Hospitality Design Green Day (HD Green Day) will be presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine at the Sands Expo & Convention Center and Venetian Conference Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. HD Green Day is an event focused on idea exchange, education and trends related to sustainable design and operations. Co-located with Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo), the event will take place from noon to 4:15 p.m. “HD Green Day provides a unique opportunity to connect with the companies and individuals who are truly writing the new rules of hospitality,” said Michelle Finn, vice president of the Hospitality Design Group. “Every facet of green design is carefully addressed and discussed during the conference including green building standards, best practices and energy-efficient design.” One of the major highlights during HD Green Day will be unveiling the winning design from the inaugural Sustainable Suite Design Competition, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in conjunction with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and NEWH, Inc.-The Hospitality Industry Network. Selected by a jury of industry experts from 65 entries, design firms WATG and IDEO will present their inventive suite, Haptik, a Greek term meaning to experience interactions based on sense of touch. The presentation will be made by WATG’s Raj Chandnani and Rhonda Rasmussen which precedes the inaugural exhibit of the winning entry at HD Expo, on display May 19-21, 2010.