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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. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.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. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Xeros Cleaning is Now Hydrofinity

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND—Xeros Cleaning Technologies, the developer of water-saving commercial laundry solutions for hotels and commercial laundries, announced it is changing its name to Hydrofinity from July 10. The company expects the name change to be implemented in all the countries where it is active by August 2018 and is previewing its new brand identity at the Hotel Show Africa in Johannesburg South Africa, June 24 to 26. “Our choice of new company name represents our key objective of helping to sustain the world’s water supplies for current and future generations,” said Mike Ferrand, Managing Director at Hydrofinity. “We must work...

The HITEC Polar Bear in the Shower Story

I attended HITEC this week in Houston. There was just one sustainability-focused educational session and I attended it—Saving Energy While Others Pay the Bill: Sustainability and CSR. One of the most interesting stories told during the session was by Lyle Worthington, CIO at The Student Hotel in The Netherlands. The company with 11 hotels throughout Europe partnered with Wageningen University in The Netherlands on a shower experiment at one of The Student Hotels. Worthington discovered, not surprisingly, that students staying at the hotel shower 17 percent longer at the hotel compared to what is typical in a home environment. The...

Ecolab Releases New Sustainability Report

PAUL, MINN.—In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy. “Many companies have complex sustainability needs and aspirations,” said Emilio Tenuta, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability. “Our industry-leading expertise and solutions help them reduce water and energy use for everything from industrial water boilers and cooling towers to warewashing processes for restaurants and foodservice facilities. All of these individual interventions add up to a significant global impact.” In 2017, Ecolab helped customers...

Ecolab Adds SMARTPOWER Program for Warewashing Efficiency

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Changing food preferences and increasing costs are driving restaurateurs to reexamine every aspect of their operations. As a result, operators want their warewashing to deliver more than sparkling place settings; they also want to reduce labor, water and energy costs to help boost profit margins. To effectively meet these needs, Ecolab developed the SMARTPOWER Program. SMARTPOWER is a complete warewashing program that includes Ecolab’s full line of products, digital monitoring of warewashing performance and Ecolab’s expert service. This complete program helps give restaurant operators peace of mind, knowing their operations are running smoothly while generating the best warewashing...

ICERA Releases Palermo II 1.0 GPF Toilet

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.—ICERA affirms its commitment to water-saving technology with the release of its newly redesigned Palermo II 1.0 GPF toilet. This toilet uses just one gallon of water per flush, thereby earning its designation as an ultra high-efficiency toilet (UHET). The Palermo has been recently updated with a new contemporary look, creating a sleek exterior style that compliments the smart plumbing technology on the inside. This two-piece Palermo toilet is ADA-compliant with a chair-height bowl that is compact and elongated bowl for maximum comfort. This model includes thoughtful touches as a Silent-Close quick-release seat and cover and has been...

Niagara Conservation Launches ‘Too Smart to Waste’ Campaign

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS—Niagara Conservation, the maker of the world’s most water-efficient toilet, wants to help people be the smartest version of themselves and save the planet at the same time. How? With a toilet that delivers a powerful flush by using science, and not stupid amounts of water. After decades on the forefront of flush technology (yes, that is a thing), Niagara is looking to make a splash with their new “Too Smart To Waste” positioning, a fresh look and feel, and a campaign staking its claim as the toilet for smart*sses. In its new campaign, Niagara is showcasing that...

Mission Linen Supply Receives Stevie Award

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, laundry services and supplies, received a Bronze Stevie Award in the large company of the year category of the 2018 American Business Awards. The competition drew more than 3,700 nominations across various categories. “The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding,” said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie Awards. “The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment.” Mission was recognized for its commitment to going above and beyond for its customers, community and the environment....

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half & Doubling Social Impact Investment

MCLEAN, VA.—Hilton today announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the amount it spends with local and minority-owned suppliers and double its investment in programs to help women and youth around the world. These goals are part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy to further the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. New consumer research reaffirms Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy....

ITW Food Equipment Group to Exhibit at NRA Show

TROY, OHIO— ITW Food Equipment Group will be giving restauranteurs, chefs and food industry professionals the chance to get a first-hand look at the latest advanced and energy-efficient products when they visit the company’s booths at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show. More than 100 high performance commercial kitchen products from ITW Food Equipment Group brands like Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel and Stero will be on the floor of Chicago’s McCormick Center at booths #4031, #4237, #4240 and #2209, where visitors can learn about award-winning, energy-efficient steaming technology, one-of-a-kind ovens, dishwashers, refrigeration equipment, cooking appliances, food prep equipment...

Winners of Green Hotelier Awards Announced

LONDON—Marking the end of Responsible Business Week, Green Hotelier magazine has announced this year’s winners of the Green Hotelier Awards. The annual Awards by Green Hotelier magazine changed format this year to align with the International Tourism Partnership’s Goals for 2030. ITP’s Goals invite the hotel industry to align their corporate social responsibility efforts with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called the Global Goals. Applications were invited from hotels of any size anywhere in the world, and were judged on their initiatives to reduce energy and water consumption, their waste output, their roles as responsible businesses to...