New research suggests that hotels are being built with the money and capital to grow their supply chains, and a green supplier company that has put its money into green hotel supplies is looking to expand in the nation’s capital.
In 2017, the green hotel supply chain company called Blue Sky Development partnered with the University of Washington to build two green hotel projects in Washington, D.C. Blue Sky is one of several companies developing green hotel solutions, and they’re building one in the District.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is developing green hotels for its students and faculty.
And the U of W-Madison’s Green Building Institute is partnering with Blue Sky to build green hotels at the UW’s campus.
The UW’s Green House, a new green building for students and professors, is being built on campus, and the UW Green Building Council is working on green building guidelines for the city of Seattle.
“We’re really excited about this partnership with the UW,” said Adam Leavitt, president of Blue Sky, the Green Hotel Supply Company.
“It’s a really smart investment for our partners.”
Green hotel supply companies are a booming business.
According to the Green Building Commission of the United States, in 2015 there were 8,500 green building projects in the United State.
In the District, there were 1,851 green hotel construction projects in 2016.
The green hotel industry has grown so fast that there are now more green hotel companies than green buildings in the country, according to Green Building Industries Association CEO Chris Wigdor.
And Green Building Industry Association president and CEO Rob Wiborg said the growth of green hotels has put the supply chain and green hotels in the spotlight.
“Green hotel supply is booming,” he said.
“When I talk to people, they’re saying, ‘I love the Green House.
I love the green building industry.
I’m going to start my own Green House.’
Green hotels are growing rapidly, and people are looking at the supply chains and the business models of supply chains to create the next big green hotels.”
For the Greenhouse project, the UW is partnering up with the Green building institute, Blue Sky and the Green hotel company, BlueSky International.
“The UW is a great place to do this,” said Leavitow.
“Blue Sky and UW are the two most trusted green building companies in the world.
BlueSky has an incredible reputation in the industry.
It’s a huge asset to us.
It’ll be a really big success for us.”
Green hotels typically provide a cheaper alternative to hotels, but it can be difficult to get a green building built in the city.
Leavitz said the UW and Blue Sky have made it easy to get green buildings built.
“If we don’t have a green property, we can buy it.
We have a team of contractors, a team who can get green building done,” Leavitsow said.
In fact, Green Building Alliance executive director Bob Wachs is so impressed with BlueSky’s green building project that he wants to buy a green project at the University.
“This is a very smart investment,” Wach said.
Wach, who is also a Green Building Association board member, said the University will be a good test for the Green house, and if Blue Sky can get it built, it could have a big impact.
“There are some things we’re not sure yet, but we’ll find out very quickly,” Wechs said.
“I think the Green-Houses [project] will really help us test this out and really test the market,” Levitow said, adding that he hopes Blue Sky’s Greenhouse can serve as a model for other green building and green hotel firms.
Leivitt said Blue Sky International’s work in the green supply industry is important.
“A lot of the time green building contractors are just doing what the developers and investors want them to do,” Leivitz said.
The Green House is part of a new partnership between Blue Sky development and the University to develop green building materials, equipment and other projects in partnership with local universities.
LeAvitt said the project is part in a larger partnership between the UW, Blue House and other green companies.
“These green building resources are a great opportunity for UW to be a leader in green building,” LeVitt said.
More to Explore Green Building Resources Green Building Investments Association President and CEO Chris Leavith is looking forward to the UW buying a green-building project from Blue Sky.
“What’s exciting about this project is that it’s a Green House,” LeAvith said.
Bluesky International is a Green building company, and BlueSky is working with UW-Madison to develop a green facility at the university.
“They’re building Green buildings in a university environment, and that’s something that Blue Sky really cares about,” Lelevith said, referring