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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.

Trane Technologies Named to S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, has been named to the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the third consecutive year and the North America Index for the thirteenth consecutive year. The company performed in the 98th percentile in the Building Products industry in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA score as of November 27, 2023), with a perfect score of 100 in the Resource Efficiency and Circularity category. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index represents the top 10 percent of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI) based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. The North...

Studio Apostoli Designs Preistoriche Green Lodge

MONTEGROTTO TERME, ITALY—An eco-friendly approach to hospitality, in full respect of the region and its preexisting elements: the new Green Lodges of the Terme Preistoriche Resort & Spa in Montegrotto Terme, designed by Studio Apostoli, is meant to be a manifesto of zero-emission wellness hospitality. Seven suites are incorporated into four wooden stilted structures and interconnected through a raised system of ramps, walkways, and accessible terraces. They also include a historically preserved villa, the eighth and most extensive offering within this entrepreneurial endeavor. A total of 160 micro piles support the new constructions and outdoor spaces, preserving the roots...

A ‘Simple’ Fix to Dryer Lint Issues That Can Easily Snowball

I never knew laundry dryer lint could create so much havoc, but it makes a lot of sense and if you have an on-premise laundry, you understand better than I do. The lint dust easily spreads, causing a cleaning and indoor air quality issue. Each lint screen needs to be cleaned daily or more and if the lint is exhausted on your rooftop or other problematic spot it can be sucked right back in by your HVAC system. Hardened lint on HVAC coils is not what you want to see. If lint is not removed in a timely manner, it...

Hotel Marcel ‘Rocking It’ with Wise Efficiency Investments, Strong Business

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that the anticipated net-zero energy Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, has achieved Passive House certification from Passive House Institute (PHI). The accomplishment is one in a long series of accomplishments for Bruce Redman Becker, architect and developer of the 165-room hotel that once was the Armstrong Rubber Company Building, aka Pirelli Building. Green Lodging News spoke with Becker to learn about the Passive House certification and to get caught up on how his LEED Platinum building has performed since it opened in May 2022. According to the Passive House Institute,...

Baltimore Aircoil to Present on Sustainable Cooling at Conference

JESSUP, MD.—Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC), a global leader in modular evaporative cooling equipment, will contribute to this year’s RETA National Conference from November 14 to 17, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Fla. At the leading conference for industrial refrigeration operators and technicians, BAC will highlight its cutting-edge cooling equipment at booth #503 including the newly improved VertexTM Evaporative Condenser and will deliver a “Hot Point” presentation about cutting-edge technology for sustainable cooling. On Wednesday, November 15 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Dave Anderson, BAC’s Strategic Account Manager, will give a “Hot Point” presentation in the venue’s...

Trane Introduces Latest AI & Cloud-Based Service Offering

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane—by Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, is introducing its latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud-based service offering—Trane Autonomous Control Powered by BrainBox AI—providing building owners and facility managers an additional tool to accelerate decarbonization and reduce energy consumption. Using AI to automatically identify and implement optimization actions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Trane Autonomous Control enhances existing connected Tracer SC+ building control systems—incorporating variables like predictive weather data and occupancy trends for improved building performance and sustainability. “With the heating and cooling of buildings representing about 15 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions, the demand for more...

Hotel Marcel New Haven is First Certified Passive House Hotel in U.S.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—When architect and developer Bruce Redman Becker envisioned the opportunity to create Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton which opened in May 2022, he set an ambitious goal to achieve something no one else in the U.S. had ever done—to create a hotel that operated fully on renewable energy, without any use of fossil fuels. Today, that vision is now a reality and Hotel Marcel has also become the first Passive House-certified hotel in the country. The Passive House certification*, managed by Passive House Institute (PHI), is the only internationally recognized performance standard for air tightness and energy consumption,...

Trane Technologies Introduces Industry-First Ice-Heating Solution

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane—by Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, has introduced its Thermal Battery Storage-Source Heat Pump System—a first-of-its-kind solution to advance electrified, low-carbon heating in buildings, including in climates below zero-degrees Fahrenheit. The innovative system converges four proven technologies to accelerate building decarbonization: Thermal energy storage ice tanks, reclaiming and storing excess building heat like a battery, for optimal efficiency; Air-to-water heat pumps utilizing a reverse vapor compression cycle to extract heat from the air outside to warm the building; All-electric chiller-heaters, recovering the excess building heat from the ice tanks to expand air-to-water heat pump applications further into dense urban...

KOVA Debuts Non-Industrial AI-Powered HVAC System

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Building material solutions leader KOVA launches KOVA Comfort Intelligent HVAC, an innovative, AI-powered HVAC system that seamlessly integrates into building projects creating healthier, more comfortable environments based on a variety of inputs, including users’ daily routines. Pushing beyond the current industry offerings of IoT and “smart” systems, KOVA Comfort leverages behavioral, environmental, and unit-specific occupancy inputs to learn, personalize, and optimize comfort and energy usage in each unique living environment. With a minimal footprint, sleek design, and elegant profile, the compact system is a cutting-edge solution for multifamily, student housing, hospitality, and residential properties. KOVA Comfort harnesses advanced machine learning in conjunction with...

Halton, Phononic Announce Agreement to Transform Commercial HVAC

HELSINKE, FINLAND—Halton, a global leader in HVAC innovation and indoor air comfort solutions, and Phononic, a global leader in sustainable solid-state cooling, announced a strategic licensing partnership in relation to the commercial launch of Terminal Treatment of Air with Peltier (TTAP) technology, an HVAC solution that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Leveraging Halton’s experiences in indoor climate solutions to productize the concept, Phononic’s solid state technology further perfects the TTAP concept as the refreshing innovation it brings to the commercial HVAC infrastructure. The new approach eliminates global-warming refrigerants and provides building owners and real estate developers with a sustainable solution...