Green Building

New element Survey Reveals Surprising Guest Behavior Habits
August 13, 2007 10:55 AM - By Glenn Hasek, Editor Green Lodging News

According to new survey done by a new Westin-inspired extended-stay brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide most travelers (59 percent) are less environmentally conscious while on the road. Starwood’s element surveyed more than 1,000 travelers.

AOL Co-founder Announces Sustainable Resort Development In Costa Rica
August 13, 2007 10:47 AM - Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor of Green Lodging News

Revolution LLC, the company created by AOL co-founder Steve Case, has launched Revolution Places, an original approach to sustainable destination resort communities. In support of the launch, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias Sánchez and Revolution Chairman Steve Case jointly announced at a press conference in Costa Rica the first development, Cacique, Costa Rica, a first-of-its-kind 650-acre luxury resort community scheduled to open in 2010.

Formaldehyde-Free Insulation Meets Growing Consumer Demands
August 7, 2007 06:20 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

For many homeowners, "going green" means moving beyond energy-efficient appliances and windows to encompass the totality of building materials and techniques.

More Than 300 U.S. Hotels Now Certified Green
August 6, 2007 04:42 PM - By Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News

Almost a year ago, Green Lodging News updated its readers on the progress states have made in creating and supporting green lodging efforts. Today, at least eight states have one form of program or another.

Rooftops Key to Florida Green Energy Goal
July 17, 2007 09:42 AM - Jim Loney, Reuters

Despite its nickname, the Sunshine State, Florida's heavy rains and pricey real estate mean it has never been considered a good place to set up big solar energy plants.

System Relies on Ice To Chill Buildings
July 16, 2007 07:00 AM - Colleen Long, Associated Press

Some office towers and buildings have found a way to stay cool while keeping the AC to a minimum -- by using an energy-saving system that relies on blocks of ice to pump chilly air through buildings.

The Hague Announces Project To Warm 4,000 Houses Using Geothermal Heating
July 4, 2007 08:30 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

The Dutch city of The Hague on Wednesday announced plans to use geothermal heating -- water from a hot well deep underground -- to warm 4,000 households and several industrial buildings, as part of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mushrooms Become Source for Eco-Building
June 25, 2007 09:51 AM - Jessica N. Pasko, Associated Press

Eben Bayer grew up on a farm in Vermont learning the intricacies of mushroom harvesting with his father. Now the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate is using that experience to create an organic insulation made from mushrooms.

Biosphere 2 Sold to Home Developer
June 6, 2007 06:00 AM - Associated Press

The landmark glass terrarium known as Biosphere 2, which was built as a self-sustaining environment for humans 20 years ago, and the 1,650 acres surrounding the research site were sold to a home developer for $50 million.

Peruvian Mahogany Logged Illegally, Report Says
May 31, 2007 09:59 AM - Gideon Long, Reuters

More than 12 percent of the mahogany exported by Peru is logged illegally and most of the companies working in the sector are guilty, environmentalists said Wednesday in a report rejected by the government.

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