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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.

EarthTronics Introduces New IP65 Vapor Tight LED Series

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new IP65 wet location rated Color and Wattage Selectable Vapor Tight LED Series. With its multiple color and wattages options, the new series is ideal for commercial and industrial lighting applications, including food processing areas, parking garages, cold storage, walkways, stairwells, under canopy, outdoor retail, and other wet, dusty, and dirty environments. Available in 48-inch and 96-inch-long fixtures, the new Vapor Tight LEDs offer the choice of three temperatures (3500K, 4000K and 5000K). Both the light color temperature and the...

Guidehouse Names Leading Connected Lighting Solutions Providers

BOULDER, COLO.—A new report from Guidehouse Insights assesses the competitive landscape for connected lighting vendors, with Signify, Acuity Brands, and Lutron ranked as the market leaders. Lighting provides value beyond illumination and integrating the lighting systems with a building energy management system can synchronize lighting with other subsystems, including HVAC controls, security and access, and fire and life safety, to help increase the buildings’ energy efficiency. Connected lighting vendors have been expanding their solutions to fulfill an increase in demand for data-driven solutions, allowing for the collection of data that can be used to ensure the safety of occupants and create a...

MaxLite Opens New 100,000 Square-Foot Warehouse in Indiana

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading innovator in the LED lighting industry, announces the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Greenwood, Ind. The new 100,000 square-foot facility, located just outside Indianapolis, doubles the size of its existing facility in the same city and will significantly improve delivery times to customers. It also expands MaxLite’s growing network, with additional distribution centers in northern New Jersey and Anaheim, Calif. “We’re excited to open our new facility in Indiana,” said Spencer Bolgard, MaxLite’s President, and CEO. “Our investment in this state-of-the-art facility expands our distribution network and reflects our commitment to...

GLN Adds Hotel Sustainability Solutions as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Hotel Sustainability Solutions, Inc. (HSSI) as a Founding Sponsor at the Bronze level. HSSI is led by Charles A. Smith, CEO. HSSI focuses on the hospitality market with the analyzing, designing, implementing, and monitoring of individual and portfolio properties nationwide. HSSI has developed a client sustainability platform having 34 sustainability initiatives, which was a recipient of the prestigious California Governor’s GEELA Award (Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award). Smith is also CEO of Integrated Sustainability Solutions, Inc. (ISSI). ISSI uses a unique integration approach to assist the underwriting of costs to achieve impacting results. Financing models, depreciation schedules, energy efficient incentives, tax incentives...

Lake Nona Wave Hotel Debuts with Smart Windows in Every Room

ORLANDO, FLA.—View, Inc., the leader in smart building technologies, announced its Smart Windows have been installed in every room at the new high-tech Lake Nona Wave Hotel. The hotel, billed as “the most technologically advanced hotel in the world,” recently opened in December. All 234 guestrooms, including 16 one-bedroom suites and two penthouse suites feature floor-to-ceiling View Smart Windows that use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to outdoor conditions, keeping guests cool and comfortable without the need for blinds. “With the Lake Nona Wave Hotel, we set out to integrate technology and hospitality in ways that delight hotel guests...

Baltimore Aircoil Introduces TrilliumSeries Adiabatic Cooler

JESSUP, MD.—Baltimore Aircoil Co. (BAC) announces the release of its new TrilliumSeries Adiabatic Cooler, which was recently launched at the 2022 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo). This adiabatic cooler is ideal for applications that demand a combination of energy efficiency and limited water use. BAC’s innovative design maximizes both water and energy efficiency, ultimately minimizing costs. In addition, the TrilliumSeries Cooler is designed to make installation and ongoing maintenance simple. What distinguishes BAC’s TrilliumSeries Cooler is that it captures and reuses water, unlike once-through systems, and is optimized for adiabatic operation, a form of heat rejection that...

Developer of Infrared Body Heat Sensing EMS Makes Guestroom Savings Easy, Simple

In the coming months Green Lodging News will be featuring suppliers whose advances have contributed to enhanced indoor air quality or significant energy, water or waste savings for hoteliers. Lodging Technology is the first company to be featured in this series. ROANOKE, VA.—Anyone who has been in the lodging industry for a long time knows about Lodging Technology. The company has been offering its guestroom energy management solutions since 1984. In fact, Bill Fizer, President and Founder of the company, developed the original infrared body heat sensing energy management system (EMS) and is considered a pioneer in occupancy sensor-based hotel...

Prince Waikiki Receives 2022 Hawaii Green Business Award

HONOLULU, HAWAII—The award-winning Prince Waikiki, a 563-room oceanfront hotel with floor-to-ceiling ocean views in every guestroom located at the gateway of Honolulu’s vibrant Waikiki neighborhood, continues its streak of world-class hospitality with the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond designation, one of just 12 hotels on the Island of O’ahu to achieve the status. In addition to this accolade for meeting the highest standards of service, cleanliness, and hospitality, Prince Waikiki is one of just 14 businesses in Hawaii to receive the 2022 Hawaii Green Business Award as recognition for its commitment to sustainability, conservation, and clean energy. “We are honored to be recognized...

Power Knot Joins with Microsoft to Create Solar Powered Biodigester

FREMONT, CALIF.—Power Knot LLC, a market leader for onsite organic waste management solutions, announced that Dubai Creative Group and Power Knot have collaborated with Microsoft Dubai to create the first solar-powered biodigester in the world. In 2021, the Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities Directorate (RE&F) team in Dubai implemented an exciting initiative: a solar-powered LFC biodigester for their restaurant. Microsoft set clear goals to become carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste by 2030 and purchased the LFC biodigester to help them achieve these goals. The digestate that the machine outputs is used as a plant-organic fertilizer to create an...

Disney Publishes 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

BURBANK, CALIF.—The Walt Disney Co. released its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which details its efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion through stories and storytellers who reflect the rich diversity of our world, support environmental sustainability by taking action to help protect our planet, and bring comfort, optimism, and joy to our communities through Disney’s charitable giving. Disney also highlights its commitment to invest in its employees and cast members, and to operate responsibly. “Every company has a unique impact on the world. At Disney, creating stories and experiences that inspire and bring people together is ours. Our stories encourage...