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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.

EarthTronics Introduces New, High Color Clarity, LED PAR Lamps

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces new PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 EarthBulb LED floodlights to maximize the visual experience in high color clarity applications. The LED floodlights offer a color rendering index of greater than 91 and an R9 value of greater than 50. EarthBulb LED floodlights combine optimal color with smooth dimming technology to less than 5 percent on standard controls applications. The lights are ideal for art museums, retail display, hospitality, restaurant, long-term care and other architectural applications. EarthTronics designed the EarthBulb LED PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 lamps to deliver 520, 800 and 1200 lumens as an excellent replacement for 50-, 75-...

Six Senses Launches Earth Lab at Each Property

BANGKOK—Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has taken its leading position in sustainability one step further with the launch of Earth Lab. From Vietnam to Portugal, Seychelles to Thailand, Six Senses is dedicated to focusing on sustainability engagement and education at each resort’s Earth Lab. Earth Lab is a place where every Six Senses property showcases their sustainability efforts to reduce consumption, produce locally, and support communities and ecosystems. Guests are invited to visit Earth Lab to reconnect with the natural world and learn some simple life-hacks that will allow them to make a difference. The venue was named Earth to...

LAUNDRY EFFICIENCY/DESIGN & SOLUTIONS

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Alison Offers Online Course on Solar Technology

GALWAY, IRELAND—A new free online course from Alison, Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide, provides an introduction to solar technology, the consequences of using fossil fuels and how to encourage the use of solar power. Commenting on the successful publication of this Solar Energy course, Alison CEO Mike Feerick said, “In today’s world, being aware of innovative ideas towards energy sustainability, and the technology available is very important to our survival. Alison is interested in sharing knowledge to empower all. This free online course on Solar Energy - Solar Technology and Its Use Worldwide is part of the Alison...

MaxLite Names Director of Utility Program Implementation

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a global manufacturing and marketing leader of energy-efficient lighting solutions, announces the appointment of Jim Poynton as Director of Utility Program Implementation. A seasoned leader in the lighting and energy efficiency industry, Poynton will manage MaxLite’s participation in utility rebate programs and drive new opportunities that produce energy savings for utility customers. He will engage utility program implementers across North America to promote MaxLite’s extensive portfolio of LED lamps and luminaires for residential markets with incentive programs. Poynton will also work closely with the MaxLite sales team to drive sales in rebate programs in the retail marketplaces. “Jim...

Las Vegas Sands Takes Action on Climate Change with New Set of Sustainability Goals

LAS VEGAS—Sands ECO360, the global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands, has released its 2016 environmental report. The report marks the company’s first annual measurement against its revised sustainability goals, building upon the success and key learnings of original targets set in 2011 and reported on through 2015. Since Sands ECO360’s inception, LVS has established its sustainability strategy around four key pillars to achieve the greatest impact, including Green Buildings, Environmentally Responsible Operations, Green Meetings and Events, and Stakeholder Engagement. While these pillars remain the core of Sands ECO360, LVS used two guiding principles to set its sustainability goals...

Excel Dryer Announces Publication of Dry Time, Energy Use Results

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc., creator of the high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer category, announced the publication of the industry’s first dry time and energy use results in compliance with the first global Product Category Rule (PCR) published by UL Environment (a business division of Underwriters’ Laboratories). SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company was selected by Excel Dryer to test the XLERATOR Hand Dryer models. The original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer recorded an 8 second dry time and 3.7 Wh of energy per use while the XLERATOReco Hand Dryer recorded 10 seconds, 1.7 Wh,...

West Virginia’s Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry Has Plenty of ‘Room to be Green’

HARPERS FERRY, W. VA.—A little more than a year after the installation of 289 SolarWorld 285W modules on top of the back roof of the Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry, the solar photovoltaic installation is performing well, according to John Eliot, General Manager. “We have not had any maintenance issues and on an annual basis the modules are providing about 10 percent of the electricity we need.” The investment in solar by owner Family Adventure Resorts, LLC has helped lift the hotel to level 3 status as part of Choice Hotels International’s Room to be Green program. Eliot says the Clarion...

Fox Highlights Sunset World Resorts Achievements

CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO—The TV channel “Fox Business” through its “Innovations with Ed. Begley Jr.” show recently broadcast the achievements in sustainability made by Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences. During the broadcast they explained in detail the operation and procedures that Sunset World has implemented in order to protect and preserve the environment. The show also highlighted the environmental practices undertaken by the company’s flagship resort Hacienda Tres Ríos, which was planned from the ground up to limit its environmental impact. The resort was built off-site and then brought in to be assembled on top of concrete plates resting on...

Closed Loop Shower System Offers 80 Percent Energy, 90 Percent Water Savings

SAUSALITO, CALIF.—Is a spa-like shower experience with 90 percent less water consumption and 80 percent less energy consumption possible in a hotel guestroom shower? According to shower system innovator Orbital Systems, it has proven to be very possible—thanks to founder Mehrdad Mahdjoubi’s work with the NASA Mars missions. The company that has U.S. offices in Sausalito, Calif. says it already has 45 installations, including some hotels. The U.S. version of the Oas shower will be available in mid-September. “When an Orbital is recycling the water, it goes into a receptacle that analyzes the purity of the water. That purity is...