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With up to 50 percent to 70 percent of a hotel’s energy bill attributed to heating and cooling (especially in limited-service hotels), there is no question that wise selection of equipment is important. Increasingly, hotel owners are turning to clean energy technology for heating and cooling. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Heating & Cooling

Home Heating & Cooling
With up to 50 percent to 70 percent of a hotel’s energy bill attributed to heating and cooling (especially in limited-service hotels), there is no question that wise selection of equipment is important. Increasingly, hotel owners are turning to clean energy technology for heating and cooling. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

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...

Green Lodging News Adds Insight Energy Solutions as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Insight Energy Solutions as a Founding Sponsor at the Bronze level. Insight Energy Solutions is committed to engineering proven, turn-key, brand agnostic energy solutions and sustainability projects with its clients. Opportunities are particularly large with hospitality due to its comparatively high energy intensity, varied building loads and seasonal nature. “Being green does not mean sacrificing the core business of hospitality which is guest experience and comfort,” the company says. “Energy efficiency can and should co-exist within this business model and, in most cases, enhances it.” Insight Energy Solutions services cover a range of applications but...

Vicinity Energy Launches New Renewable Energy Technology in Boston

BOSTON—Vicinity Energy, a national decarbonization leader with the most extensive portfolio of district energy systems, announced it has launched eSteam, a new innovation designed to rapidly decarbonize the highest source of emissions in major cities, commercial buildings. Vicinity is the first in the United States to electrify its operations, offering renewable thermal energy by installing electric boilers, industrial-scale heat pumps, and thermal storage at its central facilities starting in Boston and Cambridge, with its other districts to follow. “We’re thrilled to be the first district energy company in the United States to bring renewable thermal energy to our customers. Our operations are...

ENERGY MANAGEMENT/GUESTROOM

Telkonet Reduce Energy Consumption, Improve Guest Experience Telkonet, Inc. provides intelligent energy reduction and automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things. Helping the hospitality industry better manage operational costs, the EcoSmart platform utilizes a full suite of connected devices that work together to reduce energy consumption by scheduling and automating HVAC runtimes for only when the guest is present. The operator dashboard provides in-depth and actionable energy usage insights, and remote operation allows for unmatched flexibility and responsiveness. The platform also allows for the creation of immersive and connected guest experiences, by automating lighting, window treatments, and other...

Clean Air in Buildings Challenge Provides Roadmap for Ensuring Superior IAQ

In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, a roadmap to move the country forward safely and continue to fight COVID-19 as Americans get back to their more normal routines. Of course, a big part of getting back to normal is improving air quality in whatever dwelling we happen to be in—hotels included. As part of its Preparedness Plan, on March 17, the Administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge. It calls on all building owners and operators to assess their indoor air quality and make ventilation and air filtration...

FRG Tankless Rack System Offers ‘Plug-and-Play’ Setup

COMSTOCK PARK, MICH.—Facilities Resource Group, LLC (FRG), a leading provider of single-source, turnkey commercial domestic hot water solutions, recently unveiled the TTS Synergy Series to help engineers, contractors and commercial facility owner-managers streamline and accelerate the process of changing out a centralized water heating system. The result is a powerful, high-performance, tankless rack solution with a turndown ratio of 66:1 that will provide more than 1,600 gallons of hot water per hour yet is compact enough to fit through a standard mechanical room doorway. Most importantly, TTS systems are pre-engineered and prefabricated to install quickly and without complications, minimizing costly...

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...

Carrier Launches Certified Healthy Air Systems Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carrier continues to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) with a new site certification that provides building owners, facility managers and occupants confidence in the health of their buildings. Carrier Certified Healthy Air Systems employs proprietary software to complete an independent assessment of ventilation, filtration, thermal comfort, and airborne pathogen transmission risk in a building to determine if IAQ meets or exceeds recommended standards. Buildings that meet IAQ and operational standards receive a certification, seal, and other display materials to improve occupant confidence in indoor environments. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy,...

Amerlux Now Offering Delta Controls’ Room Controller

OAKLAND, N.J.—Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced that it now offers Delta Controls’ (DCI) all-encompassing room controller, which allows occupants to take greater care of their work—by creating a room that automatically takes care of them. The IoT-enabled O3 Sensor by Amerlux’s sister company wirelessly detects motion, sound, light and temperature with pinpoint accuracy—right down to the surface of a table—from a single standalone room controller. Ceiling-mounted to maximize functionality from the best vantage point of the room, the O3 Sensor automates comfort and productivity while decluttering walls of switches and thermostats. “The premise that lighting should be independent of other building systems...