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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.

Dexwet’s New Air Filtration Solution Now Available in the U.S.

NEW YORK—Dexwet, a global innovative air filtration, production, and development company based in the United States, announced its newest and most effective filtration will now be available to HVAC and facility service providers for residential and commercial installation. Dexwet Pure Air Filters are scientifically proven to improve air quality by capturing hazardous ultra-fine dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and other airborne particles that can cause health problems. Unlike traditional fiber filters, Dexwet uses scientific principles of airflow to channel air through a maze of plastic rods that permanently capture airborne particles in a non-toxic oil solution while allowing pure, clean air...

VDA Group Acquires 53 Percent of Telkonet

ITALY—VDA Group, an Italian multinational operating in the field of guest room management systems designed for the hospitality industry, has acquired 53 percent of the shares of Telkonet, Inc., a U.S.-based company listed on the OTC market and operating in the field of energy management systems. The new Group—with 7,000 properties and 2,450,000 products installed in facilities located in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia—stands as the largest global player in a market currently without leadership, to define the future of the industry by emphasizing the value of people in the development of technologies aimed at comfort...

Acuity Partners with Microsoft to Enable Sustainable Building Solutions

ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc., a market-leading industrial technology company, announced it is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to bring new capabilities to Acuity Brands smart lighting, lighting controls, and building automation solutions. Acuity Brands has a bold goal to avoid 100m metric tons of carbon emissions as a result of projected 2020-2030 sales of LED luminaires, lighting controls, and building management systems replacing older technologies in existing buildings.  By combining the power of Microsoft’s Cloud for Sustainability and Microsoft Azure IoT with Acuity Brands customer solutions, Acuity Brands and Microsoft will jointly enable end customers, operating many types of facilities and buildings, to forecast and calculate the environmental and financial impacts that these new lighting and building management technologies deliver. “We estimate that building operations contribute 28 percent of global carbon emissions. By...

Tivoli Lighting Offers Magic Linear Bar for Maximum Color Options

IRVINE, CALIF.—With more than 50 years of innovation and linear lighting leadership, Tivoli Lighting introduces its Magic Linear Bar offering more than one million color options for architectural lighting for building facades, bridges, and media display applications. Available in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-foot units, Magic Linear Bar provides high-color resolution with three (3) pixels per foot, delivering 44 frames per second. The linear fixture delivers dynamic resolution control ranging from the entire fixture length down to 4” segments with red, green, blue and white (4000K) LED channels. The fixture can be precisely synchronized with a standard DMX-12/Artnet system and ESD...

Scandic to Open Climate-Neutral Hotel in Sundsvall

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Skanska for a new 210-room hotel in downtown Sundsvall. The new hotel, which will be attractively located in the city’s harbor area, will be built of wood, giving it a very high environmental standard. The hotel is expected to open during 2024. The hotel will be called Scandic Sundsvall Central. The hotel, which will be ideally located next to Sundsvall’s harbor and railway station, will have 210 rooms and a cozy restaurant and bar area on the ground floor. One floor up, guests will be able to enjoy the hotel’s...

LEDtronics Adds New Generation of Dimmable Linear LED High Bays

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics has introduced a new generation of dimmable Linear LED High Bays to their product lineup. The low-profile fixture offers superior light output in a compact, lightweight body that delivers all the longevity, premium performance, reliability, and energy efficiency of LED lighting technology. The Title 24 compliant LHB002 has an integrated dimmer that dims and shuts off the luminaire, while its microwave motion sensors activate it upon movement detection. Available options include luminaires for externally controlled 0-10V dimmers, lux detecting luminaires and DALI interface lighting systems. The Linear High Bay replaces old-technology metal halide and high-pressure sodium bay lights in...

Battery Innovations Make Giving Up Canned Chafing Fuel Even More of a No Brainer

NATIONAL REPORT—Canned gel chafing fuel remains the primary heating choice for upwards of 90 percent of the hospitality industry for chafing dishes and other similar food and beverage containers according to industry experts. That is bad news for the environment and hotel owners, however, when one considers canned fuel’s inefficiency, its cost, its many hazards while in use, and its carbon and other negative impacts throughout the supply chain. In fact, says David Moreland, Chief Bottle Washer for Smart Buffet Ware, when you burn canned fuel, 78 percent of the fuel is heating the atmosphere—not what is intended to...

Green Lodging News Adds Evolution Energy Partners to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Consultants/Energy Management” category. Evolution is a full-service energy management, engineering, and consulting firm offering best-in-class sustainability, energy efficiency, procurement, and analytical solutions. The company’s mission is to advise, design, procure, and build solutions that provide measured value to its client’s sustainable footprint. Evolution does this through effective energy management and increased efficiency while maximizing savings to the organization. Evolution’s customers enjoy a positive impact on the bottom line by leveraging a comprehensive suite of services that mitigate risk, enhance stakeholder/asset value, and...

SportsArt Unveils G260 Rower That Generates Electricity

SEATTLE—SportsArt, a leader in sustainable fitness and green solutions for over 40 years, showcased its expanded ECO-POWR offering at CES 2022, the world’s premier consumer electronics show. Unlike other competitors on the market, the new G260 is the only rower that has a built-in patented microinverter allowing users to generate electricity and offset their carbon footprint while enjoying a high-intensity workout. Other exclusive features include: Fingertip controls integrated within the handlebar allow users to effortlessly adjust resistance levels on-the-fly, allowing for greater training variability and control; The electromagnetic braking system mimics the real-world feeling of rowing on the water; Biomechanically focused...

Nora Lighting’s LED Linear Fixture Now Features Selectable CCT

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s 120V Bravo FROST LED Linear fixture now features Selectable CCT, allowing the end-user to change the color temperature from a warm 3000K to a cooler 3500K or 4000K, depending on the venue. With tunable technology, end-users can modify the “lighting landscape,” offering more variety and control in a residential or commercial setting. Nora’s low profile Bravo Frost fixture is less than 1” in depth and is designed for use under cabinets, within shelves and displays, or in architectural coves. Delivering 850 lumens per foot in various lengths from 12” to 32”, Bravo FROST has a sleek white...