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ROCK HILL, S.C.—HyLite LED Lighting announces the new Dual-Mode Duluxe Tube. The HyLite Duluxe LED Tube is compatible with both electronic and magnetic ballasts, making initial installation as simple as changing a lamp. It can also work on 120V to 277V line voltage, so when the ballast fails, there is no need to replace it.
SAN FRANCISCO—Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, and SolarCity Corp., a leading solar power provider, announced a new partnership that will connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy, and are releasing estimates of the environmental benefits of home sharing for travelers.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge webinar series has begun and will run through April. The most recent webinar, earlier this month, was entitled, “Shout it from the Mountaintops!: Working with your communications team to tell your energy efficiency success story.” Additional upcoming webinars will touch on topics ranging from sub-metering to financing.
WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science announced the release of the Durabulb, a shatter-resistant lamp designed to withstand life’s inevitable bumps and drops without breaking, while still providing the high quality of light expected for all of today’s residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Durabulb artfully blends leading-edge LED design and contemporary styling with rugged, yet lightweight, construction that resists breaking or shattering due to impact, vibration and external stresses. This new lamp also provides even, omni-directional illumination.
BROOKLYN, N.Y.—1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand announced that the newest addition to its portfolio, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, is set to make its debut in February 2017. Located at Pier 1, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan, the 10-story sustainable ground-up development is designed by New York-based architecture studio Incorporated and will feature 194 guestrooms with sliding floor-to-ceiling windows—many offering views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and New York skyline—including 29 two to six bedroom suites and The Riverhouse, its Presidential Suite. Guests of the hotel will enjoy a nine-treatment room Bamford Spa, a state of the art signature Field House fitness center, a yoga and barre studio operated by POE Yoga, and a 50-seat screening room. All aspects of the hotel’s design and construction will be carefully chosen to reflect 1 Hotel’s commitment to environmentally responsible hospitality. “The 1 Hotels brand aims to show sophisticated travelers they can live well, do good, and connect with the world around them,” said 1 Hotels founder and SH Group CEO Barry Sternlicht.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of air conditioners and other home environment products, has unveiled a new solution for the hospitality and multi-unit housing industries with the launch of its VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system.
MADISON, WIS.—OMNI Solutions, a Wisconsin-based energy-saving laundry and cleaning solutions company, has been named Trade Ally of the Year by Southern California Gas Co., (SoCalGas), their highest honor achievable, for helping businesses throughout Southern California save energy and operating costs.
ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Ozomax, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. In 2013 Ozomax developed and patented the Insitu AOP Ozopen (a low voltage electrochemical process that creates a mix of powerful oxidants—in your water from your water). This product was developed specifically for cooling towers, swimming pools and water features. The Insitu AOP Ozopen achieves large amounts of water, chemical and energy savings in each of these applications.
DAHLONEGA, GA.—Breakthrough technology designed to completely eliminate water bourne bacteria legionella, tested by a research chemist at the Centre Des Technologies De L’Eau (CTE) in Montreal, is a proven strategy to save lives and possibly prevent future disease outbreaks. In July 2015, a deadly outbreak of Legionella in New York City claimed 12 lives. Legionella outbreaks have also been recently reported in Illinois, Detroit, Orlando, San Francisco, Maryland, Georgia, Spain, England and Australia.
BLOOMINGTON, IDAHO—The Sustainability Dashboard, a tool that measures and monitors six key performance indicators (KPIs)—energy, water, waste, transportation, products such as cleaning products, and human resources—to help users monitor and report efficiency improvements, now adds a new program, “Energy Star Integration Assistance,” so that the data from the Sustainability Dashboard can be easily transferred into Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager.