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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.

Honeywell Shortens Training Requirements with INNtool, EngINN

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected hospitality, is shortening training and installation requirements for hotel properties around the world with its design, commissioning and sales software offerings, INNtool and EngINN. The Honeywell INNCOM solutions simplify the design and implementation of its hotel guestroom systems. INNtool is a guestroom design tool that allows real-time, on-property INNCOM system design, HVAC equipment compatibility confirmation, and pricing. This can lower costs for Honeywell partners and authorized system integrators (ASIs) by reducing installation time so they can bid more competitively on projects. EngINN is Honeywell’s on-property system commissioning tool that quickly pushes guestroom configuration...

Solar-Powered Kudadoo Maldives Now Open

LHAVIANI ATOLL, MALDIVES—Crown & Champa Resorts has opened its 100 percent solar-powered Kudadoo Maldives Private Island. The luxury resort is 200 meters long by 200 meters wide and was designed by Yuji Yamazaki. Included on the island are 13 one-bedroom residences and two two-bedroom residences. According to Crown & Champa Resorts, at every point in the design and operation of Kudadoo, the team has carefully selected and purposefully minimized its environmental impact. Together with architect Yuji Yamazaki, Crown & Champa has sourced exclusively eco-conscious materials for the residences, including wood from sustainably managed forests in Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia. Solar...

EarthTronics Introduces High-Efficient LED Wrap Fixture Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new line of high-efficient LED 4-foot Wrap Fixture Series with advanced lighting control capabilities for offices, stairways, bathrooms and storage areas for new construction and retrofit commercial projects. Available in 4000k and 5000K with an 80+ CRI, the LED 4-foot Wrap Fixtures from EarthTronics provide 4410 lumens, operating at 120 to 277 volts. They are equipped with a 0 to 10-volt continuous dimming driver with a dimming range capability of 10 to 100 percent. Advanced control options include daylight harvesting as...

ITW Food Equipment Group to Debut New Products at NAFEM

TROY, OHIO—Advanced commercial dishwashers, cooking equipment, food prep equipment and refrigeration equipment from the ITW Food Equipment Group family of premium brands are making their debut at one of the industry’s most important biannual events; The NAFEM Show 2019. ITW Food Equipment Group and its brands Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, Stero, Somat and Gaylord, are bringing new and industry-leading products to The NAFEM Show, running February 7 to 9 in Orlando, Fla. More than 100 energy-, labor- and cost-saving products will be on display at ITW booths (#3435, #3651, #3644, and #3646), as will Hobart Service, the only...

Their Mission: to Recover Laundry ‘Waste’ Heat Before it Drains

NATIONAL REPORT—Using different technologies, two innovative suppliers are making sure that the energy housed in laundry machines is not just sent down the drain after each wash load. Hotel owners investing in such systems are saving money, water, energy and helping to reduce their environmental impact at the same time. The two companies are AquaRecycle and SHARC International Systems. While AquaRecycle has been helping hoteliers for many years, SHARC International Systems is just beginning to establish a presence in the lodging industry. AquaRecycle specializes in recycling laundry waste water. AquaRecycle has more than 400 systems installed worldwide and has recycled...

Nor-Lake to Showcase New Product at NAFEM Show

ORLANDO, FLA.—Nor-Lake, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, will be displaying a wide array of products in a redesigned booth with interactive video presentation at the NAFEM Show in Orlando, Fla., February 7 to 9, 2019, in booth #3027. One of the many highlights of the booth will be Nor-Lake’s new glass door merchandisers. Refrigerator and freezer model selections include both swing and slide door refrigerators and swing door freezers. Standard features include: LED backlit top panel, providing full illumination of product; Four adjustable shelves per door, providing maximum merchandising flexibility; R290 refrigerant, providing optimum...

Friedrich’s New Ductless Solutions Designed with Installer in Mind

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—As a highly efficient, all-season HVAC solution, ductless systems are increasingly popular for conditioning air faster, maintaining accurate temperatures and reducing energy costs. Now, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other air-conditioning products, is making installation and servicing residential and commercial ductless systems easier than ever. Launched at 2019 AHR Expo, Friedrich’s re-engineered Floating Air Pro and Floating Air Premier ductless solutions featuring FastPro are designed with the HVAC contractor and installer in mind. Friedrich FastPro makes ductless installation and maintenance much simpler, opening up new business opportunities for the trade and decreasing...

FuelCell Energy Attains ISO 14001:2015 Certification

DANBURY, CONN.—FuelCell Energy, Inc., a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, announced that the company received ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS) last quarter reinforcing FuelCell Energy’s core values of continual improvement and commitment to environmental stewardship. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 is the international standard that focuses on practical tools for companies looking to manage their environmental responsibilities. FuelCell Energy, as the largest publicly traded fuel cell manufacturer in the United States and an international supplier to utility companies, municipalities, corporations and...

LaFonda on the Plaza Hotel Named ‘Sustainability Champion’ in Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence

SANTA FE, N.M.—La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel has been named “Sustainability Champion” in the Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide 2018 Awards of Excellence. Each year, the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence honor the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices in multiple categories. The winners were chosen from more than 200 nominees. “Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “These 2018 winners represent more than 400 years of history and include the finest legendary and iconic historic...

Net Zero Hotels Made Easy with Modular Engineering, Tesla Solar Technology

MURRIETA, CALIF.—The pieces to put together a net zero hotel are here and ready to go—and at a cost less than typical hotel construction. So says S2A Modular, a Murrieta, Calif.-based company specializing in electrically self-sustaining, custom luxury homes and commercial buildings such as hotels. S2A Modular combines modular construction techniques with Tesla solar panels and Powerwalls (Powerpacks for larger buildings such as hotels) to create structures that get by without electricity provided by a utility. In fact, S2A buildings are built to provide surplus energy to the local utility when possible, creating “surplus energy income” for the building...