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Room for Luxury and Energy Efficiency: Hospitality Goes Green

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This article will explore products for the exterior and interior of hotel buildings as illustrations of a few of the ways hotels are making themselves more sustainable and energy-efficient. From wrapping buildings with efficient air barriers to expanding small spaces with sliding doors, design professionals will be provided with a snapshot of integrated design solutions that can help the ir clients in the hospitality industry. This article will also look at green product choices, such as sliding doors, and theiri mp act on hotel aesthetics. Glass sliding doors, for example, allow the designer to take advantage of daylight harvesting while maxim izing space in small rooms. One case study will show how manufacturers can use integrated problem solving and solutions-based des


  • Discuss the meaning and metrics of green hospitality.
  • Identify the environmental advantages of building air barriers that are fully adhered to the structure without mechanical fasteners.
  • Analyze sustainable strategies including the design of smaller spaces using sliding doors that decrease the building footprint.
  • Discuss green roofing that provides new views for hotel guests.
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