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Beyond Carbon-Neutral Hotels: Evolution of Eco-Friendly Hotels

April 28, 2022


“To truly impact our earth, carbon-neutral developments are no longer enough,” said Grant McCargo, co-founder, CEO, chief environmental officer and partner of Urban Villages.

Urban Villages, the company behind the construction of the upcoming Populus hotel in Denver, will be creating the first “carbon-positive” hotel in the United States, scheduled to open late 2023.

The term “carbon-neutral” is by no means new; in fact, in the United States, it was New Oxford American Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” in 2006. But over the last few years, with concerns about climate change rising year-over-year, efforts by hotel properties around the world have been ramping up, with many first-ever eco-friendly properties cropping up around the world.

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