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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.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Honored as Gold Leader

DENVER—The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown—Convention Center announced that it has been honored as a Gold Leader by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program, making it the third hotel in Colorado and the only hotel in Denver to be honored with this coveted green recognition. Colorado’s ELP honors companies for going beyond state and federal environmental regulations and for their outstanding environmental achievements that help keep Colorado a desirable place to work and live. Denver’s first LEED Certified Silver hotel, the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown was also recently awarded the Green Leader badge by TripAdvisor...

Green Lodging News Adds ClearWater Tech Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a ClearWater Tech case study to its website. The case study focuses on the Holiday Inn Express in Atascadero, Calif. and its implementation of an EcoTex™ ozone system from ClearWater Tech. The system is saving the inn substantial amounts in gas, water, and other expenses. “The ClearWater representatives thoroughly covered how the process worked, how the installation would proceed and how much money I would start to save, primarily in gas for hot water,” explained the hotel’s General Manager, Amar Sohi. “Right away, I could see savings...

Brilliant Introduces Smart Control for Hotels

SAN MATEO, CALIF.— Brilliant announced that it has created the Brilliant Control, a smart lighting solution that gives anyone in a hotel room or vacation rental the ability to access music, climate, and other common smart home devices with just a simple touch or voice command—no smartphone required. Replacing existing light switches, the Brilliant Control installs in minutes and features a touchscreen that is intuitive to operate. “We created Brilliant Control so that anyone in any room could adjust lighting, music, and climate control as easily as flipping a light switch, making it perfect for hotels, B&Bs and vacation rentals,”...

Suppliers Agree: Cost Should Not Be Barrier to Ozone Laundry Implementation

NATIONAL REPORT—For our second annual Green Lodging Trends report we asked survey participants: If you considered an ozone laundry system but then later decided against it, what was the biggest obstacle(s) to its implementation? They all said cost. Should cost really be an obstacle to implementing an ozone laundry system? According to several suppliers we spoke with, an ozone laundry system being a prohibitive cost is really just a myth. The benefits are so many and the return on investment can be so reasonable that the purchase of an ozone system should be a “no brainer”. “If you use our...

Ecolab Signs Agreement with OMNI Solutions

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Textile Care has signed an exclusive global agreement with Wisconsin based OMNI Solutions for its Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System technology for commercial laundries. The partnership between Ecolab and OMNI Solutions offers commercial laundry operators a unique, patent-pending solution for treating reuse water that provides substantial water and energy savings, enhanced textile quality and improved wash aisle efficiencies. The Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System works with Ecolab’s AdvaCare Disinfectant to deliver the highest standard of clean. Together, Ecolab, a global leader in commercial laundry technologies, and OMNI, an innovative and environmentally sustainable company, have created a solid platform to drive...

Cree Delivers New Brighter LED Bulbs to Market

DURHAM, N.C.—Cree announces the expansion of its award-winning bulb family with the launch of new high lumen directional LED bulbs designed specifically for rooms with high ceilings and for consumers who want more light. The portfolio delivers the brightest flood lights available on the market today with new BR30 100W replacements, as well as R20 75W lamps. The new bulbs uphold Cree’s commitment to offer consumers high quality, no compromise LED bulbs that provide better light experiences for all applications, homes and lifestyles. As more new homes are built with higher ceilings throughout the United States, people need more light...

Noritz Unveils NCC199CDV Condensing Tankless Water Heater

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF.—Noritz has unveiled the NCC199CDV condensing tankless water heater, which is approved for common-venting up to six units in commercial applications. The new unit has a thermal efficiency rating of 98 percent, which is the industry’s highest and makes it EPA Energy Star certified. It has a maximum flow rate of 11.1 gallons per minute (gpm). With its CSA Group approval for common venting in Canada and the United States, the NCC199CDV offers contractors greater flexibility and ease-of-installation on the commercial job site. “Common venting drastically reduces the number of required venting terminations, saving contractors time and labor,” explains...

Telkonet Continues EcoSmart International Expansion

WAUKESHA, WIS.—In partnership with Trane Colombia, the Hyatt Bogotá has selected and deployed the EcoSmart intelligent energy automation platform from Telkonet, Inc. throughout its new destination property, opening in early 2018. The Hyatt Bogotá expects to achieve energy savings of up to 40 percent by deploying EcoSmart throughout its facility. “Hyatt Bogotá’s selection of Trane and Telkonet for their automation deployment represents Hyatt’s high standard of excellence and dedication to delivering outstanding services and guest experiences,” stated Jason Tienor, Telkonet’s President & CEO. “Telkonet is extremely fortunate to have a partner like Trane that demonstrates a strong dedication to customer...

Wyndham Worldwide Releases Annual CSR Report

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—In addition to a half decade of recognition in North America by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Wyndham Worldwide is for the first time being named a socially responsible leader in Europe through the FTSE4Good Index Series. FTSE4Good measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices. Wyndham Worldwide has built Corporate Social Responsibility into its business to deliver great experiences for its customers, results for its shareholders, and service to its communities. Building on five consecutive years of recognition as a Dow Jones Sustainability Index hospitality leader in North America for its responsible business practices,...

EarthTronics Introduces New LED Floodlight Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for its customers, introduces a 5000K color temperature LED Floodlight series to provide security and brilliant, exterior illumination for commercial, industrial and municipal facilities. Available in 10, 30, 50 and 80 watts, the Floodlights provide exterior security lighting on such facilities as office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, schools, hospitals and other commercial, industrial and government structures. The Floodlights provide 93 to 100 lumens per watt for efficient operation. The 5000K color temperature and a high 80+ CRI provide improved visual acuity to enhance...