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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. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.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. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Emily Smith’s Career Path Evolves Along with Park’s Sustainability Commitment

Name: Emily Smith Title: Director, Corporate Strategy Company: Park Hotels & Resorts Years in Current Position: 2.5 years Primary Responsibilities: “I am in the corporate strategy group—a two-person team. I help investors invest in our company, work on our earnings reports, and help maintain our website. Over the past six months my job has evolved to include ESG (environmental, social, governance). ESG has become about 50 percent of my duties.” Organization’s most significant sustainability-related accomplishment: “The installation of Melink Intelli-hood systems in all kitchen exhaust and make-up units at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The savings have been incredible—an annual energy reduction savings of more...

Registration Open for 2019 Annual ASHRAE Conference in Kansas City

ATLANTA—ASHRAE announced that registration is open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., June 22 to 26, at the Kansas City Marriott and Kansas City Convention Center. To register, visit ashrae.org/kansascity. The five-day conference includes sessions addressing current trends and technologies in the HVAC&R industry, as well as tours, social events and a keynote message from Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut, advisor and author. Additionally, the incoming 2019 to 2020 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, will present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 24. “With the...

Carrier’s World Headquarters Earns LEED Platinum v4 Certification

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA.—Carrier announced that its world headquarters, the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings, is the first commercial building in Florida to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum v4 certification. The Platinum rating—the highest designation—was awarded under the stringent version 4 LEED green building program for building design and construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies, is a unit of United Technologies Corp.“Earning LEED Platinum certification is a significant...

Green Lodging News Welcomes NuTek to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes NuTek International to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Laundry/Ozone Systems category. NuTek’s Ozone Laundry Support Systems is a sustainable, On Premises Laundry installation that reduces water usage, conserves energy and provides superior disinfection—backed by 2018 microbial testing results verifying 99.99 percent disinfection against all common bacteria and viruses, including the CDC’s Top 9 Superbugs. As the only ozone laundry system to earn UL Recognition specifically for use with commercial washers, NuTek can connect to any programable, commercial washer. NuTek’s ozone technology generates an...

EcoSmart Tankless Water Heaters Unveils New Brand Design

WATERBURY, CONN.—Water heating systems are the second greatest user of energy in the home. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, they account for an average of 18 percent of electricity costs. EcoSmart, a leading Rheem brand of efficient and economical electric tankless water heaters, helps reduce energy costs in homes and businesses by up to 50 percent with its patented, quality green energy products. As it fulfills the demand to provide smarter, more technologically advanced water heating solutions, EcoSmart just unveiled its new brand design. The new design includes an image of a globe, shaped as a...

LAUNDRY/WATER RECYCLING

AquaRecycle Take a Big Bite Out of Laundry Water & Sewer Costs! AquaRecycle manufactures systems that recycle 100 percent of laundry wastewater. That water is then reused within the laundry. AquaRecycle’s proven technology provides customers with 80 percent water and sewer savings and 50 percent energy savings. Our “Green Technology” can qualify your facility for LEED points. Payback of two years or less! Call (866) 272-9253. AquaRecycle » Email for Details »

Onsite Utility Services Capital Announces Partnership with Power Cube

DELAVAN, WIS.—Onsite Utility Services Capital, Inc. (OUS Capital) a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for industrial and commercial businesses, and Power Cube LLC announced a strategic partnership to integrate Power Cube’s variable frequency drive solutions with OUS Capital’s Energy Savings as a Service program. With the variable frequency drive market surpassing annual installations of 2 million units in 2018, and anticipated to exceed $3.5 billion by 2025 (source: Global Market Insight), OUS Capital and Power Cube’s partnership places them in the perfect position to be the front runners of this continued growth. “In the ongoing effort to keep energy costs...

Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report

NATIONAL REPORT—As reported on Green Lodging News, the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AHLA) has released the results of its 2018 Lodging Survey. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR. The survey is funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation. The survey included all properties in the United States with 10 or more guestrooms—nearly 56,000 U.S. properties. With just under 11,500 responses, the overall survey completion rate for the 2018 survey was 21 percent, a gain of six percentage points from 2016. Nine questions fell under “Sustainability,” but other...

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining options and welcoming accommodations. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR, renowned for providing premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for...

HITEC Minneapolis Online Registration & Housing Bureau Open

MINNEAPOLIS—Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), producers of the world’s largest Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), has announced that attendee registration for its HITEC Minneapolis is now available online, as well as hotel reservations. Annually, HITEC highlights the industry’s tech trends and current approach to integrating technology into the hospitality sphere. To set the tone on the first day, award-winning futurist Chris Riddell will present the Opening Keynote, “Beyond Tomorrow—The Human Revolution.” HITEC Minneapolis will be the second, and largest, HITEC event of 2019 and is from June 17 to 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. “Annually...