GBI Establishes National Standard for Commercial Green Building

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Transform it, and They Will Come
By Elzy Kolb

New four-star hotels aren't necessarily big news. But when one opens in a historical space, say, a 19th century jail, it naturally generates a buzz. In the case of the recently opened Liberty Hotel—which has its public spaces and a score of guestrooms housed in Boston's former Charles Street Jail—there's good reason for the stir.

The hotel complex includes …

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GBI Establishes National Standard for Commercial Green Building
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April 20, 2010

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