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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.

Greening Your Boutique Hotel

NATIONAL REPORT—Standing out as a small business is all about setting yourself apart, highlighting the things that make you better than competitors. A great way to do that today is to be ecologically responsible. One of the best things about taking an eco-friendly approach to operating your hotel is that it can become a marketing tool for you. Travelers today, like consumers of all kinds, have expectations beyond simply the products and services they consume. They have particular issues that they care about, and they want to support companies that feel the same way. The environment is a major one. While...

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Chooses INNCOM System

ATLANTA—In a city known for its southern hospitality, Honeywell is helping one Atlanta hotel virtually eliminate temperature-related guest complaints using the latest in connected technology. Honeywell installed its INNCOM guestroom automation and energy management system in January 2017 at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in the Buckhead district, operated by Hyatt Hotels Corp. and owned by Host Hotels, which has already made a significant impact. “For hospitality guests, home away from home should be perfect, and few things in a hotel room are more important than comfort,” said Thurman Melson, Vice President/General Manager—Commercial Control Systems at Honeywell. “Advanced connected building technologies like...

HVAC EQUIPMENT

Best Hotel Products Call or Click for Big Savings on New & Used HVAC Equipment One call or click for big savings on new and used Friedrich, LG, Frigidaire and Amana PTACs, TTWs, Verticals, very green EMS’s (energy management systems), Used & New Furniture, New Mattresses, LCD/LED TVs, carpet, drapes, soft goods, and much more. With years of hands-on experience, Best Hotel Products can meet all your FF & E needs for franchised and independent properties. We make it easy. We even offer financing to help you make the improvements needed. We aren’t the biggest…we’re the Best! Call (847) 749-0800. Best Hotel...

ENERGY MANAGEMENT / GUESTROOM

Best Hotel Products Increase Your Monthly Profits by Reducing Your Monthly Energy Spending Reduce in-room PTAC energy consumption by around 40% with a thermostat using a combination of motion and thermal sensing technologies. It’s easily user installed. Save money every month. Know the health of your PTACs at a glance before they fail. Increase resale value of your property. You may get up to 50% covered by your local utility and we can finance the rest. Call us to learn more about a technology that in the end, doesn’t cost… it pays! See us at http://www.besthotelproducts.com. Call us at (847) 749-0800. Reduce...

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

Dream Green Services, LLC All Your PTAC Needs At Dream Green Services, we strive to provide our customers with the very best quality A/C cleaning, install, and repair services at competitive prices. We specialize in Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs), which puts the majority of our customers in the hospitality industry. We have provided services for major brands such as La Quinta, Motel 6/Studio 6, and Marriott Corporation. Consider us for PTAC cleaning and installation. If you want personal service with a proven record for exceptional work preformed, contact us at (888) 855-9987 or at sueanbaker@hotmail.com. You will be satisfied; you...

Innovation, Conservation on Display at HD Expo

LAS VEGAS—HD Expo 2017 wrapped up in Las Vegas on May 5 after attracting more than 800 exhibitors and more than 10,000 attendees. The reconfigured show floor allowed for 275,000 square feet of show floor space. The annual event was an opportunity for suppliers to display their latest innovations and that they did. Many of the new products and technologies on hand have a green story behind them—whether having to do with the material they are made of or the energy or water they conserve. It would be impossible in this space to include all of the green news...

The Many Benefits of Professionally Installed Window Film

In an age of environmental consciousness, green building in the hospitality sector has increased by 50 percent from 2011 to 2013 and now represents 25 percent of all new construction today.* Why not 100 percent? The one thing that may be holding the hospitality sector back is the price of green building materials, which can often cost at least 5 percent more than regular materials. While the increase in demand for green lodging renovations offers opportunity, it can also be a challenge from an environmentally conscious standpoint. But believe it or not, when it comes to windows, there is another...

Autani Releases Next Generation of Building Automation Software

COLUMBIA, MD.—Autani, LLC, a leader in building controls and IoT, will unveil the latest release of its award winning EnergyCenter platform at Lightfair 2017. EnergyCenter 4.0 now supports additional EnOcean devices and third party thermostats, features updated BacNET MSTP and wireless BacNET gateway support, includes enhanced security and a real-time update viewing mode, plus more. Additionally, EnergyCenter 4.0 includes out-of-the-box integration with Open ADR for California Title 24 compliance, with no additional hardware needed. “We are constantly enhancing our EnergyCenter platform to provide our customers with an easy—yet very powerful—way to control energy use, save money, and achieve a great...

The 2017 Green Lodging Trends Report Survey is Now Open for Participation

NATIONAL REPORT—The survey that is the basis for the annual Green Lodging Trends Report has launched and will remain open through June 15. Click here to participate! The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. Participants benefit from a free compare report—an opportunity to learn how their property is aligned with best practices, and where it is behind among peers locally and worldwide. Participants also have an opportunity to discover new innovative practices that hotels are implementing, use information...

Save Energy Systems Helps Trim Company’s Energy Costs by $450,000

WESTBOROUGH, MASS.—Save Energy Systems, an energy-efficiency services company that reduces HVAC expenses for businesses in the commercial and industrial sector, recently completed a comprehensive retrofit of dozens of corporate-owned health clubs across the United States and Canada. The announcement was made at the 2017 Planet Fitness Independent Franchisee Association (PFIFA) Convention. By installing its patented demand-limiting controller (DLC) to control the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system in each location, Save Energy Systems reduced the energy bill of each location by an average of 18 percent. With 52 installations now completed, the majority during 2016, the combination of the DLC...