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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.

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining options and welcoming accommodations. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR, renowned for providing premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for...

Current by GE Announces New LED Fixtures

BOSTON—Current, powered by GE announced the debut of several new LED fixtures that deliver valuable time savings during installation and long-term flexibility for building retrofits and new construction. The products are debuting at the Grainger Show in Orlando. Current by GE’s RPL is the company’s first flat panel retrofit kit with integrated lighting control sensors. Available in 2’ x 4’ and 2’ x 2’, the RPL was created for commercial offices to minimize installation time, benefiting maintenance teams and office tenants, and to provide instant compatibility with Daintree One and Daintree EZ Connect. The product will be available for order...

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation, Health & Wellness, Back of House, Communications, Staff Involvement, Community Involvement, and Climate Action & Certification. Greenview received data for 4,544 hotels across 61 countries. Of the overall data set, 2,202 properties were classified as City/Urban Hotels, 814 as Suburban Hotels, 607 as Resorts, 296...

Acclaim Lighting, LuxBalance Lighting Partner on Digital Lighting

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, and LuxBalance Lighting are partnering to combine some of the world’s best lighting expertise with advanced research and innovative concepts in digital lighting technology. The proprietary LuxBalance technology provides flexible full-spectrum lighting to help people sleep well and wake up feeling rested. The technique also applies to tissue culture lighting by helping plants grow faster and healthier. “We’re excited to work with Acclaim, a global leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology,” said Banly Cheung, LuxBalance Lighting, lighting visionary, and MD. “With our smart combination of full spectrum lighting, control...

EarthTronics Introduces High-Efficient LED Wrap Fixture Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new line of high-efficient LED 4-foot Wrap Fixture Series with advanced lighting control capabilities for offices, stairways, bathrooms and storage areas for new construction and retrofit commercial projects. Available in 4000k and 5000K with an 80+ CRI, the LED 4-foot Wrap Fixtures from EarthTronics provide 4410 lumens, operating at 120 to 277 volts. They are equipped with a 0 to 10-volt continuous dimming driver with a dimming range capability of 10 to 100 percent. Advanced control options include daylight harvesting as...

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...

Ecosense Acquires Lumium Lighting

LOS ANGELES—Ecosense, a fast-growing LED technology company, announced that it has acquired Lumium Lighting. Lumium Lighting is a privately owned, Calif.-based lighting company that specializes in the design and development of architectural linear lighting. Ecosense and Lumium both share similar values, development and innovation philosophies. This acquisition allows Ecosense to expand its presence in the architectural linear market, which coupled with the company’s other products will enable Ecosense to fully compete in the tier one, general office space. “Lumium’s specifier-grade product portfolio is a great complement to our brand,” said Mark Reynoso, CEO of Ecosense Lighting. “We are thrilled to partner...

MaxLite Names Spencer Bolgard President & COO

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of energy-efficient lighting solutions since 1993, has named Spencer Bolgard as President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to have Spencer join the MaxLite team,” said CEO Yon Sung. “His diverse background and deep industry experience make Spencer ideally suited to lead our company to continued growth and success as we turn the page on our first 25 years and begin a new chapter in MaxLite history.” Bolgard joins MaxLite from Phoenix Contact, where he spent the last six years serving as General Manager of the company’s U.S. subsidiary, and Vice...

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...