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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.

Carrier to Reduce Customers’ Carbon Footprint by More Than One Gigaton

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA.—Carrier Global Corp. announced the company’s first set of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals since becoming an independent company in April. Building on the company’s vision to create solutions that matter for people and our planet, Carrier is targeting carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030. The company is also aiming to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton, supported by a planned investment of more than $2 billion over the next 10 years toward the development of healthier, safer, and more sustainable building and cold chain solutions. “At Carrier, we are applying...

TIME Names Carrier’s OptiClean a Best Invention of 2020

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA.—Carrier Global Corp., a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions, announced that its OptiClean Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine has been named as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020. The OptiClean was developed through rapid innovation in early 2020 to help support infectious isolation rooms in hospitals. TIME featured OptiClean in the Medical Care category of its prestigious annual list that recognizes 100 ground-breaking inventions that are making the world better and smarter. “We are honored the OptiClean is being recognized by TIME for a product...

ASHRAE Announces Move to New Net-Zero Energy Global Headquarters in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA—ASHRAE, a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, announced a move to its new global headquarters, located at 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Ga. The Society began renovations in January 2020 on an existing 66,700 ft2 building, originally built in 1978, on 11 acres of land. Located 10 miles north of its previous headquarters building, ASHRAE joins other innovation and sustainability-focused organizations based in the popular Technology Parkway corridor. A short video on the new global headquarters can be viewed on ASHRAE’s YouTube channel. “ASHRAE’s new global headquarters is a prime example of how we are helping to...

Carrier AquaForce 30XV Now Available with Waterside Economizer

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carrier has announced the availability of an innovative waterside economizer option for its award-winning AquaForce 30XV air-cooled variable-speed screw chiller. The addition of a waterside economizer, or “free cooling,” allows the owner to take advantage of lower outdoor air temperatures to cool their building or process, thus saving a significant amount of energy. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corp., a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. The unit comes standard with industry exclusive MaxCap Advantage, a feature that allows the extraction of the most-free cooling possible during all operating conditions,...

Advancements in Technology Make Mini Refrigerators Increasingly More Efficient

NATIONAL REPORT—While fewer hotels are offering minibars, mini refrigerators are an expected appliance today, especially given COVID-19 and the inclination for travelers to bring their own food to their guestroom. Your choice of mini refrigerator can make a difference in not only guest satisfaction but your energy bill as well. The Energy Star website provides a page that allows one to search by price, size, capacity, brand name and shows annual energy consumption. Green Lodging News reached out to some of the lodging industry’s leading makers of mini refrigerators to get their latest take on this expected appliance. Minibar Systems Minibar...

Carrier Adds Variable-Speed WeatherExpert Commercial Rooftop Units

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carrier announced that its WeatherExpert line of rooftop units now includes the variable-speed 48JC gas/electric and 50JC electric/electric models designed to vary cooling capacity down to 25 percent and up to 105 percent of normal capacity. The units boast impressive SEER ratings up to 20.0 and feature innovative EcoBlue Technology. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier Global Corp., a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. The 48/50 JC units are the products of extensive research and development designed...

WINT Launches Leak Prevention Solution for HVAC Chilled Water Systems

NEW YORK—WINT Water Intelligence, a leader in cutting-edge water management and leak prevention solutions for construction, commercial and industrial applications, has developed a solution that detects and prevents leaks and other issues in chilled water systems and pipes. The solution prevents water damage by detecting issues, automatically shutting off water flows and isolating impacted areas. Damage from water leaks in buildings is one of the biggest sources of damage to facilities. Large buildings use chilled water systems to cool the facility and ensure that occupants are comfortable. These systems consist of lengthy piping networks filled with massive amounts of water...

Friedrich Donates Air-Conditioning Equipment to Roy Maas Youth

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other room air-conditioning products, has donated a variety of A/C products to the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) Turning Point Transitional Living, a nonprofit program that helps local at-risk young adults (ages 18 to 24) learn how to live productive, independent lives. RMYA Turning Point recently opened its sixth home in San Antonio, named the “Annie Laurie” House, designed to assist youth who need a safe place to live and have aged out of foster care or who are homeless. It is the only program of...

How Tech is Making Commercial HVAC Greener

Green building owners are always looking for more efficient and cost-effective heating solutions in order to meet sustainability goals and reduce operating expenses. Innovations in commercial heating technology are providing more efficient heating options to consider than ever before. One example is the adaptation of condensing furnace technology, which was previously only used in residential furnace and indoor applications, to commercial rooftop units. How it Works In an indirect fired gas furnace, natural gas (or LP) is burned, creating very hot flue gases that travel through a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger heats up and in turn transfers this heat to...

Eemax Delivers Safe, On-Demand Hot Water for Handwashing

WATERBURY, CONN.—The World Health Organization has declared a pandemic as COVID-19 rapidly spreads across the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water to protect against COVID-19. Eemax tankless electric water heaters can help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by making comfortable handwashing available to all. “Eemax water heating equipment is vital for health and safety, particularly for water heating, disinfecting homes, food and medical sanitation, handwashing, and emergency eye and drench showers for oil, gas and chemical industries and the military,” said Jens Bolleyer,...