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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.

Momentum Toward Building Energy Efficiency Transcends Harsh Political Climate

The momentum toward energy efficient buildings is transcending the harsh political climate in Washington, occurring primarily at the state and city levels in the United States, at the level of nonprofit organizations, and in other countries that are the fastest-growing source of climate pollution. Locally initiated policies for improved building efficiency have always driven the bulk of activity at the national level, both in the United States and in countries such as Russia. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which calls for the world to pursue action to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees, we see...

enVerid Expands HLR Product Line with Rooftop Model

BOSTON—enVerid Systems, Inc. announced at AHR Expo 2018 the launch of its new HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) module for rooftop installations. Designed for outdoors, the HLR 1000E-R system builds on the success of enVerid’s HLR modules for indoor deployments in commercial, government and academic buildings. “Adoption of our HLR solutions has accelerated among Fortune 500 companies and major universities,” said Dr. Udi Meirav, CEO and founder, enVerid Systems, Inc. “We have listened closely to the needs in the marketplace and are pleased to meet the demand we’re seeing for an outdoor solution that provides the immediate payback on HVAC designs...

Wynn Las Vegas’ Paradise Park to Run on Solar

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Las Vegas will power its multi-use development, Paradise Park, with 100 percent renewable energy sourced from a new 160-acre solar energy facility, making it one of the most environmentally conscious planned developments in Las Vegas. Under the terms of the agreement with Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), Wynn Las Vegas will begin receiving power in the first half of 2018 which will be used to offset up to 75 percent of the resort’s current peak power requirements until Paradise Park opens. This is the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas,...

Green Lodging News Adds Dometic as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Dometic as a Green Product & Service Directory partner in the Minibars & Safes category. Dometic is the world’s leading supplier of hotel minibars to the hospitality industry. In 2015, there were 5 million Dometic minibars and refrigerators in hotel rooms around the world. Dometic’s stylish and energy-efficient range of drawer miniBars now includes the first ever A++ rated and noiseless miniBar (Dometic DM 20 drawer miniBar). The top of the line HiPro miniBars come with remote control temperature adjustment, lowest energy consumption for absorption miniBars and...

A Laundry Game Changer—Recyclable, One-Time-Use Linens

It takes a lot for me to call a new product or process a game changer in our industry but the new recyclable—yes recyclable—sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers being produced by Pürlin, LLC are just that. Can you imagine reducing your laundry load and related costs by about 50 percent? Offering your guests linens that are high quality, hypoallergenic and that have never been used by any other guest—every single time a guest stays in that room? My article posted this past week explains these new products. I had a chance to sit down and chat with the lodging...

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Report Outlines Potential Doubling of Solar, Wind Capacity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In the latest issue of its “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020—effectively doubling their current installed capacity of 115,520 MW. At the same time, the FERC report suggests that coal might experience a net decline of 18,723 MW (equivalent to 6.60 percent of current capacity) while nuclear power drops by 2,342 MW (equivalent to 2.16 percent of current capacity). The numbers were released as FERC prepares for a January 10...

Vail Resorts Hires Renewable Choice Energy

BROOMFIELD, COLO.—Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the company has engaged Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Schneider Electric company, to help identify and implement renewable energy projects that the company may purchase or fund as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment. In hiring RCE, the company is taking another important step in pursuing its “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint,” which includes three ambitious sustainability goals: zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. “This is an exciting step towards our net zero emissions goal,” said Rob...

With Recyclable Linens, Entrepreneur Seeks to Revolutionize Laundry Operations

SARASOTA, FLA.—Hotel industry veteran Richard Ferrell, President of Pürlin, LLC, is aiming to revolutionize how sheets and pillow cases are managed in hotels across the United States. His company’s linens are not laundered; instead, after being used by a guest they are picked up to be 100 percent recycled. Made of high-quality microfibers designed to simulate cotton—the same as those used in products such as baby diapers and athletic wear—the sheets and pillowcases are produced and recycled by companies based in Florida and North Carolina. Once heated to 500+ degrees Fahrenheit, the linens are liquefied and become the ingredients...

Mark Hopkins Named a San Francisco Green Business

SAN FRANCISCO—The InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco has been named a San Francisco Green Business, making it the largest hotel by square footage and second largest building in the city to receive the recognition. Under the direction of Chief Engineer Shane Caldwell, the hotel spent more than two years working alongside the San Francisco Department of Environment to audit its existing practices and implement new programs and procedures to become a more sustainable property focusing on the areas of waste management, pollution prevention, conservation, water management, and energy efficiency. To date, the hotel has replaced more than 8,000 lightbulbs...