Home Water Conservation

Water Conservation

Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Water Conservation

Home Water Conservation
Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

New Report Reveals Venues Across Globe are Embracing LEED Green Building

WASHINGON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The report showcases some of the most impressive green venues around the world. “The scope and scale of the venues industry is enormous, and the leaders creating these spaces have an important role to play in reducing environmental impact,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO of USGBC. “By incorporating green practices, venues around the world are positively impacting their triple bottom...

CLeN Dishwashers Launched at NAFEM Show

TROY, OHIO—Hobart launched the new CLeN-series dishwashers at the NAFEM Show in Orlando earlier this month. The CLeN was featured in NAFEM’s WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL! product gallery. “Our mission is to help customers experience greater efficiency, reliability and cost savings with their dishwashing equipment,” said Tim Peters, Product Line Manager for Hobart. “As demand grows for ‘green’ benefits, increased cost savings, and simplified labor practices, the CLeN helps customers achieve those requirements through superior product innovation and performance.” Hobart’s CLeN Warewasher turns dishwashing into a science, using industry-leading technology to clean dishes and kitchen ware in less time and at...

2020 Goals Keep Interface Focused on Zero Impact, Restorative Business Approach

LAGRANGE, GA.—It was more than 20 years ago that Interface, the maker of carpet tile, set a very ambitious goal: to have no negative impact on the planet by the year 2020. It called its decades-long project “Mission Zero.” With less than three years to go until 2020, Green Lodging News spoke with Interface’s Mikhail Davis to learn how close the company is to reaching its goal. Davis, based in San Francisco, is Director of Restorative Enterprise and a Certified Biomimicry Specialist. Davis says two of Interface’s key metrics are energy use per unit of production and how much of...

Starwood Capital’s 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Opens

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, has opened the doors of its third property and first ground-up development, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Remaining true to 1 Hotels founder, Barry Sternlicht’s, core philosophy, “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.” According to Starwood Capital, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design, sustainable architecture, cause-oriented partnerships, and unrivaled service. Situated at Pier 1, just south of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn Bridge Park with sweeping waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge was developed by...

Continental Unveils 33-Pound Capacity G-Flex Washer

OSHKOSH, WIS.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added a 33-pound capacity G-Flex Washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount flexible-speed washers. The G-Flex line now includes 33-, 40-, 55- and 70-pound capacity models. Like all G-Flex Washers, the new 33-pound capacity (4.5-cu.ft.) model offers programmable extract speeds reaching 200 G-force, a highly programmable control, and superior results using less water and energy. G-Flex Washers deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force. Programmable extract speeds allow laundries to custom-design wash programs to specifically meet the cleaning needs of a variety of items. Additionally, flexible...

NAFEM Report: Suppliers Address Increasing Concerns About Water, Energy, Waste

ORLANDO, FLA.—More than 500 exhibitors were on hand at last week’s NAFEM Show, many of whom offered products to help foodservice operators reduce energy and water consumption and waste. The show, held every two years, was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. It would be impossible to give every company a mention but here are some highlights of the products featured at the show that impact sustainability in one way or another: Carter-Hoffmann featured its microgreen and herb growing cabinets that allow one to grow herbs, microgreens and vegetables 365 days a year—in an environment free of...

Green Lodging News Adds ClearWater Tech as Trends Report Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes ClearWater Tech as a Bronze level sponsor of the Green Lodging Trends Report. 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. This year’s Green Lodging Trends Report will summarize the results of a second annual survey produced by Green Lodging News and Greenview. Established in 1986, ClearWater Tech has served the global market as the leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of ozone generation equipment and related components...

Brookfield Building in Kansas City is First Missouri Hotel to Use PACE

KANSAS, MO.—The Show Me PACE Clean Energy District has announced approval of the first hotel project in Missouri to use Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy and water improvements. The downtown Kansas City building is also the first in the state to combine the use of PACE with historic tax credits. After sitting vacant for years, the blighted Brookfield Building is being transformed into a boutique hotel with luxury apartments. The use of $2.1 million in PACE funds filled the gap in financing the property owners needed to make this a viable project. As a result, a public...

Concord Hospitality Sold on the Value of LEED Certification, Going Green

RALEIGH, N.C.—Thirty-two years after its founding in 1985, Concord Hospitality has staked its claim as one of the lodging industry’s leading proponents of green building and design. The Raleigh, N.C.-based company manages 41 of its owned hotels and also manages 47 additional properties. Fourteen of its hotels are LEED certified and there are 15 more in the pipeline that will also obtain LEED certification. All new construction projects are designed, constructed, operated and maintained to meet LEED guidelines. Concord Hospitality’s commitment to LEED makes good business and environmental sense. According to Carl Hren, Vice President of Architecture & Construction for...

Gerber Adds Hinsdale Suite of Decorative Products

WOODRIDGE, Ill.—Gerber, a maker of high performing plumbing fixtures, has added a collection of decorative products to its vitreous china product mix. The Hinsdale suite features a modern traditional styling. With its blend of contemporary design elements, the products within the family bring a more updated and relevant look to today’s market who still prefer traditional aspects to their décor. Hinsdale styling is offered in several products: a two-piece high efficiency toilet operating at 1.28 gallons per flush/4.8 liters, a 25” pedestal sink and a 21” petite pedestal sink. The sink basins are also available with a shroud if users...