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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.

Towels’ Environmental Impact Lessening Thanks to Supplier Innovation

NATIONAL REPORT—As Green Lodging News has learned in its own research and by talking to industry suppliers, there are numerous ways to reduce the environmental impact of a towel. Certainly chemicals and laundry equipment come into play, as does whether or not that equipment is matched with an ozone laundry system. Of course towel reuse programs can make a huge difference as well. But can your choice of the towel itself—how it is made and what it is made from—help you reduce your annual laundry-related costs? Many suppliers say yes and each has its own unique story to tell....

Verdigris Announces New Set of APIs to Power Smart Buildings

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—Verdigris, an IoT company in the energy sector, announced a new set of APIs to power smart buildings. The APIs allow customers to integrate energy usage data within their own platforms, and leverage Verdigris’ artificial intelligence to deliver meaningful insights from noisy energy data. For building owners and facilities managers, having the right energy data at the correct time creates opportunities to reduce costs and optimize operations. Verdigris APIs are a new way to put highly detailed, device-level data and energy management insights in the hands of customers. “Advancements in artificial intelligence have evolved our platform to process...

EarthTronics Adds New Series of LED Recessed Downlight Fixtures

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces the new IC-Rated LED Recessed Downlight Fixture Series to provide interior downlight illumination for commercial, residential and municipal facilities. Available in 4- and 6-inch diameters, in both 3000K and 5000K color of light, the new EarthTronics IC-Rated LED Recessed Downlight Fixture Series can be easily installed in finished drywall or architectural tile ceilings in facilities such as schools, hospitals, office buildings and other commercial and residential applications. Each of the EarthTronics IC-Rated LED Recessed Downlight Series accepts 120 volt AC power supply. The downlights provide more than 77 lumens per watt with a high 80+ CRI for improved...

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...