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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.

Scandic Opens Large New Hotel in Historic Printing House in Helsinki

HELSINKE, FINLAND—Scandic Helsinki Hub recently opened its doors in the Finnish capital. Located in downtown Helsinki, the hotel is housed in a 1920s printing house that has been transformed into a large 352-room hotel. Along with unique loft-style rooms, the hotel features inspiring event, meeting and coworking spaces along with a trattoria and bars. Scandic Helsinki Hub is strategically located at the crossroads of downtown Helsinki and the charming Helsinki south district. Vestiges of the former printing house have been elegantly preserved in the design throughout the building, and guests can choose accommodations that offer a variety of special features...

WINT Expands Executive Team to Help Lead Its Exponential Growth

NEW YORK—WINT Water Intelligence, a leader in cutting-edge water management and leak-prevention solutions for construction, commercial, residential and industrial applications, announces the strategic expansion of its leadership team to support the company’s continuing growth to execute on its mission to help organizations reduce water waste, carbon emissions and the environmental footprint of buildings. As part of its ongoing effort to equip companies with innovative tools to address the global water crisis and climate change, WINT has named Gil Briman Chief Operating Officer. He is joined by Josh Edwards, WINT’s new Vice President of North American Sales, and Deborah Margalit, the...

Baltimore Aircoil to Showcase Innovative Condenser Technology at RETA

JESSUP, MD.—Baltimore Aircoil Co. (BAC) will showcase innovative commercial and industrial refrigeration solutions at RETA 2022—The Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association National Conference, taking place November 8 to 11, 2022, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, Nev., Booth #216. Highlighted in the booth are the Vertex Evaporative Condenser, TrilliumSeries Adiabatic Condenser, TriArmor Corrosion Protection System, and CXVT Evaporative Condenser with optional ENDURADRIVE Fan System. BAC’s Strategic Accounts Manager Dave Anderson will deliver a Hot Point presentation titled “What’s Keeping YOU Up at Night? A deep dive into condenser reliability” on Tuesday, November 8 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Stop by...

J2 Innovations White Paper Focuses on HVAC Water Conservation

LOS ANGELES—J2 Innovations launched a new white paper, “Smart buildings meet the challenge of water conservation”, outlining the critical role of HVAC systems in better water management and addressing the global issue of water scarcity. With commercial buildings using an estimated 47 billion gallons of water every day in the U.S, HVAC systems are typically responsible for 44 percent of that consumption. By harnessing open software frameworks, such as J2 Innovations’ FIN Framework, HVAC equipment manufacturers and facilities managers can deliver a holistic water optimization strategy and make drastic water savings. The paper explores how FIN Framework technology can help reduce water...

Ongoing Drought Will Test the Patience, Ingenuity of Hotel Owners

Most of you have no doubt been following the severe, extreme, and exceptional drought conditions across the West, Midwest, and Northeast. Yes, even the Northeast. Massachusetts has had nearly 100 wildfires in August and some areas of the Northeast are under extreme drought conditions. Most of the focus has been on the West and justifiably so. The water level of Lake Mead has dropped by 60 feet since 2020 to 1,040 feet. The lake is now in shortage condition two. Hoover Dam will cease generating electricity when the water level falls below 950 feet. That is in about three...

WINT Ranks No. 1,473 on Inc. 5000 Annual List

NEW YORK—Inc. revealed that WINT Water Intelligence, a leader in cutting-edge water management and leak-prevention solutions for construction, commercial and industrial applications, is No. 1,473 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “We are honored to be part of such a prestigious list, which is a recognition of the value WINT’s water...

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Wins Two Environmental Leadership Program Awards

NEW ORLEANS—The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has earned two major awards from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for major and impactful initiatives aimed at reducing the facility’s environmental footprint. The Environmental Leadership Program Awards, given to the Center in the Community Environmental Outreach category, as well as the Energy and Water Pollution Reduction category, recognize outstanding activities and projects that demonstrate environmental leadership and the pursuit of a cleaner, safer environment. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center representatives were recognized for their efforts at the Environmental Leadership Program Awards earlier this year in Baton Rouge. To be considered for...

Nimbus Debuts Reusable, Plant-Based Makeup Removing Towel

SAN DIEGO—Hotels and resorts struggling with loss of towels have a new option for their guest’s makeup removal and hygiene needs. Continuing in its spirit of innovation, Nimbus has debuted a new plant-based towel that can be used on the face, body, and even surfaces to clean away dirt and germs while also carrying several eco-friendly credentials including being FSC Certified, compostable, reusable, plastic-free, and flushable. These towels come in a compressed form when shipped and expand when water is added so companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their ESG ratings stand to benefit by replacing...

Strategies for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Bathrooms

NATIONAL REPORT—Tourism is responsible for 5 percent of global CO2 emissions owing in no small part to the significant energy use and water consumption of hotel services. The exponential growth of the sector and its level of consumption require an urgent response to lead it to a more sustainable path. The establishment of greener bathrooms and ensuites is particularly vital since one single room bathroom can consume between almost 16,000 gallons and 53,000 gallons of water a year. Below are just a few strategies forward-thinking hotels and resorts are utilizing to lower their carbon footprint. Water Saving Basin Faucets & Toilets Sustainable basin faucets,...

Turf Valley Resort Recognized for Environmental Excellence Through Audubon

ELLICOTT CITY, MD.—Turf Valley Resort announced it has retained its designation as “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Turf Valley Resort is one of 19 golf courses in Maryland and over 900 in the world to hold the title of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. “Turf Valley Resort has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on their golf course property,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International. Turf Valley’s golf courses were first designated a Certified...