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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.

Dunamis Clean Energy Partners Showcases EV Charger at Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS—Dunamis Clean Energy Partners (DCEP) a woman-owned MBE certified, full-service leader in the commercial and industrial cleaning, lighting, and electric vehicle charging industries recently participated in the 54th Consumer Electronics Show (CES). DCEP exhibited the Dumanis Charge, the first African-American owned electric vehicle charger as well as their suite of energy-efficient products. “It is critically important for companies like Dunamis to be invited to attend events such as this and to have the opportunity to network, learn and showcase with other industry leaders, in part, because we’re positioned to bridge the benefits of sustainable technology to the underserved communities...

Kohler Acquires Heila to Expand Clean Energy Management Offering

KOHLER, WIS.—Kohler Co. continues its focus on providing power resiliency solutions by expanding its clean energy management offering with the acquisition of Heila Technologies. Heila will become part of Kohler’s Power Group—a global leader in engines, power generation and clean energy. Heila Technologies was founded in 2015 as an MIT-born company in Somerville, Mass. and is dedicated to simplifying the integration and operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and microgrids. In its short history, Heila has successfully combined theoretical knowledge with practical industry experience to transform the energy industry from the ground up using DERs such as batteries, fuel cells, and...

Zero Cost Tips to Immediately Lower Your Hotel’s Energy Bill

The uncertainty of today’s world is forcing businesses to adapt and reposition themselves so that they can make it through these challenging times. With so many unknowns, let us not lose sight of opportunity. Finding savings is critical, especially for organizations that have felt the financial impact of COVID-19. With state’s enforcing “stay at home” orders, hotels across the nation are experiencing low occupancy. Hotel owners and managers should be evaluating their current operations to find ways to eliminate excess energy use. Below are some cost-saving recommendations that can reduce your operating costs without using any capital. Guestroom “Smart” Thermostats:...

ASHRAE Global Headquarters Reaches ‘Fully’ Net-Zero-Energy Milestone

ATLANTA—ASHRAE’s new global headquarters will operate at net-zero-energy (NZE) performance following the recent installation of a large photovoltaic (PV) system. “Completing the installation of our PV system marks a tangible milestone for ASHRAE that will demonstrate to others how to successfully move on the path to NZE status,” said 2021-22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP. “This project is special because it’s a testament to ASHRAE’s leadership and commitment to sustainability and showcases innovative built environment technology. We are extremely proud of this important accomplishment.” In January 2020, ASHRAE began a $20 million renovation project on its new global headquarters building,...

Saranac Waterfront Lodge Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y.—Saranac Waterfront Lodge announced that it has been awarded LEED Silver, becoming the first and only hotel in New York’s Adirondacks to achieve a certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable. Saranac Waterfront Lodge, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and...

Bona US Expands Facility in Monroe, North Carolina

ENGLEWOOD, COLO.—Bona US, a global, sustainably-driven company that supplies products for installing, renovating, maintaining, and restoring premium floors, has announced that it purchased 35 acres in Monroe, N.C., where it will add on to its existing facility. The new, 280,000-square-foot building officially broke ground recently at an event hosted at the facility. Bona expects the building to be completed in late summer 2022. “As our business continues to grow, investing in our current factory site aligns with our core commitment for a sustainable future,” said Phil Nicolette, Senior Director of Operations and Supply Chain, Site Manager - Monroe, Bona. “By...

Atom Power Launches PURPL EV Charging Solution

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.—Atom Power, manufacturer of the world’s first and only UL listed solid-state digital circuit breaker, announced the launch of PURPL. PURPL is Atom Power’s EV charging solution that charges vehicles directly from the circuit breaker and incorporates unique energy management technology to keep electricity costs low. These capabilities provide utilities, cities, property, and fleet owners with a dual solution to increase access to EV charging and upgrade electrical infrastructure needed to meet transportation electrification goals. “Atom Power is on a mission to enable the electrification of everything,” said Ryan Kennedy, CEO, Atom Power. “Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is a...

Hydro Systems Unveils Multi-Washer 3000 Series with EvoClean

CINCINNATI—Hydro Systems, a world leader in delivering chemical dispensing and dosing solutions, introduced the Multi-Washer 3000 Series with EvoClean for reliable chemical dispensing for on-premise laundries. One system can support up to three washers and dose up to eight products and offers detailed reporting and cost-saving opportunities. “The Multi-Washer 3000 Series is a single venturi-based dispensing system that provides reliable and accurate dosing across all the washers operating in a laundry facility. This helps our customers reduce water, energy and rewash costs,” said John Goetz, Global Product Manager, Hydro Systems. Featuring PCB-based control, the system uses the EvoClean’s venturi dosing technology to...

Intellihot Announces $50 Million Growth Financing Round

GALESBURG, ILL.—Intellihot, the clean technology company creating innovative, next-generation solutions to transform the built environment, announced that it has raised $50 million in growth financing led by investors Aegon Asset Management and the Avenue Sustainable Solutions Fund. Intellihot is focused on creating breakthrough technologies to disrupt the $81 billion global HVAC market and plans to expand internationally. Intellihot’s innovative, AI-enabled green technologies are used around the country by large facilities including hotels, restaurants, stadiums, hospitals, and more. Current Intellihot customers include Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Benihana, the New York City Housing Authority, and Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. The growth financing...

Identifying the Benefits of Commercial Solar Energy: Why You Should Consider Solar Panels for Your Business

NATIONAL REPORT—Business owners face endless challenges of having to make risky decisions. From employee management to operations, cost reduction and customer retention top the list. One solution that takes care of both concerns simultaneously is commercial solar. Understandably, with most blue-chip companies using the system, it seems expensive and off-putting. However, it has become a viable option for all businesses to capitalize and benefit from with its rapid evolution. Reduced Overhead Costs & a Generous ROI Like any good product, there are solar energy pros and cons worth considering. For example, one of the most significant benefits of solar panels is that...