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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.

Verdant Releases Redesigned VX Series Energy Management Thermostat

LACHINE, QUEBEC—Verdant, a leader in commercial energy management solutions, released a redesigned version of the award-winning VX energy management thermostat at the IHG Americas Sales Conference. Now available in black or white to suit all color palettes, the redesigned VX boasts the same powerful energy saving features of the previous generation in a more compact and ergonomic design. Verdant thermostats cut hotel energy bills by nearly 20 percent by reducing unnecessary energy consumption when rooms are unoccupied. Each thermostat can be managed and configured online via a cloud-based portal. The Verdant VX energy management thermostat is an easy-to-use self-install product,...

Innovative Suppliers Help Make Portable Food Heaters Safer, More Efficient

NATIONAL REPORT—For banquets and other gatherings, the number of eco-friendly portable food heating and warming solutions has grown in recent years. Some use electricity, others use greener versions of the more traditional fuel gels, while at least one company uses what it calls a Chafo that burns natural gas. Green Lodging News has reported on fuel gels in the past. Some are toxic, hazardous in numerous ways, and can even impact the taste and quality of the food being heated. “The traditional alcohol gel is like an aerosol can putting out CFCs,” says David Moreland, “Chief Bottle Washer” at SMART...

Javits Center Releases First Sustainability Report

NEW YORK—New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel announced the issuance of the Javits Center’s first-ever Sustainability Report, which outlines the efforts to green the largest convention center in New York. The 31-page report details a host of sustainable initiatives implemented at the Javits Center, including a significant reduction in the building’s energy consumption, the creation of a wildlife sanctuary and the establishment of partnerships with educational and community institutions, as well as customers and other government organizations. To read the entire report, visit www.javitscenter.com. Since 2014, 26 bird species have been observed on or...

Green Lodging Trends Report Survey Approaches Closing Date

NATIONAL REPORT—The survey that is the basis for the annual Green Lodging Trends Report has launched and will remain open through 7 p.m. EST June 20. 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...

MGM Resorts International Issues 2016 Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

LAS VEGAS—This week, MGM Resorts International released its Annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, a comprehensive publication that details the company’s corporate citizenship efforts across the 12 month span of 2016. The annual report, titled “MGM Cares”—the company’s CSR brand—is available now for download at the company’s website. The report describes MGM Resorts’ CSR philosophy, governance and culture, and summarizes MGM Resorts’ developments in the pillars of Diversity and Inclusion, Philanthropy and Community Engagement and Environmental Sustainability. Last year’s CSR efforts were a continuation and expansion of a commitment the company made officially in 2000, when MGM Resorts pioneered the...

enVerid’s HLR Technology Wins Product Award

BOSTON—enVerid Systems, Inc. announced that BUILDINGS magazine has selected its HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) 1000E technology as a 2017 Money-Saving Product winner. The finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy efficiency, water savings, and maintenance. enVerid’s technology is a part of an elite group of 13 products selected in the “HVAC Boosters” category in the June 2017 issue of BUILDINGS and online. “We are honored to receive this recognition for our HLR technology as a 2017 Money-Saving Product,” said Dr. Udi Meirav,...

Planned Underwater Hotels Have Coral Conservation Mission

KEY WEST, FLA.—If entrepreneur Tony Webb attracts the interest he needs, there could be as many as 15 Planet Ocean Underwater Hotels in the coming years. Webb, Founder and Managing Director of Planet Ocean Underwater Hotels, LLC, is targeting waters off Cuba for the first 12-room property that will sit about 24 to 30 feet below the ocean’s surface. Fifteen sites are being planned for locations in the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean. One purpose of the business venture is to raise awareness about the precarious state of global coral reef health. Webb...

WATER TREATMENT / CONSERVATION

Ozomax, Inc. Water Treatment for Cooling Towers, Swimming Pools, Water Features & More In 2013 Ozomax developed and patented the Insitu AOP Ozopen (a low voltage electrochemical process that creates a mix of powerful oxidants—in your water from your water). This product was developed specifically for Cooling Towers, Swimming Pools and Water Features. We achieve large amounts of water, chemical and energy savings in each of these applications. Our most recent study shows that Legionella can readily be controlled in cooling towers and water features. We also provide cost effective Ozone laundry solutions for the lodging industry. For a complete list...

SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS

Solar America Solutions Go Green. Save Green. As the provider of the SunQuest 250 solar thermal collector, Solar America Solutions is committed to providing the most cost effective, energy efficient solution for all commercial heating and hot water needs. The SunQuest 250 utilizes evacuated tube technology to convert UV rays into heat. Customers regularly save up to 50 percent of energy costs, and return on investment is generally within five years for all hot water applications and between five and 10 years for space heating applications. Call Charlie Slavik, VP Marketing & Sales, at (317) 833-9961. Solar America Solutions » Email for Details...

REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Master-Bilt Refrigeration Solutions Save Energy with Master-Bilt’s Refrigeration Products Master-Bilt provides a complete line of refrigerated coolers and freezers from ice cream dipping cabinets to refrigerated warehouses. Many products are designed with energy-saving features and options such as demand defrost, light management systems and our award-winning Master Controller Reverse Cycle Defrost system. Master-Bilt also offers numerous ENERGY STAR® qualified models. Additionally, our walk-ins meet or exceed all federal EISA requirements. Call (800) 647-1284 for more details. Master-Bilt Refrigeration Solutions » Email for Details »