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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.

Electrolux Highlights Lower Emissions in 2018 Sustainability Report

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Electrolux, an appliance industry sustainability leader, reported a 66 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from its operations since 2005, and highlighted how significant investments at manufacturing sites and in new product platforms will make a major contribution to the company achieving its climate targets. In the 2018 Sustainability Report, Electrolux presents facts and figures showing the company’s progress towards its targets in the nine key areas outlined in its sustainability framework, For the Better. Read the full report here. Contributing to the CO2 reduction achieved until 2018, 24 of Electrolux manufacturing sites now only procure electricity from renewable energy sources....

Three Ways to Save Money Through Clean Energy

NATIONAL REPORT—Clean energy isn’t just good for the planet; it can benefit our wallets, too. And luckily, it’s becoming increasingly popular. Last year, renewable sources comprised 33 percent of U.K. energy production. That’s a record level. In switching to greener power sources, U.K. families have contributed to this shift. Many have been able to reduce their energy bills at the same time. There are three key ways to achieve this. Wind Turbines—Wind farms can produce high levels of energy. In fact, 2017 saw U.K. turbines produce more renewable power than ever before. According to experts, this is largely due to...

Onsite Utility Services Capital Announces Partnership with Power Cube

DELAVAN, WIS.—Onsite Utility Services Capital, Inc. (OUS Capital) a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for industrial and commercial businesses, and Power Cube LLC announced a strategic partnership to integrate Power Cube’s variable frequency drive solutions with OUS Capital’s Energy Savings as a Service program. With the variable frequency drive market surpassing annual installations of 2 million units in 2018, and anticipated to exceed $3.5 billion by 2025 (source: Global Market Insight), OUS Capital and Power Cube’s partnership places them in the perfect position to be the front runners of this continued growth. “In the ongoing effort to keep energy costs...

Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report

NATIONAL REPORT—As reported on Green Lodging News, the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AHLA) has released the results of its 2018 Lodging Survey. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR. The survey is funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation. The survey included all properties in the United States with 10 or more guestrooms—nearly 56,000 U.S. properties. With just under 11,500 responses, the overall survey completion rate for the 2018 survey was 21 percent, a gain of six percentage points from 2016. Nine questions fell under “Sustainability,” but other...

Three Questions to Ask if Solar Powered LED Lights are Best for Your Business

It’s clear to many, especially in the lodging and hotel business, that the effort to “go green” has been greater than ever. With the rising costs of energy, the biggest effort is to find renewable, cheap energy that hotels can rely on for decades. The daily use of electricity, water, heat, lighting, and whatever else a tenant or guest may need can make significant use of the most abundant energy source that everyone benefits from daily: the sun. Using renewable energy lowers costs, ensures continued business success, and keeps guests happy without cutting corners in order to set competitive...

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining options and welcoming accommodations. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR, renowned for providing premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for...

HITEC Minneapolis Online Registration & Housing Bureau Open

MINNEAPOLIS—Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), producers of the world’s largest Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), has announced that attendee registration for its HITEC Minneapolis is now available online, as well as hotel reservations. Annually, HITEC highlights the industry’s tech trends and current approach to integrating technology into the hospitality sphere. To set the tone on the first day, award-winning futurist Chris Riddell will present the Opening Keynote, “Beyond Tomorrow—The Human Revolution.” HITEC Minneapolis will be the second, and largest, HITEC event of 2019 and is from June 17 to 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. “Annually...

Nuvola, Evolutix Integrate Guestroom Automation, Energy Management Solutions

MIAMI—Nuvola, a hotel optimization and guest engagement platform known for its intuitive user interface, announces their partnership with Evolutix to integrate their guestroom automation and energy management solutions into Nuvola’s comprehensive software. Now available to hoteliers, the joint efforts between both companies offer the hospitality industry an energy savings ROI platform that can significantly reduce utility expenses while delivering optimization solutions to cost-effectively manage, track and optimize each department. Nuvola’s comprehensive hotel software combined with Evolutix’s automation technologies allows hotel clients and their guests to benefit from service optimization and IoT guestroom services, all in one platform. From the convenience...

Recycling the Past Business Leads to Flophouze Hotel in Round Top, Texas

ROUND TOP, TEXAS—Shipping containers that used to travel the world have found a perfect home as creative lodgings—the Flophouze Hotel—on nearly eight acres in Round Top, Texas. It makes sense that they would given owner Matt White’s affection toward “recycling the past.” Recycling the Past is the name of White’s architectural salvage business that offers everything from wooden beams and flooring to aircraft parts. The shipping container “hotel” is a natural outgrowth of White’s long-time interest in preserving everything old. Each of the six shipping containers that is currently available for around $250 a night is unique in its design. Wherever...

Honeywell Launches INNCOM INNcontrol5

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, announces the launch of INNCOM INNcontrol 5, an intuitive and powerful platform for energy management and guestroom control. The INNcontrol 5 (IC5) system lets operators monitor and manage guestroom controls across an entire hotel property in real time to identify and resolve issues before they affect guests, track energy usage, and deliver better operational efficiency. IC5 collects guestroom data and presents it on a configurable dashboard that displays key performance indicators (KPIs) that impact property operations and functions. Dashboards display KPI metrics that can include energy utilization property wide and by individual guestroom...