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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.

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100 Candles Wholesale Market for Candles & Lighting Needs 100 Candles is an online market that pairs high quality candles with unmatched services. Since 2002, thousands of hospitality and event professionals have entrusted 100 Candles with their wholesale candle accounts. 100 Candles also offers a wide variety of other lighting accessories, including LED string lights, candleholders, and other decorative features to dress up your candles. Call 866-611-8686. 100 Candles » Email for Details »     EverGlow NA, Inc. Photoluminescent Exit Signs & Exit Path Markings EverGlow code compliant signs and markings are reliable and effective. Our aluminum signs, stair nosings and strips and acrylic tapes are of...

Element Kuala Lumpur Debuts in Southeast Asia

KUALA LUMPUR—Marriott International, Inc. announces the debut of the Element Hotels brand to Southeast Asia, with the opening of Element Kuala Lumpur. The hotel was designed by globally-acclaimed architects Foster+Partners. In collaboration with owners IB Hotel Management Sdn Bhd, the hotel is housed within Ilham Tower, making it the tallest eco-conscious hotel, raising the city’s standards in sustainable hospitality. Element Kuala Lumpur is Green Building Index (GBI) certified with eco-friendly design and best practices including a rainwater harvesting system, indoor air quality CO2 monitor and energy-efficient LED lighting. Built green from the ground up, Element Hotels incorporates sustainable design and...

Green Lodging News Adds 100 Candles as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes 100 Candles as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. 100 Candles is an online market featuring candles ranging from pillar candles to tealights. The company also sells battery powered LED candles, LED string lights, other lighting accessories, candleholders, and other decorative features to dress up candles. Since 2002, thousands of hospitality and event professionals have entrusted 100 Candles with their wholesale candle accounts. Call (866) 611-8686, e-mail candles@100candles.com, or go to www.100candles.com.

Innovation, Conservation on Display at HD Expo

LAS VEGAS—HD Expo 2017 wrapped up in Las Vegas on May 5 after attracting more than 800 exhibitors and more than 10,000 attendees. The reconfigured show floor allowed for 275,000 square feet of show floor space. The annual event was an opportunity for suppliers to display their latest innovations and that they did. Many of the new products and technologies on hand have a green story behind them—whether having to do with the material they are made of or the energy or water they conserve. It would be impossible in this space to include all of the green news...

Autani, OSRAM Are Now ‘Connected’

COLUMBIA, MD.—Autani, LLC, a leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM’s Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their existing luminaires to be wireless ready while leveraging a robust and interoperable network solution to unlock new and exciting consumer-focused lighting applications. The communication between EnergyCenter and OSRAM’s CLM is based on open standards ZigBee HA. Real-time data is extracted from the fixture(s), and EnergyCenter takes it from there. Its easy-to-use web-based interface provides local or remote access for programming, monitoring, and controlling energy consumption within a...

MaxLite to Debut Intelligent Wireless Lighting Control System

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite will demonstrate IntelliMax, an intelligent wireless lighting control system, at LIGHTFAIR International 2017, May 9 to 11, in Philadelphia. The system integrates seamlessly with MaxLite LED luminaires and building systems to enable facilities to save energy and customize light using popular controls such as occupancy sensing, dimming and daylight harvesting. IntelliMax is ideal for new construction and retrofit applications, from single rooms to full buildings, where wiring would be costly or complex. Powered by Cortet wireless technology, IntelliMax is easily merged with HVAC, shade control and other building systems for scalable energy savings. The control system is comprised...

The Many Benefits of Professionally Installed Window Film

In an age of environmental consciousness, green building in the hospitality sector has increased by 50 percent from 2011 to 2013 and now represents 25 percent of all new construction today.* Why not 100 percent? The one thing that may be holding the hospitality sector back is the price of green building materials, which can often cost at least 5 percent more than regular materials. While the increase in demand for green lodging renovations offers opportunity, it can also be a challenge from an environmentally conscious standpoint. But believe it or not, when it comes to windows, there is another...

Electric Mirror Introduces Ava, a New Lighted Mirror

EVERETT, WASH.—Electric Mirror, a global leader in mirror technology, introduces Ava, a new lighted mirror designed to help women perfect their makeup application. Featuring SmartLook technology, Ava allows women to change the lighted mirror’s light color to closely match the environment they’re about to encounter, making precise makeup application possible. “Ava gives women the confidence to look their best in any environment,” said Aaron Mischel, Electric Mirror Executive Vice President and Partner. “The tunable white LED lights let women select the color that best matches the environment they’re preparing for—outdoors, indoors, or evening.” Ava offers three Kelvin color settings. 6,500K is...

The 2017 Green Lodging Trends Report Survey is Now Open for Participation

NATIONAL REPORT—The survey that is the basis for the annual Green Lodging Trends Report has launched and will remain open through June 15. 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 implementing, use information...

LIGHTFAIR Set for Philadelphia May 7 to 11

ATLANTA—When the global lighting, design and technology community converges at LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia May 7 to 11, professionals from around the world will discover a full slate of industry-specific networking events available to elevate and enhance the trade show and conference experience. The LIGHTFAIR 2017 events lineup brings together professionals to make connections and find out about what’s on the horizon in lighting design, directly from industry experts and manufacturers. Highlighting the 2017 events featured in The HUB, Impact Speaker David Robertson will explore the fascinating topic of innovation. His presentation, “How Any Company Can Learn from LEGO’s Successful Innovation Management...