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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: 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. 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.

SensorSuite Names Glen Spry CEO & President

TORONTO—SensorSuite Inc. announced that it has appointed Glen Spry its new CEO and President. “There is enormous opportunity for SensorSuite awaiting us, and we couldn’t be happier with Glen joining our family, helping us scale the business and supporting our customers to achieve  continued success,” said Robert Platek of SensorSuite, former CEO & Founder. Spry brings decades of experience to the company and has a proven record of taking customer-centric technology companies like SensorSuite to the next level. In Spry’s previous career, following the successful IPO of Genesis Energy and subsequent business restructure, he was appointed the head of Genesis Energy’s business...

Verdant Named a Fastest Growing Company in North America

MONTREAL, QUEBEC—Verdant announced it ranked No. 418 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America now in its 25th year. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2015 to 2018. Verdant grew 218 percent during this period. Alain Belanger, Verdant CEO, credits demand for Verdant energy-management solutions to increasing energy costs, revised building code mandates and the benefits derived from utility program rebates. Increased brand awareness, repeat business from loyal customers, and the easy-to-install plug-and-play nature...

HX, BDNY Filled with Impactful, Creative Examples of Product Innovation

The Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience trade shows wrapped up this past week at the Javits Center in New York City. While HX looked the smallest it has ever been, together with BDNY the two shows were formidable to cover. On my radar this year was what was newsy and new. Here then is what I found most interesting at this year’s shows: The Humble Co. featured its bamboo toothbrushes, natural toothpaste and other products. The toothbrush handles are made of easily biodegradable bamboo and the bristles out of nylon, a durable material that degrades...

LowerMyDemandCharges.com Launches Throughout United States

HOLLYWOOD, FLA.—LowerMyDemandCharges.com announced its launch in the United States with its full suite of commercial energy and expense reduction solutions—electricity procurement/supplier auto-switching, bill auditing services, bill negotiation services, and super-quick payback HVAC/Refrigeration energy efficiency retrofit devices for energy- and money-savings of 10 to 80 percent. The new company is owned and operated by Danny Tseng. He has experience working as an independent consultant with cleantech startup and certified B Corporation, Viv Network, LLC of Westport, Conn., and as a marketing partner for the manufacturer of the energy efficiency retrofit devices, Raleigh, N.C.-based Madison Energy Group (themadisonenergygroup.com), which has helped...

Nora Lighting’s iLENE LED Mini Cylinders Feature Comfort Dim Technology

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s iLENE LED Mini Cylinders now feature Comfort Dim technology, a color tuning option that creates a warm ambience in residential and hospitality settings. Comfort Dim fine tunes the Kelvin temperature from a bright 3100K to an intimate 2000K on a gradual, even curve. This technology is offered on the entire iLENE series: 2” (15W), 3” (30W) and 5” (40W) diameters. The fixtures are available in black, silver and white finish. The versatile iLENE has three field-changeable optics: spot, narrow flood and flood. Cylinders can be surface-mounted or pendant-mounted with a field adjustable 96” cable. A canopy-mounted driver allows...

YOTEL Amsterdam Opens with Top Notch Sustainability Credentials

AMSTERDAM—YOTEL has opened its doors in Amsterdam. Complete with an all-day dining concept, a stunning deck and a one of a kind outdoor cinema, the 202-cabin hotel offers a slick experience enhanced by clever use of technology and sustainable design at a surprisingly affordable price. The brand’s first hotel in mainland Europe, YOTEL Amsterdam is at the epicenter of the up-and-coming Buiksloterham neighborhood, built on the sunny bank of the Tolhuis Canal. Home to start-ups and creative businesses, the area is also brimming with hip bars, experimental festivals and modern architecture, making it an ideal base for modern travelers. Cabins—YOTEL speak...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Majestic International to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Majestic International to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Linens & Towels and Robes & Slippers categories. Majestic International offers an eco-friendly robe and towel program that requires less detergent, saves 20 percent in drying time and reduces water consumption by 30 percent. The products are 100 percent natural and biodegradable yet thick and thirsty and luxurious. The biodegradable slippers made from jute will reduce landfills yet pamper guests. Call (203) 373-1853 or e-mail Wendy Thompson at w.thompson@majesticinternational.com for more information. Glenn Hasek can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

MGM Resorts Announces Bold Vision for Social Impact & Sustainability

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced an evolved vision for social impact and sustainability including setting goals to bolster diversity and inclusion, donate millions of meals and continue offering scholarship and educational opportunities for employees and their families. Through a commitment to be “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet,” MGM Resorts is committing to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests and in the communities where the company operates. “As a company with a global presence and more than 80,000 employees worldwide, MGM Resorts recognizes...

Interface Announces Mission Zero Success, Commits to Climate Take Back

ATLANTA—Interface announced Mission Zero success ahead of its original 2020 target. Over the past 25 years, the company drove significant improvements across all key sustainability metrics internally and throughout its supply chain to help meet its objectives. And, Interface galvanized others along the way to implement more sustainable business practices. This created a positive ripple effect that helped the company not only achieve but also extend Mission Zero far beyond its original intentions. Interface’s direction and influence has helped countless others reduce their environmental footprint and work toward net zero impact within their own organizations. Based on 25 years of...

Verdant to Showcase Guestroom Thermostats, More at HX

MONTREAL—Hoteliers looking for ways to slash their hotels’ energy bills can visit Verdant next week at HX: The Hotel Experience Powered by AAHOA. Verdant’s simple, smart and intuitive guestroom thermostats combine smart occupancy sensors with patented cloud software features to set-back temperature while guests are away and reduce energy consumption when rooms are unoccupied. Verdant solutions—including its new ZX energy-management thermostat and its popular, field-proven VX solution—will be on display in Booth 1315 November 10 to 11 at the Javits Center in New York. “Verdant solutions are being installed in about 50 buildings each month with no signs of slowing,” said...