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According to industry experts, lighting accounts for up to 35 percent of a hotel’s energy bill. Fluorescents, light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures and other products all provide significant savings. 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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According to industry experts, lighting accounts for up to 35 percent of a hotel’s energy bill. Fluorescents, light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures and other products all provide significant savings. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

EarthTronics Adds New T8 and T5 LED Linear Tubes

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces its new energy efficient, smooth dimming 2200 lumen, 15-watt T8 LED linear tube that delivers 146 lumen per watt and its 25-watt, 3200 lumen T5 that easily replaces 54 watt T5HO fluorescent lamps providing 128 lumens per watt. These LEDs feature glass tube construction to ensure proper cooling to support high lumen maintenance for a 50,000 hour rated life combined with over 50 percent energy savings to offer a quick return on investment. The energy efficient T8 and T5 Type A LEDs from EarthTronics are Design Light Consortium (DLC) listed and UL rated for Type A “plug...

Green Lodging News, Greenview Launch Green Lodging Trends Report 2016

ODESSA, FLA. & SINGAPORE—Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, and Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, have released the Green Lodging Trends Report 2016. The report details the results of the first annual Green Lodging Survey conducted earlier this year and is available at no cost by clicking here. The report is based on data from more than 2,000 hotels in 44 countries and covers topics ranging from air quality to energy management to staff involvement. The report includes results of more than 100 questions asked in 11 categories. Supporters of this year’s survey include The Arbor...

Hyatt Place Courthouse Arlington Achieves LEED Gold Certification

ARLINGTON, VA.—Schupp Companies announced that it has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for its Hyatt Place Courthouse development in Arlington, Va. Schupp pursued LEED as part of its commitment to sustainability with attention to reduced energy and water consumption, and a focus on optimal air quality to enhance the guest experience. Located at 2401 Wilson Blvd., the new Hyatt Place Arlington Courthouse is situated in close proximity to the metro, allowing for community connectivity. At 93,000 square feet, the hotel features approximately 1,200 square feet of street-level retail space, including a bar and café on the first...

Biennial Lodging Survey Unveils Latest Trends in Sustainability Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the 2016 Lodging Survey—the definitive industry review examining the top trends in the hotel industry. Conducted by industry data provider STR and funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), the survey provides a comprehensive understanding of sustainability steps hotels are taking, amenities, guest services and more. With just over 8,000 responses, the overall completion rate for the 2016 survey was 15 percent—a drop of three percentage points from 2014. Surveys were emailed to 22,423 hotels through STR using a third party service from www.surveymonkey.com. Surveys were faxed...

LEDVANCE Announces New SYLVANIA Lighting Solutions

WILMINGTON, MASS.—LEDVANCE announced a wide range of new SYLVANIA LED lighting solutions for both residential and commercial applications. Available now or in the near future, first-to-market products include an easy option for updating recessed lighting, and connected indoor/outdoor and under cabinet lighting. The company is also launching a motion and temperature sensor—a major step toward automating intelligent light—and Energy Star qualified LED A19 and A21 lamps that are rated at 15,000 hours, offering long life, and eligible for utility rebates. “The SYLVANIA brand has been known for quality illumination for over a hundred years,” said Phil Rioux, Vice President and...

Green Lodging News Adds SYLVANIA to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes SYLVANIA to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Lighting & Controls category. The company’s ULTRA LED Filament lamps are energy efficient replacements with the traditional Edison look and feel. These clear lamps with LED “filament” technology provide up to 90 percent energy savings over incandescent lamps with 15,000 hours rated life (L70) and are dimmable down to 10 percent. Available in 2700K color temperature, the lamps are ideal for hospitality, retail or decorative applications.

AAMA Sustainability Committee Hosts Speakers on WELL Building Standard, Air Quality Testing

SCHAUMBURG, ILL.—During the American Architectural Manufacturers Assn. (AAMA) 2016 National Fall Conference, the AAMA Sustainability Steering Committee hosted two speakers who stressed the importance of wellness in buildings the industry assists in creating and renovating. Lauren Wallace (Epsten Group) focused on the WELL Building Standard and the Living Building Challenge, followed by Dr. Elliott Horner (UL), who gave those in attendance information on indoor air quality testing and its merits. “When we think of sustainability, we often think of environmental impact,” said Mark Silverberg (Technoform), chair of the AAMA Sustainability Steering Committee. “But 92 percent of costs are employee-related, instead...

HyLite Introduces New Dual Mode Duluxe LED Tube

ROCK HILL, S.C.—HyLite LED Lighting announces the new Dual-Mode Duluxe Tube. The HyLite Duluxe LED Tube is compatible with both electronic and magnetic ballasts, making initial installation as simple as changing a lamp. It can also work on 120V to 277V line voltage, so when the ballast fails, there is no need to replace it. The 4 ft. HyLite Duluxe LED Tube runs at 18W, provides up to 122 lumens per watt, and can save as much as 63 percent in energy compared to fluorescent tubes. It is also compatible with motion controls and sensors for even greater energy savings. The...

Lighting Science Launches Shatter-Resistant Durabulb

WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science announced the release of the Durabulb, a shatter-resistant lamp designed to withstand life’s inevitable bumps and drops without breaking, while still providing the high quality of light expected for all of today’s residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Durabulb artfully blends leading-edge LED design and contemporary styling with rugged, yet lightweight, construction that resists breaking or shattering due to impact, vibration and external stresses. This new lamp also provides even, omni-directional illumination. “The Durabulb is just one in a series of differentiated, forward-looking new products that Lighting Science is introducing this year as we re-emerge as...

MaxLite launches Quick Ship Program

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Aimed at helping customers meet tight project deadlines, MaxLite introduces a Quick Ship Program that provides high quality LED lighting solutions at rapid delivery speed. The MaxLite Quick Ship Program covers a wide array of interior and exterior lighting applications, and includes products such as T8 lamps, downlights, flat panels, highbays, wall packs, flood lights and canopy fixtures. The program is limited to specific SKUs and quantities; for complete guidelines, go to MaxLite.com/Quick-Ship. “Through the integrated efforts of our customer service, warehousing and shipping teams, MaxLite is able to offer its most requested LED products with a quick and...