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Putting innovators in the spotlight & inspiring sustainability in buildings.

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Lighting Made Sustainable - Introducing Vlak 1

 

For our Sustainable Stays project, we implemented the Vlak 1  lamp in our inspiration room at The Student Hotel Amsterdam City. As part of our mission to develop the ultimate sustainable guest experience, Vlak 1 integrates into our living, breathing testing room by contributing a sustainable source of controlled lighting. Read more...

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Reopening Hotels Sustainably: Verbal and Visual Reassurance Key

Coronavirus has posed a serious challenge to the hospitality industry. In the early stages of the pandemic, many hotels either closed down or faced reduced occupancy rates. As a result, Innovation Lighthouse looked for ways of helping such hotels get back on track in a safe and sustainable manner.​ Read more...

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Blocking the Sun with Circularity - Kvadrat’s Blackout Curtains

Don’t like being woken up by excessive sunlight flooding your hotel room? Having proper curtains is a must - but for the environmentally conscious hotel guest, knowing that your curtains are both durable and produced with minimal waste is even better. Read more...

Interview with Kelsey Wilson - Sustainable Reopening

From June to September 2020, Innovation Lighthouse worked with 4 hotels in the Netherlands to help them find more social and sustainable alternatives to meet new hygiene standards and challenges brought on by COVID-19. Kelsey is our project lead at Innovation Lighthouse.  Read more...

Fresh Air, Quantified - Introducing uHoo

Most of us go about our day unaware of what exactly it is that we are breathing in. We often take clean air for granted, not knowing that it contains a whole host of vital, but also sometimes harmful, contents. Read more...

Getting Down to Work, Sustainably - Occony’s Circular Desk

Have you ever thought about your work desk - the material, the usage, or the value it provides? For most people, the answer is probably no. We tend to overlook the source of our furniture, not knowing where it comes from or how it is made. Read more...

Sustainability is in the Details - A Look at Sustainable Stays

Hotels may sometimes be unaware of hidden opportunities to reduce their footprint - as well as costs - when implementing their sustainability strategies. At Innovation Lighthouse we fill the gaps by sourcing and testing innovations. Read more...

All It Takes is a Little Nudge - Introducing Aguardio

Sustainable management of water is becoming an ever-more mainstream practice in buildings across the world. For building owners and operators, however,  reducing water use can be a challenge when impact is dependent on tenant behavior. Read more...