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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.

Green Lodging News, Greenview Launch Green Lodging Trends Report 2016

ODESSA, FLA. & SINGAPORE—Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, and Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, have released the Green Lodging Trends Report 2016. The report details the results of the first annual Green Lodging Survey conducted earlier this year and is available at no cost by clicking here. The report is based on data from more than 2,000 hotels in 44 countries and covers topics ranging from air quality to energy management to staff involvement. The report includes results of more than 100 questions asked in 11 categories. Supporters of this year’s survey include The Arbor...

Hyatt Place Courthouse Arlington Achieves LEED Gold Certification

ARLINGTON, VA.—Schupp Companies announced that it has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for its Hyatt Place Courthouse development in Arlington, Va. Schupp pursued LEED as part of its commitment to sustainability with attention to reduced energy and water consumption, and a focus on optimal air quality to enhance the guest experience. Located at 2401 Wilson Blvd., the new Hyatt Place Arlington Courthouse is situated in close proximity to the metro, allowing for community connectivity. At 93,000 square feet, the hotel features approximately 1,200 square feet of street-level retail space, including a bar and café on the first...

Xeros Introduces 35lb/16kg Capacity Near Waterless Laundry System

NEW YORK—Xeros announced the Xeros SM35, a new 35lb/16kg capacity near waterless laundry system that is ideal for dry cleaners, smaller hotels, and spas where size and space is a consideration. Xeros unveiled the new system at HX: The Hotel Experience in New York City. Utilizing the same patented polymer cleaning technology as the award-winning Xeros SMV90 Commercial Washer, the Xeros SM35 dramatically reduces water consumption by up to 80 percent, and reduces energy and detergent usage by up to 50 percent, all while delivering a superior clean that is gentler on fabrics. Features include: 35lb/16kg capacity; Soft mount design; Full-color 7” touch screen...

Designer Provides More Details on the Soon-to-Open 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, announced last month that the newest addition to its portfolio, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, will make its debut in February 2017. Green Lodging News ran the press release on the 10-story sustainable ground-up development that will feature 194 guestrooms. As a follow-up to the press release, Green Lodging News sent a list of questions to Waad El Hadidy, Designer at Starwood Hotels Worldwide, to learn more about the project. The following are the questions and answers: 1. What about the building's structure itself will ensure a high degree of energy efficiency?...

Soneva Jani Opens in the Noonu Atoll, Maldives

NOONU ATOLL, MALDIVES—The Soneva Jani has opened in the Noonu Atoll, Maldives. The resort is built around the 150-acre island of Medhufaru, and surrounded by four other untouched islands within the lagoon. The resort comprises 18 units of one-bedroom water villas, four two-bedroom water villas, one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom water villa, as well as a four-bedroom island villa. At more than 410 square meters, the one bedroom villas are the largest entry-level villas in the Indian Ocean. While being a luxury resort, Soneva Jani’s eco-credentials strongly reflect the brand’s “intelligent luxury” ethos, with fresh organic produce grown in farms...

Bipolar Ionization Technology & Indoor Air Quality

It’s no secret that the concerns towards the indoor air we breathe are growing, and as a result, people are doing something about it. That’s great news, because according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. The EPA has also named indoor air quality as one of the top five health threats in the United States. So why the increased apprehension towards indoor air quality (IAQ)? The 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in New York City, which took 12 lives, was a wakeup call. But let’s look at evidence that affects...

Westin Reston Heights Wins the 2016 Green Travel Leader Award

RESTON, VA.—Being environmentally friendly is a growing trend, and the Westin Reston Heights walks the walk, taking home the 2016 Green Travel Leader Award. The award was given by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s travel arm, the Virginia Tourism Corp. Located just outside of Washington, D.C., the hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, an operator of over 100 hotels throughout North America, including 14 in the Washington, D.C. area. “We are so proud to have won this award among the countless hotels in the state of Virginia,” said Don Anderson, Complex General Manager, who oversees the hotel and the adjacent Sheraton...

Olas Verdes Becomes First LEED Platinum Hotel in Costa Rica

NOSARA, COSTA RICA—Olas Verdes, a Costa Rican boutique hotel in Playa Guiones, Nosara, has been awarded the highest designation for the international sustainable design and construction standard, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)—LEED Platinum. This makes Olas Verdes the first LEED Platinum hotel in Costa Rica and first LEED certified surf hotel in the world. Olas Verdes was born out of the owners’ love for Costa Rica, its people and culture, as well as their passion for the local community of Nosara and their dedication to preserving the fragile ecosystems that make this rural beach town so unique. Integrating...

BuildingIQ Releases Automated Measurement & Verification Service

SAN FRANCISCO—BuildingIQ announced the general availability of a measurement and verification service that allows building owner/operators to automatically measure and verify the effectiveness and impact of energy saving measures in order to qualify for utility or organizational savings incentives and mandates. Called Automated Measurement & Verification (AM&V), the new service is compliant with the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) practices and is designed to deliver faster, more reliable M&V while being much more cost effective than traditional approaches. AM&V rides on top of the BuildingIQ’s recently released 5i energy intelligence platform. With AM&V, organizations can deploy M&V...

Biennial Lodging Survey Unveils Latest Trends in Sustainability Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the 2016 Lodging Survey—the definitive industry review examining the top trends in the hotel industry. Conducted by industry data provider STR and funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the survey provides a comprehensive understanding of sustainability steps hotels are taking, amenities, guest services and more. With just over 8,000 responses, the overall completion rate for the 2016 survey was 15 percent—a drop of three percentage points from 2014. Surveys were emailed to 22,423 hotels through STR using a third party service from www.surveymonkey.com. Surveys were faxed...