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Case study criteria: 1. Approximately 1,000 words (subject to editing by Green Lodging News). 2. Up to four images (high- or low-res jpeg files are preferred). 3. Case studies must provide specific examples of how a property used a product or service, how it saved energy, eliminated waste and/or conserved natural resources. 4. Case studies may include any type of product or service used in the lodging industry—from guestroom energy management systems to ice machines to consulting services. To get started, call Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News publisher, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. When a case study is added to the Green Lodging News site, it will be linked to from the publisher's weekly column and an announcement will appear on the home page.

Vendor Case Studies

Home Vendor Case Studies
Case study criteria: 1. Approximately 1,000 words (subject to editing by Green Lodging News). 2. Up to four images (high- or low-res jpeg files are preferred). 3. Case studies must provide specific examples of how a property used a product or service, how it saved energy, eliminated waste and/or conserved natural resources. 4. Case studies may include any type of product or service used in the lodging industry—from guestroom energy management systems to ice machines to consulting services. To get started, call Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News publisher, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. When a case study is added to the Green Lodging News site, it will be linked to from the publisher's weekly column and an announcement will appear on the home page.

A Total Water Management Service Delivers Cost Savings & Cooling System Efficiencies

A Fortune 100 LEED Gold certified headquarters in Houston, Texas identified the need to improve water conservation in the cooling system to reduce costs, save energy and reduce chemicals. HydroTech Solutions initiated the Total Water Management program in April 2016 that continues as a monthly service. It’s important to note that it took a few months to remove existing deposits and stabilize the system, to allow significant cost savings. The Challenge Each of the two headquarters buildings has a 1,000-ton cooling tower on the rooftop and two chillers in the basements. The water consumption for each building exceeded 500,000 gallons per...

LG & Hilton Join Forces for Forward-Thinking Hotel TV Recycling Program

Goal: Hilton Hotels sought to establish a corporate-wide recycling program to responsibly dispose of older hotel TVs, while upgrading to innovative new energy-efficient television sets to heighten the in-room guest experience and reduce energy costs. Solution: LG Electronics recognizes the hospitality industry’s need to responsibly recycle older guestroom televisions, a goal that aligns with Hilton’s “Travel with Purpose” corporate social responsibility platform that leverages the hotel giant’s global footprint and scale to provide opportunities, strengthen communities and preserve the environment. In conjunction with Global Sustainability Solutions (GSS)—a woman-owned business that specializes in the transportation and recycling of old TV sets...

Hyatt Regency Maui 598 KW Rooftop Solar—The Largest Rooftop Solar System on the Island of Maui

Resort Energy Ventures was retained by Host Hotels & Resorts to develop a solar project at the Hyatt Regency Maui. We supported the entire project development process including feasibility studies, due diligence, permitting, construction, and commissioning. During the feasibility phase, we completed the following: Preliminary Resource Assessment with Rooftop Design; Calculated Federal Incentives; Assesses Hawaii State Energy Policies and Incentives; Projected Capital Cost; Calculated Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) of the solar project over 25 years. At the conclusion of the study, Host Hotels retained REV to provide the final engineering design, permit the site, obtain...

Mattress Encasements Reduce Mattresses Winding Up In Landfill

WOODLAND HILLS, CALIF.—Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills is a “…lush resort-like escape located adjacent to the Highway 101 in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.” With 478 rooms, 30,000 square feet of event space, and a prime location a short drive from Hollywood, it’s a premiere spot for business travelers as well as vacationers. Problem: New Mattresses Getting Thrown Away Hotel management strives to make their mattresses last seven years before needing replacement. But between wine spills from adults, to “accidents” from children, housekeeping staff were investing a lot in terms of time and supplies attempting to clean and deodorize...

The Marker Hotel—Touchstone for a Cleaner, Greener Environment

SAN FRANCISCO—The 208-room boutique Marker Hotel in San Francisco in the heart of Union Square attracts an international clientele with its reputation for upscale, eclectic style—and cleanliness. Director of Housekeeping, Luz Alfaro, citing global guests and the potential for germs to travel with them, has found a solution to the challenge of keeping a green, pristine environment while meeting health, safety, and cost-effectiveness goals at the 4-star hotel: It’s the PathoSans® ElectroChemically Activated (ECA) Solution system for On-Site Generation (OSG) of cleaning and disinfecting products. On-Site Generation The Marker likes making its own solutions on-site, and this was a major selling point,...

Suite Savings: Holiday Inn Express Saves Energy, Preserves Linen Quality with EcoTex Ozone Laundering

Overall utility savings and disinfection benefits of cold-water ozone-laundered linens are the prime factors behind installation of EcoTex™ ozone systems at many hotel operations, including the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (www.hieatascadero.com) in Atascadero, California. General Manager Amar Sohi is quick to add another. “I’m a stickler about the quality and integrity of our linens,” he asserts. “It's not only a big expense, it’s critical to retaining clientele. Guests have high expectations for impeccable linens and with EcoTex™ ozone, we are further assured those expectations will be met.” Located just minutes from Pacific Ocean beaches on California’s Central Coast midway between...

SunQuest 250 Solar Thermal System Yields Huge Benefits for Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

ATLANTA—The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is a 439 room luxury hotel in the upscale Buckhead District of Atlanta. THE CHALLENGE: Reducing the annual cost of heating water for guestroom use, while providing an acceptable equipment payback period. The Grand Hyatt Atlanta was spending approximately $43,000 per year to heat water for guestroom showers. THE SOLUTION: A 20-panel SunQuest 250™ Solar Thermal System installed to pre-heat the water entering the 3-boiler array in the 26th story mechanical room to 140°. THE RESULT: A 50%+ reduction in guestroom DHW natural gas costs with a complete equipment payback in 3.9 years. These results are...

Hotel Healdsburg Installs Electrolux Laundry Facility for Best Wash Results

Electrolux Professional laundry facility installed at Hotel Healdsburg for best wash results, lower water and energy use, higher productivity. In the luxury hotel business, where sumptuous experiences are the norm and exceeding guest expectations are everything – there’s a lot that goes on behind the picture-perfect scenes that keep Hotel Healdsburg in the “Best of” category. One place to look is the hotel’s newly constructed laundry facility. Paolo Petrone, owner of Hotel Healdsburg and its sister properties H2 Hotel and H3 Guesthouse (set to open later this year), greenlighted the new facility. “Between Hotel Healdsburg and H2 Hotel, we were already reaching...

The Economics of Clean, Green—The Loden Hotel Experience with TANCS® Steam Vapor

“Loden” may refer to green, high quality, sheep’s wool clothing that originated in the Austrian Alps in the 16th century, or to the Vancouver, B.C.-based Loden hotel that metaphorically lives up to the “Loden” name. The 15-story luxury hotel features fine wool carpet in its 77 upscale rooms and suites—plus corridors. To help ensure a green, healthy environment for guests and their pets, a MondoVap with TANCS dry steam vapor sanitation system is used daily. The reduced-chemical, low-moisture cleaning system, which ensures “in-sourced” carpet and drapery cleaning, results in rapid room turns, lowers operating costs while providing superior results,...