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NEW YORK—The New York Convention Center Operating Corp., Empire State Development and the New York Convention Center Development Corp. joined November 11 with the Hotel Association of New York City, FXFOWLE, Epstein and Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company, in a celebration of the newly renovated Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. From the installation of a new 240,000 square-foot glass curtain wall to the construction of the largest green roof in the Northeast, the Javits Center has undergone a comprehensive renovation. Located on Manhattan’s West Side in Midtown, the Javits Center is considered the busiest convention center in the United States. In Fiscal Year 2012, the Javits Center generated $1.4 billion of economic activity for New York City and New York State—without relying on government subsidies for annual operating expenses. During that period, more than 140 large- scale events were hosted, leading to the creation of 14,300 jobs for workers in and around the 2.1 million square-foot building, along with $635 million in wages paid.
NEW YORK—Xeros, the innovator of an ultra low water cleaning system, announced the company has been awarded the Editors’ Choice Award, Best New Product for Hotel Operations. The award was presented November 10, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 98th annual International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
DURHAM, N.C.—Cree, Inc. introduces the LMH2 LED Module with sunset dimming—Cree’s dimming technology that provides a dimming experience similar to incandescent lighting. The new module enables a natural dimming profile that was previously unachievable with any other energy-saving technology.
WESTPORT, CONN.—HVACR professionals attending the 2014 AHR Expo, January 21 to 23 in New York City, will have an opportunity to be immersed in the latest building automation and controls (BAC) technology. From learning about the latest trends during seminars to getting hands-on demos from leading manufacturers on the exhibit floor, AHR Expo is the go-to event to explore BAC solutions for every application.
WALTHAM, MASS.—American DG Energy Inc., an On-Site Utility offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to hospitality, healthcare, housing and athletic facilities, is now operating a chiller to provide chilled water to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, N.Y. The highly efficient chiller will provide supplemental cooling and increased energy savings. The chiller is in addition to a combined heat and power (CHP) system operating at the property since 2012 that is owned and operated by American DG Energy that provides electricity, heat and hot water.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—Siemens Building Technologies Division and Carlson Rezidor recently announced cooperation on an energy saving program in Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Europe. The target is 25 percent savings in five years.
MCLEAN, VA.—Northern New Jersey’s newest Hilton Hotels & Resorts property, the 427-guestroom Hilton Meadowlands, is now open at Two Meadowlands Plaza in East Rutherford. The property, which recently completed the first phase of a multi-million dollar renovation, was previously a Sheraton. The greenest highlight of the Hilton hotel is its 1.1-megawatt solar photovoltaic installation on its carport. The solar panels are expected to generate 20 percent of the property’s energy. Other green programs include composting of organic waste, meeting space recycling, food donations, elimination of Styrofoam, and energy-efficient digital signage. The hotel participates in Clean the World, a nonprofit, global health program that hygienically recycles and donates more than 3.2 million bars of soaps.
ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc. has extended its line of P Series LED Downlighting Modules from Lithonia Lighting. The family now features 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch LED modules that deliver an expected service life of 46 years for a wide range of applications.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Excel Dryer as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Excel Dryer’s XLERATOReco includes new “no heat” technology. XLERATOReco offers the same performance and reliability as the original patented technology XLERATOR—drying hands in less than 15 seconds while using one-third the energy of other high speed and trough-style hand dryers. XLERATOReco enables green lodging facilities to reduce costs, labor, maintenance and waste while also significantly reducing their carbon footprint.
CHICAGO—The National Restaurant Association has partnered with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star division to collect data on restaurants’ energy and water usage that could lead to eventual Energy Star certification for the industry. The survey runs through November 1, 2013. “We really need to capture this data industry-wide to generate enough information for a potential Energy Star certification,” said Jeff Clark, director for the NRA’s Conserve Sustainability Education Program. “If EPA can develop a certification program, restaurateurs will then be able to hang a sticker or sign on their doors or in their restaurants indicating they are Energy Star-certified and recognized for their reduced energy use.” “We think this is an exciting and promising project that, through this energy collection survey, could result in the eventual development of an Energy Star 1-100 performance score rating and correlating certification for restaurants,” said Stephanie Plummer, national program manager for Energy Star’s Commercial Buildings Program.
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