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According to industry experts, lighting accounts for up to 35 percent of a hotel’s energy bill. Fluorescents, light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures and other products all provide significant savings--both indoors and outdoors. Innovative daylighting techniques are also helping to reduce costs and improve interior spaces. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

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According to industry experts, lighting accounts for up to 35 percent of a hotel’s energy bill. Fluorescents, light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures and other products all provide significant savings--both indoors and outdoors. Innovative daylighting techniques are also helping to reduce costs and improve interior spaces. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

MaxLite Joins Lighting Controls Association

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions, has joined the Lighting Controls Assn., the industry organization dedicated to promoting adoption of lighting controls in commercial buildings. MaxLite recently launched c-Max Lighting Controls (www.maxlite.com/cmax), a patent pending design that makes it easy to add luminaire-level lighting controls to indoor and outdoor applications. By purchasing c-Max low voltage sensors along with MaxLite controls-ready luminaires, customers can achieve energy savings beyond LED conversion in the most simple and affordable way. Commissioning is done via remote control or an app to add basic or networking controls functionality. Controls can be added during installation or...

Sustainable Hospitality Design: Catching Up

NATIONAL REPORT—The concept of sustainability has been around for decades, popularized by the First World Climate Conference in 1979, the inception of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993, and the publication of Vice President Al Gore’s book about climate change (An Inconvenient Truth) in 2006. While other building types were early to adopt this concept, hospitality seemed slow to embrace green building design. Today, hospitality design is making noticeable changes to catch up. Impact on the Environment The world’s environment is affected primarily by real estate, transportation, and manufacturing. Due to the influence that these industries have on...

Nora Lighting Releases Summer Product Catalog

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has released its Summer Product Preview, a comprehensive catalog showcasing the company’s newest LED luminaires, along with Nora’s full line of LEDs for residential, commercial, and architectural applications. The 24-page catalog features detailed product photos and specifications, and installation photography that demonstrates the versatility of Nora LED fixtures for new construction, retrofits, and remodels. The digital version is available at https://noralighting.com/resources/literature/ or a copy may be requested by email: Marketing@noralighting.com. The catalog highlights Nora’s newest fixtures, and many soon-to-be-introduced products, including: Theia LED Downlights; Comfort Dim Track Heads; Indirect/Direct LED Linear; E-Series FLIN; M4 4” LED Downlights; LEDUR TW...

Tivoli Introduces Vast Cove Light Static

TUSTIN, CALIF.—With more than 50 years of innovation and linear lighting leadership, Tivoli Lighting introduces its Vast Cove Light Static, the industry’s first dual dimming luminaire for both ELV and 0-10V systems for architectural lighting of commercial, hospitality, museums, municipal, school and university applications. The Vast Cove Light Static is a high-output, low-power dimmable LED that delivers up to 413 lumens per foot while consuming only 5.29 watts operating on a self-ballasted 120 VAC or 277 VAC. Available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K, 5300K and 6000K with high CRI of 94 and a 114° beam angle, the cove light comes in compact, low profile 1-...

Amerlux Launches UV-Free, White Antimicrobial Lighting Solutions

OAKLAND, N.J.—Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, launched an innovative, UV-free lighting solution that kills viruses, bacteria and other microbes on surfaces while providing crisp, white, comfortable illumination and meeting international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people. ActiveClean combines Amerlux’s commercial-grade LED lighting engineering with the UV-free, antimicrobial lighting technologies of Vyv, a leading health tech company that recently announced independent testing that demonstrates its 405-nanometer (nm) lighting capabilities are effective against non-enveloped viruses, which are the most difficult to kill. “ActiveClean is an attractive and valuable asset for companies looking to welcome hesitant workers back to the office, classroom and an assortment of other workplaces,”...

MGM Springfield Hosted USGBC CEO, Mass. Governor for Earth Day Event

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.—MGM Springfield recently hosted U.S. Green Building Council CEO & President Mahesh Ramanujam, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and other government and community leaders for an Earth Day ceremony celebrating the resort’s multiple certifications under the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. MGM Springfield is the first private sector hospitality development to earn LEED Neighborhood Development certification at the site level. This recognition was partly earned due to MGM’s decision to convert a brownfield site hit by a tornado in 2011 and create a human-scale, compact and walkable development with...

Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club Announces New Amenities & Offerings Aimed at Environmental Education & Enhanced Guest Experience

CLEARWATER, FLA.—Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club, Clearwater’s first eco-friendly hotel inspired by the resilient star of the Dolphin Tale movies, Winter the Dolphin, announced the addition of all-new family-friendly amenities and on-site educational opportunities through the hotel’s unique partnership with Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA)—Winter’s home sweet home. Furthering CMA’s mission of marine rescue, rehabilitation, and release, Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club now proudly offers permanent, on-site educational opportunities through a designated interactive Education Room, featuring a Lego table, Dolphin Tale memorabilia, marine-themed books, and reading area, as well as interactive tablet stations with CMA educational content, Kids’ Activity Guides available at the front desk, and a mock sea turtle nest....

MaxLite Launches LED Flat Panels with Field-Installable Controls

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite introduces the next generation of FlatMax LED Flat Panels with field-selectable CCTs, wattages and field-installable controls as a flexible and future ready lighting solution for offices, schools, health care facilities and other commercial spaces. FlatMax Panels are available in 2’x4’, 2’x2’ and 1’x4’ sizes as a seamless replacement for fluorescent fixtures. All models feature field-selectable CCTs (3500K, 4000K or 5000K) and wattages, with outputs ranging from 2,000 to 5,040 lumens. The panels are DLC listed and come supported by a 10-year warranty with labor allowance (see terms at MaxLite.com). FlatMax Panels are part of a full portfolio of controls-ready luminaires designed...

Earthtronics Introduces High Lumen HID Replacements

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new LED line of high lumen HID replacement lamps that are CCT selectable for 4000K and 5000K with full radial illumination for internal and external locations. Providing 150 lumens per watt on an EX39 base, the new HID replacement line from EarthTronics includes 60-, 80-, 100-, and 120-watt LEDs delivering a high-efficient 9000, 12000, 15000 and 18000 lumens respectively. The LEDs have an 80+ CRI and are color selectable. Each of the lamps can be easily switched between 4000K and...

Lutron Launches Six New Features for Architects & Designers

COOPERSBURG, PA.—For too long, sophisticated lighting design required complex controls. Last year’s introduction of the Lutron Athena lighting & shading system challenged that paradigm, offering a cohesive controls solution that simplifies design and programming, while still delivering advanced lighting schemes. Now, only six months since Lutron began shipping Athena, the highly awarded solution is getting even better. Athena is a simple, flexible, all-in-one solution that elevates everyday moments with the magic of light. The enhancements announced deliver new ways for designers to realize their visions and access even more tools to create dynamic, agile environments that adapt as building needs evolve. “Architectural projects require a fine balance...