The H2Hotel: Part Two
With so many great examples of eco-friendly interior design in the H2hotel, I really wanted to delve a little deeper and share the details.
First of all, maybe I don’t get out often enough, but I’ve never seen a hotel room like this before.
Two balconies (one featuring two Fermob bistro chairs in Verbena), an unbelievable soaker tub, a closet that I wish I had at home, the list goes on…But the materials are what make everything so sustainable. The flooring is bamboo (a rapid renewable resource). The bath amenities are in refillable containers. The water is in refillable glass jars and the water glasses are made of recycled glass. Want a refill? Just head down the hall where you can refill with filtered water through a tap like you would find at a bar. The sheets are organic linen, by Coyuchi (whose line we carry at Sea Green Designs)
When the building was constructed all of the lumber was either FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) or reclaimed. Many of the structural elements where made of recycled materials such as steel, concrete, and glazing.
Then, there is the stuff that isn’t pretty, but is practical: smart sensor for lights (your room needs the key inserted for the power to go on) low flow faucets and toilets, low VOC finishes for better indoor air quality. With all this, the H2hotel uses 28% less energy than other hotels and 20% less water.
You just feel healthy staying there! Have you been to a similar hotel or this one? I’d love to know if there are others like the H2hotel.
Thank you FermobUSA for providing such amazing accommodation for this training event!