Conceptualized by WATG, Haptik juxtaposes sustainability and luxury.
Attendees at the 2010 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo), May 19-21 at Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, had a chance to explore the winning concept of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) inaugural Sustainable Suite Design Competition. The Haptik suite, conceptualized by WATG, juxtaposes sustainability and luxury without sacrificing either ideal.
Haptik’s green initiatives include an "all-off" switch to ensure lights are automatically turnedoff based on passive infrared sensors (PIS) and room conditioning equipped by a four-pipe horizontal fan-coil system; a Trombe wall in the shower that captures solar heat to warm the water; and a gray water irrigation system that filters and recycles shower water to an outdoor herb garden, which in turn scents the room.
Design submissions were judged on three overarching categories: design elements (water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality), education (guestroom attributes and guest practices), and overall design (integrated design approach, originality and innovation, general aesthetic, and financial feasibility).
The Sustainable Suite came to life on the show floor of HD Expo thanks to the following partners:
Partner Organizations: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and NEWH—the Hospitality Industry Network
Sponsors: Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, Purchasing Management International, Perini Building Company, KHS&S Contractors, Kuehne + Nagel, Fisk, Southwest Carpenters Training Fund
In-kind Contributors: 3form Andrew Morgan Animavi Beverly/RBF CALPLY Chella Textiles Crossville Designtex Door and Hardware Management Eko Art & Design Electric Mirror Giroux Glass Glidden/ ICI Good Fellas Inc. Hallmark Lighting Inncom J. Ennis JL Designs JL Furnishings Knoll Textiles Kohler Kojo Liorra Manne Livinglass Mechoshade Miami Beach Pebbles NanaWall Nydree Flooring One Solution Philips Quality Cabinets & Furniture Company Solavanti Sterling Mattress Stone Source Studio K1 TKO Toto USA Illumination Valley Forge Fabrics