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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.

The Things We Learned About Energy Storage During the Pandemic

NATIONAL REPORT—The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most devastating natural disasters to have ever occurred. With the death toll in the millions, it has been a terrible event for humankind. But some positives have come from this tragedy. One such positive is about the storage of energy. This post will show you what we’ve learned about storing energy from Covid-19. Read more. Resilience The energy storage industry has seen a record deployment of projects in the last few years. This resilience results from the technological milestones that the industry has made and more available financing options. Energy storage markets will...

LIGHTING & CONTROLS

Pure-Light Technologies, Inc. Purify & Clean the Air While Saving Energy A technology used on the International Space Station to purify and clean the air—Titanium Dioxide has been improved upon by Pure-Light Technologies, Inc. Patent pending, LED bulbs, produce super oxygen molecules that purify and deodorize the air of musty odors from mold, bacteria and breaks down toxic VOCs. The bulbs are coated with a formula of Titanium Dioxide. Various bulb types are available—dimmable or non-dimmable bulbs for table lamps, globe bulbs, candelabra bulbs, can bulbs, & 4-foot tube bulbs. The bulbs use 70 to 90 percent less energy compared to...

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Director of Global Sales

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, has welcomed a new Director of Global Sales to their team. Tammy Stone joins Excel Dryer with more than a decade of experience. “When looking for someone who could head up our global sales, Tammy was the perfect fit,” said William Gagnon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Excel Dryer. “In addition to speaking five languages, Tammy holds three degrees, two of which she received at overseas universities. She is knowledgeable, driven and will share her vast expertise in business and global solutions with our team.” Born in the Republic of Georgia,...

AAON Named ‘Commercial Comfort Product of the Year’

TULSA, OKLA.—AAON, Inc., a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling products, announced that its RZ Series Rooftop Unit has been selected 2021 Commercial Comfort Product of the Year in the Rooftop Units category, by a panel of independent engineers selected by the editorial staff of Engineered Systems magazine. AAON RZ Series Rooftop Units are designed to be selectable with all the features needed for a job, making it a simple, turnkey piece of equipment designed to minimize installation time and reduce labor costs. The units, available from 45 to 261 tons with air-cooled or evaporative condensers, feature variable-speed compressors optimized to maintain...

Melissa Implements Global Green Initiative Across Worldwide Offices

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIF.—Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, announced its Global Green initiative, a cohesive program of sustainable work practices implemented at its corporate locations across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and India. “With our global presence, we recognize the opportunity for positive impact on the broad regional areas we serve,” said Greg Brown, Vice President, Global Marketing, Melissa. “Our offices reduce, re-use, and recycle—in alignment with our overall values and corporate mandate to help businesses reduce mail waste and eliminate returned shipments. We are also expanding our existing pre-pandemic policies to include...

Nora Lighting Updates Emergency & Exit Lights

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s Wet Location Emergency and Exit Lights feature three updated models that all include self-diagnostic testing; manual test switch; 90-minute backup battery; and brownout and short circuit protection. The fixtures have impact-resistant polycarbonate housings with flame retardant/wet location ratings and are designed for egress lighting where non-corrosive splashing and dripping may occur. The lights are UL-listed and meet or exceed UL 924, NFPA 70 and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. They include: Dual Head Emergency (NE-970) with two 2.5W fully adjustable LED emergency heads; LED Exit and Emergency Combination (NEX-720-LED) with dual 3.2W adjustable heads and exit sign; and...

1 Hotel Toronto is Now Open

TORONTO—1 Hotels, the mission-driven, sustainable, luxury hospitality brand has opened 1 Hotel Toronto, the sixth property in its portfolio, in partnership with Mohari Hospitality. To mark its Canadian debut, the hotel hosted a ceremonial tree planting with Tree Canada whereby 2021 native trees will be planted throughout the city. “1 Hotel Toronto sets a new standard for responsible luxury hospitality and serves as a city escape where guests can connect with nature,” said 1 Hotels Founder and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, Barry Sternlicht. “1 Hotels embraces the idea that living well includes protecting the natural beauty around us...

GE Current Introduces New Daintree Controls Software for Buildings

CLEVELAND, OHIO—GE Current, a Daintree company, introduces the all-new Daintree Controls Software (DCS). Built to meet the needs of today and tomorrow, this web-based application empowers users to monitor, troubleshoot and report on the energy performance of indoor, outdoor, and industrial spaces from a single application. DCS is built on Current’s three pillars of building management: It is simple, scalable, and flexible. Whether they are managing a single unit or a vast portfolio of spaces, building managers can adjust scheduling or lighting parameters based on hours of operation, seasonality, evolving energy codes or business energy requirements. With real-time visibility of...

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Director of Marketing

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, has added a new director of marketing to the team. A seasoned professional with 24 years of experience, Tony Ieraci will be responsible for helping Excel Dryer create and execute long-term marketing strategies that will help grow the brand. “We are excited to have Tony join us and bring innovative and exciting ideas to Excel,” said William Gagnon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Excel Dryer. “With the majority of his professional life spent working in marketing and communications for industrial manufacturers, we are eager to see what he can do...

Pittsburgh International Airport Goes Live with First-of-Its-Kind Microgrid Powering Entire Facility with Natural Gas & Solar Energy

PITTSBURGH—Not even a pandemic could stop this innovation. Pittsburgh International Airport recently became the first airport in the world to be completely powered by natural gas and solar energy as part of its newly live microgrid. The first-of-its kind microgrid increases resilience and maximizes public safety and makes PIT one of the most site-hardened airports in the world. Airports across the country have been exploring ways to increase power resilience and reliability after several high-profile power outages resulted in thousands of cancelled flights and passenger disruptions. As PIT is set to break ground on building the smartest airport in the world through...