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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.

Rheem Launches Renaissance Commercial HVAC Line

ATLANTA—Rheem  has introduced the 7.5 – 12.5 Ton Commercial Renaissance HVAC Line, a completely new platform of package air conditioners and gas electric units. Renaissance is equipped with innovative technologies that not only meet the new 2018 Department of Energy (DOE) IEER requirements to deliver higher efficiencies and lower operating costs, but are also compliant with the enhanced 2023 regulations.* The Rheem Renaissance Line is 30 percent more energy efficient than the current baseline technology available in most commercial HVAC units. These energy savings translate to thousands of dollars saved over the life of the equipment. Performance features affecting efficiency,...

Friedrich Addresses Indoor Air Quality in New Product Designs

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Travelers are often weary, and the lodging industry knows it. That’s why promising a quality night’s sleep has become a key marketing advantage touted by many of the top hospitality players. Yet beyond thread count, branded mattresses and customizable pillow menus, some hoteliers are overlooking the basics for creating a better sleeping experience for guests. With allergy and humidity seasons now arriving, the need to increase guest comfort is as obvious as the nose on a face. Thanks to new technology introduced by Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other air-conditioning products, the issue...

Rheem Introduces New Commercial Gas Water Heater

ATLANTA—Rheem has introduced a new high-efficiency commercial gas water heater. The heater features built-in smart monitoring technology, universal retrofit features and an all-inclusive leak detection and prevention system. The design of Triton was influenced by feedback from plumbers who worked with Rheem to identify the top installation, service and maintenance concerns for commercial applications. Being able to prevent problems before they occur was among the top issues for commercial customers, which is why Triton is equipped with an advanced and accurate leak detection and prevention system. Factory installed to ensure proper alignment and accuracy, the system can catch a leak...

ASHRAE Announces Redesigned Website

ATLANTA—ASHRAE announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, ashrae.org. This website offers quick and easy access to essential information and simplified navigation through mega-menus. ASHRAE’s redesigned website features a device-responsive layout to support viewing on smartphones, tablets and desktop/laptop computers. The new search is powered by Amazon Elasticsearch Service, a new and powerful technology. The new search includes thousands of relevant results from other ASHRAE sites such its bookstore, eLearning platform and Technology Portal. “Visitors are now able to move seamlessly between learning, planning, and participating online,” says Jeff Littleton, Executive Director of ASHRAE. “We are excited...

Green Lodging News Adds Verdant as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Verdant Environmental Technologies as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Verdant Environmental Technologies manufactures state of the art, plug & play energy management solutions for the hospitality sector. For over 40 years, Verdant has helped its customers save money on their energy bills by reducing HVAC runtimes when guestrooms are empty. Over that time, Verdant has amassed numerous patents on its technology that has helped it maximize energy savings without compromising guest comfort. Verdant is an approved vendor of all major hotel chains and was most...

NewAir Introduces New Portable Evaporative Cooler

CYPRESS, Calif.—NewAir Appliances has launched a new evaporative cooler designed for portability and indoor/outdoor use. The NewAir EC111W Portable Evaporative Cooler uses only water and the power of evaporation to cool a room up to 20 degrees in dry conditions. The model is an environmentally sensitive alternative to standard air-conditioning, which uses chemical refrigerants that can damage the ozone layer when not disposed of properly. “Our evaporative cooler uses about 75 percent less electricity than traditional A/C, so you save money and help the Earth at the same time,” said Andrew Stephenson, Director of Product Marketing at NewAir Appliances. “It...

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Selects Solar America Solutions

INDIANAPOLIS—Solar America Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of leading commercial solar thermal heating solutions, has been selected to provide a world-class solar powered domestic hot water system at the iconic Hyatt Regency Atlanta. When completed, this best in class solar thermal installation will provide hot water for guestrooms and commercial kitchen use while cutting GHG emissions and costs in half. “We’re thrilled that the Hyatt Regency Atlanta has selected our US Patented SunQuest 250 solar thermal system to provide a renewable energy solution that will dramatically reduce carbon emissions and produce tremendous energy savings,” said Don Crawmer, Solar America’s Vice-President of...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Pürlin to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Pürlin to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Linens & Towels category. Through its integrated closed-loop, recycling system Pürlin’s laundry-free linens satisfy the hospitality industry’s need to provide safe clean linens while protecting the environment. Pürlin allows guests to rest comfortably knowing that they’re the only ones to ever sleep on Pürlin’s soft, hypoallergenic, single use sheets. Utilizing the same man-made micro-fiber technology safely used in baby diapers and personal hygiene products for over 30 years, Pürlin simulates cotton without the use of dyes, pesticides,...

Honeywell Launches Amazon Alexa Voice-Ready Thermostat

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, announced the launch of its next generation thermostat for the hospitality industry. Honeywell’s INNCOM e7 Thermostat (e7) is the first enterprise grade environmental control and energy management solution that incorporates Amazon Alexa voice control for an effortless guest experience that includes room temperature, lighting, drapery and amenities services. With its modern design with easy-to-use controls, the e7 is based on a patent-pending Smart Wall Plate design that provides hotel staff with an easy and reliable back-up of the device configuration. This makes routine maintenance or replacement of the e7 energy management system...

Green Lodging News Adds ENTERGIZE to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes ENTERGIZE, LLC to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Energy Management/Guestroom category. With 16 years of guestroom energy management experience, ENTERGIZE offers the key card product that some customers have had installed for over a decade. ENTERGIZE also offers a PIR thermostat. ENTERGIZE recently upgraded the PIR product and it is now backed by a 60-month warranty. The high quality PIR thermostat qualifies for utility company incentives. This will ensure that the hotel maximizes its opportunity to save money on energy. The product is easy...