Retail and Hospitality Buildings

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Hotel Continues Sustainability Efforts

Boston’s Westin Copley Place upgrades its HVAC system and reaps savings.
February 14, 2014
Excluding labor, energy is typically the highest cost that hoteliers face and is the single fastest-growing operating cost in the hospitality industry.
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Driving Energy-Efficient Lighting

A car manufacturer realizes significant cost savings by showcasing products in the best possible light with LEDs.
December 2, 2013
When car manufacturer BMW wanted to put its exclusive range of luxury vehicles in the spotlight at its Rome showroom, the company turned to the latest developments in lighting technology.
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Sustainable Fun with a Spray Playground

October 3, 2013
As part of a $500 million public/private effort to sustainably revitalize one of the most economically and socially depressed communities in the Greater New York area, sustainability shares the stage with fun at a new park.
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Infusing New Into Old

October 3, 2013
Chicago’s new urban winery exemplifies sustainability, community building and owner representation.
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Leveraging the Cultural Influence of Sports to Advance Green Building

The multibillion-dollar sports industry has a strong cultural influence. Is there a way to channel that power toward green-minded thinking?
October 3, 2013
The multibillion-dollar sports industry has a strong cultural influence. Is there a way to channel that power toward green-minded thinking?
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LEED for Wines: The Next Best Idea?

Including more than just the vintage on a label can clarify if a product is sustainably created.
September 5, 2013
Wouldn't it be fitting to toast to sustainability with a sustainable wine?
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Sustainable Standpoint: East vs. West

The word ‘sustainability’ has a different translation in every language, but it may have different definitions as well.
December 3, 2012

 Jim Scheidel, a registered architect with more than 30 years of experience, is the chairman of the board of directors for Cuningham Group Architecture Firm.  

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All-Encompassing Hospitality

A Texas hotel uses sustainability and location to attract guests and connect them with Dallas.
October 1, 2012

 Dallas’ recent premiere of the new Omni Dallas Hotel opened one of the world’s most innovative convention hotels, with amenities that truly connect the guest with the place they are visiting.  

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Extended-Stay Hotel Completed

August 7, 2012

A new hotel caters to the needs of the professionals, patients, families and other out-of-town visitors who require longer-term accommodations in close proximity to Philadelphia's academic and medical facilities.

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Hard Choices

PROJECT: Green competition once again shows off projects that make the best use of tile and stone design.
June 1, 2012

There was a fair amount of change this year for Coverings’ annual PROJECT: Green competition sponsored by EDC. 

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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.



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