Home Energy Management

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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Energy Management

Home 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Mission Linen Supply Announces New Bay Area Facility

NEWARK, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, supplies and related services, has built and opened a new, 100,000-square-foot, LEED-certified facility in Newark, Calif. Equipped to process more than 70 million pounds of laundry each year, this new facility will enable Mission to provide efficient linen services to hospitality businesses throughout San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Leveraging more than 85 years of experience, Mission serves hospitality businesses throughout the western United States and Texas. Like other Mission locations, the Newark facility offers rental and direct-purchase products and provides laundry services for the aforementioned items as well as...

Whirlpool Included in 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings

BENTON HARBOR, MICH.—Whirlpool Corp. has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists respectively. The rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States and the world. This year, Whirlpool Corp. was classified as a “top-ranked company,” a designation awarded to fewer than 100 companies on either list. “The people at Whirlpool Corporation continuously strive to protect the planet by being more efficient in how we build innovative products that consume less energy,” said Ron Voglewede, Director of Global Sustainability for Whirlpool Corp. “This distinction is a...

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Demonstrate Sustainable Practices

When it comes to implementing energy efficiency measures in hotels, the hospitality sector faces unique challenges such as overcoming the limitations between ownership and management and accessing capital for upgrades, all while complying with brand standards and meeting guest comfort expectations. Three Better Buildings partners, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Loews Hotels & Co., and Las Vegas Sands Corp., are successfully overcoming these barriers and achieving significant energy savings while making progress towards their Better Buildings Challenge commitment of reducing portfolio-wide energy use by 20 percent in a decade. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) is part...

Green Lodging News Adds Resort Energy Ventures as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Resort Energy Ventures to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Consultants/Energy” category. Resort Energy Ventures was founded to assist the hospitality industry and other organizations located in high energy cost regions meet their energy needs with responsible, sustainable, and economically viable solutions. The company provides corporate renewable energy deployment strategies, portfolio analysis, and individual project development services for renewable energy, battery, and microgrid systems. Resort Energy Ventures’ approach is to maximize return on investment while meeting sustainability objectives. In resort locations, particularly islands, Resort...

Hyatt Regency Maui 598 KW Rooftop Solar—The Largest Rooftop Solar System on the Island of Maui

Resort Energy Ventures was retained by Host Hotels & Resorts to develop a solar project at the Hyatt Regency Maui. We supported the entire project development process including feasibility studies, due diligence, permitting, construction, and commissioning. During the feasibility phase, we completed the following: Preliminary Resource Assessment with Rooftop Design; Calculated Federal Incentives; Assesses Hawaii State Energy Policies and Incentives; Projected Capital Cost; Calculated Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) of the solar project over 25 years. At the conclusion of the study, Host Hotels retained REV to provide the final engineering design, permit the site, obtain...

Green Lodging News Adds Verdafero as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Verdafero as a Green Product & Service Directory partner in two categories: Auditors/Energy and Software/Utility Analytics. Verdafero—Energy Efficiency Consulting is a professional energy efficiency auditing and property benchmarking firm with 10+ years of experience working with hospitality owner/operators to reduce operational costs and increase asset value through energy efficiency. Verdafero provides varying levels of fully documented energy audits/surveys or energy benchmarking services for use during the asset acquisition, operations and disposal process for maximum value. From a low-level energy survey to a detailed building audit the company’s experienced professional engineers can audit a building and...

CONSULTANTS/ENERGY

Resort Energy Ventures Renewable Energy & Battery Storage Consulting & Development Services Resort Energy Ventures was founded to assist the hospitality industry and other organizations located in high energy cost regions meet their energy needs with responsible, sustainable, and economically viable solutions. We provide corporate renewable energy deployment strategies, portfolio analysis, and individual project development services for renewable energy, battery, and microgrid systems. Our approach is to maximize return on investment while meeting sustainability objectives. In resort locations, particularly islands, we have proven that green approaches to energy supply, including renewable energy and battery storage, can radically reduce costs while meeting...

AUDITORS/ENERGY

Verdafero—Energy Efficiency Consulting Energy Auditing & Benchmarking Services Verdafero—Energy Efficiency Consulting is a professional energy efficiency auditing and property benchmarking firm with 10+ years of experience working with hospitality owner/operators to reduce operational costs and increase asset value through energy efficiency. Verdafero provides varying levels of fully documented energy audits/surveys or energy benchmarking services for use during the asset acquisition, operations and disposal process for maximum value. From a low-level energy survey to a detailed building audit our team of experienced professional engineers can audit your building and provide in-depth reports with full financial analysis of each Energy Conservation Measure (ECM)...

With Sustainability as Her Focus, Claire Cutting Maps Out Marriott, Starwood Integration

Name: Claire Cutting Title: Director, Sustainability Company: Marriott International, Inc. Years in Position: One Primary Responsibilities: “My whole focus is on integrating Marriott’s and Starwood’s sustainability programs. We are trying to make one and one equal three. For example, we both had housekeeping and seafood programs but putting them together can be a real challenge. We are combining the best of both worlds. Each company had its own set of goals. It is like matching apples to oranges.” Organization’s most significant sustainability-related accomplishment: “Launching Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, Marriott’s new Sustainability and Social Impact Platform. Our goals are huge. It was...

How Affordable is Solar for Hotel Owners?

There is no doubt that an increasing number of solar powered hotels are opening across America. For owners of modern hotels, technology and luxury are a high priority, but this doesn’t need to cause damage to the environment. The solar industry is on the cusp of being an affordable energy source, available to the masses. Hotel operators who are looking to combine modern design and comfort, with a sustainable and green approach, should seriously consider installing solar panels. Solar Could Soon Be the Cheapest Option According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the cost of solar is decreasing at a faster rate than...