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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.

Zenique Hotels Installs INNCOM e7 Thermostats

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected hospitality, announced that Zenique Hotels installed Honeywell’s INNCOM e7 Thermostats at its new 127-room Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton hotel in California. “We picked Honeywell for its robust integration capabilities with other software, its energy savings, and because the e7 Thermostat looks great,” said Rupesh Patel, President of Zenique Hotels. “Its flat panel controls are perfect for the exceptional Aloft guest experience we wanted to create. The e7 also communicates with our property’s Alexa voice activated room controls powered by Volara. The systems work well together and provide the innovation and convenience our guests love. Patel noted...

Many Green Products Featured at Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

ORLANDO, FLA.—More than 8,000 food industry professionals gathered at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando last week for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Among the hundreds of exhibitors were companies introducing products to reduce energy and water consumption and material waste. The following is a quick rundown of those companies and the products they featured: PowerTrak Efficiency Systems, LLC—PowerTrak Efficiency Systems introduced its VX Series Energy Management Thermostat that includes an occupancy sensor that allows for energy saving when rooms are unoccupied. Fully configurable settings allow for temperature setback, temperature recovery, setback optimization, setback limits, and set point...

Chris Greer Named Continuous Improvement Manager for Master-Bilt

NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration, has named Chris Greer as Continuous Improvement Manager effective August 20, 2018, reporting directly to VP of Operations at Master-Bilt, Tom Machingo. As Continuous Improvement Manager, Greer will drive operational excellence initiatives and be responsible for developing consistent improvement in the manufacturing operation at Master-Bilt. “The primary focus for Chris will be to help develop new continuous improvement projects going forward,” stated Machingo. “We are very excited about the opportunities to improve and implement best-practice training, methods and tools.” With over 10 years of manufacturing and management experience in...

Honeywell Implements e7 Thermostat, Guestroom Controls at Saybrook Point Inn

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected hospitality, announced the Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa has successfully implemented Honeywell’s INNCOM e7 Thermostat and guestroom controls in all guestrooms and public spaces. The e7 Thermostat is the core of Honeywell’s guestroom energy management system that delivers energy savings and comfort via its use of occupancy sensing technology and easy-to-use control plate. Having maintained the AAA Four-Star rating for 16 consecutive years, Saybrook Point is widely recognized in New England as a premier destination with award-winning sustainability practices. “On the front end, the new e7 unit is easy for our guests to use,”...

Friedrich Makes Donation to KidSTREAM Children’s Museum

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Keeping cool while dreaming big for kids. That’s the motivation behind Friedrich’s latest major donation to help turn the dream of KidSTREAM Children’s Museum in Ventura County into a reality. Friedrich has become the first major manufacturer to donate to the nonprofit museum, whose vision is to create a facility for all children in the community to have opportunities to explore science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math (STREAM) in a fun, interactive learning environment. With designs to transform a large, former 30,000-square-foot library into the new Ventura County children’s museum, KidSTREAM is first creating a 1,200-square-foot “preview...

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionellosis Standard

ATLANTA—ASHRAE has published a revised edition of its standard that provides a more comprehensive approach to preventing the growth and spread of Legionella. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2018, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. The 2018 edition provides clarification of compliance requirements, as well as an update to enforceable, code-intended language to facilitate adoption of the standard for code and regulatory purposes. The standard was originally developed to help designers and building operators establish water management plans that include practices specific to the systems that exist in a particular building, campus or health care facility....

Hotel Air Filters: The Right Filters for Comfortable Rooms

NATIONAL REPORT—A hotel sees thousands of guests from all walks of life come around to enjoy the scenery and relax away from home. These guests see plenty of germs too. The air in a hotel could be filled with pathogens, contagions, dust, dirt, sand, mold, bacteria, viruses, allergens or pollutants. But that is where air filters come in, cleaning up incoming airflow and keeping hotel rooms comfortable and clean. But how do these air filters keep a hotel so clean? And how do you keep them working at peak efficiency? How the Air Filters Work The air coming into a hotel...

Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey Set to Close August 17

NATIONAL REPORT—The Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey will close on August 17, 2018. You can participate in the survey by clicking here. There is no cost to participate. Tens of thousands of green lodging establishments around the planet are being encouraged to benchmark their sustainability practices by completing this survey which last year saw some 2,100 properties participating from 46 countries. The survey encompasses topics ranging from energy management to communication to Health & Wellness. The Green Lodging Trends Report Survey has the support of Green Lodging News, Green Key, Travelife, Green Key Global, Horwath HTL, Green Seal,...

Green Lodging News Adds Mode:Green as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Mode:Green as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Mode:Green is a leader in providing integrated solutions. Hotels like the 1 Brooklyn and Kimpton Grand Cayman partner with Mode:Green because of their shared vision of changing the way the hospitality industry views sustainability practices. Mode:Green can install and coordinate automated systems to control temperatures, window treatments, lighting and other components. Mode:Green has also created its own custom LED light bulbs that provide the best energy efficiency, warranty, color temperature, and dimming for hotel, office, venue, and other...

Integration & Automation

Mode:Green We Specialize in Integrated, Energy-Saving Solutions Mode:Green is the trusted leader in providing integrated solutions for today’s top hotels. Hotels like the 1 Brooklyn and Kimpton Grand Cayman partner with Mode:Green because of their shared vision of changing the way the hospitality industry views sustainability practices. Mode:Green can install and coordinate automated systems to control temperatures, window treatments, lighting and other components. Not only are we experienced in many different systems, but Mode:Green has also created its own custom LED Light Bulbs. For more information, call (646) 688-4358 or e-mail jhayes@modegreen.com. Mode:Green » Email for Details »