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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.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Announces Latest Commitments to Sustainability & a Culture of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across over 95 countries, released its 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report highlighting its dedication to operating in a socially, ethically, and environmentally responsible way. These commitments are underscored by recent accolades, including recognition by DiversityInc, which highlighted Wyndham as a company with leading diversity practices for 2022, and Forbes as one of The Best Employers for Diversity 2022. “The significance of our company’s vision—to be the world’s leading hotel company by delivering the best value to owners and guests—is more important than ever....

Six Senses Svart in Norway Goes Off-Grid with First Energy-Positive Project

BANGKOK—With booming demand for adventurous and eco-conscious travel, northern Norway is one of the last frontiers for a self-sustainable, off-grid destination. The 94-room Six Senses Svart combines a futuristic design and technological innovation with earthy, organic materials that use the least embedded energy. The name Svart, which means black and blue in old Norse, is a reference to the natural heritage of the ancient Svartisen glacier, which lies just within the Arctic Circle, where summer days last forever and winter nights are lit by the breathtaking Northern Lights. To minimize the on-site impact, Six Senses Svart is poised on...

Hobart Upgrades LXe Series Undercounter Commercial Dishwasher

TROY, OHIO—Hobart announced that it is upgrading its LXe Undercounter Commercial Dishwasher with a new Two-Level Racking System. The optional two-level racking kit will allow the dish machine to wash two racks of dishes in a single load and boosts the total machine capacity to 48 racks per hour. “This second level rack boosts the capacity of the machine by doubling the amount of ware that can be washed in a single cycle,” said Hobart Warewash Marketing Manager Jerry Socha. “Restaurants today are struggling with labor issues and need to do whatever they can to free up staff to focus...

Schneider Electric Among Top 20 Most Gender-Equal Companies

BOSTON—Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been named among the world’s 20 most gender-equal companies by Equileap, an independent provider of data and insights on gender equality. Schneider ranked 20th globally, and third in France, among the 100 leading companies included in Equileap’s milestone report. The fifth annual Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking by Equileap provides a status update on gender equality in business globally. It ranks the top 100 highest-scoring companies and provides key insights on a range of issues by country and sector. This includes topics such as equal pay and female...

SCP Hotels Adopt EarthCheck for Benchmarking, Certification

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF.—Soul Community Planet (SCP) Hotels—a holistic hospitality company founded on the values of wellness, social good and sustainability—announced it has partnered with EarthCheck, a leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism, to provide scientific benchmarking and certification of its company-wide regenerative practices. EarthCheck helps businesses, communities, and governments to evaluate their environmental footprint, improve sustainability and enhance business performance. SCP Hotels’ certification is done in two phases including Benchmarking—the quantitative evaluation of a property’s environmental and social performance, and then Certification—the verification of those standards by an approved independent third party EarthCheck Auditor. While the full...

GLN Adds Lodging Technology to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Lodging Technology to the “Energy Management/Guestroom” section of its Green Product & Service directory. Lodging Technology is the pioneer and inventor of infrared occupancy sensor-based hotel energy conservation (1980). For four decades the company has provided innovative energy solutions to the hospitality, classroom and dorm, vacation condo, and military lodging sectors. Lodging Technology’s GEM Link Wireless is: not a thermostat; does not connect to the thermostat; and is not a door lock or TV remote. GEM Link Wireless is “Pure Energy Management”—reduces kWh and kW demand about 40 percent on any HVAC, effectively reducing the total...

Invest Islands Unveils Gran Meliá Lombok Beachfront & Hillside Resort

LOMBOK, INDONESIA—Invest Islands, the leading Asian real estate investment company, has unveiled Gran Meliá Lombok, a new beachfront and hillside resort. Conceived by Invest Islands’ project team in conjunction with Bali-based Inspiral Architecture & Design Studios, and managed by Meliá Hotels International, one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, Gran Meliá Lombok is a masterpiece of high-style, low-impact design that weaves seamlessly into its tropical surroundings. It is located at Torok Bay, a sheltered crescent-shaped stretch of sand on Lombok’s secluded south coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean and framed by emerald headlands and rippling rice fields. Guests and...

Loews Miami Beach Hotel Upgrades to Intellihot Hot Water System

MIAMI—Intellihot, the leading clean technology manufacturer creating sustainable solutions for the built environment, announced its partnership with the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel to upgrade the hotel’s hot water systems. The innovative IQ1505 Intellihot replaced the previous legacy system of three large boilers and 1,200 gallons of stored water, which will reduce energy waste and the hotel’s carbon footprint while improving cost effectiveness. Loews Hotels are deeply committed to reducing environmental impact by participating in standards in harmony with the earth’s natural resources. By replacing the legacy system, Loews Miami Beach will reduce water usage and only heat water on demand. Peak...

Control4 Helps New Zealand Restaurant Achieve New Level of Ambiance

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—At The Fine Lion restaurant and bar in Ashburton, New Zealand, guests are treated to a luxurious, upscale atmosphere that features imported mosaic tiles, brass detailing, lush greenery and contrasting color schemes. It’s what they don’t see, however, that sets the eatery apart from its competition and makes daily operations simpler for staff. With the help of ElectraServe, a local electrical and smart tech integration company, the restaurant installed a Control4 system that consolidates control for lighting, security, heating, cooling, window shades, TVs and audio zones into a single interface that’s accessed through Control4 touch panels or the Control4 mobile app. According to James...

MGM Resorts International Releases 2021 Social Impact & Sustainability Report & Website

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced the publication of its 2021 Social Impact and Sustainability Report and significantly refreshed website. The report and website tell the story of the company’s continuing and steadfast commitment to its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles of embracing humanity and protecting the planet. The report and website (mgmresorts.com/ESG) also highlight the company's strategies, programs and performance focused on creating a more sustainable future and making a positive impact on the lives of employees, guests and communities. “Last year was a time of economic change and disruption, but with it came heightened reflection, ultimately resulting in...