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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.

Dexwet’s New Air Filtration Solution Now Available in the U.S.

NEW YORK—Dexwet, a global innovative air filtration, production, and development company based in the United States, announced its newest and most effective filtration will now be available to HVAC and facility service providers for residential and commercial installation. Dexwet Pure Air Filters are a true innovation in air filtration and scientifically proven to improve air quality by capturing hazardous ultra-fine dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and other airborne particles that can cause health problems. Unlike traditional fiber filters, Dexwet uses scientific principles of airflow to channel air through a maze of plastic rods that permanently capture airborne particles in a non-toxic oil solution...

Turntide Technologies Launches Turntide for Strategic Machines

LAS VEGAS—Turntide Technologies, developer of breakthrough technologies for electrification and sustainable operations, announced the launch of Turntide for Strategic Machines, a customizable full-stack hardware and software solution that improves energy efficiency and adds intelligence, controls, and automation to any commercial HVAC systems, pumps, and fans. Turntide now partners with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate its Smart Motor System and transform its products into connected, data-driven machines that accelerate customer sustainability goals and create new service revenue streams. Every business is under pressure to implement sustainability strategies with measurable impact. Commercial and industrial buildings account for 40 percent of electricity consumed globally and 20 percent of greenhouse...

Indian Hotels Company Limited to Pilot Sustainable Cooling Innovations in Indian Hotels

MUMBAI, INDIA—Six cutting-edge innovators have been selected to partner with Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), to pilot new cost-effective, climate-smart cooling technologies, as part of IFC’s TechEmerge program. The selected innovators are Paharpur Cooling Towers, IOTomation Ecotech, Green Efficient Solutions, Desiccant Rotors International, and Zenatix Solutions from India, and Elgressy Engineering Services from Israel. They will pilot their new space-cooling solutions at seven Taj hotels over the next 12 to 18 months, supported by a pool of up to $500,000 in total grant funding. IFC’s TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling Innovation Program, which is funded by the U.K. Government's International Climate Finance (ICF), matches...

Johnson Controls Ranked Among Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

CORK, IRELAND—Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, announced it has been named among the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in the 2022 Global 100 ranking by Corporate Knights. It is the eighth time Johnson Controls has received this honor. The company ranked first out of 26 in its Corporate Knights peer group for HVAC equipment manufacturing and first out of 74 in its industry group for Building Products. Johnson Controls jumped to 12th in the overall ranking, up from 38th last year. Johnson Controls scored strongly in several areas, supported by actions such as committing to...

Dexwet’s New Air Filtration Solution Now Available in the U.S.

NEW YORK—Dexwet, a global innovative air filtration, production, and development company based in the United States, announced its newest and most effective filtration will now be available to HVAC and facility service providers for residential and commercial installation. Dexwet Pure Air Filters are scientifically proven to improve air quality by capturing hazardous ultra-fine dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and other airborne particles that can cause health problems. Unlike traditional fiber filters, Dexwet uses scientific principles of airflow to channel air through a maze of plastic rods that permanently capture airborne particles in a non-toxic oil solution while allowing pure, clean air...

VDA Group Acquires 53 Percent of Telkonet

ITALY—VDA Group, an Italian multinational operating in the field of guest room management systems designed for the hospitality industry, has acquired 53 percent of the shares of Telkonet, Inc., a U.S.-based company listed on the OTC market and operating in the field of energy management systems. The new Group—with 7,000 properties and 2,450,000 products installed in facilities located in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia—stands as the largest global player in a market currently without leadership, to define the future of the industry by emphasizing the value of people in the development of technologies aimed at comfort...

Zero Cost Tips to Immediately Lower Your Hotel’s Energy Bill

The uncertainty of today’s world is forcing businesses to adapt and reposition themselves so that they can make it through these challenging times. With so many unknowns, let us not lose sight of opportunity. Finding savings is critical, especially for organizations that have felt the financial impact of COVID-19. With state’s enforcing “stay at home” orders, hotels across the nation are experiencing low occupancy. Hotel owners and managers should be evaluating their current operations to find ways to eliminate excess energy use. Below are some cost-saving recommendations that can reduce your operating costs without using any capital. Guestroom “Smart” Thermostats:...

ASHRAE Global Headquarters Reaches ‘Fully’ Net-Zero-Energy Milestone

ATLANTA—ASHRAE’s new global headquarters will operate at net-zero-energy (NZE) performance following the recent installation of a large photovoltaic (PV) system. “Completing the installation of our PV system marks a tangible milestone for ASHRAE that will demonstrate to others how to successfully move on the path to NZE status,” said 2021-22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP. “This project is special because it’s a testament to ASHRAE’s leadership and commitment to sustainability and showcases innovative built environment technology. We are extremely proud of this important accomplishment.” In January 2020, ASHRAE began a $20 million renovation project on its new global headquarters building,...

Intellihot Announces $50 Million Growth Financing Round

GALESBURG, ILL.—Intellihot, the clean technology company creating innovative, next-generation solutions to transform the built environment, announced that it has raised $50 million in growth financing led by investors Aegon Asset Management and the Avenue Sustainable Solutions Fund. Intellihot is focused on creating breakthrough technologies to disrupt the $81 billion global HVAC market and plans to expand internationally. Intellihot’s innovative, AI-enabled green technologies are used around the country by large facilities including hotels, restaurants, stadiums, hospitals, and more. Current Intellihot customers include Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Benihana, the New York City Housing Authority, and Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. The growth financing...

Budderfly Partners with KE2 Therm for Refrigeration Monitoring

SHELTON, CONN.—Budderfly, #10 overall and #2 in energy on the 2021 Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list, announced a partnership with KE2 Therm Solutions, a leading developer and manufacturer of smart refrigeration controllers. The agreement enables Budderfly EnergyCloud’s learning algorithms to integrate with KE2 Therm’s KE2 Evaporator Efficiency refrigeration controller for the most efficient operation and precise temperature control of refrigerated spaces. Results are displayed on Budderfly’s real-time dashboard where automated alarms are triggered, and owners notified if components exceed set thresholds. Effective operation and control of refrigerated spaces are critical to avoid catastrophic loss of perishable product. A typical walk-in freezer or...