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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.

Grand Hyatt New York Receives Trane Award

NEW YORK—The Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan was presented the Energy Efficiency Leader Award on September 19 by Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand. The award recognizes the hotel’s outstanding commitment to best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability after a retrofit resulted in reduced energy use by 1,352,007 kilowatt hours (kWh) and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 950 metric tons. Grand Hyatt New York’s completion of upgrades improved the hotel’s bottom line, while simultaneously enhancing sustainability. These upgrades demonstrate an outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship...

Green Lodging News, Greenview Launch Green Lodging Trends Report 2017

ODESSA, FLA. & SINGAPORE—September 18, 2017—Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, and Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, have released the Green Lodging Trends Report 2017. The second annual report details the results of the Green Lodging Trends Report Survey and is available at no cost by clicking here. The report is based on data from 2,093 hotels in 46 countries and provides industry trends on topics ranging from energy management to communication to—for the first time in its own category—Health & Wellness. The report includes results of 110 best practices in 12 categories. Sponsors this year...

Green Lodging News Adds Solar America Solutions Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Solar America Solutions case study to its website. The case study details the installation of a 20-panel SunQuest 250 Solar Thermal System at the 439-room Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. The challenge was to reduce the annual cost of heating water for guestroom use, while providing an acceptable equipment payback period. The hotel was spending approximately $43,000 per year to heat water for guestroom showers. The new SunQuest 250 system pre-heats the water entering the three-boiler array in the 26th story mechanical room to 140°. The...

SunQuest 250 Solar Thermal System Yields Huge Benefits for Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

ATLANTA—The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is a 439 room luxury hotel in the upscale Buckhead District of Atlanta. THE CHALLENGE: Reducing the annual cost of heating water for guestroom use, while providing an acceptable equipment payback period. The Grand Hyatt Atlanta was spending approximately $43,000 per year to heat water for guestroom showers. THE SOLUTION: A 20-panel SunQuest 250™ Solar Thermal System installed to pre-heat the water entering the 3-boiler array in the 26th story mechanical room to 140°. THE RESULT: A 50%+ reduction in guestroom DHW natural gas costs with a complete equipment payback in 3.9 years. These results are...

Excel Hand Dryer Performance Substantiated with EPDs

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc. announced that three of their hand dryers, the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer, the XLERATOReco Hand Dryer and the ThinAir Hand Dryer, were evaluated, and their environmental claims, substantiated with the publication of the hand dryer industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). An Environmental Product Declaration is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product by studying the raw materials and energy consumption during its production, use and disposal. For buyers and specifiers, the EPDs are a disclosure tool that helps purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions so they can make...

Cypress Envirosystems’ Pneumatic Thermostats Gain Traction

NEW YORK—Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Lisette Camilo announced the 50th installation of Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats, a sustainable technology that will save time, money and energy in older buildings. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal to transform New York City’s municipal buildings for a low-carbon future, as outlined in One City, Built to Last, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has identified, tested and vetted this new innovative wireless digital thermostat. The Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats, or WPT, technology is from Cypress Envirosystems and can be installed in a fraction of the time and cost compared to...

LAUNDRY EFFICIENCY/DESIGN & SOLUTIONS

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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,...

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...

Honeywell System Implemented at Crown Perth Complex

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA—Honeywell successfully implemented its networked Building Management and Energy Management Systems at the new Crown Towers Hotel, which is an expansion of the Crown complex in Perth, Australia. The Honeywell Enterprise Building Integrator (EBI) and Building Management System (BMS) are integrated with Honeywell’s INNCOM guestroom Energy Management System (EMS) to optimize enterprise building controls, improve energy efficiency, and coordinate access controls, lighting and drapes. The INNCOM system is also implemented at Crown Perth’s Promenade Hotel. At the recently completed Crown Towers, Honeywell provided all Building Management System (BMS), guestroom management (GRMS), security and access control, dry fire, and...