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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.

ITW Food Equipment Group Introduces SmartConnect365

GLENVIEW, ILL.—ITW Food Equipment Group has announced the launch of the Hobart SmartConnect app, the first in ITW Food Equipment Group’s SmartConnect365 suite of apps designed to connect end-users to various WiFi-enabled commercial kitchen equipment across ITW Food Equipment Group brands such as Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Foster, Bonnet and more. SmartConnect is the smart way to stay connected to the kitchen. Simply download the SmartConnect app and connect to any WiFi-enabled ITW Food Equipment Group devices using your existing WiFi network. The app gives power to the user to monitor kitchen equipment remotely, providing real-time access and analysis to machine data right from the palm of...

Baltimore Aircoil Highlights ENDURADRIVE Fan System for Ideal Cooling

BALTIMORE, MD.—The Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) ENDURADRIVE  Fan System ensures unmatched peace of mind in the operation of mission-critical cooling applications through a dramatically simplified design. The ENDURADRIVE Fan System features permanent magnet, direct-drive technology, in which the fan motor is directly coupled to the fan, eliminating the need for intermediary moving parts like gears or belts. The advanced design is specifically engineered so that the motor, VFD, and cooling tower work together to provide unparalleled reliability. The ENDURADRIVE Fan System’s design reduces the risk and cost of failures due to moisture ingress, with upgraded insulation, a double O-ring, a...

Company’s Titanium Dioxide Coated Light Bulbs Save Energy, Sanitize, Deodorize at Same Time

RIGBY, IDAHO—An enhanced technology used on the International Space Station to purify and clean the air—Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis—is being used by Rigby, Idaho-based Pure-Light Technologies, Inc. on its indoor and outdoor LED light bulbs to produce super oxygen molecules that dissolve viruses, bacteria, mold and break down toxic VOCs. The bulbs are coated with an ultra-thin layer of Titanium Dioxide. According to Pure-Light, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is one of the more common elements in the world and is rated as inert and non-toxic (MSDS rating). Because it is non-toxic, it is used in a large variety of items including vitamins,...

EdgeEnergy & Verdek to Install Single-Phase Fast Chargers

CINCINNATI—EdgeEnergy, a subsidiary of Single Phase Power Solutions (SPPS), has added Verdek Green Technologies to their sales channel. As an authorized reseller, Verdek Green will offer EdgeEnergy single-phase EV rapid charging station technology along with their other EV charging station equipment in their repertoire. EdgeEnergy designs and manufactures rapid EV charging stations utilizing single-phase utility service rather than three-phase service which is unavailable in much of the country. Their products are ideal for remote areas without access to three-phase power. EdgeEnergy’s products offer an easily deployable and cost-effective way to expand EV rapid charging infrastructure in areas where range...

Radisson Hotel Group & Allego Partner to Develop Charging Network for Electric Vehicles

MINNETONKA, MINN.—Radisson Hotel Group and Allego announced a strategic partnership to provide a Green Mobility network throughout Europe. This partnership aims to deploy and operate ultra-fast, fast, and regular (AC) charging solutions for electric vehicles in over 220 Radisson Hotel Group locations across Europe, starting in the U.K. and the Nordics, with other European countries including Germany, France, and the Netherlands to follow. Under the terms of the agreement, the cooperation targets that each European Radisson Hotel Group property can offer EV charging to its guests on site by 2025. Allego deploys and manages a range of charging solutions, accessible to...

Former CEO of LG Fuel Cells Joins SolarWindow

NEW YORK—SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., developer of transparent LiquidElectricity coatings and processes which generate electricity on plastics and glass, announced the appointment of Dr. In Jae Chung who will lead development of SolarWindow products and new technologies as Global Director, Technology & Product Innovation. Dr. Chung served as CEO at LG Fuel Cell Systems, and previously as Chief Technology Officer at LG Display, a business unit reporting over $20 billion in annual sales and supported by more than 15,000 patents. Dr. Chung is a C-level multinational executive with 30 years of experience in intellectual property, new product development and manufacturing,...

Costa Rica’s Marriott Hacienda Belén Installs a Microgrid

BOSTON—CPG Hospitality and Enjoy Group, owners of Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belén, announced the hotel is installing a microgrid controlled, optimized, and managed by Heila Technologies, representing the first of the Marriott chain in Latin America to deploy the technology. The microgrid will allow the hotel to avoid 20.8 tons of CO2 per year, reduce electricity consumption, have energy coverage, and increase resilience against electrical outages. A microgrid is an integrated, low-voltage energy generation and distribution system made of solar panels, storage batteries, energy inverters, and control software that manages the generation, storage, and distribution of the energy produced. Microgrids can be controlled...

Budderfly Signs Nationwide Agreement with Lennox International

SHELTON, CONN.—Budderfly, the fastest-growing firm in the North American Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service (EEaaS) market, announced the company has partnered with Lennox International, a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The nationwide agreement allows Budderfly to quickly scale its no upfront cost HVAC replacement program with the addition of Lennox Model L, an ultra-high efficiency rooftop unit, as well as expert service and maintenance on Lennox and other HVAC brands. For information on Budderfly’s HVAC replacement program, visit www.budderfly.com/landing/hvac-contact. “Budderfly’s EEaaS is truly unique in the industry, and our Model L rooftop unit is the perfect complement to enable them to replace...

Green Lodging News Adds HSSI to Directory in Window Film Category

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Hotel Sustainability Solutions, Inc. (HSSI) to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Window Film category. In collaboration with HSSI’s Integrated Sustainability Solutions Platforms, Window Film Depot (WFD) provides nationwide window film and graphics products and services to HSSI clients nationwide—a wide range of high-performance film applications which achieve energy efficiency, safety, and aesthetically pleasing solutions by applying state of the art interior/exterior 3M Window Films, plus DefenseLite/BulletShield—proprietary security film technology products. WFD brings 29 years of extensive hospitality experience within its 25,000 completed projects, receiving highest customer satisfaction ratings. WFD brings an expansive...

MaxLite Joins Lighting Controls Association

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions, has joined the Lighting Controls Assn., the industry organization dedicated to promoting adoption of lighting controls in commercial buildings. MaxLite recently launched c-Max Lighting Controls (www.maxlite.com/cmax), a patent pending design that makes it easy to add luminaire-level lighting controls to indoor and outdoor applications. By purchasing c-Max low voltage sensors along with MaxLite controls-ready luminaires, customers can achieve energy savings beyond LED conversion in the most simple and affordable way. Commissioning is done via remote control or an app to add basic or networking controls functionality. Controls can be added during installation or...