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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.

Phoenix Center’s Efforts Result in $175,000 in Rebates

PHOENIX—The Phoenix Convention Center, a LEED-Silver certified green building, recently completed several upgrades throughout its campus by converting outdated lighting to energy efficient LED light technology. This past year the Phoenix Convention Center participated in Arizona Public Service’s (APS) Solutions for Business energy rebate program and received more than $175,000 in rebates. The Phoenix Convention Center, a City of Phoenix facility, took full advantage of APS’s rebate program by converting to LED lighting in several areas of the campus including meeting rooms, loading docks, stairwells, food court, garages, production kitchens and its grand Atrium. “Providing a positive guest experience and...

Verdafero’s CEO Named a Top 75 Elite Executive

SAN FRANCISCO—Verdafero Inc. announced that its CEO, Dr. Alastair Hood, has been inducted into the 2018 Environmental Leader 75 list of elite executives in the environmental and energy business sector. Environmental Leader 75 is a list of the top 75 executives in each business vertical (environmental and energy), as selected by the Editorial and Management team at Business Sector Media based on applications supplied by the individual, a peer, co-worker, manager, vendor, or customer. Dr. Hood will be featured online and in a special issue of EL and EMT, as well as being recognized for his work at the Environmental...

NanaWall Highlighted Cero Commercial Sills for Hospitality at HD Expo

SAN FRANCISCO—NanaWall Systems showcased its operable glass wall systems at the Hospitality Design Exposition in Las Vegas earlier this month. As the pioneer of the opening glass category, NanaWall’s products provide architectural and energy-efficient solutions to designs and architects. The company highlighted its minimal framed large panel sliding glass wall system, cero, which now offers the shallowest sills in the industry in order to address the needs of the American commercial construction markets. “Our opening glass wall systems offer hoteliers the flexibility to create a space that incorporates beautiful views, natural daylight and fresh air ventilation,” said NanaWall Systems CEO...

Onset Debuts EG4100 Series Power Monitoring Systems

BOURNE, MASS.—Onset, a world leader in data loggers and weather stations, announced the debut of its Onset EG4100 Series Power Monitoring Systems, combining revenue-grade power metering hardware, a full suite of current transformers, and cloud-based energy visualization software. Using the integrated systems, building owners, property managers, and facility managers now have a simple, highly accurate, and cost-effective solution to help manage the energy use of their buildings. At the core of the EG4100 Series is a revenue-grade power meter that combines an energy meter, data logger, and web server into a single integrated unit. Offered in 15- and 30-input models,...

How to Mitigate Risk & Save Money Through Proper Energy Procurement

Energy markets aren’t simple; with market conditions, regulations, and prices that change quickly, it can be overwhelming for anyone trying to manage spend, forecasts, several contracts, and risk across different regions. There are hundreds of local delivery companies (LDCs or energy utilities) in North America, and each has its own set of tariffs and pricing mechanisms that can affect negotiable energy supply. In addition to saving money, proper procurement of energy will enable hotel properties to better access renewable or cleaner fossil-fuel-generated sources of electricity. The money saved through effective energy management can be redirected toward other operations, to...

Report Makes Business Case for Building Green

LONDON—The World Green Building Council launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building examines case studies of 11 facilities around the globe that have one or more green certifications including LEED, Green Star and BREEAM. The report evaluates health and wellbeing features that were integrated into the facilities, such as: enhanced fresh air ventilation, acoustic privacy, increase of daylight penetration and use of biophilic design elements such...

Wynn Las Vegas Outlines Increased Sustainable Energy Practices at Global Meetings Industry Day

LAS VEGAS—Leaders from the top resort companies in Las Vegas recently convened for the 2018 Global Meetings Industry Day to share current investments and future advancements that will help Las Vegas remain the number one trade show destination in the country. At the event, Wynn Las Vegas’ Director of Energy Procurement, Erik Hansen, outlined the company’s approach to sustainable energy and eco-friendly meetings and conventions practices after announcing Wynn’s new 280,000 square foot meetings space expansion. “Our meetings and conventions clients are increasingly concerned about their impact on the environment, prioritizing clean energy use, responsibly supplying and using data, and...

INTUS Windows Becomes One for One Giving Company

FAIRFAX, VA.—INTUS Windows has become the first One for One giving company in the building industry with the launch of One Window, One Tree. For every window or door purchased, they plant a tree to further offset the structure’s carbon footprint. By 2030 INTUS anticipates they’ll be planting 2 million trees in the United States every single year. This is about the size of 5,000 football fields or one third of Manhattan. Their new carbon reduction goal is to offset carbon emissions enough to recover the absorption rate of 5 billion trees by 2036. This will be accomplished through their energy-efficient windows and...

Choice Hotels Selects NovaCHARGE as Qualified Vendor for Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

TAMPA, FLA.—Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced that it has selected NovaCHARGE as a Qualified Vendor for providing Choice Hotels properties with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Choice Hotels franchises over 6,800 hotels representing more than 500,000 rooms worldwide through its 12 unique brands, including Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Comfort, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn. “NovaCHARGE is a tremendous addition to our Qualified Vendor Program,” said Rick Summa, Vice President of Procurement Services for Choice Hotels. “At Choice Hotels, we are consistently...

Green Lodging News Adds Go Green Distributors to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Go Green Distributors to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Food Preservation (Fresher, Longer) category. RD Fresh is an all-natural mineral mix that will remove moisture from your walk-in. This will result in a 1 to 3-degree temperature drop. By removing the moisture, compressor starts are reduced by up to 50 percent and hours of operation are reduced up to 40 percent. RD Fresh extends the life of the compressor 3 to 5 years and lowers maintenance costs by up to 50 percent. Additionally, RD Fresh removes...