Haptik, Luxury redefined, effortless sustainability

The WATG/IDEO team created "Haptik" (a Greek term meaning to experience interactions) based on a sense of touch and created a juxtaposition between sustainability and luxury by redefining the guest experience without sacrificing either ideal. Among the innovative winning strategies were the many energy-reducing features such as an "all-off" switch to ensure lights are automatically turned off based on passive infrared sensors (PIS) and room conditioning equipped by a four-pipe horizontal fan-coil system. Additionally, water use was also key in reducing environmental impact, as the Haptik suite includes a Trombe wall in the shower that captures solar heat to warm the shower water and a graywater irrigation system that filters and recycles shower water to outdoor gardens and landscaping.

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features

Customized lighting and temperature preferences via PDA prior to arrival; customized PDA tour guides; room key doubles as bus and train passes; nana wall that opens to the outdoors; complimentary bicycle rentals

services provided

Interiors, Integrated, Architecture

scope / status

New Build / In Progress

2009-10-21 00:00:00.0 - Sustainable Suite Design Competition Winner
Awarded By: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
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