Green has come to hotels, and not just in color schemes. Element Hotel in Lone Tree opens soon and features materials that could net the building …
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Green has come to hotels, and not just in color schemes.
Element Hotel in Lone Tree opens soon and features materials
that could net the building gold LEED status, the benchmark for
The hotel also brings 30 jobs to the city.
It boasts floors made from recycled tires, carpets made from
post consumer fibers such as PET — soda bottle plastic, showers
that use half the water of traditional nozzles and dual flush
toilets, less water for one use, more for the other. Element hopes
to offer an ecologically sensitive environment to business
Light-emitting diodes provide illumination in the lobby and a
Wii station promotes fitness, along with a saline pool that uses no
chemicals to keep bacteria and viruses down.
Saline also improves buoyancy.
The first guests are expected Sept. 24.
Element offers bicycles for guests to borrow, cutting down the
need for rental cars or taxi calls.
Green as a corporate value plays heavily at element’s parent
Company, Starwood Hotels.
The South Metro Chamber of Commerce Renewable Energy Task Force
toured the hotel during construction.
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