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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

Home Energy Management
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.

Urban Solar Releases Streamline Solar Series

BEAVERTON, ORE.—Urban Solar announces the release of an all new solar lighting product line, the Streamline Solar Series. To meet the demands of a growing commercial solar lighting market for a compact and aesthetically-pleasing area lighting solution, the Streamline Solar Series is the first system in Urban Solar’s lineup to incorporate lithium-ion battery technology. Lithium-ion batteries are long-lasting, recyclable and can be replaced by the user at the end of their lifecycle. For parks, pathways, playgrounds and other open urban environments, the Streamline Solar Series delivers superior brightness and exceptional return on investment compared to a grid-connected solution that requires...

Vulcan Versatile Chef Station Earns 2018 StarChefs Innovator Award

TROY, OHIO—Vulcan, the food equipment manufacturer known for quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, is the winner of the esteemed 2018 StarChefs International Chefs Congress Innovator Award for Heavy Equipment for the Versatile Chef Station (VCS). Awarded during the 13th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress, held October 21 to 23, 2018, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Innovator Awards recognize kitchen equipment at the vanguard of product development. As a one-of-a-kind product in the United States, the Vulcan VCS offers chefs the ability to sear, braise, simmer, steam, boil, shallow fry, sauté and retherm, all with one state-of-the-art multi-function cooking station that...

LEDtronics Adds New Series of LED Flat Panel Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF—LEDtronics announces its new series of tunable, multimode LED flat panel lights with selectable wattage and white color temperature. The UL-listed panels feature standby dimming, as well as an adjustable occupancy/daylight sensor. Available in 1x4, 2x2 and 2x4 ft sizes, the “CT” series of tunable LED flat panel lights are ideal replacements for fluorescent fixtures and tube lights in recessed luminaires. Their ultra slim profile fits seamlessly into standard dropped troffer and parabolic fixtures in most T-bar ceilings to deliver adjustable ambient lighting for interior spaces. Offering the flexibility to customize wattage in 5 watt increments and adjust color temperature...

Vail Resorts Announces Wind Energy Contract, Plan to Eliminate Single-Use Dining Plastics

BROOMFIELD, COLO.—Vail Resorts, Inc. took major steps in its Commitment to Zero, as the company announced a long-term wind energy contract to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100 percent of its estimated FY 2019 North American operations by 2020. Additionally, Vail Resorts announced a partnership with Eco-Products to supply all its North American restaurants with compostable and recycled-content items and eliminate conventional single-use plastics, a process which will begin during the 2018-19 winter season. “As a growing company, deeply connected to the outdoors, we made a commitment last year to address our most pressing global and...

Mission Linen Supply Earns LEED Silver for Newark Facility

NEWARK, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and supplies, has been honored with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its plant in Newark, Calif. The plant, which celebrated its grand opening in February 2018 and serves organizations throughout the Bay Area, includes a wide variety of “green” features. LEED certification, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement offered through the U.S. Green Building Council, is awarded to facilities that are built to save water, energy and resources while generating less waste and supporting human health. Mission’s Newark plant received 52 points...

Wynn Las Vegas Joins EPA’s Green Power Partnership

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Las Vegas marks a new renewable energy milestone with its acceptance into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a collective of organizations that are voluntarily leading the innovation, production and use of green energy in America. The distinction comes less than five months after the debut of the Wynn Solar Facility, a new 160-acre solar complex solely dedicated to generating renewable energy to power the Las Vegas resort. Combined with 103,000 square feet of on-site rooftop solar panels, Wynn Las Vegas is creating and using more than 45 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually,...

CaraGreen Adds Havelock Wool Insulation to Materials Collection

RALEIGH, N.C.—CaraGreen, a distributor of sustainable building materials, has recently added Havelock Wool Insulation to its collection of healthy building materials. Havelock is an ideal insulating material for both new construction and remodels. Wool is a well-known insulator but is unlike any other insulation medium with regard to moisture management. The inherent characteristics of the fiber allow for moisture to be regulated against 65 percent relative humidity—actively absorbing and desorbing. It is a keratin so it does not support the growth of mold. Also unique is a wool fiber’s ability to increase air quality through passive filtration. The amino acids in wool will...

LED Replacement for 1000W HID Available from Current by GE

BOSTON—Current, powered by GE unveiled a new LED replacement lamp designed to replace 1000W high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. In addition to using 60 percent less energy, the product fits existing HID lamp fixtures and is wired to bypass the ballast, eliminating the need for future ballast replacements. With a majority of U.S. industrial facilities still relying on HID lighting, a product like the 1000W LED replacement has the potential to slash lighting electricity consumption, save millions of dollars and remove hazardous materials nationwide. “This 1000W HID replacement lamp fills an important void in the market for our industrial, warehouse...

CIRQ+ is Finalist for HX TECHPitch November 11

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—CIRQ+, a disruptive IoT technology, has been selected as one of five finalists for the HX TECHPitch, a technology innovation competition Sunday, November 11, from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. as part of HX at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. HX, set for November 11 and 12, is a high visibility, hospitality focused conference that is attended by more than 7,000 hotel owners, GMs and operators from around the world. CIRQ+ Founder and CEO Yani Deros will have a 1:11 to 1:18 p.m. window to pitch the innovative solution followed by questions and feedback...

Glorietta Bay Inn Invests in Eco-Friendly Operations

CORONADO, CALIF.—The historic Glorietta Bay Inn  announced several recent investments in environmental initiatives and sustainable solutions for daily hotel operations. The initiatives include installing a new renewable energy source, implementing a chemical-free cleaning program and introducing a digital application to reduce paper waste across several different hotel departments. Recently, Glorietta Bay Inn installed more than nine large solar panels to generate its own renewable energy to power lighting, HVAC, heat water and more around the resort. As the first historic hotel in the region to install solar panels, Glorietta Bay Inn looks to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. Located on Coronado Island, the...