Using 10,000-year-old building methods and eschewing all electricity, the Adere Amellal Hotel in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis may be one of the most energy efficient, sustainable hotels in the world.
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The planned Aliah Hotel near Sao Paulo will feature green roofs, green walls, open-air atriums and rainwater harvesting systems just in time for Brazil to host both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Canada had a record-setting year for LEED certifications in 2012, with more than 300. Here are a few noteworthy recent projects that added a green tinge to Canada’s red maple leaf.
Seattle’s Olive 8 is one of the few condo/hotel complexes to earn a LEED Silver certification, a 4 Green Key Eco-Rating for hotels and a Gold Certification from Green Seal.
Barcelona-based designer In-Tenta has created the Drop Eco-Hotel, a portable green living space that treads lightly on the environment and allows tenants to experience nature while surrounded by comfort.
A quarter of a million bees now make their homes atop New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, in support of the PlaNYC goal of planting a million trees.
In a move expected to help Manhattan’s largest hotel knock out 30 percent of its carbon footprint, the Hilton has added a cogeneration system and a green roof.
Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel, which recently took LEED Gold certification, features a range of green build features, and incentives for guests to save resources.
The Inn at the Presidio, the first new hotel to open in San Francisco since 2009, offers visitors green accommodations in the heart of the National Historic Landmark.