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USGBC Carolinas: Sustainable Hospitality Summit

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Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

43 Town Square Boulevard

Asheville, NC 28803

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(Photo above is of rooftop solar array at LEED Silver Hilton at Biltmore Park - Platinum Event Sponsor)

SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 27th, 2017

"All over the world, the hospitality industry and its many stakeholders are recognizing that green building works and enhances a company's triple bottom line—people, planet and profit. By incorporating green building practices, hotels are raising the bar for the global market, positively impacting the quality of our built space." - From the LEED IN MOTION HOSPITALITY REPORT

Join US Green Building Council - Carolinas for our first annual Sustainable Hospitality Summit at the LEED Silver Hilton at Biltmore Park in Asheville, NC.

Our main programmatic goal will be tooling hospitality professionals with the basic information and skills necessary to explain why sustainable hospitality is a best practice and how it yields a competitive advantage in the industry. We will explore sustainability challenges and opportunities for hospitality leaders and glean experiential knowledge from seasoned hospitality market transformers.Throughout the summit, we will return to best marketing practices and how to dismantle common misconceptions associated with luxury, sustainability and guest comfort.

In the meantime, read this provocative article by Sarah Firshein about hotels and properties who claim to be green: "Any hotel can call itself "green" - we investigated exactly what that means"

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LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: 12:30 - 2:30

The summit will commence with a keynote speaker and a local lunch, tapas style. Following lunch, there will be two educational tracks for attendees to chose from.

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM - GBCI/AIA CUS PENDING APPROVAL

Track One: Existing Building Operations & Maintenance Case Studies

This education track is geared towards property owners, general managers, facilities staff, service providers, and marketing directors. Three case studies on different types of hospitality properties (boutique, portfolios, and resort) will discuss the following topics:

- Best Management Practices: How top hospitality brands have implemented sustainability strategies successfully without compromising customer comfort

- Innovative Waste Management Strategies: From waste to community resource

- Marketability of Sustainability: Sustainability is Luxury

Track Two: Innovative Design and Construction in Hospitality

This education track is geared towards architects, commercial realtors, contractors, builders and interior designers. This track will explore the following topics:

- Adaptive Design: Designing with Retrofit in Mind

- Sustainable Interiors: Indoor Air Quality Product Choices

- Aesthetics and Guest Experience: Building a Destination

COCKTAIL HOUR: 5 PM - 6 PM

After breakout sessions, reconvene to enjoy a sustainable beverage and power networking during our closing cocktail hour.

SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 27th, 2017

Plan on enjoying Asheville over the weekend? Upon reserving a room at the Hilton, mention you are attending USGBC's event and enjoy a discounted room rate.

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