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With up to 50 percent to 70 percent of a hotel’s energy bill attributed to heating and cooling (especially in limited-service hotels), there is no question that wise selection of equipment is important. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Heating & Cooling

Home Heating & Cooling
With up to 50 percent to 70 percent of a hotel’s energy bill attributed to heating and cooling (especially in limited-service hotels), there is no question that wise selection of equipment is important. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

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...

Zenergy Brands Announces New Zero Cost Program

DALLAS—Zenergy Brands, Inc., a leading next-generation utility, announced that it is has landed several new clients this year, one of which is a new Zero Cost Program client—Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center. Through Zenergy’s Zero Cost Program, the company will be able to provide an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that will enable the Tanglewood facility to achieve its sustainability goals as well as have a positive impact on its bottom line. Situated on Lake Texoma, just north of the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, Tanglewood provides the perfect setting for both personal relaxation and business retreats. The hotel features 248...

Master-Bilt to Highlight Remote Refrigeration at NRA Show

CHICAGO—For the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show, held at McCormick Place, Master-Bilt is highlighting their more efficient and eco-friendly remote refrigeration. Master-Bilt’s newly redesigned remote refrigeration systems consist of M-Series condensing units and E-Series evaporator coils equipped with environmentally-friendly R-448A/R-449A refrigerant. Expansion of the M-Series condensing units to include models from ¼ HP all the way to 15 HP. A switch to more efficient and reliable compliant scroll compressors on many models. In fact, all low temp units are now standard with scroll compressors. Medium temp models are available in both hermetic and scroll, depending on HP rating. Many popular...

Nor-Lake to Showcase Energy-Efficient Refrigeration Systems at NRA

CHICAGO—Nor-Lake will be displaying a wide array of products at the National Restaurant Association Show, May 19 to 22 at McCormick Place in booth #4260. Nor-Lake will be exhibiting refrigeration systems with Copeland Scroll compressors. Scroll compressors provide customers with highly-engineered, energy-efficient refrigeration systems with: Increased reliability and extended equipment life due to fewer moving parts; Up to 20 percent energy savings and consistent long-term operation over reciprocating compressors; Effective management of slug flow without damage to the compressor; and Quieter operation. There will be subject-matter experts along with visual aids and a video presentation to educate and inform visitors on...

FOOD PRESERVATION (FRESHER, LONGER)

Go Green Distributors The Many Benefits of Walk-in Moisture Removal 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% and hours of operation are reduced up to 40%. We extend the life of the compressor 3 to 5 years and lower maintenance costs by up to 50%. Additionally, RD Fresh removes all the volatile organic compounds; Carbon Dioxide, ammonia, nitrogen, sulfur and ethylene. By removing the ethylene, produce will last up to 50% longer. Produce savings...

Rheem Launches Renaissance Commercial HVAC Line

ATLANTA—Rheem  has introduced the 7.5 – 12.5 Ton Commercial Renaissance HVAC Line, a completely new platform of package air conditioners and gas electric units. Renaissance is equipped with innovative technologies that not only meet the new 2018 Department of Energy (DOE) IEER requirements to deliver higher efficiencies and lower operating costs, but are also compliant with the enhanced 2023 regulations.* The Rheem Renaissance Line is 30 percent more energy efficient than the current baseline technology available in most commercial HVAC units. These energy savings translate to thousands of dollars saved over the life of the equipment. Performance features affecting efficiency,...

Friedrich Addresses Indoor Air Quality in New Product Designs

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Travelers are often weary, and the lodging industry knows it. That’s why promising a quality night’s sleep has become a key marketing advantage touted by many of the top hospitality players. Yet beyond thread count, branded mattresses and customizable pillow menus, some hoteliers are overlooking the basics for creating a better sleeping experience for guests. With allergy and humidity seasons now arriving, the need to increase guest comfort is as obvious as the nose on a face. Thanks to new technology introduced by Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other air-conditioning products, the issue...

Rheem Introduces New Commercial Gas Water Heater

ATLANTA—Rheem has introduced a new high-efficiency commercial gas water heater. The heater features built-in smart monitoring technology, universal retrofit features and an all-inclusive leak detection and prevention system. The design of Triton was influenced by feedback from plumbers who worked with Rheem to identify the top installation, service and maintenance concerns for commercial applications. Being able to prevent problems before they occur was among the top issues for commercial customers, which is why Triton is equipped with an advanced and accurate leak detection and prevention system. Factory installed to ensure proper alignment and accuracy, the system can catch a leak...

ASHRAE Announces Redesigned Website

ATLANTA—ASHRAE announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, ashrae.org. This website offers quick and easy access to essential information and simplified navigation through mega-menus. ASHRAE’s redesigned website features a device-responsive layout to support viewing on smartphones, tablets and desktop/laptop computers. The new search is powered by Amazon Elasticsearch Service, a new and powerful technology. The new search includes thousands of relevant results from other ASHRAE sites such its bookstore, eLearning platform and Technology Portal. “Visitors are now able to move seamlessly between learning, planning, and participating online,” says Jeff Littleton, Executive Director of ASHRAE. “We are excited...

Green Lodging News Adds Verdant as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Verdant Environmental Technologies as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Verdant Environmental Technologies manufactures state of the art, plug & play energy management solutions for the hospitality sector. For over 40 years, Verdant has helped its customers save money on their energy bills by reducing HVAC runtimes when guestrooms are empty. Over that time, Verdant has amassed numerous patents on its technology that has helped it maximize energy savings without compromising guest comfort. Verdant is an approved vendor of all major hotel chains and was most...