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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.

MGM National Harbor Earns LEED Gold Green Building Certification

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification to MGM National Harbor, the company’s newest resort. Located minutes from Washington, D.C., in Prince George’s County, Md., the resort is scheduled to open December 8. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Meeting the rigorous environmental standards of this designation is a testament to the complete integration of sustainable principles throughout the design and construction of MGM National Harbor. “Environmental responsibility is a...

Moen Introduces Showerhead with Magnetix Technology

NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO—Moen has expanded its Magnetix line of showerheads with the new Attract Combination Handshower and Rainshower with Magnetix, the first combination showerhead to feature the brand’s magnetic docking technology. “Showerheads with Magnetix offer a powerful magnetic dock that allows for easy release of the handshower, as well as a secure return back into place, even with your eyes closed,” said Maribeth Kwasniewski, Director of Retail Marketing, Moen. “With the introduction of Magnetix, we transformed the way people use handshowers, making them simpler and more intuitive to use. We wanted to take this technology and provide even more options...

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...

High Sierra Showerheads Unveils All-Metal Line of Showerheads

COARSEGOLD, CALIF.—High Sierra Showerheads has launched its new Plus line of EPA WaterSense-certified showerheads, featuring durable, all-metal designs. Built from solid brass and stainless steel at their core, the new Plus line adds new aluminum tips, for a sleek, streamlined look. The new designs come in multiple finishes, including chrome, brushed nickel, polished brass and oil-rubbed bronze, to fit most bathroom decors. High Sierra’s patented, nozzle-based design is unique in the industry. Rather than dropping water through holes in a perforated disc, the mechanism by which nearly all showerheads worldwide have made their spray for over a century, High Sierra’s...

Xeros Introduces 35lb/16kg Capacity Near Waterless Laundry System

NEW YORK—Xeros announced the Xeros SM35, a new 35lb/16kg capacity near waterless laundry system that is ideal for dry cleaners, smaller hotels, and spas where size and space is a consideration. Xeros unveiled the new system at HX: The Hotel Experience in New York City. Utilizing the same patented polymer cleaning technology as the award-winning Xeros SMV90 Commercial Washer, the Xeros SM35 dramatically reduces water consumption by up to 80 percent, and reduces energy and detergent usage by up to 50 percent, all while delivering a superior clean that is gentler on fabrics. Features include: 35lb/16kg capacity; Soft mount design; Full-color 7” touch screen...

ICERA Adds to its Malibu Toilet Collection

LOS ANGELES—ICERA introduces the newest addition to its Malibu Collection—a space-savvy toilet that combines eye-catching style with the high performance standards that are hallmarks of the ICERA brand. The new Malibu II, available in either a one or two-piece model, is the perfect balance between simplicity, space-saving and style. This newly re-designed water closet is the perfect option for those looking to upgrade to a clean, contemporary look at a modest price point. A compact-elongated bowl and fully skirted profile create a sleek exterior, while its inner workings represent the latest in plumbing technology. With an oversize 2-1/8" trapway and...

Geberit DVD Highlights Resource-Saving Products

DES PLAINES, ILL.—The latest version of the Geberit Now DVD-ROM, subtitled “The sheer beauty of water,” offers current product and technical information for Geberit space- and water-saving products, including the latest In-Wall Tank and Carrier Systems, manual and sensor-operated Flush Plates, designer-styled Bath Waste and Overflow products, and the Monolith floor and wall mount toilet systems. The disc is an ideal reference for the designer, architect, installer, or contractor. The Geberit Now DVD-ROM provides a plethora of inspirational designs and technical information. It also contains installation instructions, repair parts, rough-in drawings, Revit files, specification sheets and installation and product demonstration...

Designer Provides More Details on the Soon-to-Open 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, announced last month that the newest addition to its portfolio, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, will make its debut in February 2017. Green Lodging News ran the press release on the 10-story sustainable ground-up development that will feature 194 guestrooms. As a follow-up to the press release, Green Lodging News sent a list of questions to Waad El Hadidy, Designer at Starwood Hotels Worldwide, to learn more about the project. The following are the questions and answers: 1. What about the building's structure itself will ensure a high degree of energy efficiency?...

Westin Reston Heights Wins the 2016 Green Travel Leader Award

RESTON, VA.—Being environmentally friendly is a growing trend, and the Westin Reston Heights walks the walk, taking home the 2016 Green Travel Leader Award. The award was given by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s travel arm, the Virginia Tourism Corp. Located just outside of Washington, D.C., the hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, an operator of over 100 hotels throughout North America, including 14 in the Washington, D.C. area. “We are so proud to have won this award among the countless hotels in the state of Virginia,” said Don Anderson, Complex General Manager, who oversees the hotel and the adjacent Sheraton...