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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 Commercial Green Solutions to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Commercial Green Solutions to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Consultants/Energy Management” category. Commercial Green Solutions provides an innovative approach to energy efficiency by functioning as a utility program accelerator. Its goal is to reduce clients’ operational expenses, minimize carbon footprint and find creative ways to contribute to profitability and sustainability. The company’s solutions include utility program implementation, PTAC/PTHP services (cleanings and replacements), ASHRAE Level 1 audits, HVAC cleanings/tune-ups, smart thermostats and EMS, full lighting retrofits, water efficiency programs, energy procurement and more. Call (202) 257-1876, or e-mail KennyW@commercialgreensolutions.com for more details.

How Commercial Green Solutions is Helping Hotel Operators & Owners Benefit from Utility Programs

Commercial Green Solutions (CGS) thrives off their ability to leverage utility programs to design energy efficiency projects for clients. Because every utility program is different, CGS spends just as much time with utility partners as they do with clients. Building relationships with service providers ensures access to the right programs that provide the best ROI, and in many cases the ability to create net zero and low-cost energy efficiency projects. The case studies featured focus on projects completed in 2022/23 in Pennsylvania and Virginia, highlighting how hotel operators and owners are benefiting from utility programs. Main Challenge The landscape of energy efficiency...

Ice Air Introduces iCool XC Wall-Mounted Heat Pump

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.—Ice Air, a leading innovator of HVAC solutions, has introduced the iCool XC Wall-Mounted Heat Pump, a sleek, compact (7.75” depth) versatile All Climate Comfort product that’s easier to install because of two very small wall openings needed. “It’s remarkable,” says Ric Nadel, Ice Air Founder and CEO, “because the iCool XC heat pump technology enables up to 25 percent greater efficiency and zero emissions. The design is compatible with any décor found in hotels today and installs quickly and easily.” Nadel points out that the iCool XC’s 4-function Heat, Cool, Dehumidify, and Fan modes partner perfectly with its...

Invi Air Revolutionizes Diffusers with Integrated Lighting

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Invi Air, the Brooklyn-based company specializing in design-forward air diffusers and grilles, has revolutionized how designers think about designs with the introduction of the 1 Slot Diffuser With Light, available in Round and Square. This sleek, dual-functioning diffuser combines air distribution with LED lighting in a single product. The frameless, flush mount installation is an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional round duct registers. Perfect for small areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, or for anyone who wants to achieve a minimal look on their ceilings. Invi Air’s new product line with LED light elevates its architectural air diffusers...

From Desert Heat to Winter Chill: How Nevada’s Climate Affects Your HVAC Lifespan

LAS VEGAS—Nevada’s climate presents a unique challenge for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Due to its geographical location, Nevada experiences extreme temperatures, varying from intense desert heat in the summer to biting winter chills. This wide range of temperatures can significantly impact the performance and longevity of HVAC units. The lifespan of an HVAC system in Nevada is influenced by several factors, including installation quality, maintenance frequency, and usage patterns. However, the severe climatic conditions play a pivotal role. The high summer temperatures can cause air conditioners to work overtime, leading to wear and tear on components such...

GAF Participates in Study on Cool Pavements

LOS ANGELES—GAF, a Standard Industries company and North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, and Climate Resolve, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to climate resilience, announced the results of a peer-reviewed study by Altostratus Inc. examining the effects of cool pavements in mitigating urban heat. The study, which was conducted in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles as part of the GAF Cool Community Project, revealed reductions of ambient air temperatures by as much as 3.5°F during extreme heat events and a 25 to 50 percent reduction in the local census-tract urban heat island effect during temperature peaks. The results reinforce the efficacy of cool...

With Wind, Solar & Geothermal, Hotel Verdant Hits Renewable Energy Trifecta

RACINE, WIS.—Dominion Properties, developer of two LEED Platinum multifamily buildings in southeastern Wisconsin, has just achieved LEED Gold for its boutique Hotel Verdant that utilizes geothermal, solar and wind technologies—a renewable energy trifecta not found in any other U.S. hotel. The 80-room property, with a Scandinavian vibe, is located in downtown Racine, Wis., and was once the Zahn’s Department Store building. The building sat empty for 40 years until Dominion Properties transformed it into a business anchor for downtown Racine. Dominion Properties’ Michael O’Connor and his business partner Christopher Adams are the visionaries behind the hotel project. They first met while...

The Importance of Regular Duct Cleaning for Owners of Lodging Facilities

Ensuring the pristine air quality within your lodging facility is not just a matter of comfort; it’s integral to your business success. Satisfied guests not only return but also become your most effective marketers, spreading positive word-of-mouth about their experience. By demonstrating your commitment to maintaining clean air, especially in regions with elevated air pollution levels, you can gain a significant edge over your competitors. Managing dust and promptly changing filters constitute critical initial steps. Despite the best efforts of your cleaning staff, areas like laundry facilities can be significant sources of dust accumulation. If your facility has recently undergone...

Chef Christopher Galarza on the Electrification & Decarbonization of the Commercial Kitchen

VERONA, PA.—The electrification and decarbonization of the commercial kitchen is becoming a hot topic throughout the hospitality industry. Green Lodging News recently addressed the topic in a Publisher’s Point of View column which highlighted the work of the William J. Worthen Foundation. The Foundation addresses all-electric kitchens in its “The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide.” Also championing a transition to all-electric and less carbon-intensive kitchens is Chef Christopher A. Galarza. A strong proponent of electric induction cooking, he is the author of Understanding the Green Industrial Revolution, An Interdisciplinary Look At the Hospitality Industry, Founder/Culinary Sustainability Consultant with Forward Dining...

Ariston Introduces Emergency Water Heater Replacement Service

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Ariston USA, a part of Ariston Group, announced the formation of a rapid deployment program to serve commercial accounts in need of emergency service. Ariston RED (Rapid Emergency Deployment) offers emergency replacement service in most areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The service will offer rapid response to hotels, restaurants and other commercial businesses with water heaters so that they will not be forced to temporarily close. Ariston RED will deliver a new water heater, if required, in six to eight hours. Commercial customers will have access to a complete line of...