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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.

Ecolab Signs Agreement with OMNI Solutions

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Textile Care has signed an exclusive global agreement with Wisconsin based OMNI Solutions for its Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System technology for commercial laundries. The partnership between Ecolab and OMNI Solutions offers commercial laundry operators a unique, patent-pending solution for treating reuse water that provides substantial water and energy savings, enhanced textile quality and improved wash aisle efficiencies. The Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System works with Ecolab’s AdvaCare Disinfectant to deliver the highest standard of clean. Together, Ecolab, a global leader in commercial laundry technologies, and OMNI, an innovative and environmentally sustainable company, have created a solid platform to drive...

Noritz Unveils NCC199CDV Condensing Tankless Water Heater

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF.—Noritz has unveiled the NCC199CDV condensing tankless water heater, which is approved for common-venting up to six units in commercial applications. The new unit has a thermal efficiency rating of 98 percent, which is the industry’s highest and makes it EPA Energy Star certified. It has a maximum flow rate of 11.1 gallons per minute (gpm). With its CSA Group approval for common venting in Canada and the United States, the NCC199CDV offers contractors greater flexibility and ease-of-installation on the commercial job site. “Common venting drastically reduces the number of required venting terminations, saving contractors time and labor,” explains...

Telkonet Continues EcoSmart International Expansion

WAUKESHA, WIS.—In partnership with Trane Colombia, the Hyatt Bogotá has selected and deployed the EcoSmart intelligent energy automation platform from Telkonet, Inc. throughout its new destination property, opening in early 2018. The Hyatt Bogotá expects to achieve energy savings of up to 40 percent by deploying EcoSmart throughout its facility. “Hyatt Bogotá’s selection of Trane and Telkonet for their automation deployment represents Hyatt’s high standard of excellence and dedication to delivering outstanding services and guest experiences,” stated Jason Tienor, Telkonet’s President & CEO. “Telkonet is extremely fortunate to have a partner like Trane that demonstrates a strong dedication to customer...

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...

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