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NEW YORK—One of New York’s most notable new comers to the luxury hotel scene, The NoMad Hotel, gained a LEED Gold status, making it one of the city’s three hotel properties with top LEED credentials. The NoMad, which was created by The Sydell Group, opened late spring 2012 following a renovation of the landmark Johnson building on the corner of 28th and Broadway. The building most recently housed offices before being converted to The NoMad Hotel. Stonehill & Taylor was in charge of the architecture and historic preservation.
MORROW, GA.—TOTO announced that it has shipped its high-performance bathroom fixtures to assist more than 2,000 families in Moore, Shawnee and El Reno, Okla., with their long-term rebuilding process.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Design and architecture firm Studio3877 has announced its move to a new and larger office in Georgetown. The move comes on the heels of the firm’s expansion, with two new employees joining the firm just this fall, and many hospitality and commercial projects on the boards.
SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—WattStopper has published a new edition of its Product Selection Guide (PSG), a comprehensive catalog of energy-efficient lighting controls and services. The PSG is available in print and as an eBook, and for the first time the content is also available as a mobile app.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—In November 2013, Buffalo’s Salvatore’s Grand Hotel became the first hotel in the world to benefit from a joint technology partnership between ZENO Controls LLC and its subsidiary Verve Living Systems. Using the wireless Verve Keycard Switch (enabled by EnOcean energy harvesting technology) to communicate with room PTAC-air conditioners and bedside lamps via the ZENO gateway with InnPoint Software, Salvatore’s Grand Hotel was able to dramatically reduce its overall energy consumption.
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, the innovator of an ultra-low water cleaning system, announced it has joined a leading alliance committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. Xeros, the company formed to commercialize polymer bead technology developed at the University of Leeds, is now a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which also includes household names such as Adidas, Burberry, Coca Cola and Levi Strauss
NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO—For the second year in a row, a Moen Commercial product has been awarded a Production Innovation Award (PIA) by Architectural Products’ magazine—this year, the M•Dura Heavy-Duty Manual Flush Valve won in the restroom and plumbing category.
MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics announced that its Energy Star rated 23 watt LED Recessed Fixture Retrofit kit, 13 watt BR30 floodlight, and 13 watt A19 omni-directional LED light bulb exceed the voluntary California Quality Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamp Specification issued by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for LED lamps used in residential applications.
NEW YORK—Standard Textile recently introduced its latest bedding product at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) in New York City. The TruTexture performance top cover made its debut. TruTexture is Standard Textile’s newest patented innovation in bedding design. The bed scarf is integrated and woven right into the top cover, and incorporates a textural element for added distinction.
NEW YORK—Sina Pearson, owner of the design and manufacturing studio Sina Pearson Textiles, introduces Stripes and Flowers, third in a series of complementary high-performance fabrics. Stripes and Flowers builds on a vocabulary of motifs and colors she introduced in early 2013, all of which are bleach-cleanable, stain-resistant, sustainable and durable. The patterns—named Happiness, Breeze, Ribbons and Serendipity—have a lively color palette and an energetic sense of movement. Ranging from fine scale to oversize, all of the collections play off one another.
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