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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.

Capstone Green Energy to Power ‘The Residences at Terra Nova’

LOS ANGELES—Capstone Green Energy Corporation, a global leader in carbon reduction and on-site resilient green energy solutions, announced that Innovative Energy Corporation (IEC), Capstone’s exclusive distribution partner in Jamaica, has secured a second follow-on order for a C400 Signature Series microturbine along with a 10-year Factory Protection Plan (FPP) from the developers of the historic Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. The new green development is in the heart of Kingston and will be located adjacent to the sister hotel property. It will feature a C400S installed in a combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) configuration. Terra Nova will be the first development...

Telkonet Names John M. Srouji New Chief Sales & Operating Officer

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—John M. Srouji is the new Chief Sales and Operating Officer for Telkonet Inc., a U.S.-listed company that offers energy management solutions to the occupancy-based building controls market. Telkonet has historically served the Hospitality, MDU, and Military Housing segments, with more than 7,000 properties installed worldwide. Srouji will be responsible for the overall productivity and effectiveness of the sales and operations of the company. COO responsibilities include leading and overseeing business operations to meet orders and revenue growth targets; and driving customer excellence to ensure Telkonet continues to serve existing customers and effectively onboards new customers. Srouji will be...

Air Curtain Maker Berner Wins Product Design Award

NEW CASTLE, PA.—Berner International, New Castle, Pa., North America’s leading air curtain manufacturer and innovator, was recognized for its Architectural Contour air curtain product design for hotel applications in the 2022 Dealer Design Awards (DDA) Program, sponsored by trade publication, The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News (ACHR News) magazine. The Contour Series, the newest member of Berner International’s growing Architectural Collection, won the silver award July 16 for excellence in design in “HVAC Light Commercial Equipment,” one of the DDA’s 13 categories with more than 130 entries. The DDA’s 30-judge panel of contractors/engineers were impressed with the air curtain’s geometric...

Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Bathrooms

NATIONAL REPORT—Tourism is responsible for 5 percent of global CO2 emissions owing in no small part to the significant energy use and water consumption of hotel services. The exponential growth of the sector and its level of consumption require an urgent response to lead it to a more sustainable path. The establishment of greener bathrooms and ensuites is particularly vital since one single room bathroom can consume between almost 16,000 gallons and 53,000 gallons of water a year. Below are just a few strategies forward-thinking hotels and resorts are utilizing to lower their carbon footprint. Water Saving Basin Faucets & Toilets Sustainable basin faucets,...

Fujitsu General Launches Split Terminal Heat Pump (STHP) Series

PINEBROOK, N.J.—Fujitsu General America, a leading provider of ductless cooling and heating systems and VRF technology for residential and commercial use, introduces its award-winning Split Terminal Heat Pump (STHP) HVAC series for use in hotel, motel, and all other types of lodging properties. The innovative inverter-driven heat pump offers a more energy-efficient, reliable, and quieter alternative to conventional Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) units—ideal for either system upgrading or new construction. The 2022 Dealer Design Award-winning system offers an array of features and benefits to optimize overall return-on-investment and end-user guest experience. STHP units...

Biden Administration Actions Will Lead to Cleaner Buildings

Two recent initiatives announced by the White House will help spur additional energy efficiency and decarbonization upgrades in new and existing buildings. President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to expand domestic manufacturing of a number of critical clean energy technologies, including heat pumps and building insulation. The White House also recently debuted its National Initiative to Advance Building Codes, which will bring together federal agencies to help lower energy costs for families, while making homes and buildings more resilient against the effects of severe weather. Taken together, these policies are a great start toward strengthening the market for important clean energy technologies such as heat...

Goodwood wins U.K.’s Greenest Hotel in Top Industry Award for New Biomass Project

LONDON—The Goodwood Hotel in West Sussex has been crowned the most Sustainable Business in a top award ceremony in London. Judges of the hospitality industry’s Catey awards said The Goodwood Hotel was a “shining example of how to work towards becoming a green business” and praised its impressive 10-year sustainability strategy. The Catey awards were held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, on July 5, 2022, to celebrate the best and brightest businesses and individuals in hospitality across the U.K. Goodwood Entertaining and Hospitality Managing Director, Andrew Coggings, commented: “Winning a Catey is hugely significant because recipients are nominated, selected and rewarded...

Two New Bird Species Added to Long List Identified on Javits Center’s Green Roof

NEW YORK—Two new bird species have been identified on the nearly 7-acre green roof of the Javits Center, a unique wildlife sanctuary on Manhattan’s West Side. With the observation of the two new bird species this spring, Killdeer and Ovenbird, a total of 37 bird species have been identified on the green roof since 2014, as well as five bat species and thousands of arthropods (insects). Led by the New York Convention Center Development Corp. (NYCCDC), the construction of the 6.75-acre green roof—the largest of its kind in New York State—was part of a major five-year renovation of the...

African Bush Camps Opens Lolebezi in Lower Zambezi National Park

LOLEBEZI CONCESSION, ZAMBIA—Nestled atop the fabled Zambezi River banks on five hectares of remote wilderness in the eastern region of Lower Zambezi National Park sits Lolebezi, a new luxury safari camp from African Bush Camps (ABC) conceived and designed in partnership with Fox Brown Creative. With 3,300 feet of river frontage, the lodge and its modernist design follow the river’s undulating twists and turns. Developed cooperatively with a local family with a strong passion for Africa’s wildlife, culture, and future, Lolebezi has begun welcoming guests for immersive safari experiences. The camp sits in a striking location vibrant with wildlife and drawing from...

Nomadix & Telkonet Create Smart Room Experiences for Hotel Guests

LOS ANGELES—Nomadix Inc​., a technology leader in hospitality and multi-tenant industries, and Telkonet, a leader of intelligent automation solutions designed to optimize comfort, operational analytics, and energy efficiency for commercial markets, announced a new integration to create smart in-room experiences for hotels and their guests. Guests can now use their voices to set Telkonet smart thermostats to their preferences, for comfort and accessibility, via Angie in-room voice assistants. The combined solution will be shown at HITEC Orlando, June 27 to 30, 2022, Nomadix booth #1617. Guests simply ask Angie to set a specific temperature, switch modes to cool or heat, or set...