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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.

Interface Announces Mission Zero Success, Commits to Climate Take Back

ATLANTA—Interface announced Mission Zero success ahead of its original 2020 target. Over the past 25 years, the company drove significant improvements across all key sustainability metrics internally and throughout its supply chain to help meet its objectives. And, Interface galvanized others along the way to implement more sustainable business practices. This created a positive ripple effect that helped the company not only achieve but also extend Mission Zero far beyond its original intentions. Interface’s direction and influence has helped countless others reduce their environmental footprint and work toward net zero impact within their own organizations. Based on 25 years of...

ROBES & SLIPPERS

Majestic International Robes, Slippers & More Luxurious and eco-friendly, The Earthright robe and towel program along with our biodegradable slipper will check off every box for a property looking for sustainability. Our robes and towels are zero twist, 100% organic cotton made from extra long, staple (ELS) fibers. They require less detergent, save water and require less drying time. Our slippers are made with 100% natural fibers and are fully biodegradable and protect our landfills and our environment. Call (203) 373-1853. Majestic International » Email for Details »

Duravit Introduces New SensoWash i Shower-Toilet

ATLANTA—Duravit has introduced the new SensoWash i shower-toilet that combines technical innovations with iconic design. This next level of the SensoWash series fuses 21st century design by Philippe Starck with impeccable quality and attention. “Duravit prides itself on setting, not following, the trends of ‘what’s next’ in the bathroom space,” explains Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder, “and we believe in coming out of the gate with perfection. SensoWash i is a testament to that. After years of development and refinement, we’re proud to introduce a shower-toilet that achieves both the highest standards in technology and design for your future bathroom.” New...

Saudi Arabia’s 2028 Amaala Resort Project Aims for Zero-Carbon Footprint

SAUDI, ARABIA—Amaala, one of the largest ultra-luxury sustainable resort projects ever conceived—one that will create 22,400 jobs and attract 310,000 visitors annually—is in the design stages for Saudi Arabia’s northeastern coast along the Red Sea. (See video.) Amaala, which is derived from the Arabic word for “hope,” will be set in a pristine natural reserve and includes three sites: Triple Bay, The Island, and The Coastal Development. Unique to the project is its environmental story. It will be built to have a zero-carbon footprint. Reaching zero-carbon status will be a challenge, as the project will also include an airport, 200 retail...

Niagara Recognized With 2019 WaterSense Excellence Award

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS—The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Nano Dual-Flush toilet from Niagara, creators of water-saving toilets that use Stealth Technology, with a 2019 WaterSense Excellence in Labeled Products in the Marketplace Award at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. This is the fifth award Niagara has received to date in 2019. Recognized by the EPA for its excellence in reducing water waste, the Nano is one of the most water efficient toilets available, using 77 percent less water than most other toilets on the market. The Nano offers users the option of a .5 or...

Mattress Recycling Council Launches Sleep Products Sustainability Program

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has launched the Sleep Products Sustainability Program (SP2), a new environmental certification and sustainability initiative for mattress manufacturers in the state of California. SP2 training and certification is offered at no cost to mattress manufacturers that want to improve operations at their manufacturing plants, distribution centers, warehouses and/or offices. “SP2 is designed to reduce waste and energy consumption in the manufacturing process while increasing operational efficiencies and generating cost savings,” says Ryan Trainer, President of the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) and the International Sleep Products Assn. (ISPA). “Developed as part of the bedding industry’s...

At Very Low Cost, a Heated Towel Rack Can Prolong a Towel’s Trip to the Laundry

NATIONAL REPORT—For guests staying multiple nights at a hotel, the ubiquitous towel/linen reuse program has been an effective way to keep towels out of the laundry. According to the 2018 Lodging Survey, 95 percent of lodging establishments now offer the program. Yet another way to prolong a towel’s trip to the laundry is to offer a heated towel rack in the guestroom bathroom. According to Amba Products, utilized in Europe for decades due to their energy efficiency, heated towel racks use much less energy than a standard dryer (about the same amount of electricity as a few light bulbs)....

Hilton San Diego Bayfront Seeks Inspiration from the Sea for $23 Million Guestroom & Corridor Renovation

SAN DIEGO—Hilton San Diego Bayfront recently underwent a $23 million renovation to all 1,190 guestrooms and guestroom corridors. Keeping guests’ needs in mind, the enhanced guestrooms and suites feature a nautical, contemporary design and premium amenities including modern furniture, new mini coolers, updated restrooms, additional power and USB ports, 55” HD TVs and more. With both city and coastal elements, the hotel’s elevated look embraces everything Southern California has to offer, and the sophisticated seafaring-inspired design is a nod to the hotel’s stunning, prime location on the edge of the San Diego Bay. In conjunction with the renovation, this year Hilton...

How Las Vegas is Embracing Sustainability

LAS VEGAS—Behind all the glitz and glamour, opulent displays and bright lights the Las Vegas Strip is well known to many people for its entertainment, its shopping malls and of course for its world-famous casino games with live dealers and fine dining. What is probably less known by the majority of visitors is that many of the world-renowned buildings are holding their own when it comes to sustainability efforts—something that would surprise many preconceived ideas of “Sin City”. Take water as a prime example of how hotels and casinos on the Strip conserve it in the drought-stricken region—some builds are incredibly...

Flooding Sensors’ Valvin Products Stop Toilet Leaks, Overflows

CARSON CITY, NEV.—Flooding Sensors announces the availability of two innovative devices that use patented technology designed to conserve one of the world’s most precious resources: fresh water. Both products are designed to be user-friendly so that each can be quickly added to any toilet with a tank by anyone with limited mechanical skills who can follow a simple set of instructions. The toilet bowl overflow Valvin detects a potential bowl overflow and sends a message to a valve that shuts off the water supply to the toilet and thereby prevents an overflow. The other Valvin detects leaks within the toilet...