Heating & Cooling

With up to 50 percent to 70 percent of a hotel’s energy bill attributed to heating and cooling (especially in limited-service hotels), there is no question that wise selection of equipment is important. 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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ZENO Interface Connects Office Staff to Environmental Controls


BUFFALO, N.Y.—Zeno Controls LLC is putting sensor data in the hands of the hotel staff. Using Zeno’s InnPoint Guest Experience Interface, data that normally is reserved for back-of-house areas is now available for guestrooms. InnPoint uses a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that collects data points from anywhere in the building and displays the metrics in a programmable graphic user interface designed to optimize the visualization of the data and facilitate response if required.

Xanterra Releases 2014 CSR Report, Sets Goals for Next Decade


DENVER—Showcasing more than a decade of leadership while taking on the challenge of climate change, global hospitality company Xanterra Parks & Resorts has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, defining and measuring its innovative sustainability improvements. The report also announces ambitious stretch targets for the next decade. The report presents details of improvements measured against goals announced in 2004. The company tracks its environmental performance across all aspects of its operations using an ISO 14001 audited program launched in 2002. Xanterra entities include lodges, restaurants, tours and activities in national and state parks, as well as resorts, a cruise line, railway and adventure tour companies. The company has experienced rapid growth in recent years, adding Windstar Cruises, Austin Adventures, Country Walkers, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Kingsmill Resort and the Grand Hotel. “As we reflect upon the 10 years of hard work required to meet our initial sustainability goals, we applaud the dedicated—and innovative—employees whose ideas and passion are often behind many of our success stories,” said Catherine Greener, Vice President of Sustainability for the company.

Green Lodging News Adds Best Hotel Products as Directory Partner


TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Best Hotel Products to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Guestroom/Energy Management” category. Best Hotel Products enables one to reduce in-room PTAC energy consumption by around 40 percent with a thermostat using a combination of motion and thermal sensing technologies. The system, according to Best Hotel Products, is easy to install and allows one to track the health of PTACs.

Green Lodging News Adds AirRevive as Directory Partner


TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added AirRevive to its Green Product & Service Directory. AirRevive provides the hospitality industry with an affordable, energy efficient alternative to replacing fan coil units up to 35 years old by re-commissioning existing units to “better than new”. AirRevive’s re-commissioning service integrates custom refurbishment and cutting-edge EC motor technology to reduce fan coil unit energy by up to 80 percent.

IHMRS Tranforms into HX: The Hotel Experience


NEW YORK—To mark its centennial anniversary, the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) is unveiling a new brand and mission to better capture the dynamic innovation of the hospitality industry. HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants (HX), will debut November 8 to 10, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City and represents a bold new strategic direction. This multimillion-dollar investment aimed at revitalizing the largest hospitality trade event in North America is founded on the belief that true hospitality is anticipating a guest’s needs to create a memorable and unique experience. To achieve that, HX will focus on innovation, inspiration and information. “Making this enormous change at our 100-year juncture is exciting,” said Anthony G. Mangano, President Syramada Hotel Corp. (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Chairman of the Board for HX 2015. “These are not tweaks or modest improvements. HX 2015 is an entirely new show.” The deep dive transformation from IHMRS to HX called on industry experts, research-based data, and prior-year show assessments to identify what the show could and should bring to the industry.

Enersave Installs Micro-cogeneration Units at Wilshire Grand Hotel


WEST ORANGE, N.J.—Enersave, Inc. announced that it has been selected to supply and install two 10KW advanced micro-cogeneration units at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, N.J. Although more than 1,000 of the Yanmar cogeneration units have been operating in other countries for years, low natural gas prices have made the United States an attractive market for cogeneration of all sizes.

FridgeWize Announces New High Efficiency HVAC EC Motors


GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO.—FridgeWize, a leading provider of energy-efficient commercial refrigeration solutions, announced a new vertical comprised of HVAC EC Motors that target larger applications—like hotels, hospitals and office buildings—to significantly maximize energy and dollar savings for clients.

ZENO Interface Supporting Schneider Electronics Zigbee Devices


BUFFALO, N.Y.—Zeno Controls LLC announced that its InnPoint Guest Experience Interface, which monitors a variety of sensors in the room to provide adaptive guestroom lighting, heating/cooling and improved energy savings, can now support Schneider Electronics ZigBee devices, including the new 8300 Series Room Controllers, 8600 Heat Pumps Controllers, and accessory sensors.

2Market Group Joins Master-Bilt Sales Team


NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of premier commercial refrigeration, has added 2Market Group, Inc. to its sales team covering the Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana and Western Pennsylvania territories.

Green Lodging News Adds Solar UV Solutions to Directory


TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Solar UV Solutions to its Green Product & Service Directory. As an authorized distributor of the SunQuest 250 solar thermal collector, Solar UV Solutions provides cost effective, energy efficient solutions for all commercial heating and hot water needs. The SunQuest 250 utilizes evacuated tube technology to convert UV rays into heat.

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