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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.

LEDtronics Adds to Lineup of Low-Profile LED Canopy Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics presents a UL-listed, surface-mount, dimmable addition to its lineup of low-profile LED canopy lights for parking garages and other area lighting applications, both indoors and outdoors. Consuming only 45 watts, the luminaire replaces HID lights of up to 175 watts—an energy savings of up to 75 percent—offering an output of 5,000 lumens of pure white (5000K) bright illumination through a white, frosted lens. This translates into luminous efficacy of 111 lumens per watt. It operates on a wide voltage range of 100-277VAC, as well as a wide operating temperature range of -40°F to ~+104°F. The compact CNP000-PG-045WF has an...

SmartFaucet Solves Sensor Faucet Problems, Saves Money, Prevents Waste & Water Damage

IRVINE, CALIF.—Sensor faucets may be smart, but they are not smart enough. So says Irvine, Calif.-based entrepreneur Joanna Boey. She is the VP Sales/Marketing for SmartFaucets, a company that focuses on improving the guest experience while reducing water consumption and related costs at the same time. You may have experienced malfunctioning sensor faucets—waving your hands with no response below the faucet. “Half the time the touchless faucet fails—the battery fails,” Boey says. The electronic eye can also get dirty, further increasing the chance of malfunction. The valve may also malfunction two or three times a year. Ultimately, the sensor faucet...

Hotel of Tomorrow Project Unveils Seven New Hospitality Concepts

CHICAGO—What will hotels of the future look like and how will they function? The Hotel of Tomorrow Project (HOT Project), a global think tank of industry leaders, seeks to answer that question. After an eight-month collaborative effort, which included regular and virtual reality meetups on a custom-built HOT airship in the metaverse, a team of more than 200 including representatives from Hilton, IHG and Marriott hotels, along with technology experts and hospitality school students has unveiled seven future hotel visions. “When you gather and collaborate with many of the most innovative minds in the hospitality industry from owners to operators to...

Could the Hospitality Industry Do More to Combat Carbon Emissions?

NATIONAL REPORT—A study by The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance revealed that the hotel industry needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 66 percent per room by 2030. As the pressure grows on businesses to reduce their carbon emissions, there have been talks of how the accommodation industry can do its part. Worldwide organizations like The United Nations and International Tourism Partnership have committed to working with hoteliers and accommodation owners to reduce emissions. Whether it is reducing the use of single-use plastics in your hotel or investing in renewable energy sources, making sustainability a goal for your hotel can help the accommodation industry...

Silent Resorts & EcoIsland Development Announce World’s First Fully Sustainable, Zero Carbon, Solar-Powered Yacht & Residence Club

ELIZABETH ISLAND, BAHAMAS—Ushering in a new era for Caribbean vacation home communities, Silent Resorts and EcoIsland Development announce Club Ki’ama Bahamas, the world’s first equity club to offer ultra-sustainable solar residences and carbon neutral solar yachts. Club Ki’ama is located within the new Ki’ama Bahamas enclave on Elizabeth Island, minutes from Great Exuma. It represents a one-of-a-kind co-ownership opportunity that combines luxurious solar-powered, oceanfront homes with a fleet of solar-powered and crewed yachts, as well as electric day boats, a beach club, spa, and restaurant. Construction begins in May 2022, and, upon completion, Club Ki’ama will have the lowest environmental impact of any development in the...

Capstone to Provide 16 Microturbine Unites to California Customers

VAN NUYS, CALIF.—Capstone Green Energy Corp., a global leader in carbon reduction and on-site resilient green Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions, announced that Cal Microturbine, exclusive distributor for California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, has secured six orders for C65 microturbines throughout the state of California. The 16 C65 units will be installed for customers in the agriculture, oil and gas, and hospitality industries. The systems are expected to be commissioned in early 2023. In all cases, Capstone’s microturbine technology was selected for its ability to reduce energy costs while providing reliable, low emissions power. The microturbines will be...

WAYAM Mundo Imperial Highlights Eco-Hospitality as First LEED-Certified Hotel in Mérida

MERIDA, MEXICO—Earth Day is every day at WAYAM Mundo Imperial, where every inch of the hotel is carefully designed to offer guests the perfect balance of wellness and tranquility. As the first LEED-certified property in historic Mérida, WAYAM welcomes guests to coexist with nature and celebrate the lush landscape of its historic backdrop. From aromatherapy in common areas to a water tasting menu offering guests select local waters to sample, the amenities at WAYAM complement the hotel’s strategic location and green facilities. In addition to solar paneling, all the windows at WAYAM face east, generating a high solar reflectivity and therefore...

ITW Showcased Kitchen Equipment Innovations at NRA Show

TROY, OHIO—The ITW Food Equipment Group welcomed food and hospitality industry professionals to see its latest customer-driven innovations in kitchen equipment at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago. High-performance, energy-efficient commercial kitchen products and smart technologies from brands including Hobart, Traulsen, Baxter, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, IBEX, Stero and Somat were on display at McCormick Center. This year, two brands from the ITW Food Equipment Group had equipment featured in the Kitchen Innovations Award booth. The IBEX rapid-cook oven is first-in-the-world equipment that delivers combi oven quality at speed oven times. Using radio frequency that is constantly analyzing and adjusting based...

A. O. Smith Water Heaters Receive Energy Star Honor

ASHLAND CITY, TENN.—A. O. Smith, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential water heaters, has once again been named an Energy Star Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence Award winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy for helping Americans save energy and reduce carbon emissions at home. A family-founded business with 148 years of American manufacturing expertise, A. O. Smith offers more than 1,000 Energy Star certified products across its brand portfolio, including high efficiency residential water heaters that one can purchase at Lowe’s. This marks the fourth consecutive year that...

Projects Light Years Beyond ‘Low-Hanging’ Fruit

Utilizing breakthroughs in design and technology, hotel owners and designers around the world are establishing new benchmarks for what it means to be a “dark” green hotel—one that has gone far beyond investing in easy low-hanging fruit. As published previously on Green Lodging News, Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton just opened within the last two weeks in Connecticut. It is believed to be the first net-zero hotel in the United States. It will utilize renewable solar power sources on site to generate the electricity needed for its common areas, restaurant, laundry, meeting rooms and 165 guestrooms and...