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Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Kitchen & Laundry

Home Kitchen & Laundry
Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

NRA Show to Include Many Green-Focused Sessions

CHICAGO—During this year’s National Restaurant Association Show, operators will find out just how easy it is to be green. Restaurateurs who want to add a dash of sustainability to their operations will have access to tips and tools and best practices on how to accomplish their eco-friendly goals, including reducing food waste, incorporating recycling into back-of-the-house operations or providing more sustainable food options on menus. Here are just a few of the educational offerings at this year’s Show, May 18 to 21, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago: Nutrition and Sustainability: The Best of Both Worlds on Your Menu Location: Learning...

Hobart Introduces Centerline Food Prep, Warewashing Equipment

TROY, OHIO—Independent restaurants and midsize foodservice operations have a new option in food preparation and warewashing equipment with the introduction of Centerline by Hobart. A new line of kitchen equipment from the industry’s premier food equipment manufacturer, Centerline by Hobart introduces an offering of simple, affordable food preparation and dishwashing equipment for operations that demand quality and reliable performance without the need for advanced technology features or extreme-volume, continuous run-time requirements. “At Hobart, we are inspired by those who are not only passionate about creating great food but are inspired to serve and improve the lives of others through food,” said...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Boxed Water Is Better to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Boxed Water Is Better™ to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Water/Sustainably Packaged category. Guests want to do all they can to help end the plastic pollution problem. Boxed Water offers award winning pure water in a box that is made from 74 percent sustainable materials (paper). When Boxed Water Is Better customers post pictures on social media, the company will plant two trees in national forests. Boxed Water Is Better has planted 790,000 trees so far. Boxed Water is Better can also help hotels organize events that support sustainability. Visit boxedwaterisbetter.com,...

WATER/SUSTAINABLY PACKAGED

Boxed Water Is Better A Sustainable Alternative to Plastic Water Bottles Guests want to do all they can to help end the plastic pollution problem. Boxed Water offers award winning pure water in a box that is made from 74 percent sustainable materials (paper). We also help you create a memorable experience; when your customers post pictures on social media, we will plant 2 trees in our national forests. We’ve planted 790,000 trees so far. We can also help you organize events that support sustainability. Visit our site at boxedwaterisbetter.com, e-mail us at hello@boxedwaterisbetter.com, or call 1-844-429-3987. Boxed Water Is Better » Email...

Leveraging Technology to Reduce Laundry Costs and Optimize Labor

Hotels, motels and other lodging facilities frequently wash thousands of pounds of sheets, towels, pillow cases and other linens each day. While just 8 to 12 percent of the laundry operation represents initial equipment costs, a staggering 87 percent of the total laundry budget consists of operating costs: water, chemicals, electric, gas and labor. For lodging entities embracing green and other technologies to reduce costs, the laundry operation should be a focal point. Reducing Water Use  While today’s commercial washer-extractors are far more efficient than decades ago, manufacturers continue to fine tune operation. More innovative manufacturers have designed special spray heads...

Green Lodging News Welcomes NuTek to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes NuTek International to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Laundry/Ozone Systems category. NuTek’s Ozone Laundry Support Systems is a sustainable, On Premises Laundry installation that reduces water usage, conserves energy and provides superior disinfection—backed by 2018 microbial testing results verifying 99.99 percent disinfection against all common bacteria and viruses, including the CDC’s Top 9 Superbugs. As the only ozone laundry system to earn UL Recognition specifically for use with commercial washers, NuTek can connect to any programable, commercial washer. NuTek’s ozone technology generates an...

LAUNDRY/OZONE SYSTEMS

NuTek InternationalNuTek’s Ozone Laundry Support Systems™ NuTek’s Ozone Laundry Support Systems™ is a sustainable, On Premises Laundry installation that reduces water usage, conserves energy and provides superior disinfection—backed by 2018 microbial testing results verifying 99.99 percent disinfection against all common bacteria and viruses, including the CDC’s Top 9 Superbugs! As the only ozone laundry system to earn UL Recognition specifically for use with commercial washers, we can connect to any programable, commercial washer. NuTek’s ozone technology generates an average energy savings of $.02-$.06 per pound of linen processed making an investment in our technology, an outstanding return on...

Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia Opens, Bottles Own Water

KRABEY ISLAND, CAMBODIA—Six Senses Krabey Island has flung open the (sustainably-built) doors of its 40 private pool villas to welcome its first guests as they step off the speedboat to this tropical island escape. The landscaped 30-acre (12-hectare) private island with dense tropical jungle and rocky coastline is located 3 miles (5 kilometers) off Ream National Park in southern Cambodia. From Sihanouk International Airport, it is a 10-minute drive to the resort’s mainland reception for the short 15-minute crossing to Krabey Island. Remote enough yet not cut off from a country offering...

ITW Earns 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

GLENVIEW, ILL.—For the 12th consecutive year, ITW Food Equipment Group has earned the nation’s highest honor for energy efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has awarded ITW Food Equipment Group its Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award for 2019. By maintaining a focus on energy savings and efficiency in the manufacturing of food equipment from its family of premium brands—Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Stero and Wittco to name a few—ITW Food Equipment Group has earned Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence awards since 2010, as well as Energy Star Partner of the...

Micron Waste to Commercialize Organivore System for Food Waste

VANCOUVER, B.C.—Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a leading developer of waste treatment systems for food and cannabis waste, announced an expanded collaboration with BC Research Inc. (BCRI) to facilitate rapid commercialization of the company’s second-generation food waste processing system. The new Organivore 2.0, designed for on-site waste processing for commercial producers of food waste, including supermarkets and food processors, producers and distributors, will combine new innovations developed for the Cannavore system, which Micron and BCRI purpose-built for the cannabis industry. Micron and BCRI will now rapidly install new technologies and applications into the Organivore 2.0, with market readiness anticipated in the second half of this year. A Clean Tech Solution...