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MANITOWOC, WIS.—Orion Energy Systems Inc. has developed an innovative parking lot lighting system designed to take energy savings and better lighting outdoors. The fixture boasts fluorescent lamps that reduce users’ energy consumption by 50 percent or more while significantly increasing light levels in comparison to the legacy high-intensity discharge lights that are used in most parking lots today.
TORONTO—The Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto was selected as the winner of the 2008 Energy & Environment Award by the Hotel Association of Canada. This award is given to a lodging property that has developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations. The Delta Chelsea has been at the forefront of hotel waste management through its strong partnership with Turtle Island Recycling. It has exceeded both industry standards and municipal targets in landfill diversion. While the City of Toronto set a target of 70 percent diversion for 2010, the Delta Chelsea actually diverted 76.31 percent of the waste stream to recycling in 2008.
ATLANTA—Onity announces the launch of Wireless innPULSE, a radio-frequency network that wirelessly connects SensorStat guestroom thermostats to Onity’s innPULSE energy management software. This enables hotel properties to network Onity’s proprietary in-room SensorStat products together to form a comprehensive energy management system without the need for hardwiring from each guestroom thermostat.
ORMOND BEACH, FLA.—Built in 1956, The Maverick Resort is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to developing a high-performance sustainable building with the installation of a commercial hot water solar system on its roof. The system is currently under construction by Zon Solar Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS—Honeywell announced it has received an award from Flex Your Power, California’s statewide energy-efficiency campaign. The award is for the company’s Cool Control Plus program, which has reduced electricity consumption for hundreds of small hotels and motels throughout the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) service area in northern and central California.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Alliance Laundry Systems LLC as an advertising partner. The company’s washer-extractors, commercial dryers and flatwork ironers boast features to help any laundry reduce its operating expenses.
PORTLAND, ORE.—The Heathman Hotel, Portland’s independent luxury arts hotel, will complete a 99 percent landfill-free remodel in late April. The renovation, involving the historic hotel’s 155 guest bathrooms, was planned in accordance with the property’s commitment to sustainability which includes ensuring energy efficiency, utilizing local resources, and re-using existing materials whenever possible. The renovation is projected to reduce gas usage by 20 percent and water consumption by 50 percent.
ATLANTA—ASHRAE proposed a building energy labeling program and high-performance building standard at its 2009 Winter Conference. More than 2,800 people attended the conference, held in late January in Chicago. Also taking place in conjunction with the meeting was the Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, which attracted 54,000 registered visitors and exhibitor personnel. The show ranks as the second largest AHR Expo, just behind the 2006 Show in Chicago, in terms of number of exhibiting companies (1,911). Centered on the theme “Sustainable Urban Design: Engineering Tomorrow…Today,” the ASHRAE conference offered a technical program with more than 100 sessions, 15 educational courses and social events.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Dyson as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. The company’s Airblade hand dryer wipes hands dry with a 400 mph sheet of air in just 12 seconds. It removes 99.9 percent of bacteria from the air used to dry hands.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes DryFast B2B as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. The company is the lodging industry’s No. 1 supplier of the DryFast Energy Saving Dryer Blanket. The blanket can save 15 to 25 percent on energy costs.
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