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RIPON, WIS.—UniMac, a leading provider of on-premises laundry equipment, has expanded its product offering with the introduction of the UT200, a 200-pound tumble dryer. “The UT200 is just one example of UniMac’s commitment to increasing our customers’ satisfaction by offering a comprehensive range of equipment with innovative features that help on-premises laundries operate more cost-effectively,” said Bill Brooks, North American Sales Manager for UniMac.
SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—WattStopper has introduced a new line of wireless occupancy sensors in response to customer requests for more choices to manage energy. The radio frequency (RF) products make it easy and cost effective to install code-compliant controls in existing buildings, or wherever wired occupancy sensors aren’t the best fit. The product line includes dual relay controls not available from other manufacturers, as well as time-saving functionality.
GRANVILLE, OHIO—Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces ACP Series LED floodlights from American Electric Lighting that save up to 60 percent in energy costs, while cutting maintenance by as much as 50 percent compared to a metal halide floodlight. Sustainable solution ACP1LED and ACP2LED luminaires also reduce CO2 emissions by up to 60 percent while providing a service life of more than 20 years.
MINNEAPOLIS—Swegon Inc. announced its North American launch of the ADAPT Parasol comfort module, a hybrid product uniting the energy-saving and comfort advantages of chilled beams and demand control ventilation. “The ADAPT Parasol is the first of Swegon’s demand controlled ventilation products to be modified to meet North American Industry standards,” said Mike Woolsey, President at Swegon “This follows the successful launch of ADAPT Parasol in Europe last year.”
LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International has started the largest installation of electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations in Nevada. Twenty-seven EV charging stations will be located at nine of the company’s Las Vegas resorts in addition to MGM Resorts’ main corporate offices. Additional stations will be available at Circus Circus Reno. The charging stations, which will be installed in guest garages and valet areas, will be available for employees and guests to use at no cost. “It is important that our guests have the convenience and ability to continue sustainable habits during their time with us,” said Cindy Ortega, Chief Sustainability Officer of MGM Resorts International. “The installation of these charging stations encourages green practices in both our guests and employees, serving as a natural step toward smarter, cleaner transportation systems.” Drivers will be able to access real-time information about the ChargePoint EV charging stations via a mobile application, which shows whether a station is open; the percentage of charge on the vehicle, when the vehicle is fully charged and when a charging nozzle has been removed.
TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes EverGlow NA, Inc. as a Founding Sponsor. EverGlow manufactures code approved photoluminescent exit signs and egress path markings. High performance glow in the dark signs and markings can help one reduce inspection and maintenance costs. Without compromising the life safety of guests and staff, EverGlow (non-electrical) photoluminescent exit signs can be used to replace electrical exit signs.
BOSTON—Driven by superior features and falling costs, the market for light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, or optimized permanent light fixtures, will grow more than 12-fold over the next decade—from $2 billion today to $25 billion in 2023, a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent, according to Lux Research.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.—ClearEdge Power released a white paper contrasting the benefits of diesel generators versus the company’s own PureCell fuel cell systems as a source of critical power generation for business. The paper, titled “Critical and Clean Power,” reports that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, power outages due to weather have cost the United States economy between $18 billion and $33 billion annually from 2003 to 2012.
ROCKVILLE, MD.—Econo Lodge is celebrating the one year mark of its Room to be Green program. A first of its kind initiative executed across the entire lodging portfolio, Room to be Green is designed to reduce environmental impact and waste, meet the changing expectations of today’s environmentally conscious guests and potentially lower operational expenses, (including energy and water costs) at the property level. The Econo Lodge brand, which is fully franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest hotel companies, is a leader among economy hotel brands for implementing mandatory green initiatives throughout all its properties. As a result of its program, in the past year more than 830 Econo Lodge hotels helped reduce annual water usage by an estimated 6 million gallons and energy usage by an estimated 12 million kWh. Additionally, in tandem with American Forests, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of forests around the world, Econo Lodge planted one tree for each Econo Lodge currently open.
NATICK, MASS.—ThinkLite announced the commercial availability of its high output T8 & T5 LED Tube lighting. With outputs of 131LM/W, ThinkLite LED tubes provide sufficient light for one-to-one replacements of fluorescent tubes in existing fixtures. Thinklite’s LED tubes are available in lengths from 2’ to 8’, varying wattages and kelvins. The company has also introduced a 2’ LED U-shaped tube which can be used in many common office building fixtures.
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