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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.

Wynn Las Vegas Marks Opening of Wynn Solar Facility

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Las Vegas marked a new renewable energy milestone with the start of the commercial operation of The Wynn Solar Facility on Saturday, June 2. The new 160-acre facility is now offsetting up to 75 percent of the resort’s current peak power requirements, the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas, and an industry first for a gaming operator in Nevada. The facility will eventually be used to power the resort’s new meetings and conventions space expansion, set to open in March 2020, with 100 percent renewable energy, making it one of the...

Six Senses Duxton Hotel Opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE—Six Senses Duxton, the first city hotel from Six Senses, is now open in historic Tanjong Pagar in the Chinatown area of Singapore. Along with sister hotel Six Senses Maxwell opening later this year, Six Senses Duxton seeks to engage with the surrounding neighborhood and provide a new level of sustainability practiced in Singapore. “Six Senses Duxton aims not only to deliver a five-star luxury hotel experience, but to actively improve the surrounding neighborhood and natural environment as we do so,” says Six Senses Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. “Singapore has been my home for almost 20 years, specifically the...

Mode:Green Debuts Lighting Line to Support Demand for LED

NEW YORK—Demand for LED lighting is growing worldwide, including in the hospitality market which is looking to capitalize on its benefits including, energy savings, price, and life span, according to a report from Technavio. To support the hotels and commercial spaces prioritizing LED lighting, premier hospitality integration firm Mode:Green announces its debut line of Custom LED Light Bulbs. Mode:Green specializes in designing and installing tailored audiovisual, automation, sustainability, and lighting experiences in top hotels, venues, office spaces, and etc. When incorporating LED lighting into its projects, its team identified a pattern of challenges affecting their installations, such as quality, reliable...

Telkonet, SONIFI Partner to Deliver Increased Energy Savings to Hotels

LOS ANGELES—SONIFI Solutions announced a collaboration with Telkonet, Inc. to make hotel rooms smarter and more connected, by combining energy management solutions with in-room guest entertainment systems. Telkonet’s EcoSmart technology uses intelligent automation and communicates a room’s accurate occupancy status to thermostats, lights, signage and other integrated in-room devices. This feature was recently installed at The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hollywood, Fla. The newly renovated property sits oceanfront along the Gold Coast. “Many of our guests spend time outside of their rooms enjoying our beachside amenities,” said Nelson Garrido, SVP of IT Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Properties....

Honeywell to Launch New Connected Solutions at HITEC

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, will launch a suite of next-generation energy management software, smart lighting, voice controls, and secure cloud communication systems at HITEC 2018 in Houston. Through Honeywell technology, the hospitality industry can fully integrate energy management, safety and security systems, property management, and brand network operations for guestroom and building automation. Leading Honeywell’s lineup of new products at HITEC is the INNCOM INNcontrol 5 energy management and guestroom automation control system. The cloud-based and on-premise system monitors real-time guestroom data from intelligent INNCOM devices, such as its e7 Thermostat, to improve a hotel’s energy savings,...

Caesars Entertainment Commits to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 95 Percent

LAS VEGAS—Caesars Entertainment Corp., the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider, announced it has set science-based targets to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the company and throughout its supply chain. The ambitious goals demonstrate Caesars’ ongoing commitment to fighting climate change and mitigating long-term risk. Caesars is one of over 400 global organizations that has committed to business leadership and policy alignment on climate through the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), and one of just over 100 companies to have their targets approved. The SBTi is a collaboration among CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global...

Telkonet Teams with Volara to Create Voice-Controlled Hospitality Environments

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Telkonet, Inc., creator of the EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions designed to maximize comfort and energy efficiency, has teamed with Volara, the first voice-based hotel guest engagement solution that turns voice into a powerful hospitality business tool. Together, they now offer a hospitality environment in which guests can use voice commands to control intelligent in-room devices and platforms to set scenes within their own hotel rooms. These scenes are able to incorporate one device or many different devices to create the exact environment that a guest requests. From changing temperatures, adjusting shades, dimming lights, adjusting the Do-Not-Disturb...

MaxLite Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Building Project

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite is lending its support to help more than 250 families in 31 states build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter during Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, June 4-8. During the build week, Habitat partners with professional builders and suppliers who provide the labor, funding and materials in order to address the growing need for decent and affordable housing in communities nationwide. MaxLite is contributing 1,950 LED bulbs to the 2018 building effort. MaxLite products are designed to help homeowners save money on electricity costs and to change their light bulbs less frequently. LED bulbs, according to...

Shaw Industries Further Reduces Carbon Footprint

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed the construction of a cogeneration Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The CHP, which began operating in May 2018, will reduce the plant’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 26,000 metric tons; that’s an impact equal to removing almost 5,500 passenger vehicles from the road each year. This is the latest in ongoing investments Shaw is making to minimize its environmental footprint. The company recently announced it has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. Companywide, Shaw has made significant investments to help reduce...

Serge Ferrari Announces Product Rebrand & New Website Launch

POMPANO BEACH, FLA.—Serge Ferrari, a market leader in flexible composite materials, has launched its newly redesigned website, www.sergeferrari.com, featuring new product branding for a more intuitive product selection experience. Streamlining the names of the company’s 125+ products, and improving brand communication, is an important and necessary step in the company’s strategic plan for growth. To enable rapid understanding of what the company’s products do and how they are different, Serge Ferrari has renamed many of its products to include a Range Name, a Product Differentiator, and a Product Number: Range Name: Each product is now grouped and renamed by its market. For...