Urban Villages to open two carbon positive hotels in US this year

US: Urban Villages and Aparium Hotel Group has unveiled the interior design for their carbon positive hotel, which is opening in Denver this spring, with a Seattle hotel opening this autumn.

Managed by Aparium Hotel Group, Populus’ interiors are designed to celebrate nature and pay homage to the Mountain West and it’s striking Aspen-tree inspired architecture by Studio Gang. You can see the unique exterior of the Denver hotel in our report last year.

Populus is carbon positive because it is offsetting both operational and embodied carbon – including the carbon emitted during the creation, transportation, installation, maintenance, and disposal of materials used to build it.

Cited as the first carbon positive hotel in the US, developer Urban Villages defines carbon positive as a commitment to sequester more carbon in biomass and soil than the combined embodied and operational footprints of a hotel across its entire life cycle (removing additional carbon from the atmosphere to have a net positive impact on climate change).