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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.

Ways to Improve HVAC Summer Efficiency

Finding the right HVAC system to cool commercial spaces does not have to mean making a choice between high-quality performance and efficiency, but it does take homework. In order to make the most informed decisions, facilities managers and building owners need to be mindful of not only the purchase and installation price but its protected service life and operational costs. Once the numbers are crunched, it is often found that the most energy efficient equipment offsets a larger up-front price and more than makes up for it in long-term operational savings. Look at the Full Picture Something to keep in mind when...

Quality Sales Now Representing Noritz America in Pacific Northwest

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF.—Noritz America recently announced that Quality Sales, Inc. (Vancouver, Wash.) is helping to cover the tankless water heater market in the Pacific Northwest. The manufacturer’s representative will work alongside Noritz’s own sales staff in that region; specifically, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the Idaho Panhandle in the northern part of that state. Established in 1994, Quality Sales is “a well-established leader among manufacturers reps in the Northwest market,” notes Jason Fleming, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Noritz America. “We feel that their long-standing local relationships, in-depth tankless knowledge and focus on contractor relationships will match perfectly with our...

STEP Warmfloor Brings Health & Wellness to Green Hospitality

ST. LOUIS, MO.—The U.S. Green Building Council launched its global economic recovery strategy last month, which outlines a path for how healthy places and LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses prepare for a post-pandemic world. The hospitality industry was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, and as the world prepares to travel again, hotels and restaurants around the globe are looking for ways to evolve the health and wellness of their indoor environments. Hotels have been turning to green building to demonstrate their re-entry plans and safety measures to guests. Green strategies that consider air quality...

Bosch Thermotechnology Expands Portfolio with Singular Boiler Series

WATERTOWN, MASS.—Bosch Thermotechnology, a leading global source of high-quality heating and cooling systems, announced its Singular Boiler series, delivering optimal comfort and hot water in one simple solution. The Bosch Singular Boiler series includes the Singular 5200 and Singular 4000 solutions, delivering 5.2 and 4 gallons of hot water per minute, respectively, giving users the ability to operate multiple showers and other hot water applications simultaneously. Featuring a 95 percent AFUE rating and a turndown ratio of up to 10:1, the units include simple, four-digit displays and dual stainless steel heat exchangers. In addition to optimal hot water output, the Singular...

NRA: Switch out Old Kitchen Equipment for New Technology, Save Big on Operating Costs

CHICAGO—Between energy cost savings and equipment rebates, Werewolf American Pub saved more than $10,000 by switching to energy-efficient equipment. Energy-efficient cooking and commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) systems save money. That is a lesson experts and organizations like the California Energy Commission (CEC) have been preaching for years. To prove it in the real world, the CEC awarded a Building Natural Gas Technology (BNGT) grant to Frontier Energy, Inc., operator of PG&E’s Food Service Technology Center (FSTC), San Ramon, Calif. “We wanted to do more than just swap out standard equipment for energy-efficient models,” says David Zabrowski, Vice President, Frontier Energy. “We wanted to...

Noritz teams up with Sunbelt Marketing to Serve Southeast

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF.—Noritz America recently announced that Sunbelt Marketing, Inc. (Austell, Ga.) will help cover the Southeast tankless water heater market. The master distributor and buy/sell manufacturer’s representative will work alongside Noritz’s sales team staff in that region. Formed in 1976, Sunbelt Marketing is “a well-established leader among independent sales representatives in our industry,” notes Jason Fleming, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Noritz America. “They have a special expertise in water heating, having worked with both storage-tank and tankless manufacturers over the years. Their in-depth product and application knowledge, and their numerous industry relationships will be an outstanding complement...

EnergyWare Rebrands Company Logo, Website

SUNRISE, FLA.—EnergyWare, a leading national provider of energy efficiency technology, has announced the official rebranding of its company logo and website. The changes, which were implemented to reflect the company’s new direction within the energy efficiency industry, include a sleek new website design with new sections promoting the brand’s emergence into the solar, water conservation, and smart HVAC systems sectors, as well as a minimalist pictorial logo mark that captures the new and refreshing experience EnergyWare looks to bring to its customers. “When I was appointed the CEO of EnergyWare, I came into the role with a natural gas and oil...

Baltimore Aircoil Highlights ENDURADRIVE Fan System for Cooling

BALTIMORE, MD.—The Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) ENDURADRIVE Fan System ensures unmatched peace of mind in the operation of mission-critical cooling applications through a dramatically simplified design. The ENDURADRIVE Fan System features permanent magnet, direct-drive technology, in which the fan motor is directly coupled to the fan, eliminating the need for intermediary moving parts like gears or belts. The advanced design is specifically engineered so that the motor, VFD, and cooling tower work together to provide unparalleled reliability. The ENDURADRIVE Fan System’s design reduces the risk and cost of failures due to moisture ingress, with upgraded insulation, a double O-ring, a drive-end seal, and an...

New Stretch Code Will Mean Low-Carbon Buildings

Transitioning America’s buildings away from burning fossil fuels for heating and water heating, toward equipment powered by increasingly clean electricity is key to meeting the nation’s climate goals, including President Biden’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Innovative energy code language, developed by the New Buildings Institute in partnership with NRDC and released recently, will provide a template to help get cities and states on track to reduce energy use as well as carbon emissions in new buildings. Buildings are responsible for around 40 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, so addressing their efficiency and emissions...

Pfannenberg Announces New & Improved Cooling Units

LANCASTER, N.Y.—Pfannenberg, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies, announced the release of updated 34X1C/DTS 36X1C Series Cooling Units, which offer superior capacity, more efficient design, and a robust build to ensure a longer service life of the cooling unit. The new DTS 34X1C / DTS 36X1C Series Cooling Units are designed to take up less space while delivering greater cooling capacity. These units boast the highest power to cooling ratio available on the market. The DTS 34X1C Units provide 1.5ton of cooling capacity, while the DTS 36X1C units provide up to 2ton capacity at normal operation. Both...