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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.

Friedrich Expands Breadth of Room A/C Smart Solutions

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Attendees at the 2019 AHR Expo held last week got a sneak peek at how Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. is building upon its smart room air-conditioning products. The company plans to unveil the greatest breadth and depth of Wi-Fi-enabled room A/C product options available on the market beginning in 2019. That includes updates for the popular Friedrich Kühl line, which will now offer integrated Wi-Fi capabilities. Kühl’s advanced connectivity goes beyond enabling customers to remotely control their units via computers and smart phones. With Friedrich Kühl, users can set schedules, and even group multiple units so that they...

Their Mission: to Recover Laundry ‘Waste’ Heat Before it Drains

NATIONAL REPORT—Using different technologies, two innovative suppliers are making sure that the energy housed in laundry machines is not just sent down the drain after each wash load. Hotel owners investing in such systems are saving money, water, energy and helping to reduce their environmental impact at the same time. The two companies are AquaRecycle and SHARC International Systems. While AquaRecycle has been helping hoteliers for many years, SHARC International Systems is just beginning to establish a presence in the lodging industry. AquaRecycle specializes in recycling laundry waste water. AquaRecycle has more than 400 systems installed worldwide and has recycled...

Nor-Lake to Showcase New Product at NAFEM Show

ORLANDO, FLA.—Nor-Lake, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, will be displaying a wide array of products in a redesigned booth with interactive video presentation at the NAFEM Show in Orlando, Fla., February 7 to 9, 2019, in booth #3027. One of the many highlights of the booth will be Nor-Lake’s new glass door merchandisers. Refrigerator and freezer model selections include both swing and slide door refrigerators and swing door freezers. Standard features include: LED backlit top panel, providing full illumination of product; Four adjustable shelves per door, providing maximum merchandising flexibility; R290 refrigerant, providing optimum...

Friedrich’s New Ductless Solutions Designed with Installer in Mind

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—As a highly efficient, all-season HVAC solution, ductless systems are increasingly popular for conditioning air faster, maintaining accurate temperatures and reducing energy costs. Now, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other air-conditioning products, is making installation and servicing residential and commercial ductless systems easier than ever. Launched at 2019 AHR Expo, Friedrich’s re-engineered Floating Air Pro and Floating Air Premier ductless solutions featuring FastPro are designed with the HVAC contractor and installer in mind. Friedrich FastPro makes ductless installation and maintenance much simpler, opening up new business opportunities for the trade and decreasing...

Master-Bilt to Showcase Wide Array of Products at NAFEM

ORLANDO, FLA.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, will be displaying a wide array of products in a redesigned booth with interactive video presentation at the NAFEM Show in Orlando, February 7 to 9, 2019, in booth #2823. Master-Bilt’s newly designed booth will highlight many items including its redesigned ice cream dipping/display merchandisers. Features include: Full glass top and LED lighting, maximizing product visibility; R290 refrigerant and redesigned refrigeration systems, providing optimum efficiency; Lower back rail, providing improved operator ergonomics for easier dipping; Radiused rear edge of cabinet, also providing improved operator comfort; and Available...

LaFonda on the Plaza Hotel Named ‘Sustainability Champion’ in Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence

SANTA FE, N.M.—La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel has been named “Sustainability Champion” in the Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide 2018 Awards of Excellence. Each year, the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence honor the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices in multiple categories. The winners were chosen from more than 200 nominees. “Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “These 2018 winners represent more than 400 years of history and include the finest legendary and iconic historic...

Friedrich Offers VRP Heat Pump System in 3-Ton Size

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Bigger, more powerful and with the capability to deliver conditioned outside air, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of air conditioners and other home environment products, is now offering its award-winning VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system in a larger three-ton size. Originally available in one or two-ton capacities typically used for lodging and hospitality properties, Friedrich is debuting the larger capacity VRP as the ultimate solution for multi-family and other light-commercial applications at the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta, January 14 to 16, 2019. The expanded Friedrich VRP line up is based on the company’s...

Daikin Introduces Daikin One+ Smart Thermostat

HOUSTON—Daikin North America LLC introduced The Daikin One+ smart thermostat, an architecturally-inspired intelligent air management controller. Beyond a typical smart thermostat, it is a controller for a full professional HVAC system with a growing ecosystem of air quality modules to give consumers more control over the air they breathe and a premium HVAC experience. With the introduction of the Daikin One ecosystem, Daikin is up-ending the status quo in the HVAC market, where players have been conservative in adopting IoT technologies and, until recently, relegated leadership in the smart thermostat category to consumer electronics brands. The Daikin One+ smart thermostat is...

Avista Resort Installs INNCOM by Honeywell e7 Thermostats

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected hospitality, announced that the Avista Resort installed the Honeywell INNCOM e7 Thermostat and Deep Mesh Network throughout its 378-room property. The Avista Resort is operated by Seaside Properties in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The INNCOM e7 Thermostat offers a modern design with easy-to-use controls based on a patent-pending Smart Wall Plate that provides hotels with a reliable back-up of the device configuration. The e7 automatically reduces in-room energy costs in some cases as much as 35 percent and is compatible with most HVAC solutions and equipped for Honeywell’s Connected Guest integration. The e7 Thermostat comes...

Crave Interactive & INTEREL Combine Technologies

LAS VEGAS—Crave Interactive, a leading developer of cloud-based digital guest service solutions for hotels, announced an integration partnership with award-winning hotel room-control technology company INTEREL, to integrate innovative room control features into the Crave in-room guest tablets. This partnership marks a pivotal advancement for Crave as a world leader in guestroom technology. By integrating the INTEREL room-control API into the Crave guestroom tablets, Crave now offers its clients a wide range of room controls at the guest’s fingertips that include control of lighting, temperature, drapery, privacy, and staff service requests. All of these innovative features are neatly controlled from Crave’s...