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MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Telkonet, Inc., whose complementary business divisions include EcoSmart, an intelligent energy management technology solution and EthoStream, one of the largest high-speed Internet access providers in the world, will be introducing and demonstrating its new EcoCentral Virtual Engineer cloud-based command center at HITEC 2013. HITEC, the world’s largest hospitality and technology event, is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis from June 25 to 27.
BALTIMORE—1Lightbulbs.com, an online retailer that features a large selection of light bulbs, has just added eco-friendly lighting products to its website.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—Collaboration between technology partners Zeno Controls LLC and ILLUMRA has resulted in the development and release of a new hotel network solution called InnPoint. The new software/hardware configuration is designed to remotely facilitate the control of room lighting, heating and cooling for improved energy savings.
TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics, Inc. announces the newest members in its series of high-brightness, energy-efficient LED replacements for PAR38-style floodlight bulbs. The LED PAR38-style floodlight bulb is ideal for commercial applications, facilities, plant, hotels and resorts.
SANTA BARBARA—Mighty Bright, designer and manufacturer of LED lighting products, will unveil three new LED task and floor lights designed for corporate workplaces, hospitality environments, and residential interiors markets at NeoCon 2013, June 10 to 12, 2013, at The Merchandise Mart, Chicago.
CAMBRIDGE, OHIO—On a day very soon Ohio State Park Lodges will be buying most of the food served in its restaurants from sustainable sources, generating zero hazardous waste and significantly decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. At least that is the goal for five Ohio State Park Lodges operated by concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts. “Our sustainability practices permeate every aspect of our operations—rooms, restaurants, gift shops, swimming pools, marinas—you name it, and as new technologies and products become available, we take a fresh look at what we are doing to see if we can improve upon it,” said Greg Woodland, regional manager of Ohio State Park Lodges and Punderson State Park Lodge in northeast Ohio near Newbury, Ohio. “And although we have made significant progress over a period of many years, we know there are always more improvements to be made. We take our mission of providing legacy hospitality with a softer footprint very seriously.” An example of Xanterra’s expanding sustainability strategies can be found in the five lodges.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—Ellerman House has launched an initiative to become Cape Town’s most eco-friendly boutique hotel. Through newly implemented green projects such as solar panels, LED light bulbs, heat pumps, earthworm farms and recycling systems, the property aims to be Cape Town’s leader in eco-friendly luxury hospitality by September 2013. In order to measure the carbon footprint for the entire property, including the main house, villas, spa, art gallery and all administrative housing and offices, Ellerman House hired an energy efficiency company, BrightBlack, as a consultant and to administer extensive energy testing. The staff at Ellerman House began taking energy-reducing steps immediately, beginning with the installation of energy-efficient and motion-sensor activated LED lights.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In its continuing effort to educate operators about sustainability and how best to reduce operating costs in restaurants, the National Restaurant Assn. has teamed up with North American LED, an energy-efficient lighting products supplier, to offer light emitting diode, or LED lighting solutions, to the restaurant industry at discounted prices.
SAN JOSE, CALIF.—SWITCH Lighting, makers of the only family of liquid-cooled LED replacement A-Lamps, announced extensions of warranties on some of its products. The residential warranty is being extended to a lifetime warranty and the commercial warranty is being extended to a five year warranty for SWITCH’s LED A-Lamps, including: SWITCH40, SWITCH60, SWITCH75, SWITCH100, and the newest product, the SWITCH3-Way.
SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.—LittleFootprint Lighting, a pioneer of sustainably designed LED task lighting products made in the United States from recycled e-waste, announced the installation of its HeronLED Personal Task Lights in all 120 guestrooms in Seattle’s Hotel 1000. Known for its hi-tech, eco-friendly rooms and on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2013, Hotel 1000 purchased the desk lamps to provide better lighting for guests while reducing energy costs and demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and green jobs in the United States.
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