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Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Water Conservation

Home Water Conservation
Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption--both inside and outside of the hotel building. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

A Chat with Getaway’s Chief Experience Officer About Company’s Monumental Growth, Its Sustainability Commitment

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Getaway, the hospitality company that offers mindful escapes to tiny cabins in nature, hired Carlos Becil as its first-ever Chief Experience Officer last July, following a monumental year of growth and $41.7M Series C funding. As the former CMO of Coach and Equinox, and VP of Brand Management for Starwood, Carlos is bringing a dynamic perspective to Getaway, helping take it from a “tiny cabin” rental company to a global hospitality business. Green Lodging News recently interviewed Becil about Getaway and its growth. The following are our questions and Becil’s answers: What do you consider to be your primary responsibilities? You have...

Synthetic Turf Provider Grass!365 Experiencing Significant Growth

DALTON, GA.—According to The Washington Post, the costly Southwest drought, caused by climate change, isn’t going away and a new report shows how extreme climate conditions have intensified the current drought and are a harbinger of the future. Protecting the planet and conserving natural resources are primary tenets of green building, and artificial grass leader Grass!365 believes synthetic turf solutions are the way of the future, given their ability to save water, while enhancing comfort and efficiency, in our parched country. “Our business has been booming over the past few years,” said CEO of Grass!365, Stan Pennington. “We’ve experienced 25...

Zurn Water Solutions Joins United Nations Global Compact

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Zurn Water Solutions Corporation announced it joined the United Nations Global Compact Initiative—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices. Joining the initiative aligns with Zurn Water Solutions’ recent transition to a pure-play water solutions company that provides a premier ecosystem of products and solutions that protect human health and the environment. Zurn Water Solutions operates as an inherently sustainable company by providing water solutions to customers while conducting business in a safe way for its employees and communities. “Our participation in the UN Global Compact connects with our core values and our commitment to water,...

Zurn on List of America’s Most Responsible Companies

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Zurn Water Solutions was named by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022. Zurn Water Solutions was one of 500 companies on the list and ranks No. 3 in Wisconsin. “By focusing on water conservation, health and safety, people, and our communities, we are driven every day to make responsible choices that create a lasting positive impact in the world,” said Todd A. Adams, Chairman and CEO of Zurn Water Solutions. “We have long viewed simply doing the right thing as our guiding principle in how we approach all facets of our business.” America’s Most Responsible Companies list focuses on a...

Green Globes for New Construction 2021 Achieves Approval as American National Standard

PORTLAND, ORE.—The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced the approval of ANSI/GBI 01-2021: Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Design, New Construction, and Major Renovations by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Following ANSI approval, GBI’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve and publish ANSI-GBI 01-2021, also known as Green Globes for New Construction 2021. “With the completion of this updated Standard, GBI is standing true to its vision and commitment to support sustainable, healthy, and resilient buildings for all,” says Brenda Steinhauer, Chair of the GBI Standards Committee and quality manager of W.A. Richardson Builders, LLC. The standard references hundreds...

Saranac Waterfront Lodge Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y.—Saranac Waterfront Lodge announced that it has been awarded LEED Silver, becoming the first and only hotel in New York’s Adirondacks to achieve a certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable. Saranac Waterfront Lodge, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and...

Ecolab Again Recognized for Global Water Leadership on CDP A List

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has again been recognized for its corporate sustainability leadership by global environmental non-profit CDP, earning inclusion on CDP’s prestigious A List for tackling water security. This is the third consecutive year Ecolab has been recognized on the Water A List. Ecolab also earned an A- ranking on CDP’s climate list. “Proactive water management and stewardship are critical to addressing our world’s environmental challenges. Our inclusion on CDP’s water security A List reflects the work we do every day...

Six Senses Fort Barwara Opens in Rajasthan, India

BANGKOK—To reinterpret the regal ambiance of a bygone era dating back 700 years, 14th-century Six Senses Fort Barwara has been sensitively transformed into a 48-suite resort, including five specialty suites, in a conservation effort that has taken more than a decade to complete. It offers a resting point during a busy touring itinerary of Rajasthan. It is within easy striking distance of Ranthambore National Park for guests looking to take a walk on the wild side with the local tiger population. Reinterpreting Royal India Originally owned by a Rajasthani Royal Family, Six Senses Fort Barwara incorporates two original palaces and two temples...

Hydro Systems Unveils Multi-Washer 3000 Series with EvoClean

CINCINNATI—Hydro Systems, a world leader in delivering chemical dispensing and dosing solutions, introduced the Multi-Washer 3000 Series with EvoClean for reliable chemical dispensing for on-premise laundries. One system can support up to three washers and dose up to eight products and offers detailed reporting and cost-saving opportunities. “The Multi-Washer 3000 Series is a single venturi-based dispensing system that provides reliable and accurate dosing across all the washers operating in a laundry facility. This helps our customers reduce water, energy and rewash costs,” said John Goetz, Global Product Manager, Hydro Systems. Featuring PCB-based control, the system uses the EvoClean’s venturi dosing technology to...

Sustainable Maintenance Tips for Lodge & Hotel Owners

NATIONAL REPORT—For hotel and lodge owners, plumbing and waste management are always a concern. Hotels alone produce 289,700 tons of waste each year, 79,000 of which is food waste. That's not only detrimental to the environment, but it’s incredibly costly as well. That is why it's highly beneficial for lodge and hotel owners to preserve as much as possible. Luckily, there are many ways that lodges and hotels can reduce waste and water usage. Read on to learn some about the top tips for waste reduction and sustainable plumbing. Limiting Food Waste Food waste is costly and damaging to the environment. In...