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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.

A Very Helpful Resource for Going Full on Electric in the Kitchen

One of the hottest topics in foodservice is the electrification of the kitchen and there are numerous organized and even legislative efforts to push businesses to go all-electric and eliminate natural gas. The aim is to decarbonize food and beverage operations. To help guide hoteliers, restaurateurs and others toward all-electric kitchens, the William J. Worthen Foundation included a very helpful volume (volume 5) in its “The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide.” The volume title: All-Electric Kitchens: Residential and Commercial, 2nd edition. I highly recommend reading through this section. It builds a very strong case for eliminating natural gas. “Kitchens present superb opportunities...

Trane Technologies on Corporate Knights’ Global 100

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, has been named to Corporate Knights’ 2024 Global 100, recognized as the leader in the Building Products industry and ranking 23rd overall. Emphasizing the impact of a company’s core products and services, the Global 100 is one of the world’s most valued and transparent sustainability ratings. To determine its rankings, over 6,000 companies were assessed across 25 key performance indicators including sustainable investment, carbon productivity and racial and gender diversity. “Corporate Knights’ Global 100 only includes companies that make sustainable solutions a core part of their business, complimenting Trane Technologies’ long-embedded and industry-differentiating strategy,” said Paul...

Trane Named America’s Most Trusted HVAC Brand

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, announced that Trane has been named the top residential HVAC brand in Lifestory Research’s America’s Most Trusted study for 10 consecutive years. For its America’s Most Trusted study, Lifestory Research surveyed more than 9,000 Americans who were actively shopping for an HVAC system between January and December 2023. Achieving the highest Net Trust Quotient score (116.4) among the most popular HVAC system brands, Trane was also named a 5-star Smart Thermostat Brand for the fourth year in a row with a Net Trust Quotient score of 110.7. “Trane Technologies continually seeks ways to innovate beyond industry standards, and...

Airzone Announces Google Nest Thermostat Integration

MIAMI—Airzone Control, provider of HVAC solutions for zoning, automation, and smart control, announced a revolutionary new integration with the full portfolio of Nest thermostats. The integration between the Airzone Aidoo Pro and Nest smart thermostats (Nest Thermostat and Nest Learning Thermostat) enables seamless bi-directional communication between the Inverter/VRF and mini split HVAC units that are soaring in popularity. The Inverter/VRF solutions market is expected to reach $31.9 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 12.7 percent between 2021 and 2025. The global smart thermostat market is expanding in parallel and expected to triple by 2028 as more users gravitate towards...

Sunset Reef Hotel in Saint Kitts Named Sustainable Hotel of the Year

SAINT KITTS—Sunset Reef Hotel in St Kitts has earned the prestigious title of Sustainable Hotel of The Year at the Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Travel Awards 2024. The awards, hosted on the Caribbean Journal’s website, recognized outstanding contributions to the region’s success across various categories. Sunset Reef Hotel’s victory underscores its unwavering commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism. Highlighted as a benchmark for the industry, the hotel merges luxurious hospitality with innovative environmental practices. The resort prioritizes renewable energy management with an efficient air conditioning system and energy from pools. In addition, the resort is committed to water conservation and implements a strict no-plastic...

A-Gas to Attend AHR Expo 2024 in Chicago

BOWLING GREEN, OHIO—A-Gas, a world leader in responsible lifecycle refrigerant management, announces its attendance at AHR Expo 2024. The conference and exhibition will bring HVACR industry professionals together in Chicago from January 22 to 24. Conference attendees can visit A-Gas at booth #S7197 in the South Building to learn how lifecycle refrigerant management incentivizes safe recovery and capture of refrigerant gases, which, in turn, enables a continued supply of HFC refrigerants during the AIM Act HFC phasedown. Utilizing state-of-the-art refrigerant gas recovery and reclamation technologies, A-Gas offers a circular solution for refrigerant gas needs. A-Gas has been a consistent leader...

Shashi Hotel Mountain View Awarded LEED Gold Certification

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—Shashi Hotel, a premier urban resort nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California by Shashi Group, announced that it has been awarded LEED Gold certification by USGBC. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operational practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable. “At Shashi Hotel, our goal has always been to provide guests with the best customer experience possible, while also solidifying ourselves as the most disruptive and empowering technologically driven lodging...

Trane Technologies One of Best-Managed Companies of 2023

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, has been named to The Wall Street Journal’s list of the Best-Managed Companies for the third consecutive year. The ranking, developed by the Drucker Institute, measures corporate effectiveness, based upon five principles: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility, and financial strength. “At Trane Technologies, we believe that bold ambition drives action, impact, and results. We’re honored to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal and the Drucker Institute as one of the Best-Managed Companies for a third consecutive year, validating continued strong financial performance and meaningful progress on our sustainability commitments,” said...

Trane Technologies Named to S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, has been named to the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the third consecutive year and the North America Index for the thirteenth consecutive year. The company performed in the 98th percentile in the Building Products industry in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA score as of November 27, 2023), with a perfect score of 100 in the Resource Efficiency and Circularity category. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index represents the top 10 percent of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI) based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. The North...

Studio Apostoli Designs Preistoriche Green Lodge

MONTEGROTTO TERME, ITALY—An eco-friendly approach to hospitality, in full respect of the region and its preexisting elements: the new Green Lodges of the Terme Preistoriche Resort & Spa in Montegrotto Terme, designed by Studio Apostoli, is meant to be a manifesto of zero-emission wellness hospitality. Seven suites are incorporated into four wooden stilted structures and interconnected through a raised system of ramps, walkways, and accessible terraces. They also include a historically preserved villa, the eighth and most extensive offering within this entrepreneurial endeavor. A total of 160 micro piles support the new constructions and outdoor spaces, preserving the roots...