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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.

New Regulations for Commercial Kitchen Refrigeration

This year is ushering in a host of new regulations for commercial kitchen refrigeration that will drive significant efficiency benefits for kitchen operations. The phasing in of new air quality standards, combined with limits on energy consumption, are all poised to create the most efficient refrigeration cabinets that commercial kitchens have yet seen. Starting in March 2017, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations will go into effect that will set a mandatory limit on the maximum daily energy consumption (MDEC) allowed for a given commercial refrigerator or freezer. In tandem, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program is significantly increasing...

New Report Reveals Venues Across Globe are Embracing LEED Green Building

WASHINGON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The report showcases some of the most impressive green venues around the world. “The scope and scale of the venues industry is enormous, and the leaders creating these spaces have an important role to play in reducing environmental impact,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO of USGBC. “By incorporating green practices, venues around the world are positively impacting their triple bottom...

GREEN CREATIVE Launches HYPERBAY Series High Bay Luminaires

SAN BRUNO, CALIF.—GREEN CREATIVE, the commercial grade LED lighting manufacturer, announces the release of its 95W, 130W and 185W High Bay LED luminaires. Part of GREEN CREATIVE’s new HYPERBAY Series, these DLC qualified compact luminaires feature a lightweight sturdy construction. Each fixture comes with three different optic choices (general prismatic, medium and aisle) to meet all low and high bay application needs. The 95W version replaces up to a 175W MH and comes standard with the general prismatic optic. The 130W version replaces up to a 250W MH and comes standard with the medium optic. The 185W version replaces up...

CLeN Dishwashers Launched at NAFEM Show

TROY, OHIO—Hobart launched the new CLeN-series dishwashers at the NAFEM Show in Orlando earlier this month. The CLeN was featured in NAFEM’s WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL! product gallery. “Our mission is to help customers experience greater efficiency, reliability and cost savings with their dishwashing equipment,” said Tim Peters, Product Line Manager for Hobart. “As demand grows for ‘green’ benefits, increased cost savings, and simplified labor practices, the CLeN helps customers achieve those requirements through superior product innovation and performance.” Hobart’s CLeN Warewasher turns dishwashing into a science, using industry-leading technology to clean dishes and kitchen ware in less time and at...

2020 Goals Keep Interface Focused on Zero Impact, Restorative Business Approach

LAGRANGE, GA.—It was more than 20 years ago that Interface, the maker of carpet tile, set a very ambitious goal: to have no negative impact on the planet by the year 2020. It called its decades-long project “Mission Zero.” With less than three years to go until 2020, Green Lodging News spoke with Interface’s Mikhail Davis to learn how close the company is to reaching its goal. Davis, based in San Francisco, is Director of Restorative Enterprise and a Certified Biomimicry Specialist. Davis says two of Interface’s key metrics are energy use per unit of production and how much of...

Starwood Capital’s 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Opens

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, has opened the doors of its third property and first ground-up development, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Remaining true to 1 Hotels founder, Barry Sternlicht’s, core philosophy, “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.” According to Starwood Capital, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design, sustainable architecture, cause-oriented partnerships, and unrivaled service. Situated at Pier 1, just south of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn Bridge Park with sweeping waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge was developed by...

AIM Energy Pros Expands into United States

EDMONTON, ALBERTA—Canadian based AIM Energy Pros (AIM) announced that effective immediately it is has established a presence in the United States with initial focus on the REIT market segment. AIM will employ its company proprietary data logging system that has saved Canadian companies such as Plains Midstream (a gas pipeline company, Alberta, Canada) and Alberta Urban Municipalities Assoc., significant energy costs savings both by eliminating hidden charges on their bills, and by applying “smart utilization” processes along with reducing inefficient energy consumption patterns. AIM’s success is based upon a Triad Methodology of saving their clients significant money by identifying hidden...

Lodging Industry Slow to Commit to Science-Based Targets

Green Lodging News recently featured Pranav Jampani, Director of Sustainability, Las Vegas Sands Corp., in its Personnel Profile section. During my conversation with Pranav, he said the following, “On a daily basis, we proactively try to reduce our environmental impact. Our goal is to align with science-based targets.” In an article posted on Green Lodging News last August, Caesars Entertainment Corp. was also mentioned as committing to science-based carbon reduction goals. What exactly does science-based mean? According to the Science Based Targets website, targets adopted by companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are considered “science-based” if they are in...

Ariel Fan: From Green Peace to Green Guru at Brighton Management

Name: Ariel Fan Title: Energy Operations Manager Company: Brighton Management Years with company: Two years Primary responsibilities: “My primary responsibility is to make the hotels as lean and energy efficient as possible. Profitability and sustainability go hand in hand with energy efficiency.” Company’s most significant sustainability-related accomplishment: “Receiving the Energy Efficiency Partnership award from Southern California Edison.” Company’s most significant sustainability-related challenge moving forward: “Convincing ownership of the profitability of sustainability.” IRVINE, CALIF.—When she was 13 years old, Ariel Fan led a Greenpeace campaign against a major paper manufacturer for its cutting of rainforests. Today, her focus is building efficiency and making sure the hotels managed...

Continental Unveils 33-Pound Capacity G-Flex Washer

OSHKOSH, WIS.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added a 33-pound capacity G-Flex Washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount flexible-speed washers. The G-Flex line now includes 33-, 40-, 55- and 70-pound capacity models. Like all G-Flex Washers, the new 33-pound capacity (4.5-cu.ft.) model offers programmable extract speeds reaching 200 G-force, a highly programmable control, and superior results using less water and energy. G-Flex Washers deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force. Programmable extract speeds allow laundries to custom-design wash programs to specifically meet the cleaning needs of a variety of items. Additionally, flexible...