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Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Kitchen & Laundry

Home Kitchen & Laundry
Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

New Regulations for Commercial Kitchen Refrigeration

This year is ushering in a host of new regulations for commercial kitchen refrigeration that will drive significant efficiency benefits for kitchen operations. The phasing in of new air quality standards, combined with limits on energy consumption, are all poised to create the most efficient refrigeration cabinets that commercial kitchens have yet seen. Starting in March 2017, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations will go into effect that will set a mandatory limit on the maximum daily energy consumption (MDEC) allowed for a given commercial refrigerator or freezer. In tandem, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program is significantly increasing...

Restaurant Technologies Showcases Innovations at NAFEM

MINNEAPOLIS—Restaurant Technologies showcased its award-winning Total Oil Management solution, an automated oil management system, and recently launched AutoMist, an automated hood, flue and fan cleaner, at NAFEM in Orlando earlier this month. AutoMist was featured in the WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL! product gallery for the first time. “Technology is changing the way kitchens operate, and that is why we’ve forecasted 2017 the year of the smarter kitchen,” said Jeff Kiesel, CEO of Restaurant Technologies. “We believe food service operators will realize that being smart in the kitchen is no longer an option, but an obligation to address the evolving...

CLeN Dishwashers Launched at NAFEM Show

TROY, OHIO—Hobart launched the new CLeN-series dishwashers at the NAFEM Show in Orlando earlier this month. The CLeN was featured in NAFEM’s WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL! product gallery. “Our mission is to help customers experience greater efficiency, reliability and cost savings with their dishwashing equipment,” said Tim Peters, Product Line Manager for Hobart. “As demand grows for ‘green’ benefits, increased cost savings, and simplified labor practices, the CLeN helps customers achieve those requirements through superior product innovation and performance.” Hobart’s CLeN Warewasher turns dishwashing into a science, using industry-leading technology to clean dishes and kitchen ware in less time and at...

Cooking Oil Management Made Easy with Frontline’s Auto Top Off

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO—Frontline International is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cooking oil management services, and the M3 System—winner of the National Restaurant Association’s 2013 prestigious Kitchen Innovations Award—is their state-of-the-art solution that offers 24/7 online tracking of waste oil. And now, M3 has been adapted to help manage fresh oil dispensing with an exclusive Smart Fresh Oil Top Off function. When the M3 data management system is combined with Frontline International’s EZ Oil fresh oil dispensing system, Smart Fresh Oil Top Off is ready to be engaged. Say the cashier takes an order for a 6-piece chicken dinner....

Starwood Capital’s 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Opens

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, has opened the doors of its third property and first ground-up development, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Remaining true to 1 Hotels founder, Barry Sternlicht’s, core philosophy, “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.” According to Starwood Capital, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design, sustainable architecture, cause-oriented partnerships, and unrivaled service. Situated at Pier 1, just south of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn Bridge Park with sweeping waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge was developed by...

Continental Unveils 33-Pound Capacity G-Flex Washer

OSHKOSH, WIS.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added a 33-pound capacity G-Flex Washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount flexible-speed washers. The G-Flex line now includes 33-, 40-, 55- and 70-pound capacity models. Like all G-Flex Washers, the new 33-pound capacity (4.5-cu.ft.) model offers programmable extract speeds reaching 200 G-force, a highly programmable control, and superior results using less water and energy. G-Flex Washers deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force. Programmable extract speeds allow laundries to custom-design wash programs to specifically meet the cleaning needs of a variety of items. Additionally, flexible...

NAFEM Report: Suppliers Address Increasing Concerns About Water, Energy, Waste

ORLANDO, FLA.—More than 500 exhibitors were on hand at last week’s NAFEM Show, many of whom offered products to help foodservice operators reduce energy and water consumption and waste. The show, held every two years, was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. It would be impossible to give every company a mention but here are some highlights of the products featured at the show that impact sustainability in one way or another: Carter-Hoffmann featured its microgreen and herb growing cabinets that allow one to grow herbs, microgreens and vegetables 365 days a year—in an environment free of...

Experiment Shows How the Right Equipment Can Help Reduce Kitchen Stress

I just returned from The NAFEM Show in Orlando. For those of you not familiar with the show, it is held once every two years and features the latest innovations in foodservice equipment and other items for the kitchen and restaurant. I will be writing a wrap-up article about the show in the next few days. Be sure to watch for it on the Green Lodging News website. While at NAFEM I had an opportunity to attend a press event organized by Electrolux Professional. At the event, representatives of Electrolux Professional explained an experiment they conducted last year that put...

Green Lodging News Adds ClearWater Tech as Trends Report Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes ClearWater Tech as a Bronze level sponsor of the Green Lodging Trends Report. 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. This year’s Green Lodging Trends Report will summarize the results of a second annual survey produced by Green Lodging News and Greenview. Established in 1986, ClearWater Tech has served the global market as the leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of ozone generation equipment and related components...

Manitowoc Foodservice Rebrands as Welbilt, Inc.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA.—Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc., a leading global supplier of commercial foodservice equipment, announced that it is rebranding the company, its logo and its brand identity to Welbilt, Inc. The ticker symbol will change to “NYSE:WBT” on March 6, 2017. The change is part of the company’s strategic repositioning after it spun off from its former parent company, The Manitowoc Co., in March 2016. “We are excited to announce the changing of our name to Welbilt, Inc., which further strengthens our corporate identity as a stand-alone company,” said Hubertus M. Muehlhaeuser, President and CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice. “Welbilt reflects...