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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.

Eco Hometel Brand Expands Its Portfolio with room2 Belfast Opening

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND—Real estate investor and developer Lamington Group is adding to its pioneering eco hometel brand with the opening of room2 Belfast, the fourth outpost, and first property outside England, set to open later this summer. With the opening just months away, the team are giving a first look at the hometel, which is set to become a hub for the community in the heart of the bustling city, moments away from Belfast’s most popular attractions. The new property will consist of 175 rooms across nine floors as well as a vibrant café, beautifully designed tearoom, meeting and event spaces, a gym,...

EarthTronics Adds Low-Profile Color & Wattage Selectable LED Area Light

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its low-profile Color & Wattage Selectable LED Area Light. Designed to ensure the proper light level and color temperature for exterior, wide-flood area illumination, it is ideal for commercial, educational, healthcare, industrial and municipal facilities that illuminate parking lots and walkways. The Color & Wattage Selectable LED Area Light provides the flexibility of setting the color temperature at 3000K, 4000K or 5000K. Two models are available with adjustable lumen levels at the point of installation—one with 9100, 13000 or 19500 lumen...

Nora Lighting Opens New Learning & Experience Center in Los Angeles

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting, a leading provider of lighting solutions, announced the opening of its new Learning and Experience Center (LEC) in Los Angeles. The Nora LEC showcases Nora Lighting’s full line of products, services and provides a space to train sales reps and customers. “We are excited to open this new space in Los Angeles,” said Fred Farzan, President at Nora Lighting. “The Nora Learning and Experience Center will allow us to better serve our customers and provide them with an opportunity to experience our products and services firsthand.” The new center features a wide variety of products and installations from...

Landscape Forms Expands Partnership with SESCO Lighting

KALAMAZOO, MICH—Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED lighting, site furniture, structure, and accessories, announces an expansion of its 2020 lighting partnership with SESCO Lighting. SESCO Lighting, which is headquartered in the Greater Orlando area, represents Landscape Forms in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, and now has added SESCO offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas. An employee-owned business founded over 50 years ago, SESCO Lighting is the country’s largest lighting manufacturers’ representative company, with nearly 400 employees and 24 branch offices and specialty divisions that cover all aspects of a project, including...

Lithonia Lighting Wins 2023 LEDs Magazine BrightStar Award

ATLANTA—Lithonia Lighting announced that it was awarded the LEDs Magazine 2023 BrightStar Award for Product Innovation for their D-Series LED Area Luminaires. The fully redesigned D-Series features a flawless aesthetic that blends seamlessly into any environment while providing an unmatched combination of features, options, and photometric performance to take area lighting design to the next level. The D-Series family of LED area luminaires offers fifteen optical distributions, including unparalleled Backlight Control optics. These breakthrough optics effectively reduce lumens behind the pole to just 0.5 percent of the total while providing outstanding forward and lateral projection. This provides added design flexibility when placing luminaires close to property...

Hotel Westland, a New Carbon Positive Hotel by Urban Villages, to Open in Seattle in Summer 2024

SEATTLE—Urban Villages, a leading real estate developer and environmental steward, announced the summer 2024 opening of Hotel Westland, a carbon positive, adaptive reuse hotel in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. Construction recently began on the 120-room hotel to modernize the historic structure, giving it a second life and ensuring it lasts for generations to come. Operated by Aparium Hotel Group and architecturally designed by The Miller Hull Partnership with interiors by Curioso, the boutique lifestyle hotel will highlight historic character maintained from the building’s 1907 construction, modern guestrooms and amenities, Pioneer Square’s first rooftop bar, and a signature restaurant, fueled by an authentic connection to...

Cree LED Recognized with Three BrightStar Awards from LEDs Magazine

DURHAM, N.C.—Cree LED, an SGH company, announced that three of its latest product releases have been recognized with BrightStar Awards by LEDs Magazine. The XLamp Element G LEDs and XLamp Pro9 LEDs were recognized in the “LED Light Sources” category, while the Photophyll Select LEDs were recognized in the “Horticultural SSL and Controls Systems” category. In addition, Cree LED was selected as an honoree by a respected panel of judges from the LED and lighting design and manufacturing community. The BrightStar Awards are given based on five key factors: performance, reliability, efficiency, ease of integration/use, and innovation in the design of LED-based lighting products and components. Highlights and distinguishing...

Take a Deep Dive into the Green Lodging Trends U.S. Market Report

AHLA last conducted The Lodging Survey with STR in 2018. It provided valuable information on numerous trends in lodging, including ones falling under Sustainability. AHLA and STR no longer conduct that survey. A very valuable replacement to that survey is the 2022 Green Lodging Trends U.S. Market Report. It is based on U.S.-specific data gathered for the 2022 edition of the global Green Lodging Trends Report (GLTR). The newly available U.S. report from AHLA—representing its Responsible Stay program—is based on data from 17,000 U.S. hotels. There were two data collection methods: direct participation by responding to the GLTR survey on...

PoE Technology Just One of Many Resource-Saving Initiatives at Conrad New York Downtown

NEW YORK—One of Manhattan’s most prominent luxury hotels—the 463 all-suite Conrad New York Downtown—keeps pushing the bar higher for sustainability leadership in the Big Apple. Since opening in 2012, the hotel has maintained its LEED Gold certification, implemented numerous water-, energy- and waste-saving initiatives, and it just recently became the first hotel in the city and one of the first in the U.S. to utilize Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology. The Sinclair in Fort Worth, Texas also uses this technology. PoE is used at the Conrad New York Downtown to power LED lighting in the lobby, in the newly renovated...

Landscape Forms Sponsors Women in Lighting + Design

KALAMAZOO, MICH.—Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design LED lighting, site furniture, structure, and accessories, announced it is now a gold-level sponsor of the Women in Lighting + Design (WILD) organization. WILD is a volunteer-run organization with approximately 1,500 members across 20 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Its mission is to provide the lighting community an inclusive and open environment for professional and personal growth by offering networking, mentorship, and knowledge sharing. President of WILD Kelly Roberts is Studio Director at WALD Studio (William Armstrong Lighting Design) in New York City. She has been associated with...