Room for improvement

Hoare, Natalie
December 2008
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Dec2008, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p58
The article discusses the environmental responsibility of the hospitality industry. Architect Jeremy Blake believes that hotels benefit when they have green credentials. Blake's involvement in the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is explored. The Adnams Brewery, designed by Blake, in Southwold, Suffolk, England received a BREEAM Excellent rating. The method's criteria included that it had to be environmentally friendly, clean, and efficient. The brewery included warehouse walls made of hemp, lime and chalk mixture, a roof covered in sedum plants, and solar panels. Blake's "passive" and "active" building designs are discussed. INSET: OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT.


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