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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

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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.

Grand Hyatt New York Receives Trane Award

NEW YORK—The Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan was presented the Energy Efficiency Leader Award on September 19 by Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand. The award recognizes the hotel’s outstanding commitment to best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability after a retrofit resulted in reduced energy use by 1,352,007 kilowatt hours (kWh) and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 950 metric tons. Grand Hyatt New York’s completion of upgrades improved the hotel’s bottom line, while simultaneously enhancing sustainability. These upgrades demonstrate an outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship...

EcoSense Introduces Slim Cove Dim

LOS ANGELES—EcoSense announced the launch of Slim Cove Dim, a feature-rich, dimmable lighting solution. Thoughtfully designed to meet the demands of lighting projects across any budget, Slim Cove Dim achieves the perfect balance of quality and value. “Since we started in 2008, our company ambition has been to dramatically shift expectations on what is believed to be ‘good enough’ today,” said Mark Reynoso, EcoSense’s CEO. “The introduction of Slim Cove Dim expands the realm of what’s possible, because greater accessibility to tools equals greater freedom to create. You can and should expect more.” With Slim Cove Dim, you can light any...

Mathias Lelievre Named President & CEO of Ecova

SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, a leading energy and sustainability management company, announced Mathias Lelievre as its new President & CEO. The appointment comes as Ecova celebrates its 20th anniversary of driving powerful results to shape a better energy future. Ecova’s interim president and CEO, Martin Sieh, will continue in his current role as the company’s COO. Lelievre brings strategic leadership with global energy industry experience to expand Ecova’s data and technology solutions within today’s dynamic energy market. Lelievre most recently served as the head of ENGIE’s Green Mobility Program, where he harnessed the $400+ million enterprise’s broad capabilities to expand the business’ reach...

House Passes Deep Cuts to Energy Star

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing an appropriations package (H.R. 3354) that includes an approximately 40 percent cut to the Energy Star program: “Let’s be clear: This would be a debilitating cut to one of the most popular federal programs in history. Energy Star has been such a money-saver for consumers and businesses because the products deliver enormous energy savings, and we can trust the label. Now Congress is threatening the integrity of the program. “Taking an ax to Energy Star would make it...

LaMar Introduces Tri-Level LED Automatic Luminaire

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—LaMar Lighting has introduced Sensa, its new series of round occu-smart fixtures. To fit the broadest range of applications, it features field adjustable correlated color temperature (CCT) to 2700K, 3300K or 4000K and offers two levels of illumination, enhancing energy savings over traditional bi-level fixtures. The new Sensa fixture features high-frequency sensing capabilities that can be field adjustable to provide full light for occupied areas, low light for unoccupied areas, or the option to switch off after a pre-set period of time or when ambient lighting conditions are sufficient, utilizing the built-in daylight sensor. Featuring contemporary styling with brushed nickel...

Green Lodging News, Greenview Launch Green Lodging Trends Report 2017

ODESSA, FLA. & SINGAPORE—September 18, 2017—Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, and Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, have released the Green Lodging Trends Report 2017. The second annual report details the results of the Green Lodging Trends Report Survey and is available at no cost by clicking here. The report is based on data from 2,093 hotels in 46 countries and provides industry trends on topics ranging from energy management to communication to—for the first time in its own category—Health & Wellness. The report includes results of 110 best practices in 12 categories. Sponsors this year...

Green Lodging News Adds Solar America Solutions Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Solar America Solutions case study to its website. The case study details the installation of a 20-panel SunQuest 250 Solar Thermal System at the 439-room Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. The challenge was to reduce the annual cost of heating water for guestroom use, while providing an acceptable equipment payback period. The hotel was spending approximately $43,000 per year to heat water for guestroom showers. The new SunQuest 250 system pre-heats the water entering the three-boiler array in the 26th story mechanical room to 140°. The...

SunQuest 250 Solar Thermal System Yields Huge Benefits for Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

ATLANTA—The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is a 439 room luxury hotel in the upscale Buckhead District of Atlanta. THE CHALLENGE: Reducing the annual cost of heating water for guestroom use, while providing an acceptable equipment payback period. The Grand Hyatt Atlanta was spending approximately $43,000 per year to heat water for guestroom showers. THE SOLUTION: A 20-panel SunQuest 250™ Solar Thermal System installed to pre-heat the water entering the 3-boiler array in the 26th story mechanical room to 140°. THE RESULT: A 50%+ reduction in guestroom DHW natural gas costs with a complete equipment payback in 3.9 years. These results are...

EarthTronics Introduces LED Trim Kit

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces its new Adjustable LED Trim Kit to provide a simple and quick way to upgrade recessed downlight fixtures without any tools. As simple as screwing in a light bulb, the screw base neck depth is adjustable to reach the fixture socket to make the power connection enabling the white trim to fit snugly against the ceiling. The Adjustable LED Trim Kit enables 5” and 6” recessed ceiling fixtures utilizing incandescent or halogen BR30 flood lamps up to 65 watts to be easily replaced with a new LED light source and a fresh new white trim. This...

Little Rock’s Robinson Center Renovation & Expansion Achieves LEED Gold

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.—The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) announced that the Robinson Center’s renovation, restoration and expansion has exceeded original expectations to be LEED certified, and has achieved a LEED Gold rating. A press conference announcing this achievement was held last week. “We are very excited to achieve LEED Gold Certification, and believe that this rating demonstrates the commitment of our team of owner’s representatives, architects, engineers and construction professionals that have worked on this project,” said LRCVB President and CEO, Gretchen Hall. David Porter, AIA, Principal, Polk Stanley Architects, noted, “The design team is thrilled to be part of...