Energy Management

Everyone has felt the sting of rising energy costs recently. Savvy hoteliers have implemented plans to address these increases. Green Lodging News covers the latest news and trends pertaining to energy management. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.


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Acuity Adds New LED Closet Light from Lithonia

8/4/2014

ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc. continues to expand its extensive portfolio of residential and light commercial LED lighting solutions with the new LED Closet Light from Lithonia Lighting. The LED Closet Light presents a new spin on a traditional fixture featuring advanced LED technology for a stylish and efficient lighting solution.


Curbing Demand Charges: The ‘Other’ Part of Your Electric Bill

8/4/2014

NATIONAL REPORT—It is no secret that energy management can be a major challenge for hotels. In an industry focused on providing superior customer experiences and maintaining immaculate facilities, high electricity bills can feel uncontrollable—just another cost of doing business. Hotel facility managers are trained to think about electricity bills in terms of kilowatt-hours (kWh), which equates to how much energy the building consumes each month.


Take the LED in Landscape Lighting

8/4/2014

Between 2010 and 2013 the Las Vegas Sands Corp., owner of The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels, saved close to $2.5 million annually by changing their light bulbs to LED bulbs. Such is the power of green lighting. If you are a hotelier looking for a way to be both energy and economically efficient, LED is clearly the way to go. However, in your quest for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, don’t overlook the exterior of your property. Installing LED landscape lighting can substantially increase curb appeal, make your guests’ stay more pleasant, boost security, improve safety, reduce your electricity bill, and significantly decrease the strain your property places on the environment. Why use LED bulbs over their incandescent, compact florescent or halogen counterparts? LEDs last 50 times longer than a typical incandescent and 20 to 25 times longer than a typical halogen.


MaxLite launches LED PL Retrofit Lamps

7/30/2014

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Designed to replace less-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in hospitality applications, MaxLite launches five- and seven-watt LED PL Retrofit Lamps with GU24, GX23 and G24q pin base options, the latest additions to the MaxLED brand of energy-efficient lamps and lighting fixtures.


Telkonet, Evolutix Partner in JW Marriott Miami Project

7/29/2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Telkonet, Inc., a leading solution provider for reducing energy consumption, announced the JW Marriott Miami luxury hotel has selected their EcoSmart Energy Management System to be installed in 307 guestrooms. Selecting the EcoSmart system offers JW Marriott Miami substantial reductions in energy consumption—resulting in significant savings to their bottom line.


Hunter Douglas Honored for Green Product Advancements

7/29/2014

PEARL RIVER, N.Y.—For the 19th consecutive year, Hunter Douglas has won more awards than any other company in the Window Covering Manufacturers Assn. (WCMA) Product Awards. This year the company captured 30 honors out of the 56 conferred and earned the Product of the Year for the 14th year.


Green Lodging News Finalizes Speaker Lineup for IHMRS

7/28/2014

NEW YORK—Green Lodging News has finalized its speaker lineup for the five green seminars it is coordinating at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show. The seminars will take place over three days beginning Saturday, November 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The following are the session titles: Crafting a Career in Sustainability in Hospitality & Tourism—Sustainability Trends in Hospitality Education; Hotel Energy Management All Stars; Gone Platinum! A First-Time Ever Gathering of Leaders of Three LEED Platinum Hotels; The Power of Green Certification—Updates from Lodging’s Leading Certifiers; and Waste Management Champions Making a Difference. The 99th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 8, through Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 8, the IHMRS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 9, through Tuesday, November 11. The market will present 650 exhibitors and attract more than 16,000 industry professionals. This year’s show, for the second year in a row, will feature a Hospitality Green Division.


New EV Charging Stations Now in Place at Caesars Resorts

7/24/2014

LAS VEGAS—Relax and recharge has a new meaning for visitors at Caesars Entertainment resorts. While guests enjoy their stay, they can now conveniently plug in and charge their electric vehicles thanks to new EV charging stations at 13 Caesars’ resorts and casinos. In partnership with NV Energy, nearly all of Caesars’ Northern and Southern Nevada resorts and casinos now have operational EV charging stations on site, in addition to Harrah’s Resort Southern California. A total of 48 charging ports have been installed in guest parking lots as well as valet areas, and are available for guests to use at no cost. Caesars is working to expand the availability of EV charging at its domestic resorts, with the next round of deployment planned for the following locations: Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino, Harrah’s Philadelphia, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, and Horseshoe Casino Hammond. Once completed, the gaming-entertainment company will provide a wide network of charging stations spanning across the country from east to west.


LEDtronics Adds to LED Recessed Downlights Collection

7/23/2014

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics, Inc. announces the newest member to its series of high-brightness, energy-efficient retrofit LED Recessed Downlights. The RDL32-4-12W series are Energy Star and UL/cUL listed, dimmable ceiling can-style downlights ideal for indoor use in architectural/décor lighting and commercial applications: hospitals and medical facilities, hotels and resorts.


TERRALUX Announces Line of LED Downlight Fixtures

7/22/2014

LONGMONT, COLO.—Installing downlights with pin-based CFL or other pin-based lamps used to require the management of many parts, ballasts, drivers, lamps and finally the fixture itself. TERRALUX has eliminated the need for ballasts with the introduction of its D Series Downlights, streamlining the installation and maintenance process. Engineered for commercial applications, the modular LED downlights have efficacy above 85 lumens/watt.


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