News We Follow: Sustainability in Hotels Explores Growing Emphasis on Green Building Practices in the Hospitality Industry

Hotels are getting more into energy efficiency and sustainable building and practices, a trend that will likely continue to grow in the future. “‘Sustainability in hotel development is not a short-term trend; rather, it’s a lasting change,’ says ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter, former CEO of Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. ‘It’s what the market wants — younger and older generations place a high priority on green and sustainable development. It’s also what cities want and need, as they seek to become more resilient, competitive and livable. Clearly, resource-efficient and resilient development practices are good for the hospitality industry as well as our communities.’”

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