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Case study criteria: 1. Approximately 1,000 words (subject to editing by Green Lodging News). 2. Up to four images (high- or low-res jpeg files are preferred). 3. Case studies must provide specific examples of how a property used a product or service, how it saved energy, eliminated waste and/or conserved natural resources. 4. Case studies may include any type of product or service used in the lodging industry—from guestroom energy management systems to ice machines to consulting services. To get started, call Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News publisher, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. When a case study is added to the Green Lodging News site, it will be linked to from the publisher's weekly column and an announcement will appear on the home page.

Vendor Case Studies

Home Vendor Case Studies
Case study criteria: 1. Approximately 1,000 words (subject to editing by Green Lodging News). 2. Up to four images (high- or low-res jpeg files are preferred). 3. Case studies must provide specific examples of how a property used a product or service, how it saved energy, eliminated waste and/or conserved natural resources. 4. Case studies may include any type of product or service used in the lodging industry—from guestroom energy management systems to ice machines to consulting services. To get started, call Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News publisher, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. When a case study is added to the Green Lodging News site, it will be linked to from the publisher's weekly column and an announcement will appear on the home page.

USDA Public Health Pesticide Program Proves Effectiveness of Ecoraider Bed Bug Killer

NORTH BERGEN, N.J.—Bed bugs continue to be a national scourge of our time. With increasing appearances in the news, homeowners search for solutions, landlords fear legal battles and hotel owners seek out preventive options. Recently, the USDA IR-4 Public Health Pesticides Program newsletter published the results of their funded study that measured performance of a green bed bug killer in infested housing apartments. Based on the field study by entomologists from Rutgers University, the report revealed that EcoRaider, a natural insect killer, shows strong effectiveness in eradicating bed bug infestations in housing apartments, comparable to a leading professional grade...

Improved Aesthetics for Safety and Security at Extended Stay America

In 2013, a new leadership team was brought in at Extended Stay America to oversee a $1 billion investment to improve its entire portfolio of 629 properties—the majority of which averaged 20 years in age—in a manner that would set the company up for future success. CHALLENGE: Extended Stay America owns its properties, ensuring the strategic initiative would be consistent in its rollout across the portfolio. The guiding principle of the initiative was to “improve the guest experience.” The initial launch focused on external aesthetics. Anecdotal research indicated a need to improve the exterior lighting at many of the facilities. From...

Hotel Le Crystal Expects New OSRAM SYLVANIA LEDs to Result in More Than $50,000 in Annual Savings

Goals: Provide better illumination in parking areas, hotel and conference rooms, and office areas, while saving energy. Solutions: 1,100 SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE® IPS T8 LED Lamps and 1,750 SYLVANIA ORIOS™ MR16 LED Lamps. Anticipated Annual Savings: Energy savings—365,158 kWh Energy cost savings—$24,985 Maintenance savings—$27,159 CO2 emissions savings—265,013 kilograms of CO2. The Situation Whether visiting Montréal for work or for leisure, you’ll enjoy personalized service and staff members who are experts at anticipating your needs at the Hôtel Le Crystal. This five-star hotel offers an indoor saltwater pool, panoramic views of the Montréal skyline, and an innovative cuisine using products from local artisans. For business guests, the hotel keeps things crisp...

The Economics of Clean, Green—The Loden Hotel Experience with TANCS® Steam Vapor

“Loden” may refer to green, high quality, sheep’s wool clothing that originated in the Austrian Alps in the 16th century, or to the Vancouver, B.C.-based Loden hotel that metaphorically lives up to the “Loden” name. The 15-story luxury hotel features fine wool carpet in its 77 upscale rooms and suites—plus corridors. To help ensure a green, healthy environment for guests and their pets, a MondoVap with TANCS dry steam vapor sanitation system is used daily. The reduced-chemical, low-moisture cleaning system, which ensures “in-sourced” carpet and drapery cleaning, results in rapid room turns, lowers operating costs while providing superior results,...

California Hotel Delivers on Green Promise, Dramatically Lowers Water & Energy with PLUS, Unique Pay-Per-Use Laundry System

UKIAH, CALIF.—In the hospitality business, many owners see only two worlds to spend money: the front of the house—amenities and features that attract and cater to guests; and that other land known as the back of the house. Most owners place these worlds in different galaxies. Raakesh Patel is not like most owners. His Super 8 Ukiah, Calif. property strikes a true balance between the two worlds. Indeed, Patel sees things differently, and the primary color he is focused on is green. It’s his passion to show others how eco-friendly lodging makes both sense and cents. “Green is not just a...

Pillow-Vac Pillow Renovating Contributes to Sustainability Leadership Efforts of Hilton Concord

CONCORD, CALIF.—Hilton Concord, located in the suburban community of Concord in the East Bay of San Francisco, is implementing a significant array of 16 integrated sustainability initiatives designed to drastically reduce the environmental footprint of the hotel while achieving increased net cash flow from operating cost reductions and creating added asset value. The hotel is owned and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “Investing in these initiatives will not only contribute to the bottom line, but will also position Hilton Concord as a leader in the market committed to environmentally-friendly practices,” said Ted Knighton, Interstate’s chief operating officer. The...

Hilton Concord Revamps On-premises Laundry Operations with New Electrolux Professional Washers & Dryers

INWOOD, N.Y.—When one thinks about the highlights of a hotel property, amenities, restaurants, and overall service come to mind. The on-premises laundry room likely doesn’t figure into even the top 100 features. But if your business is efficiency and turning a property into the pinnacle of green lodging, the laundry room certainly might warrant top billing. That’s just the case at the Hilton Concord in Concord, Calif. This 329-key Interstate Hotels & Resorts Worldwide property recently completed a $10 million dollar upgrade that focused heavily on sustainability. And the result is a hotel transformed into the standard for efficiency. Sustainability Flagship Lead...