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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.

Niagara Conservation to Unveil Most Efficient Toilet Yet at KBIS

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS—Niagara Conservation’s state-of-the-art Nano toilet is the latest in the company’s portfolio of products that seek to save the world’s water through everyday ingenuity. Featuring Niagara’s patented and highly innovative Stealth Technology, the Nano toilet has a compact design while maintaining the comfort of an elongated bowl, making it perfect for smaller spaces. Patented vacuum-assist flush technology means the Nano only utilizes an average of only .6 gallons-per-flush, making it the most water-efficient toilet on the planet. Along with being showcased at the Niagara booth at KBIS, the Nano will be featured in the conference’s tiny home...

Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Receives LEED Silver Certification

TUSCALOOSA, ALA.—Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown announced it recently received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the second hotel in Alabama to receive this certification. “We are honored to receive the LEED Silver certification for Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa, and thankful that the U.S. Green Building Council recognizes our efforts in environmental protection, energy saving and the improvement of overall environmental quality,” said Judd Bobilin, of Chance Partners, LLC, the developer. “One of the key tenets of our company is to ‘Partner with the Community’ and we are excited to...

Xeros Continues Global Expansion in UAE

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, the innovator of polymer cleaning technologies, announced a partnership with Consolidated International Corporation (CIC) Middle East to distribute and service its award-winning commercial laundry system in the UAE. The UAE has an exceptionally arid climate which receives less than four inches (100 mm) of rainfall a year. It is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world so the Xeros system with its dramatic reduction in water consumption is the perfect solution for hotels and commercial laundries in the region. Xeros recently showcased this system at popular exhibitions in the region—The Hotel Show Dubai and Gulf Laundrex. “CIC...

Cornell Study Doubles Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Data for Global Use

ITHACA, N.Y.—For the fourth year in a row, Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) has released the latest benchmarks from an ongoing international sustainability data index for the global hotel industry. The report, “Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2017: Energy, Water, and Carbon,” in collaboration with a dozen global hotel firms, analyzes data provided for nearly 13,000 properties. Increasing the data set by 80 percent and adding further segmentation from the previous index, the report is available from the CHR at no charge. The results are presented in the CHSB2017 Index with a range of benchmarks for energy consumption, water consumption,...

Bottles Become Sand at Globally Recognized Ranch at Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF.—It was not long ago that beer and wine bottles at the 97-room Ranch at Laguna Beach left the property in the same shape in which they came—only empty and bound for an off-site recycling center. Today those same types of bottles stay at the property but are pulverized by a GL Sand Machine that turns the glass into sand that can be used to replenish the sand in bunkers on the resort’s golf course or the sand at the nearby beach. Signage on the golf course explains the story behind the new sand. According to General...

California Faucets Launches StyleTherm Two-Outlet Valve

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.—California Faucets, manufacturer of artisan-crafted bath and kitchen fixtures, introduces the StyleTherm TH52D2, a two-outlet valve that allows for installation of multiple showering devices while still meeting stringent conservation requirements. With the new valve, one can create a myriad of shower configurations, such as a showerhead, handshower, and tub spout or two showerheads combined with a handshower. The innovative new valve enables users to create a custom spa-like experience while saving water at the same time. And because StyleTherm comes in a wide range of faceplates, from modern to traditional, users have the flexibility to create a look...

Aquatic Solutions Provider VivoAquatics Announces Launch of VivoPoint IQ

LOS ANGELES—VivoAquatics, a leader in providing innovative and sustainable aquatic solutions, announced the launch of VivoPoint IQ, an analytics platform now integrated into the VivoPoint aquatic management system. VivoPoint IQ provides clients and partners a platform to measure and benchmark water quality, water usage and energy demand across a property or portfolio of properties. VivoPoint IQ includes a set of applications and benchmarks to assist clients maintain safe water, mitigate risks and improve guest satisfaction. For the first time, hotels, hospitals, multi-family apartments, fitness clubs, waterparks and other facilities are now able to benchmark water quality in recreational (i.e., pools,...

Banyan Water Partners with HydroTech Solutions

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Banyan Water, a leading provider of data-driven water conservation for enterprises, announced a partnership with HydroTech Solutions, LLC, a commercial water conservation service provider, to enable commercial and industrial properties to streamline water use in cooling towers, boilers, potable water systems and graywater storage. The partnership provides commercial enterprises with insight into their water use. “Banyan has the ideal platform for collecting and analyzing our sensor data at customer locations, with analytics that differentiate from other solutions,” said Brent Mulliniks, President of HydroTech. “Our water conservation technologies are validated with real-time reporting and provide predictive analytics that save operating...

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York wrapped up earlier this week at the Javits Center in New York. As posted on Green Lodging News, it was announced that HX: The Hotel Experience has transitioned to full ownership under Hospitality Management Group (HMG), a division of ST Media Group. HX was previously co-owned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA). Also posted on Green Lodging News during the trade shows: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel...

Green Lodging News Adds Orbital Systems as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Orbital Systems as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Orbital Systems is one of the fastest growing international clean-tech companies in the world. The first product is a closed loop shower system that uses Certified Space Technology to analyze water quality, recirculate and purify shower water. The Oas Shower is an award winning Scandinavian design that provides guests with a spa-like shower experience, while reducing water waste and energy use up to 90 percent and 80 percent respectively. Without compromising on comfort, the Oas uses roughly...