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Everyone has felt the sting of rising energy costs recently. Savvy hoteliers have implemented plans to address these increases. Green Lodging News covers the latest news and trends pertaining to energy management. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Energy Management

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Everyone has felt the sting of rising energy costs recently. Savvy hoteliers have implemented plans to address these increases. Green Lodging News covers the latest news and trends pertaining to energy management. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Green Lodging News Adds ClearWater Tech Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added a ClearWater Tech case study to its website. Jim Massey’s Cleaners and Laundry, of Montgomery, Alabama, was looking to eliminate their high costs of hot water and chemicals used in their textile and garment restoration department. John Massey provided proof of the effectiveness and payback by using EcoTex Cold-Water Disinfection Systems on their washers. Engineered and manufactured by California-based ClearWater Tech, EcoTex was first introduced to John Massey by Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Skip Mallios who told John just how much of a difference a proper injection of ozone would make with the wash processes in...

EarthTronics Introduces Night Sky High Lumen Post Light LED Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its Night Sky High Lumen Post Light LED Series to replace high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps for sidewalks, walkways and site lighting. The new LED series features a unique umbrella opening action of the LED lobes that enable the installer to properly focus light down onto the pavement and can assist in meeting dark sky requirements. Available in 4000K with a color rendering of 80+, the Night Sky High Lumen Post Light LED Series includes 36- and 54-watt high lumen LEDs to...

New Hampshire’s Glen House Geothermal Heated

GREEN’S GRANT, N.H.—When it soft opened earlier this month, the fifth Glen House became the newest lodging establishment in the White Mountains and fulfilled a 25-year master plan for the Mount Washington Auto Road. The 68-room, three-story structure is on the site of the former Great Glen Ski Lodge on the western side of New Hampshire Route 16, north and across from the Base Lodge of the Mount Washington Auto Road. In addition to meeting a need for rooms in the Mount Washington Valley, the Glen House will also boost the economy with the hiring of up to 40 full- and...

Sustainable Design Considerations for Commercial Buildings

Whether you’re starting from scratch or renovating a new building (hotel, school, business center, etc.), there’s more to a building than just obtaining the cheapest or most commonly used materials to get the job done. Now that more and more builders are incorporating green building techniques, there are new and innovative methods that offer style, affordability, and durability, and that mesh with the 21st century. Choosing the right eco-friendly and sustainable building materials are paramount to staying on top of modern trends to make appealing buildings, as well as incorporating cutting-edge materials to ensure that your building stands the test...

Energy Inspectors Corporation Wins WaterSense Award

LAS VEGAS—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Energy Inspectors Corp. with a 2018 WaterSense Partner of the Year award. Energy Inspectors was honored at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference on October 4, 2018 for its role in water efficiency innovation and WaterSense promotion. More than 1,900 utility, manufacturer, retailer, builder, and other WaterSense organizational partners, in 2017 alone, saved an estimated 631 billion gallons of water using WaterSense products. To understand the magnitude of savings, it is said to be possible that 100 percent of the world’s population can fit into a cubic mile. WaterSense has helped consumers and businesses save more than 2.7...

LEDtronics Announces Latest Generation of LED T8 Tube Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its latest generation of LED T8 Tube Lights. The LEDxxT8GD1 series of tube lights are UL-listed and “Dual Mode”, meaning they can be directly retrofitted into existing T8 fixtures with or without ballast bypass. The tube lights come in a 4-foot length with natural white (4000K) and pure white (5000K) color temperature selections. The 15-watt tube replaces up to 32 watts, while the 18 watt replaces up to 40 watts—an energy savings of up to 50 percent. The LED tube lights feature a film-encapsulated frosted glass lens that, if shattered, contains the pieces of glass. Our LED tube lights...

Delaware North’s Vicki McMichael: A Strong Ambassador for GreenPath

Name: Vicki McMichael Title: Director of Compliance and Sustainability, Parks and Resorts Company: Delaware North Companies Years in Current Position: Two Primary Responsibilities: “There’s not a typical day for me. One of my most important roles is connecting the dots between the properties, interacting with NGOs, being an ambassador for GreenPath and keeping the program strong.” Organization’s most significant sustainability-related accomplishment: “Rolling out a strong stewardship program that supports sustainability and features five key branches that go beyond environmental management.” Organization’s most significant sustainability-related challenge moving forward: “Striving for zero waste and operating at zero waste.” BUFFALO, N.Y.—More than seven years ago, Green Lodging News profiled...

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, Built into Side of Quarry, to Generate Its Own Power

SHANGHAI, CHINA—Architecturally, and from a sustainability standpoint, the 337-room InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, set to open this month, is one of the most unique hotels in the world. Built into the side of the abandoned Shenkeng Quarry in Songjiang, about 22 miles outside of Shanghai, the hotel will create its own power—including heat and lighting—through geothermal and solar energy. The roof is covered with greenery. Water runs throughout the structure. A waterfall, built into the center of the hotel, pours into the pool at the bottom of the quarry. The two bottommost floors are built completely underwater. Every room in the hotel—aside...

ECLYPSE nLight Solution a 2018 Product of the Year

BROSSARD, QUEBEC—Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, announced that its ECLYPSE nLight Solution was voted a 2018 Product of the Year (POY) Silver Award winner by the readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer in the BAS, Controls and Energy Management category. The POY awards educate engineers on the most notable product innovations within the HVAC, fire, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. Distech Controls’ scalable ECLYPSE nLight Solution was recognized for its ability to unify any HVAC and lighting application, including nLight lighting controls, for up to 48 IO points and 300 lighting devices. BTL listed as a BACnet...

High Hotels Puts First 100 Percent Solar-Powered Marriott-Branded Property in U.S in Service

LANCASTER, PA.—“Here Comes the Sun” played as High Hotels Ltd. co-workers unveiled a solar panel representing a new solar array that began powering the Courtyard by Marriott-Lancaster. The lights ceremoniously dimmed at the moment the electric power switched over to 100 percent renewable energy. About 75 staff, community members, elected officials, and onlookers watched as a new real-time meter located in the hotel lobby displayed the solar power produced by the project. The celebration marked the completion of a 135,200-square-foot solar installation constructed by the Lancaster-based, family-owned hotel developer, owner, and operator in partnership with Marriott International Inc. Due to its...