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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

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.

LINENS & TOWELS

Hartdean Ltd. EcoKnit® Quick Drying, Energy Efficient Terry Towels EcoKnit Terry Towels are luxury hospitality cotton towels with two to three time’s longer lifespan and provide energy and water savings which recover the cost of the product. EcoKnit® Towels are the most technically advanced, energy efficient terry towels in the world today. Drying up to 40 percent quicker than standard terry towels, reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions and using 15 percent less water with every laundering cycle, EcoKnit® towels are truly environmentally friendly and a more cost efficient solution for your business. Hartdean Ltd. » Email for Details »

LINEN & TOWEL REUSE PROGRAMS

Project Planet Save the Planet One Laundry Load at a Time SAVE up to tens of thousands of dollars per year while demonstrating your environmental commitment to guests! Project Planet’s variety of creative & colorful pillow cards, hangers and conservation items promote towel and linen reuse. Promotional materials available in a variety of nature and regional designs. Let Project Planet show you how to reduce water, energy, labor and chemical costs. Project Planet » Email for Details »

San Diego Convention Center Earns LEED Gold

SAN DIEGO—San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined the staff of the San Diego Convention Center at a public celebration last month to publicly celebrate the venue’s certification as a LEED Gold facility. Mayor Faulconer praised the venue’s efforts in achieving the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “San Diego is one...

LIGHTING & CONTROLS

100 Candles Wholesale Market for Candles & Lighting Needs 100 Candles is an online market that pairs high quality candles with unmatched services. Since 2002, thousands of hospitality and event professionals have entrusted 100 Candles with their wholesale candle accounts. 100 Candles also offers a wide variety of other lighting accessories, including LED string lights, candleholders, and other decorative features to dress up your candles. Call 866-611-8686. 100 Candles » Email for Details »     EverGlow NA, Inc. Photoluminescent Exit Signs & Exit Path Markings EverGlow code compliant signs and markings are reliable and effective. Our aluminum signs, stair nosings and strips and acrylic tapes are of...

LAUNDRY / WASHERS & DRYERS

Electrolux Professional Laundry Systems Lower Water Consumption by Up to 30 Percent and Use 25 Percent Less Gas! Save a fortune on water with Automatic Water Savings (AWS)—as much as 30 percent on small wash loads! Combine with Electrolux dryers and ironers for the maximum benefit. Electrolux dryers dry 12 percent faster and use 25 percent less gas than leading competitors. Certification in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards ensures Electrolux Professional’s long-term commitment to quality and the environment. Go green with Electrolux, the #1 selling on-premise laundry brand in the world. Call (800) 645-2205 or e-mail kshady@laundrylux.com today. Electrolux...

LAUNDRY / OZONE SYSTEMS

AWOIS The Most Reliable & Technologically Advanced Ozone System in the Market The Aquawing Ozone Laundry System is the most reliable and technologically advanced ozone system in the market. With more than 6,000 installations worldwide using Aquawing patented technology, Aquawing delivers the quickest ROI by using primarily cold water, eliminating excess flushes and rinses, reducing drying time and extending linen life. Furthermore, the Aquawing system is the only ozone system with clinical validation to kill over 99.999% of Viruses and Superbugs including MRSA, C. diff, E.coli, Aspergillus niger and many more. The system activates wash chemistry better than hot water, extends...

Greening Your Boutique Hotel

NATIONAL REPORT—Standing out as a small business is all about setting yourself apart, highlighting the things that make you better than competitors. A great way to do that today is to be ecologically responsible. One of the best things about taking an eco-friendly approach to operating your hotel is that it can become a marketing tool for you. Travelers today, like consumers of all kinds, have expectations beyond simply the products and services they consume. They have particular issues that they care about, and they want to support companies that feel the same way. The environment is a major one. While...

Bring Your Laundry Room into a Digital World with New Technology

How is your hotel’s laundry running? I love asking this question. There’s no grey area on the answer. It’s either “not so great,” which means something is leaking and the technician has been here a scary long time. Or, “pretty good,” which means nothing is leaking. My response for the latter is “how do you know?” As anybody in the lodging industry knows, being green isn’t a plug-and-play endeavor. It is a constant evolution. Why then is the laundry different? Why is it we buy a high G-force washer-extractor and a moisture-sensing tumble dryer and call our laundry “greened up?” One...

Ozone Water Technologies Earns Corporate Vision Award

STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND—Corporate Vision Magazine has awarded Ozone Water Technologies “Best Sustainable Laundries Company 2017” & “Most Green Energy Reduction Product: LaundrOzone” as part of its 2017 Technology Innovator Awards. Now celebrating its third year, the Technology Innovator Awards return in 2017 to showcase talented individuals, teams and firms. Ozone Water Technologies was born from many years of laundry operations experience by its founder, Jim Gross, who managed his family laundry for 17 years, operated all Marriott laundries for three years, and operated his own laundry consulting business for many years. As a consultant, he reviewed ozone washing possibilities and decided...

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Chooses INNCOM System

ATLANTA—In a city known for its southern hospitality, Honeywell is helping one Atlanta hotel virtually eliminate temperature-related guest complaints using the latest in connected technology. Honeywell installed its INNCOM guestroom automation and energy management system in January 2017 at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in the Buckhead district, operated by Hyatt Hotels Corp. and owned by Host Hotels, which has already made a significant impact. “For hospitality guests, home away from home should be perfect, and few things in a hotel room are more important than comfort,” said Thurman Melson, Vice President/General Manager—Commercial Control Systems at Honeywell. “Advanced connected building technologies like...