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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. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.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. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Hotel Owners Save Energy with Natural Lighting

NATIONAL REPORT—Walls featuring large contiguous windows and glass doors are a popular theme within the hotel industry. Used to showcase wonderful views and provide access to grounds in summer, these features also allow natural light to stream into buildings. Creating low-energy or zero-energy buildings (ZEB) is an increasingly important goal for the sector. Hotels and other tourist accommodations are typically energy-intensive buildings, making the integration of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency measures more vital. Over the last 20 years, countries across Europe have greatly increased their use of renewable energy sources (RES), particularly in the building industry. This includes wind...

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...

SunLike Series LEDs Selected as ‘Top 10 Product’

CHICAGO—Seoul Semiconductor, a leading supplier of LED products and technology, has been selected by the influential industry group BuildingGreen as a “Top 10 Product” for its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, the first solid state lighting source that produces light closely matching the spectrum of natural sunlight. “SunLike Series LEDs create a healthy lighting environment by producing natural spectrum light that brings the era of human-centric lighting closer to our doorstep,” explained Mark McClear, Seoul Semiconductor Executive Vice President for North America. “This recognition by BuildingGreen as a Top Ten Green Building product is another example of how important natural...

Urban Solar Releases Streamline Solar Series

BEAVERTON, ORE.—Urban Solar announces the release of an all new solar lighting product line, the Streamline Solar Series. To meet the demands of a growing commercial solar lighting market for a compact and aesthetically-pleasing area lighting solution, the Streamline Solar Series is the first system in Urban Solar’s lineup to incorporate lithium-ion battery technology. Lithium-ion batteries are long-lasting, recyclable and can be replaced by the user at the end of their lifecycle. For parks, pathways, playgrounds and other open urban environments, the Streamline Solar Series delivers superior brightness and exceptional return on investment compared to a grid-connected solution that requires...

LEDtronics Adds New Series of LED Flat Panel Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF—LEDtronics announces its new series of tunable, multimode LED flat panel lights with selectable wattage and white color temperature. The UL-listed panels feature standby dimming, as well as an adjustable occupancy/daylight sensor. Available in 1x4, 2x2 and 2x4 ft sizes, the “CT” series of tunable LED flat panel lights are ideal replacements for fluorescent fixtures and tube lights in recessed luminaires. Their ultra slim profile fits seamlessly into standard dropped troffer and parabolic fixtures in most T-bar ceilings to deliver adjustable ambient lighting for interior spaces. Offering the flexibility to customize wattage in 5 watt increments and adjust color temperature...

LED Replacement for 1000W HID Available from Current by GE

BOSTON—Current, powered by GE unveiled a new LED replacement lamp designed to replace 1000W high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. In addition to using 60 percent less energy, the product fits existing HID lamp fixtures and is wired to bypass the ballast, eliminating the need for future ballast replacements. With a majority of U.S. industrial facilities still relying on HID lighting, a product like the 1000W LED replacement has the potential to slash lighting electricity consumption, save millions of dollars and remove hazardous materials nationwide. “This 1000W HID replacement lamp fills an important void in the market for our industrial, warehouse...

Why Green Workplace Design Creates a Feel-Good Factor for Employees

LOS ANGELES—In the Los Angeles offices of Cuningham Group architecture firm, natural daylight streams in through four skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, while discreet vents manage the flow of fresh air. Individual offices are set in upcycled shipping containers, with a central indoor garden that filters the air and enhances the space with morale-boosting greenery. “Sustainability in the office has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last five or ten years,” says Stuart Finnie, Head of Design at Tétris. “Design measures that can enhance a firm’s environmental credentials are coming to the top of every client’s wish list.” Common eco-friendly measures include the...

3 Pillar Solutions Releases Cloud-Based Hotel Sustainability Assessment

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.—3 Pillar Solutions, LLC announced the launch of their online 3Pillar Hotel Sustainability Assessment, eliminating what can sometimes be unaffordable on-site consulting and travel fees. This comprehensive 238-question assessment takes a comprehensive snapshot of the entire operations. Shortly after submittal, a custom-tailored report of recommendations for improvement and cost savings are provided, along with a 3Pillar Hotel Sustainability Guide offering education in all areas of sustainable hospitality, from food waste prevention, stakeholder engagement strategies, to adopting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals 2030 locally. “The 3P Hotel Sustainability Assessment by 3 Pillar Solutions provided a comprehensive and affordable...

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel Returns to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

GULF SHORES, ALA.—The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel opened its doors after a much-anticipated return to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Guests of the 350-room, beachfront hotel, located within Alabama’s Gulf State Park, will enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico or Lake Shelby with direct access to the emerald green waters of the Gulf and over 6,150 acres of trails and activities within the Park. The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the first full service hotel to open in the area in 20 years. It is a premier meetings and events destination, offering a wide array of...

Nora Lighting Releases LED Lighting Catalog

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has released its LED lighting catalog featuring more than 1,000 LED products and accessories for residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional applications. The 270-page catalog is available free to industry professionals by emailing vanessa@noralighting.com. Highly-detailed product images and a range of specification charts and diagrams are displayed, along with installation photos that illustrate the versatility of Nora’s LED line. Designed for specifier reference, the spiral bound 8 1/2″ x 11″ catalog includes critical performance data: product photometrics; illuminance at a distance; candela tables; polar curves; zonal lumen summaries; sample lighting layouts and more. Specialty Lighting Luminaires Spotlighted Nora’s newest LED lines...