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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.

Hotel Healdsburg Installs Electrolux Laundry Facility for Best Wash Results

Electrolux Professional laundry facility installed at Hotel Healdsburg for best wash results, lower water and energy use, higher productivity. In the luxury hotel business, where sumptuous experiences are the norm and exceeding guest expectations are everything – there’s a lot that goes on behind the picture-perfect scenes that keep Hotel Healdsburg in the “Best of” category. One place to look is the hotel’s newly constructed laundry facility. Paolo Petrone, owner of Hotel Healdsburg and its sister properties H2 Hotel and H3 Guesthouse (set to open later this year), greenlighted the new facility. “Between Hotel Healdsburg and H2 Hotel, we were already reaching...

Total Water Management Delivers Cost Savings and Efficiencies in a Commercial Cooling System

A Fortune 100’s headquarters in Houston, Texas was certified LEED Gold in 2008. While continued efforts have been made each year to improve energy and water efficiencies, the company identified the need for its cooling system to improve water conservation, energy savings and chemicals reduction. HydroFLOW electronic water conditioning was recommended for achieving these additive savings. HydroTech Solutions initiated a 90-day demonstration, beginning April 26, 2016, that continues successfully as a monthly service. About the Facility The headquarters campus features two buildings; each with a 1,000-ton cooling tower situated on the rooftop. The cooling towers exhibited scale buildup on infrastructure, fill, and...

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Deneva, Wis.

Goal: Save energy, lower costs and create a consistent look throughout the destination location Products Installed: 103 SYLVANIA ULTRA LED™ RT8 Recessed Downlight Kits 693 SYLVANIA ULTRA LED™ BR30 Lamps 810 SYLVANIA ULTRA LED™ B13 Lamps 64 SYLVANIA ULTRA PRO HD™ LED PAR Lamps 22 SYLVANIA ULTRA LED™ MR16 Lamps 1527 SYLVANIA OCTRON® 800 XP® XL SUPERSAVER®  ECOLOGIC®3 Fluorescent Lamps 116 SYLVANIA SubstiTUBE® T8 LED Lamps 70 SYLVANIA ULTRA HE LED T8 Retrofit Downlight Kits 450 feet of OSRAM LINEARlight FLEX® Advanced and Short Pitch Flexible Indoor LED Modules Annual Savings: Energy savings – 928,441 kWh Maintenance savings – $7,500 Energy cost savings – $76,000 Annual CO2 emissions savings = 1,944,934 pounds of CO2 Payback...

AtmosAir Allergy Friendly Rooms & the Homewood Suites Times Square

Purpose: The Albanese Organization, owners of the Homewood Suites in Times Square, New York City, decided to improve guestroom air quality and market Allergy Friendly rooms. Solution: AtmosAir™ equipment was installed to provide 24/7 air purification to 35 hotel rooms. Guest Benefits: AtmosAir™ significantly improves indoor air quality by reducing odors, bacteria, mold, mildew, particulate matter, allergens, and irritating VOCs. Pricing Strategy: Homewood Suites offers the Allergy Friendly rooms for a $20 premium. ROI: After the first three months of operation, AtmosAir™ Allergy Friendly rooms were sold out nearly 80 percent of the nights. The AtmosAir™ system was paid for thanks to the...

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...

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,...

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...