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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.

energyware Will Be Featured in Award-Winning Documentary Series

SUNRISE, FLA.—energyware, a leading national provider of energy efficiency technology, will be featured in the award-winning documentary series Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid. The documentary project is hosted by actor and director Dennis Quaid. Its purpose is developing and distributing social and educational programming. The commercial version of the episode featuring energyware is set to air this month on Fox Business Network. The innovative series highlights the value of ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) by exploring the latest topics impacting the world through educational and inspiring stories. In a national spotlight, energyware aims to educate corporations about the benefits of energy efficiency. “As technology continues...

FLOORING/RADIANT HEAT

STEP HEAT Underfloor Radiant Heating Solutions STEP HEAT offers underfloor radiant heating solutions that bring warmth to hotels, reducing energy costs and improving indoor air quality. STEP Warmfloor® is a 24/48 Volt AC/DC heating system that warms the air by heating the objects within the space from the ground up. It features a self-regulating heating element that decreases its electrical consumption when the ambient temperature increases. STEP Warmfloor is installed by laying out the heating elements to the pre-designed layout and connecting to a low-voltage electrical power supply. The elements can be put under most non-conductive floor covering be it hardwood,...

Six Senses Ibiza Opens Powered by Its Own Renewable Energy Source

IBIZA—Six Senses Ibiza recently opened, establishing itself as one of the world’s most discerning destinations for today’s generation of creatives and culture seekers. Conceived by architect and developer Jonathan Leitersdorf, the year-round destination set in secluded Xarraca bay offers a comprehensive range of amenities and programming, farm-to-table dining, music, art, sustainable fashion, culture, longevity and wellness. Each experience is inspired by the traditions and values of the island’s north to deliver an intentional destination that provokes meaningful moments of community, spirituality, and celebration. Xarraca Bay is a long-hidden secret on Ibiza’s northern tip. Integrated into its contours to enjoy unobstructed sunsets,...

Schneider Electric Reaches No. 1 Spot in Its Sector by ESG Rating Agency

BOSTON—Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, received top ranking for performance in its sector by Vigeo Eiris (V.E), the principal European environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating agency and part of the Moody’s Group. Schneider has also been included among the world’s most sustainable leaders in the mid-year reviews of the FTSE4Good Index and Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices. Earlier in the year, Schneider Electric was recognized as the world’s most sustainable corporation in 2021 by the Corporate Knights Global 100 Index. The recent ranking by V.E and inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index are testament to the Group’s ongoing...

EarthTronics Expands Energy-Saving Linear LED Line

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, now offers a complete line of T5, T8 and PLL Type A “plug & play” lamp solutions for use directly with existing fluorescent ballast systems and Type B direct wire or ballast by-pass LED tubes. Available in stock, the new products provide an energy-saving solution for commercial, municipal, school and university building retrofit applications. The Type A linear LEDs are compatible with several different instant start, rapid start and program start ballasts. Designed to work on existing fluorescent electronic ballasts and emergency...

California Forging Ahead on Zero Emission Buildings

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—The California Energy Commission (CEC) took a major stride toward zero-carbon emissions buildings in the 2022 update of the statewide building energy code it just adopted. Energy use in buildings is responsible for a quarter of California’s climate pollution, and seven times more toxic nitrogen oxide air pollution than all the state’s power plants. CEC’s new code follows the lead of the 48 California Cities and Counties that have so far adopted local building energy codes that transition new homes and other buildings off fossil fuels. The state building code sets energy requirements such as minimum efficiency of walls, windows, and heating and...

LEDtronics Announces Latest Series of Slim LED Flood Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its latest series of Slim LED Flood Lights that put out a surprising amount of light for their compact size and low power consumption. The high efficacy, multiple mounting options, and sleek design make the light fixtures an ideal and easy installation in various applications. The area lights are offered with a choice of angular adjustable brackets with multiple mounting options for various lighting situations indoors or outdoors, such as in pole-mounted area and building security lighting, wall washing building exteriors, sign lighting, landscape lighting, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, parking lots and structures, as well as driveway...

Running a Sustainable Restaurant Kitchen

NATIONAL REPORT—Sustainability is the buzzword for diners in the current millennium, reports Forbes, with 65 percent of customers declaring that they are interested in products and services that can help them lead a greener life. Foodies are seeking to support restaurants that follow “slow food” principles, rely on renewable energies, display ethical attitudes towards staff and suppliers, and prepare food in sustainable kitchens. Since the kitchen is the heart and soul of a restaurant’s operations, businesses wishing to run greener kitchens should tackle this goal from a multifaceted perspective. Reducing Water Consumption Saving water involves various measures ranging from keeping pipes and faucets free...

Purdue Researchers Develop Energy-Efficient Method for Using 100 Percent Outdoor Air in Buildings

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—By now, it’s well known that circulating outdoor air in buildings is safer than recirculating indoor air. That point was driven home by the pandemic. Problem is, it is just not cost-effective. That may soon change. Purdue University engineers have proposed a system that combines new membrane technology with the latest HVAC systems to make 100 percent outdoor air systems more energy-efficient and economically feasible—especially in warm, humid climates. They say their system could save up to 66 percent in energy costs for large buildings that choose to use the safer outdoor air. Previous research at Purdue has shown that...

Entrepreneur Combines Hemp, Organic Cotton in Wash, Hand & Bath Towels

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—There have been many combinations of fibers that have come together in recent years to form towels that have been more sustainable in nature, but few companies have combined organic cotton and hemp. One such company is Anact. Anact was founded on Kickstarter by Brianna Kilcullen 2019. In that year she helped legalize hemp in Florida while founding her company. Prior to starting Anact, she worked in the apparel industry for prAna, a subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear and Under Armour. “I worked for Under Armour and got to see the impact of the textile industry,” Kilcullen says. “I ended...