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According to a report issued by the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

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According to a report issued by the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Capstone to Provide PV Solar & Microturbine System for Jamaican Hotel

VAN NUYS, CALIF.—Capstone Green Energy Corp., a global leader in carbon reduction and on-site resilient green energy solutions, announced that Innovative Energy Company Limited (IEC), Capstone’s exclusive distributor for Jamaica and Guyana, has secured an order for a hybrid PV solar and microturbine trigeneration system for a hotel complex in Jamaica. The hotel’s parent company, which owns and operates five major hotels in Jamaica, sought to reduce their energy cost, as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. With a 90 percent estimated efficiency, the new system will negate the company’s previously planned investment in a 2 megawatt (MW) standby generator system. Designed...

Climate Warriors Sharpen Their Eco-Skills Across the Six Senses Group

BANGKOK—Following the successful launch of Climate Warriors to mark Earth Day on April 22, this latest Grow With Six Senses children’s program has grown an extra set of wings at properties around the world. Climate Warriors is built on simple, tangible things children can do and enjoy doing, to combat climate change and play a positive role in their environments and communities. It was first trialed at Vooc Village at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam, as a two-day program with children learning simple eco-friendly habits and experiencing a host of fun activities before achieving their Climate Warrior status in the...

Trane Technologies Recognized for ESG Leadership

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, recently earned several prestigious awards and rankings that recognize the company’s ongoing leadership in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The accolades include induction into the Climate Leadership Awards Hall of Fame by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; Financial Times “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2022”; and 3BL Media’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2022”. “As a global climate innovator, our purpose is to boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world,” said Dave Regnery, Trane Technologies Chair and CEO. “It’s an honor to receive these recent accolades across each pillar of Environmental, Social and Governance, which...

Gabriel South Beach Now Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

MIAMI—The Gabriel South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton, announced that the hotel is now powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. The Gabriel South Beach is part of Conscious Certified Hotels (CCH), an ESG platform with a commitment to social, health and environmental consciousness. The platform, created by CGI Merchant Group, focuses on implementing environmental improvements to hotel operations and caters to purposeful travelers who seek out properties that are focused on supporting sustainable causes. “With a dedication to preserve the planet, we have a responsibility to act for the good of the environment,” said Robert Festinger, Vice President of Hospitality Asset...

Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences Joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World

MALDIVES—Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences announced it has joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). The prestigious SLH group has an “anti-chain, anti-same” ethos; seeking out partner hotels that champion an independent spirit and attract independent-minded travelers. As such, Amilla Maldives Resort is a perfect match, being a standalone boutique hotel with a strong, playful character and a commitment to continual improvements, sustainability and ongoing evolution. Conscious travel is another cornerstone of SLH, and Amilla again shines in this area. As one of the few Maldivian-owned and operated luxury resorts in the Maldives, Amilla strives to celebrate and uplift Maldivian talent, such as...

LX Hausys America Earns Declare Label Achievement

ATLANTA—LX Hausys America Inc., an innovative manufacturer of building and decorative materials, announced that its entire portfolio of HIMACS Solid Surface and Viatera Quartz Surface products has achieved Declare label status. Issued by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), Declare labels provide an important level of transparency by disclosing all product ingredients, enabling customers to see the “nutritional” information of a product in order to make informed purchasing decisions. “Adding the Declare label to our family of surface products is another step to fulfilling our vision of creating human-friendly and eco-conscious living spaces,” said LX Hausys America President KJ Kim. “Product...

Could the Hospitality Industry Do More to Combat Carbon Emissions?

NATIONAL REPORT—A study by The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance revealed that the hotel industry needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 66 percent per room by 2030. As the pressure grows on businesses to reduce their carbon emissions, there have been talks of how the accommodation industry can do its part. Worldwide organizations like The United Nations and International Tourism Partnership have committed to working with hoteliers and accommodation owners to reduce emissions. Whether it is reducing the use of single-use plastics in your hotel or investing in renewable energy sources, making sustainability a goal for your hotel can help the accommodation industry...

STI, GSN Planet Launch Calculators for Measuring, Offsetting, Benchmarking

Two organizations—Sustainable Travel International (STI) and GSN Planet—just released their own versions of calculators with very similar missions. In the case of STI, its embeddable carbon footprint calculator is for calculating and offsetting travel emissions. It allows any company to power carbon offsetting directly from their own website. Once embedded, visitors can use the calculator to calculate their travel emissions and purchase carbon offsets from Sustainable Travel International. In addition to flights, users can offset other high emissions travel activities including cruises, vehicles, liveaboards, yachting, and private jet charters. Offsets purchased through the calculator will be channeled through Sustainable Travel...

Sustainable Travel International Launches Embeddable Travel Carbon Calculator

SEATTLE—Sustainable Travel International released an embeddable carbon footprint calculator for calculating and offsetting travel emissions. Now, any company can power carbon offsetting directly from their own website. This new technology expands upon Sustainable Travel International’s suite of business climate solutions, providing a free and simple mechanism for companies to offer their customers high quality carbon offsets. Once embedded, visitors can use the calculator to calculate their travel emissions and purchase carbon offsets from Sustainable Travel International. In addition to flights, users can offset other high emissions travel activities including cruises, vehicles, liveaboards, yachting, and private jet charters. The new, embeddable calculator...

Silent Resorts & EcoIsland Development Announce World’s First Fully Sustainable, Zero Carbon, Solar-Powered Yacht & Residence Club

ELIZABETH ISLAND, BAHAMAS—Ushering in a new era for Caribbean vacation home communities, Silent Resorts and EcoIsland Development announce Club Ki’ama Bahamas, the world’s first equity club to offer ultra-sustainable solar residences and carbon neutral solar yachts. Club Ki’ama is located within the new Ki’ama Bahamas enclave on Elizabeth Island, minutes from Great Exuma. It represents a one-of-a-kind co-ownership opportunity that combines luxurious solar-powered, oceanfront homes with a fleet of solar-powered and crewed yachts, as well as electric day boats, a beach club, spa, and restaurant. Construction begins in May 2022, and, upon completion, Club Ki’ama will have the lowest environmental impact of any development in the...