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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.

Vicinity Energy Launches New Renewable Energy Technology in Boston

BOSTON—Vicinity Energy, a national decarbonization leader with the most extensive portfolio of district energy systems, announced it has launched eSteam, a new innovation designed to rapidly decarbonize the highest source of emissions in major cities, commercial buildings. Vicinity is the first in the United States to electrify its operations, offering renewable thermal energy by installing electric boilers, industrial-scale heat pumps, and thermal storage at its central facilities starting in Boston and Cambridge, with its other districts to follow. “We’re thrilled to be the first district energy company in the United States to bring renewable thermal energy to our customers. Our operations are...

ENERGY MANAGEMENT/GUESTROOM

Telkonet Reduce Energy Consumption, Improve Guest Experience Telkonet, Inc. provides intelligent energy reduction and automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things. Helping the hospitality industry better manage operational costs, the EcoSmart platform utilizes a full suite of connected devices that work together to reduce energy consumption by scheduling and automating HVAC runtimes for only when the guest is present. The operator dashboard provides in-depth and actionable energy usage insights, and remote operation allows for unmatched flexibility and responsiveness. The platform also allows for the creation of immersive and connected guest experiences, by automating lighting, window treatments, and other...

Clean Air in Buildings Challenge Provides Roadmap for Ensuring Superior IAQ

In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, a roadmap to move the country forward safely and continue to fight COVID-19 as Americans get back to their more normal routines. Of course, a big part of getting back to normal is improving air quality in whatever dwelling we happen to be in—hotels included. As part of its Preparedness Plan, on March 17, the Administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge. It calls on all building owners and operators to assess their indoor air quality and make ventilation and air filtration...

FRG Tankless Rack System Offers ‘Plug-and-Play’ Setup

COMSTOCK PARK, MICH.—Facilities Resource Group, LLC (FRG), a leading provider of single-source, turnkey commercial domestic hot water solutions, recently unveiled the TTS Synergy Series to help engineers, contractors and commercial facility owner-managers streamline and accelerate the process of changing out a centralized water heating system. The result is a powerful, high-performance, tankless rack solution with a turndown ratio of 66:1 that will provide more than 1,600 gallons of hot water per hour yet is compact enough to fit through a standard mechanical room doorway. Most importantly, TTS systems are pre-engineered and prefabricated to install quickly and without complications, minimizing costly...

Baltimore Aircoil Introduces TrilliumSeries Adiabatic Cooler

JESSUP, MD.—Baltimore Aircoil Co. (BAC) announces the release of its new TrilliumSeries Adiabatic Cooler, which was recently launched at the 2022 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo). This adiabatic cooler is ideal for applications that demand a combination of energy efficiency and limited water use. BAC’s innovative design maximizes both water and energy efficiency, ultimately minimizing costs. In addition, the TrilliumSeries Cooler is designed to make installation and ongoing maintenance simple. What distinguishes BAC’s TrilliumSeries Cooler is that it captures and reuses water, unlike once-through systems, and is optimized for adiabatic operation, a form of heat rejection that...

Developer of Infrared Body Heat Sensing EMS Makes Guestroom Savings Easy, Simple

In the coming months Green Lodging News will be featuring suppliers whose advances have contributed to enhanced indoor air quality or significant energy, water or waste savings for hoteliers. Lodging Technology is the first company to be featured in this series. ROANOKE, VA.—Anyone who has been in the lodging industry for a long time knows about Lodging Technology. The company has been offering its guestroom energy management solutions since 1984. In fact, Bill Fizer, President and Founder of the company, developed the original infrared body heat sensing energy management system (EMS) and is considered a pioneer in occupancy sensor-based hotel...

Carrier Launches Certified Healthy Air Systems Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carrier continues to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) with a new site certification that provides building owners, facility managers and occupants confidence in the health of their buildings. Carrier Certified Healthy Air Systems employs proprietary software to complete an independent assessment of ventilation, filtration, thermal comfort, and airborne pathogen transmission risk in a building to determine if IAQ meets or exceeds recommended standards. Buildings that meet IAQ and operational standards receive a certification, seal, and other display materials to improve occupant confidence in indoor environments. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy,...

Amerlux Now Offering Delta Controls’ Room Controller

OAKLAND, N.J.—Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced that it now offers Delta Controls’ (DCI) all-encompassing room controller, which allows occupants to take greater care of their work—by creating a room that automatically takes care of them. The IoT-enabled O3 Sensor by Amerlux’s sister company wirelessly detects motion, sound, light and temperature with pinpoint accuracy—right down to the surface of a table—from a single standalone room controller. Ceiling-mounted to maximize functionality from the best vantage point of the room, the O3 Sensor automates comfort and productivity while decluttering walls of switches and thermostats. “The premise that lighting should be independent of other building systems...

Cogeneration Cost Incentives to Aid Hotel Industry in Coming Years

Energy costs are soaring, forcing countless hotel owners and managers to search for more cost-effective, clean energy alternatives to the traditional power grid. Unsurprisingly, the adoption of distributed power generation is also rising—especially in the combined heat and power (CHP) market, which is expected to reach $35.2 billion by 2026. This growth is spurred by the willingness of government programs to provide support and incentives for its implementation. With an estimated $26.6 billion in incentives and clean energy initiatives over the next five years, the booming CHP market is expected to become more accessible to a range of hotels, providing them...

Verdant Thermostats Deliver Seamless Compatibility with LG VRF Systems

MONTREAL—Verdant announced a new collaboration with LG Electronics, U.S.A.’s Air Conditioning Technologies that allows for seamless integration of Verdant’s energy management thermostats with the LG Multi V VRF series product line available in the United States. Whereas some other HVAC controls rely on costly third-party adaptors to achieve such integrations, the collaboration between Verdant and LG ensures a native integration using LG’s VRF InDoor Unit protocol, preserving the full benefits of thermostat and VRF system alike. |“We estimate that over 25 percent of new construction projects in our core markets will be using VRF technology this year,” said Michael Serour, Vice...