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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.

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...

NewAir Introduces New Portable Evaporative Cooler

CYPRESS, Calif.—NewAir Appliances has launched a new evaporative cooler designed for portability and indoor/outdoor use. The NewAir EC111W Portable Evaporative Cooler uses only water and the power of evaporation to cool a room up to 20 degrees in dry conditions. The model is an environmentally sensitive alternative to standard air-conditioning, which uses chemical refrigerants that can damage the ozone layer when not disposed of properly. “Our evaporative cooler uses about 75 percent less electricity than traditional A/C, so you save money and help the Earth at the same time,” said Andrew Stephenson, Director of Product Marketing at NewAir Appliances. “It...

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Selects Solar America Solutions

INDIANAPOLIS—Solar America Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of leading commercial solar thermal heating solutions, has been selected to provide a world-class solar powered domestic hot water system at the iconic Hyatt Regency Atlanta. When completed, this best in class solar thermal installation will provide hot water for guestrooms and commercial kitchen use while cutting GHG emissions and costs in half. “We’re thrilled that the Hyatt Regency Atlanta has selected our US Patented SunQuest 250 solar thermal system to provide a renewable energy solution that will dramatically reduce carbon emissions and produce tremendous energy savings,” said Don Crawmer, Solar America’s Vice-President of...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Pürlin to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Pürlin to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Linens & Towels category. Through its integrated closed-loop, recycling system Pürlin’s laundry-free linens satisfy the hospitality industry’s need to provide safe clean linens while protecting the environment. Pürlin allows guests to rest comfortably knowing that they’re the only ones to ever sleep on Pürlin’s soft, hypoallergenic, single use sheets. Utilizing the same man-made micro-fiber technology safely used in baby diapers and personal hygiene products for over 30 years, Pürlin simulates cotton without the use of dyes, pesticides,...

Honeywell Launches Amazon Alexa Voice-Ready Thermostat

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, announced the launch of its next generation thermostat for the hospitality industry. Honeywell’s INNCOM e7 Thermostat (e7) is the first enterprise grade environmental control and energy management solution that incorporates Amazon Alexa voice control for an effortless guest experience that includes room temperature, lighting, drapery and amenities services. With its modern design with easy-to-use controls, the e7 is based on a patent-pending Smart Wall Plate design that provides hotel staff with an easy and reliable back-up of the device configuration. This makes routine maintenance or replacement of the e7 energy management system...

Green Lodging News Adds ENTERGIZE to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes ENTERGIZE, LLC to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Energy Management/Guestroom category. With 16 years of guestroom energy management experience, ENTERGIZE offers the key card product that some customers have had installed for over a decade. ENTERGIZE also offers a PIR thermostat. ENTERGIZE recently upgraded the PIR product and it is now backed by a 60-month warranty. The high quality PIR thermostat qualifies for utility company incentives. This will ensure that the hotel maximizes its opportunity to save money on energy. The product is easy...

LINENS & TOWELS

Pürlin The Future of Hotel Linens Has Arrived Through our integrated closed-loop, recycling system Pürlin’s Laundry-Free Linens satisfy the Hospitality Industry’s need to provide safe clean linens while protecting the environment. Pürlin allows your guests to rest comfortably knowing that they’re the only ones to ever sleep on Pürlin’s soft, hypoallergenic, single use sheets. Utilizing the same man-made micro-fiber technology safely used in baby diapers and personal hygiene products for over 30 years, Pürlin simulates cotton without the use of dyes, pesticides, or chemicals. Pürlin consumes a fraction of the water required for cotton-based sheets and creates zero waste, making it...

New Efficiency Standard Launches Cool Savings on Ice Makers

Commercial ice makers—the kind you see in hotel hallways, restaurants, and hospitals—can churn out anywhere from 50 pounds to 4,000 pounds of ice every day. They can produce regular cubes, ice nuggets for drink machines, or soft flakes used in supermarket displays, and they use a lot of water and energy to do it. As of last month, thanks to updated efficiency standards, almost every new ice maker sold in the United States will use 10 to 25 percent less energy. Sunday (January 28) was the day that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) efficiency standard for automatic commercial ice makers went into...

Momentum Toward Building Energy Efficiency Transcends Harsh Political Climate

The momentum toward energy efficient buildings is transcending the harsh political climate in Washington, occurring primarily at the state and city levels in the United States, at the level of nonprofit organizations, and in other countries that are the fastest-growing source of climate pollution. Locally initiated policies for improved building efficiency have always driven the bulk of activity at the national level, both in the United States and in countries such as Russia. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which calls for the world to pursue action to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees, we see...