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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.

LAUNDRY/WATER RECYCLING

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ICERA Unveils Redesigned Karo II One-Piece Toilet

LOS ANGELES—With the introduction of Karo II, ICERA has unveiled an iteration of one of its most popular toilets. This sleek design incorporates all the best features of the original Karo model while adding a squared tank and chic transitional lines. Its balanced proportions and advanced engineering combine to create an exceptional toilet that hits the mark in style, comfort and performance. Karo II is a one-piece elongated toilet that features ICERA’s anti-microbial MicroGlaze for an attractive finish that offers better hygiene and superior stain-resistance. The skirted trapway gives the design a clean finished look and allows for easier maintenance....

Survey: Corporations Still Struggle to Translate Water Goals into Action

PAUL, MINN.—There is a growing sense of urgency about water scarcity as a business risk, but almost half of all companies don’t have a plan to achieve their water reduction targets. That is the key finding of a new survey conducted by Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, and the sustainability news and research organization GreenBiz. Companies are under pressure to reduce their water usage because of mounting water scarcity. According to U.N. projections, the world will face a 40 percent freshwater shortfall by 2030 if nothing changes. This is a growing issue...

Saudi Arabia Demonstrates Commitment to Green Future with $23 Billion Riyadh Project

You do not have to look far to find examples of human rights violations by Saudi Arabia. Last year’s killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul is a recent prominent example. Saudi Arabia’s intervention in the war in Yemen is another example. According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, 56,000 civilians and combatants were killed in Yemen between January 2016 and October 2018. Terrible for such a small nation. It is certainly challenging to lift Saudi Arabia up as a country to emulate but some recent news out of the country on...

Banyan Water Announces 3 Billion Gallons of Water Savings

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Banyan Water, a leading provider of total water management software, released its comprehensive leak detection analysis for 2018 following a record-breaking water savings milestone. The company has saved more than 3 billion gallons of water for enterprises since its inception. Banyan Water’s total water management platform, Banyan Water Central, gathers real-time data from multiple sources to provide a complete overview of a property’s—or an entire portfolio’s—water usage over time. Banyan Water Central automates reporting and leak detection analysis to provide corporations with critical data needed to make decisions and mitigate risk. “Data-driven water technology must become the industry standard to...

Six Senses Laamu Leads the Maldives as Eco-Resort of the Year

LAAMU, MALDIVES—Tourists visit the Maldives to experience diverse coral reefs, out-of-the-ordinary marine life and beautiful palm-fringed beaches. When a business relies on natural assets, like Six Senses Laamu does, environmentally-responsible operations that conserve them are a must. What the resort does on land is just as important as what it does on and under water, and that is why MATATO (Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators) has named Six Senses Laamu the Leading Eco-Resort at the Maldives Travel Awards 2018. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operate with the philosophies of wellness and sustainability at their core. These values...

Some Surprising Results in Lodging Survey Report

NATIONAL REPORT—As reported on Green Lodging News, the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AHLA) has released the results of its 2018 Lodging Survey. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR. The survey is funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation. The survey included all properties in the United States with 10 or more guestrooms—nearly 56,000 U.S. properties. With just under 11,500 responses, the overall survey completion rate for the 2018 survey was 21 percent, a gain of six percentage points from 2016. Nine questions fell under “Sustainability,” but other...

AHLA Releases Results of 2018 Lodging Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining options and welcoming accommodations. This comprehensive survey is conducted every two years by industry data provider and AHLA partner STR, renowned for providing premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for...

Ecolab Launches Smart Water Navigator

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, launched the Ecolab Smart Water Navigator, a free online tool to help businesses throughout the world improve water management at their facilities in the face of growing global water scarcity. According to U.N. projections, the world will experience a 40 percent water shortfall by 2030 unless action is taken to reduce global water use. Industry accounts for 20 percent of all freshwater use globally and more than 40 percent in developed countries, and use is trending upwards in developing nations as they industrialize. “Every business and...

Green Lodging News Adds Aqua Mizer as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Sarasota, Fla.-based Aqua Mizer, Inc. as a Founding Sponsor. Aqua Mizer is a nationwide provider that focuses on water conservation through the installation of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures that result in high water and money savings. The company has developed patented equipment that prevents inefficient toilets from wasting water. These unique patented components replace existing flush mechanisms in tank toilets and are designed to avoid catastrophic floods. The AquaMizer Solution also senses nine different toilet leaks (including flapper leaks) and prevents the tank from continuously refilling in those instances. AquaMizer is currently certified by Green...