Green Living

Holiday Inn San Francisco

InterContinental Hotels Gets LEED Boost

We’ve covered some green hotels from the new construction angle here at EarthTechling, but this is the first we’ve heard of a retrofit program serious enough to garner LEED volume precertification for its existing hotels. Volume precertification is a preliminary… Read More
Luftansa biofuels

Lufthansa To Lift Off With Biofuels

If you’re traveling in Germany, not only is there a good chance that a portion of your electricity will be coming from wind power, but if you’re traveling as well from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Lufthansa, there’s a good chance… Read More
Virgin America, T2, San Francisco International Airport (SF0)

Virgin Claims LEED Gold Terminal At SFO

Old-timers might remember it as the Central Terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Then in the ‘80s it became the International Terminal. Now, a decade after it was closed to passenger use, it has been dubbed T2 — Terminal… Read More
Planet Traveler

The Greenest Hotel In North America?

Is the new Planet Traveler hostel, set to open sometime in the next month or so in Toronto, Canada the greenest hotel in North America? That’s the bold claim by green entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Tom Rand. Rand, who… Read More

Marriott Has Green LEED Hotel Prototype

In more franchise hotel green building news, Marriott has announced that the Courtyard Charleston/Summerville in South Carolina will be the first hotel built using Marriott International’s green hotel prototype, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This move… Read More

Alaska Air Plan Targets Greener Skies

We all know that circling in an airplane waiting to land is annoying. As it turns out, it also wastes a lot of fuel–something both the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and Alaska Airlines would like to see change. Partnering with… Read More

Motel 6 Goes LEED In Texas

Motel 6, most widely known for cut-rate accommodations on long-haul road trips, now has another claim to fame: LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBS). The Motel 6 building which recently received this certification–a first for the… Read More