Have you recently done energy efficiency upgrades, or are you planning to do some this year? If so, are you aware of the EPAct, section 179D tax deduction and how it can possibly save you hundreds of thousands of dollars? As a hospitality resource, it is important to EcoGreenHotel to provide education on the ways […]

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NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. Evolve Guest Controls is currently installinga fully integrated energy management control system with back office network connectivity in all of the Radisson LAX’s580 guestrooms and suites. Evolve’s EMS system controls all of the lighting in the room, the TV(s), and the HVAC. When the Radisson was prompted with the question of […]

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admin on January 30th, 2012

Reducing the utility expense line It’s the time of the year again when the hospitality industry is set a buzz because of one word:  Numbers.  Budget season is in full swing for 2012, and in meetings across the country skilled professionals are seeking ways to increase profitability and reduce costs in the year ahead.  Choices […]

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admin on January 11th, 2012

Blue skies and rolling mountains aren’t the only appealing local attractions in the great state of Tennessee.  Not only are the fields and tree-tops green, but the local options for increasing energy efficiency and introducing hotel energy savings are as well. The green movement toward environmental responsibility has spawned numerous Federal, State and local programs aimed […]

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By Scott Parisi Since the organization’s founding in 2008, The Philagreen Hospitality Association (PGHA) has worked towards improving the sustainability practices of the Philadelphia area hospitality sector. To accomplish this, PGHA’s mission has been to setup and connect the hospitality managers with environmental professionals. The subsequent established relationship yields results two-fold: economically viable & environmentally […]

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By John King There have been some positive developments with Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs and hoteliers can now take advantage of this financing alternative. There is an “A Minus” program for those who have returned to profitability after previous losses and another lending program that enables hoteliers to acquire or build multiple properties […]

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Oakland, CA (June 6, 2011) – The Homewood Suites Oakland Waterfront is doing its part to be part of the solution. It is only the second hotel in Oakland to earn the Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).This is the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. Operated by […]

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Hotel swimming pools are generally faced with considerable heating and energy costs. That is an unfortunate but honest observation. Thankfully, there is an easy and cost effective way to reduce the energy usage required to heat your hotel’s pool: a liquid solar pool cover. The Heatsavr liquid pool cover is a biodegradable solution that is […]

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What are the requirements? Most reduce total annual energy and power costs with respect to the interior lighting, systems, heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water systems by 50%, but partial deductions are allowed Energy simulation is required to justify the deduction Inspection and testing must be completed by a qualified engineer or contractor registered in […]

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admin on May 31st, 2011

Hotel owners that recognize the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) of the companies that consume room nights in the markets will ultimately shift share. This RFP season will offer even more proof of that. Companies like Deloitte and Johnson & Johnson will continue to blaze the trail. The hotel brands are already recognizing this and have […]

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