12/4/2006

Hotels increasingly are taking ecofriendly measures to reduce toxic hazards and save on energy bills -- and get some good PR while they're at it. San Francisco's Orchard Garden Hotel, which has been designated as LEED-compliant by the U.S. Green Building Council, for example, is expected to save from 10% to 20% on electricity costs, simply by using a cardkey system that cuts power to a room when a guest exits it.

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