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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.

Things to Consider Before Installing Solar Street Lights

NATIONAL REPORT—There are many benefits of solar lights. For one, they require very little maintenance and no external sources of electricity once they are installed. However, if you are planning to install these devices on your property, there are some things you need to consider before you go ahead with the project. If you are interested in the details of projecting, installing and operating solar street lights, you can find a lot of interesting facts in this article. However, you still do need to pay attention to these things to ensure that your project is viable. Shade The area you want to...

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York wrapped up earlier this week at the Javits Center in New York. As posted on Green Lodging News, it was announced that HX: The Hotel Experience has transitioned to full ownership under Hospitality Management Group (HMG), a division of ST Media Group. HX was previously co-owned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA). Also posted on Green Lodging News during the trade shows: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel...

Green Lodging News Adds Telkonet as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Telkonet, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Telkonet provides intelligent energy reduction and automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things. Helping the hospitality industry better manage operational costs, the EcoSmart platform utilizes a full-suite of connected devices that work together to reduce energy consumption by scheduling and automating HVAC runtimes for only when the guest is present. The operator dashboard provides in-depth and actionable energy usage insights, and remote operation allows for flexibility and responsiveness. The platform also allows for the...

Energy Star Bill Could Weaken Successful Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A bill to modify Energy Star could weaken a program with decades of proven benefits, Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan told Congress in a hearing Tuesday. The Energy Star Reform Act of 2017 Discussion Draft was considered before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. “The old adage, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ applies very well to today’s Energy Star program and should be the test against which the subcommittee determines the content of any bill designed to change or improve the program,” Callahan says in her written testimony. “The Alliance looks forward to working with the subcommittee and Energy Star stakeholders to ensure that continuous program improvement and innovation occurs to streamline and...

Carrier Enterprise Introduces HVAC Innovations at HX

NEW YORK—Carrier Enterprise (CE), a leading provider of temperature and energy control technologies for commercial, hospitality and residential properties, is set to exhibit the latest in HVAC technology to hoteliers at this year’s HX: The Hotel Experience, taking place November 12 to 13, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Among solutions to be showcased at CE booth #2855, will be the newly redesigned E-TAC II from Gree, as well as Founten’s Intelligent Wireless HVAC Energy Management Solution and the PTAC Air Knight air purification system. The E-TAC II, CE’s latest PTAC system, is significantly quieter and more...

MaxLite Distributes Energy Star Certified LED Bulbs to Low-Income Families

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Families in the Ironbound section of Newark, N.J. received a MaxLite Energy Star certified LED light bulb along with their zucchini and carrots at the Table to Table mobile market, which provides free fresh produce to low-income families, on October 26, 2017. MaxLite donated the bulbs and educated consumers about the energy-saving benefits of LED lighting in support of the Energy Star Light the Moment campaign, a national call-to-action for Americans to change out their inefficient light bulbs with Energy Star certified LED ones. Energy Star and its partners, which include MaxLite, have been working towards a goal...

Telkonet Deployed at Luxury Las Vegas Strip Hotel

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Telkonet has recently been selected as the smart energy management platform of choice at one of the most recognizable luxury properties on the Las Vegas strip. The selection caps a one, three, and five-year planning initiative by the property to identify areas of potential failure and need for upgrade. After recognizing lighting as a need for improvement, the property desired to find an energy management and room monitoring platform that could integrate with their new lighting solution. Ultimately, the property selected Control4 as a lighting vendor, who recommended Telkonet’s EcoSmart platform for energy management. The property had a clear vision...

Green Lodging News Adds Orbital Systems as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Orbital Systems as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Orbital Systems is one of the fastest growing international clean-tech companies in the world. The first product is a closed loop shower system that uses Certified Space Technology to analyze water quality, recirculate and purify shower water. The Oas Shower is an award winning Scandinavian design that provides guests with a spa-like shower experience, while reducing water waste and energy use up to 90 percent and 80 percent respectively. Without compromising on comfort, the Oas uses roughly...

International Tourism Partnership: Hotel Sector Must Cut Carbon Footprint by 90 Percent

LONDON—A new report from the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) reveals that the hotel sector must reduce its carbon footprint by 90 percent by 2050 to play its part in keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. As COP23 (the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change) convenes in Bonn, Germany, to further discussions aimed at meeting the Paris Climate Agreement, ITP has revealed the huge contribution hotels must make to help curb climate change. The report by Greenview, commissioned by ITP, clearly shows that to manage the global increase in tourism over the...

EarthTronics Introduces New Addition to Plug-In LED Lamps

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, introduces new multi-functional “plug-in” LED bulbs (PLED) designed to replace pin-based compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) in a variety of popular applications including general office, medical and hospitality. Two new designs, linear and downlight, round out EarthTronics’ family of PLED bulbs. The new linear PLED emits light from the entire length of the lamp with a 180° beam angle. Designed to be horizontally mounted in recessed ceiling fixtures and illuminated using one or two plug-in lamps, its base is built with...