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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.

Permaculture Strategies for Eco-Friendly Hotels

NATIONAL REPORT—Approximately 73% of travelers are more likely to select accommodation that implements sustainability practices so if you have a hotel or B&B you’d like to take to the next level, then ensuring it is as eco-friendly as possible is vital. When it comes to sustainability in the sector, it is all a matter of making the most of your possibilities. Resorts with gardens and a wish to grow their own food can create a permaculture garden, which is a long-term project that requires reliance on expert knowledge and various years to complete. However, even small boutique hotels can do their share...

Baltimore Aircoil Introduces TrilliumSeries Adiabatic Cooler

JESSUP, MD.—Baltimore Aircoil Co. (BAC) announces the release of its new TrilliumSeries Adiabatic Cooler, which was recently launched at the 2022 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo). This adiabatic cooler is ideal for applications that demand a combination of energy efficiency and limited water use. BAC’s innovative design maximizes both water and energy efficiency, ultimately minimizing costs. In addition, the TrilliumSeries Cooler is designed to make installation and ongoing maintenance simple. What distinguishes BAC’s TrilliumSeries Cooler is that it captures and reuses water, unlike once-through systems, and is optimized for adiabatic operation, a form of heat rejection that...

Zurn Water Solutions & Elkay Manufacturing to Combine

MILWAUKEE—Zurn Water Solutions Corp., a market leader in smart, sustainable water solutions and products, and Elkay Manufacturing Co., a market leader in the highly attractive and growing commercial drinking water solutions business, announced they have reached a definitive agreement to combine the businesses in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the transaction, Zurn Water Solutions shareholders will own approximately 71 percent and Elkay shareholders will own approximately 29 percent of the combined and newly named company—Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corp. “This transaction is a true game-changer as we create an even stronger pure play water company by combining with the iconic...

Healixa Offering Atmospheric Water Harvesting Systems

NEW YORK—Healixa, Inc., a technology company focusing on building and acquiring innovative and disruptive technologies in the health-tech, clean water, and green-tech industries, announced that it has begun accepting indications of interest to order Global Aquaduct units (the “IOIs”) utilizing Healixa’s proprietary Atmospheric Water Harvesting (“AWH”) technology. The Global Aquaduct units are being developed based on direct input from prospective customers, having been modified to accommodate a wider variety of applications and functionalities for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, commercial customers, and others with rapid-deployment functionality and utility in mind. Healixa’s AWH technology is a game-changing clean water technology that can...

Las Vegas Sands Named to 2021 CDP Water A & Climate A Lists

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands has been recognized by global environmental nonprofit CDP on its 2021 Climate and Water A Lists, marking consecutive appearance on the Climate A List for the seventh year and the Water A List for the fourth year. Inclusion on CDP’s Climate A and Water A Lists puts Sands among 55 companies who received an “A” designation on both lists, out of the 12,000 companies that were scored in 2021. Sands was the only hospitality and gaming company recognized with an “A” designation on both lists, highlighting the company’s leadership in reducing emissions, mitigating climate risk, promoting...

Why Synthetic Grass is Gaining Momentum as a Logical Alternative to Its Natural Counterpart

NATIONAL REPORT—Last June, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law a bill supported by the Southern Nevada Water Authority that requires the removal of “useless,” or purely decorative, grass throughout the Las Vegas Valley by the end of 2026. The Valley has been undergoing a severe drought as indicated by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Useless grass, also known as nonfunctional turf, is found around Southern Nevada business complexes (including hotels and resorts), along streets in HOA communities, and in traffic circles and medians. It is grass that provides no recreational value. The California Air Resources Board has voted to update California’s...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Grass!365 to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Grass!365 to the “Grass/Synthetic” category of its Green Product & Service Directory. Grass!365 is the choice of hotels and resorts looking for lawns that stay green 365 days per year. Users of the company’s synthetic grass enjoy low maintenance landscaping, no more mowing, watering, or fertilizing their property’s natural lawn for reduced operating costs and a better guest experience. Grass!365 synthetic grass features revolutionary SealTuft backing, which drains over 1,000 inches per hour (more than 30 times the industry average) and has a stronger bind than standard turf, making it great for pet-friendly resorts, too....

Las Vegas Sands & Clean the World Announce 2021 Drop by Drop Project Grant Recipients

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands and the Clean the World Foundation, a leader in global health dedicated to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global sustainability, have announced the 2021 Drop by Drop Project grant recipients. The Project will fund work by The University of Saint Joseph Macao (USJ), Institute of Science and Environment to provide nature-based solutions to climate change and by Conservation International Singapore to develop a virtual learning series to engage young children on the importance of protecting the ocean and nature. Sands and Clean the World developed the Drop by Drop Project in 2019 to reinvest capital from Sands’ water stewardship savings into innovative...

Make Sustainability Your Goal for 2022; Ten Tips to Consider

The pandemic forced hotels to modify how they operate, pushing safety to the forefront of the hospitality community’s consciousness, and derailing a burgeoning industry trend to make facilities more sustainable. Yet, hoteliers would be wise to make sustainability a priority in 2022. Decreasing a hotel’s impact on the environment, no matter its size or location, attracts guests in the short term and saves money in the long term. When customers choose to spend money on a hotel room, many want to select a place to stay that is kind to the earth. And while you’d be excused for assuming sustainability...

GRASS/SYNTHETIC

Grass!365 Landscape Solutions That Last Grass!365 is the choice of hotels and resorts looking for lawns that stay green 365 days per year. Enjoy low maintenance landscaping, no more mowing, watering, or fertilizing your property's natural lawn for reduced operating costs and a better guest experience. Our synthetic grass features revolutionary SealTuft™ backing, which drains over 1,000 inches per hour (more than 30 times the industry average) and has a stronger bind than standard turf, making it great for pet-friendly resorts, too. Imagine lawns that look beautiful, regardless of season, and stand up to the wear and tear of heavy foot...