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Everyone has felt the sting of rising energy costs recently. Savvy hoteliers have implemented plans to address these increases. It could be a simple operational change or a complex capital investment. 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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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. It could be a simple operational change or a complex capital investment. 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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

GLN Adds Lodging Technology to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Lodging Technology to the “Energy Management/Guestroom” section of its Green Product & Service directory. Lodging Technology is the pioneer and inventor of infrared occupancy sensor-based hotel energy conservation (1980). For four decades the company has provided innovative energy solutions to the hospitality, classroom and dorm, vacation condo, and military lodging sectors. Lodging Technology’s GEM Link Wireless is: not a thermostat; does not connect to the thermostat; and is not a door lock or TV remote. GEM Link Wireless is “Pure Energy Management”—reduces kWh and kW demand about 40 percent on any HVAC, effectively reducing the total...

Invest Islands Unveils Gran Meliá Lombok Beachfront & Hillside Resort

LOMBOK, INDONESIA—Invest Islands, the leading Asian real estate investment company, has unveiled Gran Meliá Lombok, a new beachfront and hillside resort. Conceived by Invest Islands’ project team in conjunction with Bali-based Inspiral Architecture & Design Studios, and managed by Meliá Hotels International, one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, Gran Meliá Lombok is a masterpiece of high-style, low-impact design that weaves seamlessly into its tropical surroundings. It is located at Torok Bay, a sheltered crescent-shaped stretch of sand on Lombok’s secluded south coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean and framed by emerald headlands and rippling rice fields. Guests and...

Loews Miami Beach Hotel Upgrades to Intellihot Hot Water System

MIAMI—Intellihot, the leading clean technology manufacturer creating sustainable solutions for the built environment, announced its partnership with the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel to upgrade the hotel’s hot water systems. The innovative IQ1505 Intellihot replaced the previous legacy system of three large boilers and 1,200 gallons of stored water, which will reduce energy waste and the hotel’s carbon footprint while improving cost effectiveness. Loews Hotels are deeply committed to reducing environmental impact by participating in standards in harmony with the earth’s natural resources. By replacing the legacy system, Loews Miami Beach will reduce water usage and only heat water on demand. Peak...

Control4 Helps New Zealand Restaurant Achieve New Level of Ambiance

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—At The Fine Lion restaurant and bar in Ashburton, New Zealand, guests are treated to a luxurious, upscale atmosphere that features imported mosaic tiles, brass detailing, lush greenery and contrasting color schemes. It’s what they don’t see, however, that sets the eatery apart from its competition and makes daily operations simpler for staff. With the help of ElectraServe, a local electrical and smart tech integration company, the restaurant installed a Control4 system that consolidates control for lighting, security, heating, cooling, window shades, TVs and audio zones into a single interface that’s accessed through Control4 touch panels or the Control4 mobile app. According to James...

MGM Resorts International Releases 2021 Social Impact & Sustainability Report & Website

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced the publication of its 2021 Social Impact and Sustainability Report and significantly refreshed website. The report and website tell the story of the company’s continuing and steadfast commitment to its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles of embracing humanity and protecting the planet. The report and website (mgmresorts.com/ESG) also highlight the company's strategies, programs and performance focused on creating a more sustainable future and making a positive impact on the lives of employees, guests and communities. “Last year was a time of economic change and disruption, but with it came heightened reflection, ultimately resulting in...

Installing Solar Panels: Important Things You Need to Know

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—One of the greatest threats to humanity at the moment is the depletion of the world and its resources. As a result of various factors like pollution, global warming, and the greenhouse effect, the world is dying a slow death. If you want to stop or postpone this rate of destruction, then you need to switch over to using renewable sources of energy. There are many forms of renewable sources of energy. They are found in nature in abundance. They cannot be depleted. As long as the earth stays, these sources of energy will stay. Solar energy is one such form...

Clean the World Bounces Back from Pandemic, Approaches Plastic Amenity Bottle Solution

Green Lodging News will turn 16 this July. It was approximately three years after the launch of Green Lodging News that Clean the World was launched. Many of you have worked with Clean the World over the years by donating money or new or partially used soap bars and amenity bottles. If, because of the pandemic, you stopped donating, please start again. The need is just as great or greater, especially with the attack of Ukraine by Russia. (Volunteers in Arlington, Va., and Seattle are in the process of assembling 200,000 hygiene kits for victims of the war there....

Green Lodging News Adds Insight Energy Solutions to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Insight Energy Solutions to the Energy Savings Agreements category of its Green Product & Service Directory. Insight Energy Solutions is a thought leader in building energy reduction and sustainability (ESG focused) programs and development. Hotels and resorts are highly seasonal and variable in load and consumption for energy. This makes them ideal candidates for energy conservation measures. Insight Energy Solutions’ approach to hospitality is maximizing energy savings without negatively impacting guest experience and comfort. The company can provide 100 percent of the investment in the technology and equipment (no capital outlay—no risk) to provide...

ENERGY SAVINGS AGREEMENTS

Insight Energy Solutions Energy Savings with No Capital Outlay—NO RISK Insight Energy Solutions is a thought leader in building energy reduction and sustainability (ESG focused) programs and development. Hotels and resorts are highly seasonal and variable in load and consumption for energy. This makes them fantastic candidates for energy conservation measures. Our approach to hospitality is maximizing energy savings without negatively impacting guest experience and comfort. We can provide 100% of the investment in the technology and equipment to provide you with the most energy efficient facility possible while virtually eliminating the financial hurdles associated with investing in the future. For...

DOE Finalizes Two New Rules for General Service Lamps That Will Conserve Energy, Save Money

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has adopted two new rules for light bulbs, also known as general service lamps, that will conserve energy and help consumers save on their energy bills. The first rule establishes a revised definition of general service lamps while the second implements the minimum standard of 45 lumens per watt for light bulbs that meet the revised definition. These rules are part of 100 energy efficiency actions the Biden Administration is completing this year. Once these light bulb rules are in place, DOE expects consumers to save nearly $3 billion per year on their utility bills....