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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.

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York wrapped up earlier this week at the Javits Center in New York. As posted on Green Lodging News, it was announced that HX: The Hotel Experience has transitioned to full ownership under Hospitality Management Group (HMG), a division of ST Media Group. HX was previously co-owned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA). Also posted on Green Lodging News during the trade shows: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel...

Green Lodging News Adds Telkonet as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Telkonet, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Telkonet provides intelligent energy reduction and automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things. Helping the hospitality industry better manage operational costs, the EcoSmart platform utilizes a full-suite of connected devices that work together to reduce energy consumption by scheduling and automating HVAC runtimes for only when the guest is present. The operator dashboard provides in-depth and actionable energy usage insights, and remote operation allows for flexibility and responsiveness. The platform also allows for the...

Carrier Enterprise Introduces HVAC Innovations at HX

NEW YORK—Carrier Enterprise (CE), a leading provider of temperature and energy control technologies for commercial, hospitality and residential properties, is set to exhibit the latest in HVAC technology to hoteliers at this year’s HX: The Hotel Experience, taking place November 12 to 13, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Among solutions to be showcased at CE booth #2855, will be the newly redesigned E-TAC II from Gree, as well as Founten’s Intelligent Wireless HVAC Energy Management Solution and the PTAC Air Knight air purification system. The E-TAC II, CE’s latest PTAC system, is significantly quieter and more...

Telkonet Deployed at Luxury Las Vegas Strip Hotel

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Telkonet has recently been selected as the smart energy management platform of choice at one of the most recognizable luxury properties on the Las Vegas strip. The selection caps a one, three, and five-year planning initiative by the property to identify areas of potential failure and need for upgrade. After recognizing lighting as a need for improvement, the property desired to find an energy management and room monitoring platform that could integrate with their new lighting solution. Ultimately, the property selected Control4 as a lighting vendor, who recommended Telkonet’s EcoSmart platform for energy management. The property had a clear vision...

Dometic to Show Minibars, DMS Cloud at BDNY

ELKHART, IND.—Dometic will exhibit at Boutique Design Show New York November 12 to 13 at booth #682 where they will display their line of minibars, and the DMS Cloud system used to help manage minibar programs. Dometic minibars are more than just in-room refrigerators as they also ensure guest comfort and convenience. High tech features such as silent operation, energy-saving efficiency and optional door-opening sensor dramatically lower maintenance requirements and reduce labor costs. Dometic will focus on the RH 44 LDAG Mirror Effect Glass Door Minibar, which will improve guest consumption and offer an extra design feature in the rooms. This...

SHOWER SYSTEM/CLOSED LOOP

Orbital Systems Water & Energy Saving Shower, Closed Loop System Orbital Systems is one of the fastest growing international clean-tech companies in the world. The first product is a closed loop shower system that uses Certified Space Technology to analyze water quality, recirculate and purify shower water. The Oas Shower is an award winning Scandinavian design that provides guests with a spa-like shower experience, while reducing water waste and energy use up to 90% and 80% respectively. Without compromising on comfort, the Oas uses roughly 2.6 gallons for the entire duration of the shower. A smart shower that tracks usage data and...

Capstone Signs 2MW Factory Protection Plan with Hawaiian Distributor

CHATSWORTH, CALIF.—Capstone Turbine Corp., the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has recently signed a 2 megawatt (MW) Factory Protection Plan (FPP) multi-year contract with its Hawaiian distributor Critchfield Pacific for a global resort hotel chain on the island of Maui. This adds to the established, multi-year contract for the same resort hotel chain at a large property on the Hawaiian island of Kaui. Total FPP long-term contract coverage for Capstone units operating in Hawaii is now 74 percent as a result of the latest multi-megawatt FPP contract. “We anticipate accelerated adoption of our...

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...