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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.

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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.

With Recyclable Linens, Entrepreneur Seeks to Revolutionize Laundry Operations

SARASOTA, FLA.—Hotel industry veteran Richard Ferrell, President of Pürlin, LLC, is aiming to revolutionize how sheets and pillow cases are managed in hotels across the United States. His company’s linens are not laundered; instead, after being used by a guest they are picked up to be 100 percent recycled. Made of high-quality microfibers designed to simulate cotton—the same as those used in products such as baby diapers and athletic wear—the sheets and pillowcases are produced and recycled by companies based in Florida and North Carolina. Once heated to 500+ degrees Fahrenheit, the linens are liquefied and become the ingredients...

Whirlpool Included in 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings

BENTON HARBOR, MICH.—Whirlpool Corp. has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists respectively. The rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States and the world. This year, Whirlpool Corp. was classified as a “top-ranked company,” a designation awarded to fewer than 100 companies on either list. “The people at Whirlpool Corporation continuously strive to protect the planet by being more efficient in how we build innovative products that consume less energy,” said Ron Voglewede, Director of Global Sustainability for Whirlpool Corp. “This distinction is a...

Conscious Hotels Has Sustainability in Mind

I recently came across a group of hotels that are a perfect fit for Green Lodging News: Conscious Hotels. In case you are not familiar with the properties, there are three located in Amsterdam and one more in The Netherlands slated to open in 2018. Details can be found on the company’s website but here is how the hotels are described: “Conscious Hotels strive to be as green, sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. But they’re more hip than hippy. And by hip we don’t mean our staff are too cool to answer the phone. You might not even notice...

Dometic Introduces Noiseless Minibars

ELKHART, IND.—Dometic recently attended the Boutique Design Show in New York City and displayed the new NTE minibars for the first time in the United States. Dometic’s Eco Class Minibars have a compact design, and are now available in three types of cooling technologies: Compressor, Absorption, and the new Noiseless Thermoelectric (NTE). The NTE minibars use an energy efficient and silent thermoelectric cooling technology. Available in both a 30 and 40-liter capacity, they are designed to fit into new build projects as well as replace older generations of Dometic minibars within an existing hotel. The Dometic RH 40 NTE 40-Liter Class...

Hotels Can Reduce Heating/Cooling Bills By Up to 30 Percent by Adding Inner Insulating Windows

NATIONAL REPORT—For hotels, motels, and resorts, insufficiently insulated windows can be a serious problem that literally sends profits “out the window” in the form of excessive heating and cooling bills. When it is warm inside the hotel and cold outside, window panes will transfer heat by thermal conduction so additional heating is required to keep guests comfortable, and a similar process is involved when it is hot outside and cool inside.  Air leakage through window seals that crack over time worsens the problem, particularly in harsh weather. While single pane windows transfer the most heating and cooling, even dual pane windows...

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York wrapped up earlier this week at the Javits Center in New York. As posted on Green Lodging News, it was announced that HX: The Hotel Experience has transitioned to full ownership under Hospitality Management Group (HMG), a division of ST Media Group. HX was previously co-owned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA). Also posted on Green Lodging News during the trade shows: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel...

Green Lodging News Adds Telkonet as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Telkonet, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Telkonet provides intelligent energy reduction and automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things. Helping the hospitality industry better manage operational costs, the EcoSmart platform utilizes a full-suite of connected devices that work together to reduce energy consumption by scheduling and automating HVAC runtimes for only when the guest is present. The operator dashboard provides in-depth and actionable energy usage insights, and remote operation allows for flexibility and responsiveness. The platform also allows for the...

Carrier Enterprise Introduces HVAC Innovations at HX

NEW YORK—Carrier Enterprise (CE), a leading provider of temperature and energy control technologies for commercial, hospitality and residential properties, is set to exhibit the latest in HVAC technology to hoteliers at this year’s HX: The Hotel Experience, taking place November 12 to 13, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Among solutions to be showcased at CE booth #2855, will be the newly redesigned E-TAC II from Gree, as well as Founten’s Intelligent Wireless HVAC Energy Management Solution and the PTAC Air Knight air purification system. The E-TAC II, CE’s latest PTAC system, is significantly quieter and more...

Telkonet Deployed at Luxury Las Vegas Strip Hotel

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Telkonet has recently been selected as the smart energy management platform of choice at one of the most recognizable luxury properties on the Las Vegas strip. The selection caps a one, three, and five-year planning initiative by the property to identify areas of potential failure and need for upgrade. After recognizing lighting as a need for improvement, the property desired to find an energy management and room monitoring platform that could integrate with their new lighting solution. Ultimately, the property selected Control4 as a lighting vendor, who recommended Telkonet’s EcoSmart platform for energy management. The property had a clear vision...

Dometic to Show Minibars, DMS Cloud at BDNY

ELKHART, IND.—Dometic will exhibit at Boutique Design Show New York November 12 to 13 at booth #682 where they will display their line of minibars, and the DMS Cloud system used to help manage minibar programs. Dometic minibars are more than just in-room refrigerators as they also ensure guest comfort and convenience. High tech features such as silent operation, energy-saving efficiency and optional door-opening sensor dramatically lower maintenance requirements and reduce labor costs. Dometic will focus on the RH 44 LDAG Mirror Effect Glass Door Minibar, which will improve guest consumption and offer an extra design feature in the rooms. This...