008. The event represented the first time the Brazilian government had issued a certificate of offsets.”
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BETHESDA, MD.—It was appropriate for Niki Zoli to be on hand for an important first earlier this month at the Annual Meeting of the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force and concurrent Climate Summit of the Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was there that Zoli, Director, Social Responsibility & Community Engagement for Marriott International, accepted the first-ever certificate of carbon emissions reduction from the Secretary of Environment for Amazonas, on behalf of the State Government of Amazonas, and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS). Marriott was honored for its work to help protect 1.4 million acres of rainforest in Brazil. Marriott has contributed more than $2 million to FAS and raised nearly $300,000 through its partners, guests and associates. Zoli oversees Marriott’s green efforts in Brazil—specifically at the Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS) Juma, municipality of Novo Aripuanã. “It was really exciting to be there to accept the award on behalf of Marriott,” Zoli says. “It represents work done since 2008. The event represented the first time the Brazilian government had issued a certificate of offsets.”
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AUBURN, CALIF.—The Hyatt Regency Sacramento celebrated its newly installed 26 electric vehicle charging stations last week. It is the largest single hotel EV charging cluster in the United States. Twenty ClipperCreek communications enabled Level 2 HCS-40 Charging Stations and six Tesla vehicle specific charging stations were installed to service hotel and parking lot guests. This sizable EV charging cluster is being controlled and intelligently managed by the Smart Grid Billing’s GridRabbit system which is a sophisticated energy management platform geared specifically for hotels. In addition to monitoring and controlling the power available for charging to avoid utility demand charges, the GridRabbit system also optimizes power utilization across other appliances at the hotel. ClipperCreek’s Cosmos enabled EV Charging Stations can be seamlessly added to any GridRabbit management system to allow facilities to offer vehicle charging while staying within their available power budget and eliminate the concern of hitting higher electrical rate and demand tiers. “We introduced the Cosmos expanded functionality card to more easily facilitate connection of our HCS product line to advanced monitoring and management systems like GridRabbit,” said Will Barrett, Director of Sales at ClipperCreek.
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AUBURN, CALIF.—The Hyatt Regency Sacramento celebrated its newly installed 26 electric vehicle charging stations last week. It is the largest single hotel EV charging cluster in the United States. Twenty ClipperCreek communications enabled Level 2 HCS-40 Charging Stations and six Tesla vehicle specific charging stations were installed to service hotel and parking lot guests. This sizable EV charging cluster is being controlled and intelligently managed by the Smart Grid Billing’s GridRabbit system which is a sophisticated energy management platform geared specifically for hotels. In addition to monitoring and controlling the power available for charging to avoid utility demand charges, the GridRabbit system also optimizes power utilization across other appliances at the hotel. ClipperCreek’s Cosmos enabled EV Charging Stations can be seamlessly added to any GridRabbit management system to allow facilities to offer vehicle charging while staying within their available power budget and eliminate the concern of hitting higher electrical rate and demand tiers. “We introduced the Cosmos expanded functionality card to more easily facilitate connection of our HCS product line to advanced monitoring and management systems like GridRabbit,” said Will Barrett, Director of Sales at ClipperCreek.
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AUBURN, CALIF.—The Hyatt Regency Sacramento celebrated its newly installed 26 electric vehicle charging stations last week. It is the largest single hotel EV charging cluster in the United States. Twenty ClipperCreek communications enabled Level 2 HCS-40 Charging Stations and six Tesla vehicle specific charging stations were installed to service hotel and parking lot guests. This sizable EV charging cluster is being controlled and intelligently managed by the Smart Grid Billing’s GridRabbit system which is a sophisticated energy management platform geared specifically for hotels. In addition to monitoring and controlling the power available for charging to avoid utility demand charges, the GridRabbit system also optimizes power utilization across other appliances at the hotel. ClipperCreek’s Cosmos enabled EV Charging Stations can be seamlessly added to any GridRabbit management system to allow facilities to offer vehicle charging while staying within their available power budget and eliminate the concern of hitting higher electrical rate and demand tiers. “We introduced the Cosmos expanded functionality card to more easily facilitate connection of our HCS product line to advanced monitoring and management systems like GridRabbit,” said Will Barrett, Director of Sales at ClipperCreek.
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JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) yesterday announced a ten-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company. The airline is partnering with SG Preston to purchase renewable jet fuel made from rapidly renewable, bio-based feedstocks that do not compete with food production.
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SAN FRANCISCO—Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the North American green roof and wall industry association, is congratulating San Francisco on its policy leadership. Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation on September 6, which was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission last week, that builds on their existing solar roof mandate. This makes San Francisco the first city in the United States to require green roofs and/or solar panels on new construction projects. “Rooftops are one of the last untapped environmental resources in our growing city, and we need to be strategic about how we activate these spaces,” said Wiener. The new legislation will allow owners and developers the option of building 30 percent of roof space as green roofs, or a combination of green roofs and solar panels. The proposed ordinance builds on legislation requiring 15 percent roof space to be set aside for solar panels adopted earlier in 2016, and allows owners and developers to implement two square feet of green roofs instead of one square foot of solar panels if they wish.
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SAN FRANCISCO—Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the North American green roof and wall industry association, is congratulating San Francisco on its policy leadership. Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation on September 6, which was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission last week, that builds on their existing solar roof mandate. This makes San Francisco the first city in the United States to require green roofs and/or solar panels on new construction projects. “Rooftops are one of the last untapped environmental resources in our growing city, and we need to be strategic about how we activate these spaces,” said Wiener. The new legislation will allow owners and developers the option of building 30 percent of roof space as green roofs, or a combination of green roofs and solar panels. The proposed ordinance builds on legislation requiring 15 percent roof space to be set aside for solar panels adopted earlier in 2016, and allows owners and developers to implement two square feet of green roofs instead of one square foot of solar panels if they wish.
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