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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.

Lutron Electronics Announces Senior Leadership Team Evolution

COOPERSBURG, PA.—Lutron Electronics, a leading provider of smart lighting and shading control systems, announced the evolution of its senior leadership team. Executive Vice-Presidents Ramin Mehrganpour and Ed Blair have been appointed Lutron Co-Presidents as part of its senior leadership team development. Current President Mike Pessina will continue as Lutron’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, leading long-term strategy development with Chairwoman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Susan Hakkarainen. “Susan and I are very proud of Ramin, Ed, and our entire leadership team,” said Pessina. “They understand our customers and business, have a long-term vision for continual growth, and work together to maintain Lutron’s position...

Geyser Thermal Energy Brings Energy Efficiency to Tyram Lakes Eco Resort

DONCASTER, U.K.—As the eagerly-awaited opening approaches of the luxury Tyram Lakes eco resort, which incorporates 325 eco lodges and a 104-bedroom hotel over 165 acres, Geyser Thermal Energy has confirmed that its unique holistic design will utilize 90 percent less energy than fossil fuel systems—all of which will be achieved without sacrificing any comfort whatsoever. During the summer, the system will use 100 percent less energy, making the Tyram Lakes resort completely carbon neutral during the high season. According to Alexander Pearce, CEO of the developers, Rothgen, Geyser Thermal Energy’s technology will see the entire new complex in Yorkshire run with...

Green Lodging News Adds ChemxWorks to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added ChemxWorks to its Green Product & Service Directory. The company’s D-CARBONATOR soak tank removes carbon buildup and the worst fats, oil and grease (F.O.G.) from kitchen equipment (aluminum baking pans, hood filters, baking racks, floor mats and more) using heated water in combination with safe, eco-friendly and proprietary detergent CarbonZyme. The D-CARBONATOR operates at a temperature of 185˚F/85˚C. Equipment removed from the unit is fully sanitized and bacteria free. It saves on labor, utilities, water, equipment and chemicals. The D-CARBONATOR is 12 times less costly to operate than a 3-compartment sink and cleans better...

Foodservice Equipment/Soak Tanks

ChemxWorks Clean & Conserve—Without Scrubbing! The D-CARBONATOR soak tank from ChemxWorks removes carbon buildup and the worst fats, oil and grease (F.O.G.) from kitchen equipment (aluminum baking pans, hood filters, baking racks, floor mats and more) using heated water in combination with our safe, eco-friendly and proprietary detergent CarbonZyme®. The D-CARBONATOR operates at a temperature of 185˚F/85˚C. Equipment removed from the unit is fully sanitized and bacteria free. It saves on labor, utilities, water, equipment and chemicals. The D-CARBONATOR is 12 times less costly to operate than a 3-compartment sink and cleans better than a dishwasher. The stand-alone unit plugs into...

Nora Lighting Releases Three New Catalogs

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has released three new catalogs to assist Nora representatives in their marketing activities: a comprehensive Pocket Guide/Edition 9; the Product Preview/Summer 2019; and a Linear/Accent Lighting Catalog. The literature is available free to industry professionals by calling Nora at (800) 686-6672, e-mailing marketing@noralighting.com, or by downloading at noralighting.com.  Nora Pocket Guide /Edition 9—The 360-page Pocket Guide features more than 2,000+ residential and commercial lighting products and accessories, with a special emphasis on Nora’s state-of-the-art LED series. Designed as a quick reference tool, the Pocket Guide offers detailed information on all Nora products with individual photos, specification charts,...

New 1 Hotel Opens in West Hollywood

LOS ANGELES—1 Hotels has opened its fourth property and West Coast flagship, 1 West Hollywood. Formerly The Jeremy, the property has undergone a total transformation, taking its cues from the raw natural beauty of the Southern California landscape. The property will continue to be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm. When it comes to sustainable hospitality, 1 Hotels walks the walk. With an Energy Star score of 95, “1 WeHo” will be one of the most energy-efficient hotels in L.A. Among its property-wide conservation practices is the inclusion of...

Legrand Introduces New Solar Charging Kit

WEST HARTFORD, CONN.—Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and network infrastructure solutions, announced the launch of the new Solar Charging Kit, further growing its line of outdoor power solutions that deliver safe, permanent power outside. With a clean, sleek aesthetic, the Solar Charging Kit quickly, and easily, adds USB charging for mobile devices to commercial and hospitality outdoor spaces without the time or hassle of a full construction project. Each kit includes a solar panel assembly with battery, all necessary wiring, a mounting collar and three charging shelves. Shelving units offer two USB-A ports that are illuminated and protected with...

Ecolab Ahead of Pace to Save Enough Water for 1 Billion People

PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, has released its 2018 corporate sustainability report, Accelerating Meaningful Change, which highlights its work with leading companies throughout the world to reduce environmental impact and drive cost savings. The 2018 publication is Ecolab’s 12th annual corporate sustainability report. “Whether it’s saving water or reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions, there’s a growing realization that these priorities go hand-in-hand with business growth and profitability,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “By the nature of our work, we help companies achieve their operational and sustainability goals.” Highlights from...

Kohler Releases Third Social Impact Report

KOHLER, WIS.—Kohler Co., a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, has released its third public Social Impact report. As in years past, the report examines Kohler’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and positively impact local and global communities. The company’s report centers on three key programmatic areas: Stewardship, Innovation for Good (IfG) and Sustainability. This year, a new format offers the report in two different versions, one focusing on key metrics and the other highlighting achievements through visual storytelling focusing on people, events, actions and partnerships. Kohler’s social impact work continues to be...

Energy Code Development Begins: Commercial Proposals

With millions of commercial and apartment buildings in the United States, an improved model building energy code can make a significant difference when it comes to reducing energy waste, saving owners and tenants money on their utility bills, and avoiding power plant pollution. Updating the code is also a critical policy tool for states, counties, and cities working to stave off the worst impacts of the climate crisis. That’s why code officials, builders, energy efficiency advocates, and others met in May in Albuquerque on proposals to update the next model residential and commercial building codes for homes and the commercial...