Energy Management

Everyone has felt the sting of rising energy costs recently. Savvy hoteliers have implemented plans to address these increases. Green Lodging News covers the latest news and trends pertaining to energy management. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at:

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Noritz Streamlines Website’s Menu Navigation


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF.—Noritz America has updated its website with a more robust navigation menu that allows the user to quickly and easily reach his or her particular browsing goals. “We wanted to streamline our users’ browsing experience to make it easier to find what they are looking for at a glance,” says Andrew Tran, Marketing Supervisor at Noritz. “Previously, it had taken longer to find specific items because information was more scattered, whereas now we offer a clear ‘table of contents.’”

Schindler Adds 3100 Machine Room-less Traction Elevator


MORRISTOWN, N.J.—Providing a sustainable and cost-effective solution for two- to three-story buildings, Schindler Elevator Corp. introduces its Schindler 3100 machine room-less traction elevator. The Schindler 3100 is an MRL specifically designed to replace hydraulic elevators for the low-rise commercial and multi-unit residential market in the United States. Easy to order, simple to install, with space and energy savings and a smooth, quiet performance, the Schindler 3100 is a cost-effective choice for today’s two- to three-story buildings.

HyLite Introduces New Dual Mode Duluxe LED Tube


ROCK HILL, S.C.—HyLite LED Lighting announces the new Dual-Mode Duluxe Tube. The HyLite Duluxe LED Tube is compatible with both electronic and magnetic ballasts, making initial installation as simple as changing a lamp. It can also work on 120V to 277V line voltage, so when the ballast fails, there is no need to replace it.

Airbnb Partners with SolarCity to Bring Solar Energy to Homes


SAN FRANCISCO—Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, and SolarCity Corp., a leading solar power provider, announced a new partnership that will connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy, and are releasing estimates of the environmental benefits of home sharing for travelers.

Better Buildings Challenge Webinar Series Gets Started


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge webinar series has begun and will run through April. The most recent webinar, earlier this month, was entitled, “Shout it from the Mountaintops!: Working with your communications team to tell your energy efficiency success story.” Additional upcoming webinars will touch on topics ranging from sub-metering to financing.

Lighting Science Launches Shatter-Resistant Durabulb


WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science announced the release of the Durabulb, a shatter-resistant lamp designed to withstand life’s inevitable bumps and drops without breaking, while still providing the high quality of light expected for all of today’s residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Durabulb artfully blends leading-edge LED design and contemporary styling with rugged, yet lightweight, construction that resists breaking or shattering due to impact, vibration and external stresses. This new lamp also provides even, omni-directional illumination.

1 Hotels, SH Group Set February 2017 Opening for Brooklyn Bridge Property


BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand announced that the newest addition to its portfolio, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, is set to make its debut in February 2017. Located at Pier 1, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan, the 10-story sustainable ground-up development is designed by New York-based architecture studio Incorporated and will feature 194 guestrooms with sliding floor-to-ceiling windows—many offering views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and New York skyline—including 29 two to six bedroom suites and The Riverhouse, its Presidential Suite. Guests of the hotel will enjoy a nine-treatment room Bamford Spa, a state of the art signature Field House fitness center, a yoga and barre studio operated by POE Yoga, and a 50-seat screening room. All aspects of the hotel’s design and construction will be carefully chosen to reflect 1 Hotel’s commitment to environmentally responsible hospitality. “The 1 Hotels brand aims to show sophisticated travelers they can live well, do good, and connect with the world around them,” said 1 Hotels founder and SH Group CEO Barry Sternlicht.

Friedrich Launches VRP Heat Pump System


SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of air conditioners and other home environment products, has unveiled a new solution for the hospitality and multi-unit housing industries with the launch of its VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system.

OMNI Solutions Named Trade Ally of the Year


MADISON, WIS.—OMNI Solutions, a Wisconsin-based energy-saving laundry and cleaning solutions company, has been named Trade Ally of the Year by Southern California Gas Co., (SoCalGas), their highest honor achievable, for helping businesses throughout Southern California save energy and operating costs.

Green Lodging News Adds Ozomax, Inc. as Directory Partner


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Ozomax, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. In 2013 Ozomax developed and patented the Insitu AOP Ozopen (a low voltage electrochemical process that creates a mix of powerful oxidants—in your water from your water). This product was developed specifically for cooling towers, swimming pools and water features. The Insitu AOP Ozopen achieves large amounts of water, chemical and energy savings in each of these applications.

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