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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.

With its Commitments to Sustainability, Pensacola’s Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel Uniquely Green

PENSACOLA, FLA.—The eight-room Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel, with its geothermal heating and cooling system throughout the property, becomes the 28th U.S. lodging establishment to be listed in the “Geothermal Powered” section of Green Lodging News under “Renewable Energy All Stars”. The hotel opened in late April of this year and was previously the Lee House, a B&B completed in 2008. After being sold last year to the current owners, the Studer Family of Companies¸ $2 million was invested in renovations. The geothermal system came with the property but it, along with new investments in efficiency, has made Oyster Bay...

Baltimore Aircoil Highlights TriArmor Corrosion Protection System

JESSUP, MD.—Baltimore Aircoil Co. (BAC) highlights the TriArmor Corrosion Protection System which provides the best corrosion and leak protection for the cold water basin at the best value. For over 20 years, thousands of cooling towers, fluid coolers and condensers with the TriArmor System have withstood the harshest environments, proving its durability and reliability. This patented system designed specifically for evaporative cooling equipment for HVAC, Industrial, and Refrigeration applications is now backed by an industry leading 10-year warranty. The TriArmor System offers three layers of protection, starting with G-235 Galvanized Steel, the heaviest commercially-available galvanized steel. Universally recognized for its...

Bosch Thermotechnology Introduces Commercial QV Series Heat Pumps

WATERTOWN, MASS.—Bosch Thermotechnology, a leading global source of high-quality heating and cooling systems, announced the availability of its new, ultra-quiet heat pumps, the QV Series, for commercial spaces in multiple sizes and both horizontal and vertical configurations. The commercial grade QV Series, a Florida Heat Pump (FHP) geothermal system, is an industry leader in sound reduction and represents one of the most comprehensive sound performance offerings on the market. In addition to the lower sound levels, the QV Series also delivers a compact cabinet, in a very competitive package, making it ideal to fit into small spaces in commercial buildings. The QV Series...

Carrier Introduces New Toshiba Carrier VRF Touchscreen Controller

INDIANAPOLIS—Carrier recently launched a new Toshiba Carrier touchscreen controller in North America for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, capable of connecting up to 128 indoor units to one easy-to-use interface. This new touchscreen controller allows building managers to access their entire VRF system from one central location, eliminating the need to monitor units individually. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corp., the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable, and intelligent building and cold chain solutions. The seven-inch color touchscreen provides an attractive menu with intuitive navigation that allows for advanced scheduling for indoor and outdoor units to maximize...

Volara Showcases EOS WiFi Smart Digital Thermostat from INTEREL

DALLAS—Hoteliers can now control INTEREL’s EOS thermostat by voice command. The IoT device for smart buildings leverages Volara’s secure integrations hub to respond to voice commands spoken by guests who seek touchless control over the guestroom environment. The joint solution expands on Volara’s existing integration with INTEREL. “We are very excited to make this integration with Volara available on our new EOS WiFi Smart thermostat,” said Florian Gallini, INTEREL CEO. “Together, EOS and Volara provide a powerful combination of energy management and voice-based customer engagement with no on-premises infrastructure required. EOS leverages its built-in IoT radios and environmental sensors to enable any hotel to be retrofitted as a Smart Building, all packaged...

Intellihot Launches telliBot_ai Water Heater Systems Analyzer

GALESBURG, ILL.—Intellihot, the clean technology company creating transformative, next-generation solutions to transform the built environment, announced the launch of its latest product, the telliBot_ai, the world’s first intelligent water heater systems analyzer. Current telliBot_ai customers include Benihana Inc., the international restaurant chain. Hot water is critical for hotels, restaurants, and all other commercial and industrial buildings that need immediate hot water around the clock to remain operational. Unexpected water heater malfunctions can become financially and reputationally devastating for businesses. Equipped with advanced intelligence and sensors, the telliBot_ai analyzes operations by monitoring flow rates, temperatures, firing rate, and more. With this...

How Monsoon Storms Can Impact Your Commercial HVAC Unit

Monsoon season excites many residents and tourists during the summer, but hotel operators and building owners must recognize that monsoon season can pose serious threats to people and property. This year, unpredictable and intense monsoons have been sweeping the southwestern United States, increasing the amount of dust and debris particles in the air which can decrease the performance and efficiency of air conditioning units. Not only does this reduce the level of comfort in the building, but it also impacts the quality of the indoor air your employees and guests breathe. It’s no surprise your building’s commercial HVAC unit is...

Green Lodging News Welcomes STEP HEAT to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes STEP HEAT to the Flooring/Radiant Heat section of its Green Product & Service Directory. STEP HEAT offers underfloor radiant heating solutions that bring warmth to hotels, reducing energy costs and improving indoor air quality. STEP Warmfloor® is a 24/48 Volt AC/DC heating system that warms the air by heating the objects within the space from the ground up. It features a self-regulating heating element that decreases its electrical consumption when the ambient temperature increases. STEP Warmfloor is installed by laying out the heating elements to the pre-designed layout and connecting to a low-voltage electrical...

A GreenCity in the Works for Richmond, Virginia Region

One of the most interesting sustainability-focused megaprojects in the works currently is called GreenCity and is planned for the Richmond, Virginia metro region. The eco-district project will include commercial, entertainment and residential developments. Two hotels are planned for GreenCity, with the first scheduled to be developed in the initial development sequence, and the second to follow as the market dictates. A 17,000-seat arena is planned. Also included will be retail space and a 40-acre, publicly accessible park system. Transit connections are currently under study, but when completed will allow for easy regional access via bus and other systems. Some of...

FLOORING/RADIANT HEAT

STEP HEAT Underfloor Radiant Heating Solutions STEP HEAT offers underfloor radiant heating solutions that bring warmth to hotels, reducing energy costs and improving indoor air quality. STEP Warmfloor® is a 24/48 Volt AC/DC heating system that warms the air by heating the objects within the space from the ground up. It features a self-regulating heating element that decreases its electrical consumption when the ambient temperature increases. STEP Warmfloor is installed by laying out the heating elements to the pre-designed layout and connecting to a low-voltage electrical power supply. The elements can be put under most non-conductive floor covering be it hardwood,...