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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.

Green Lodging News Adds Go Green Distributors to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Go Green Distributors to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Food Preservation (Fresher, Longer) category. RD Fresh is an all-natural mineral mix that will remove moisture from your walk-in. This will result in a 1 to 3-degree temperature drop. By removing the moisture, compressor starts are reduced by up to 50 percent and hours of operation are reduced up to 40 percent. RD Fresh extends the life of the compressor 3 to 5 years and lowers maintenance costs by up to 50 percent. Additionally, RD Fresh removes...

Liquid Food Composter, Bin Lifter to Debut at Waste Expo

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—A fifth-generation LFC-V Liquid Food Composter that converts solid food waste into drain-safe wastewater through bio-digestion will debut at WasteExpo 2018, in Las Vegas, April 23 to 26. Manufactured by Power Knot LLC, it offers greater cleanliness, reliability and tracking capabilities, allowing commercial kitchens, food resellers and other food handlers to reduce disposal costs and environmental impact with greater efficiency and convenience. Also being unveiled is Power Knot’s SBT Bin Tipper that lifts and tips all popular waste skips and bins into the new composter. The lid of the new composter is a proprietary design that remains open...

Zenergy Brands Announces New Zero Cost Program

DALLAS—Zenergy Brands, Inc., a leading next-generation utility, announced that it is has landed several new clients this year, one of which is a new Zero Cost Program client—Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center. Through Zenergy’s Zero Cost Program, the company will be able to provide an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that will enable the Tanglewood facility to achieve its sustainability goals as well as have a positive impact on its bottom line. Situated on Lake Texoma, just north of the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, Tanglewood provides the perfect setting for both personal relaxation and business retreats. The hotel features 248...

HyCube Hydroponic Production System Launched at Orlando World Center Marriott

ORLANDO, FLA.—Eco Convergence Group, Inc. (ECG) unveiled the first HyCube modular hydroponic vegetable production system last Thursday at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The HyCube’s data-driven, precisely controlled, patent-pending hydroponic system is constructed in an illuminated modern structure right next to the hotel’s main kitchen. Orlando World Center Marriott is the first hotel to utilize the HyCube growing system, growing produce for its nine dining outlets and 450,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel’s Executive Chef Eric Martinez and his culinary team will have a constant bounty of fresh, healthy produce, such as lettuce, baby spinach, arugula,...

Orlando Marriott Unveils Industry’s First HyCube Hydroponic System

This past Thursday evening I was a guest at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. The occasion was the official unveiling of the first HyCube modular hydroponic, “cleaner than organic” vegetable production system. Glowing pink as evening settled in, the HyCube showed off stacks of leafy greens ready for harvesting for the 1,883-room, 121-suite property with nine dining outlets and 450,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. I guarantee you would be impressed by the structure; I certainly was. The HyCube makes local as hyper-local as it can get—literally minutes from harvest to table. I will be writing...

Master-Bilt to Highlight Remote Refrigeration at NRA Show

CHICAGO—For the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show, held at McCormick Place, Master-Bilt is highlighting their more efficient and eco-friendly remote refrigeration. Master-Bilt’s newly redesigned remote refrigeration systems consist of M-Series condensing units and E-Series evaporator coils equipped with environmentally-friendly R-448A/R-449A refrigerant. Expansion of the M-Series condensing units to include models from ¼ HP all the way to 15 HP. A switch to more efficient and reliable compliant scroll compressors on many models. In fact, all low temp units are now standard with scroll compressors. Medium temp models are available in both hermetic and scroll, depending on HP rating. Many popular...

Nor-Lake to Showcase Energy-Efficient Refrigeration Systems at NRA

CHICAGO—Nor-Lake will be displaying a wide array of products at the National Restaurant Association Show, May 19 to 22 at McCormick Place in booth #4260. Nor-Lake will be exhibiting refrigeration systems with Copeland Scroll compressors. Scroll compressors provide customers with highly-engineered, energy-efficient refrigeration systems with: Increased reliability and extended equipment life due to fewer moving parts; Up to 20 percent energy savings and consistent long-term operation over reciprocating compressors; Effective management of slug flow without damage to the compressor; and Quieter operation. There will be subject-matter experts along with visual aids and a video presentation to educate and inform visitors on...

FOOD PRESERVATION (FRESHER, LONGER)

Go Green Distributors The Many Benefits of Walk-in Moisture Removal RD Fresh is an all-natural mineral mix that will remove moisture from your walk-in. This will result in a 1 to 3-degree temperature drop. By removing the moisture, compressor starts are reduced by up to 50% and hours of operation are reduced up to 40%. We extend the life of the compressor 3 to 5 years and lower maintenance costs by up to 50%. Additionally, RD Fresh removes all the volatile organic compounds; Carbon Dioxide, ammonia, nitrogen, sulfur and ethylene. By removing the ethylene, produce will last up to 50% longer. Produce savings...

Traulsen, Hobart, Kick Off Save Your Kitchen Contest

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—With one high school already winning a Traulsen A-Series Roll-In unit, now is the time for K-12 schools nationwide to take the safe bet on food safety by dealing themselves in on Traulsen’s annual “Save Your Kitchen” giveaway. For the third year running, Traulsen is giving schools in the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. the chance to “roll the dice” in a series of kitchen equipment giveaways. This year, schools can win one of four pieces of equipment from Traulsen’s school lunch line. And, for the first time, Hobart has joined, offering chances to win one of...

Metro Toronto Convention Centre Food Donation Program Fights Hunger

TORONTO—The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced that it has contributed over 90,000kg of food to organizations in Toronto that support individuals struggling with hunger in its 2017/18 fiscal year. The MTCC’s successful food donation program partners with events and conferences to reduce food waste and ensure that extra food items are donated to organizations in Toronto that help fight hunger in the community. These organizations include Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program and Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services. The most substantial single-event food donation of the year resulted from the Loblaw Companies Limited conference in...