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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.

Ozone Water Technologies Opens New Office in Tryon, N.C.

TRYON, N.C.—Ozone Water Technologies Inc. announces the opening of its new office in Tryon, N.C. The company moved to a larger space to accommodate the increase in business volume and to add a parts and service warehouse. Jim Gross, president of Ozone Water Technologies, says his company is experiencing tremendous growth and will add more staff to meet these current needs. Ozone Water Technologies will expand with a complete new product line and parts warehouse for the North American market. The company has also developed a significant presence in markets outside of the United States for its ozone washing...

Vendors Use HITEC to Introduce Innovative Energy-Saving Products

ORLANDO, FLA.—Some of the world’s leading technology companies gathered here June 25-28 at HITEC to unveil their latest products and chat about their plans for the coming year. The hub of activity at the trade show and conference was the Guestroom 2010 exhibit, where one could find everything from energy-efficient hair dryers to recyclable carpet. Elsewhere on the show floor, companies displayed new, state-of-the-art environmental systems. The following are highlights from Guestroom 2010: Andis Co. featured its fast-drying Quiet Ionic Lighted Hair Dryer. It generates negative ions that dry hair faster by breaking up water molecules. Faster drying time means less...

How to Quench Your Hotel’s Thirst During Drought Conditions

Florida is in the middle of one of its worst water shortages in recorded history. The water level of Lake Okeechobee in the southern part of the state is down to 8.91 feet. The normal level is 18 feet. Images shown recently on ABC News depicted the problem clearly: boats stuck in the mud and a pier overlooking nothing but cracked, dry earth. In Flagstaff, Ariz., a community of 62,000 people, the man-made reservoir that provides the water for 40 percent of the population is down to 18 percent of normal level. It is the eighth straight year of...

New Sandpearl Resort Designed to Meet LEED Certification Standards

CLEARWATER BEACH, FLA.—The Sandpearl Resort, slated to open in August, has been designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification requirements. JMC Communities, the resort’s developer and owner, is resolute in following the specific LEED requirements, which include elements that preserve the beauty of Clearwater Beach so that it can be shared with generations to come. A prime example is the resort’s salt bromine pool filtration system, which, while costing twice as much as a standard system to install, was a required element of the owner. The Sandpearl resort is passionate about not putting chlorine waste into...

Sloan Valve Wins Design Award for Sensor Flushometer

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Sloan Valve Co. has received a Platinum-level award in the 2006-2007 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition—the highest award level given by design professionals on the judging committee—for its sensor-operated Royal Smooth Flushometer. “Sloan is proud to be recognized for the design excellence of our Royal Smooth Flushometer,” says Susan Kennedy, director of marketing for Sloan Valve Co. “It’s an honor to be singled out for the high-quality, water-efficient features that Sloan builds into its Flushometers.” The Royal Smooth Flushometer provides automatic, infrared, adaptive sensing operation without the need for AC hookups or wall alterations....

GLN Welcomes Neifer Installations as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Neifer Installations (1968) Ltd., Coquitlam, British Columbia, as a Green Product Directory Partner. In Canada, Neifer sells DynOzone, the only washer/extractor with an integrated ozone system. DynOzone enables hoteliers to save on hot water, chemicals, drying time and water usage. Ozone also sanitizes and disinfects without harsh chemicals. Because the ozone is integrated, there are no additional connections or floor space needed. Call (604) 516-6030, go to www.neifer.com, or e-mail neifer@shaw.ca for information.

EDRO Corp. Introduces Ozone Powered Soft Mount Washer-Extractor Line

EAST BERLIN, CONN.—EDRO Corp. announces the availability of the world’s first fully integrated ozone powered soft mount washer-extractor line. The products are ideal for hoteliers interested in reducing water and natural gas consumption. Savings are possible because of the built-in DynOzone—DynaWash® Ozone System feature that allows for laundry to be washed primarily in cold water. The soft mount machines can be installed without the need of a foundation and can be therefore used in upper floor locations. These super high G-force washer-extractors are available in 60-, 110-, 175-, 225-, 350- and 450-pound loading capacities. For 60 years,...

New Patented Valve Valve from H2O Guard Stops Running Toilets

AUSTIN, TEXAS—A new patented valve stops running toilets immediately. The valve measures the exact amount of water needed after each flush. Once the tank is full, the valve shuts off any additonal water. A leak is quickly detected and stopped, says Robert Easter, founder and CEO, H20Guard Inc. Slow leaks often go unnoticed, costing hundreds of dollars in water bills. Catastrophic breaks in the toilet tank cause thousands of dollars in flood damage each year. The Guard puts an end to water waste and damage. It flags a problem with the toilet the first time a leak occurs....

America’s Best Inns & Suites, Country Hearth Inns To Offer EcoRooms

ATLANTA—With concern for our nation’s environment and conservation of its natural resources on the rise, today’s travelers want a safer, more healthy and sustainable experience while on the road. Now, two hotel chains—America’s Best Inns & Suites and Country Hearth Inns—will feature a green initiative known as EcoRooms with products that are energy efficient, water efficient, waste reducing, and non-toxic and/or biodegradable. The systemwide program was announced by America’s Best Franchising Inc., franchisor of the hotel brands. “EcoRooms are more comfortable for guests and more cost-effective for hotels,” says Doug Collins, chairman and CEO of America’s Best Franchising...

Reduce Water, Energy Costs With Pre-rinse Spray Valves

NATIONAL REPORT—If you are looking to reduce water consumption in your kitchen and still have not implemented pre-rinse spray valves that conform to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), now is the time to do so. Thanks to EPAct 2005, all spray valves sold today must have a flow rate of not more than 1.6 gallons per minute (gpm) at 60 pounds per square inch (psi). According to Phil Germinario, director of marketing, sales and customer service for Niagara Conservation, Cedar Knolls, N.J., there was a time when these valves used 3 to 6 gpm. “If you switch from...