California's Orchard Garden Hotel Opened in July

The Orchard Garden Hotel opened on July 12 as the first hotel in California built to the nationally accepted standards for green buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).The 86-room hotel uses only chemical-free cleaning products, recycled paper and soy-based inks, and maintains a 100-percent tobacco free environment. The hotel also includes a 56-seat restaurant.