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Sands Named to CDP Climate and Water A Lists
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Sands Named to CDP Climate and Water A Lists

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands has again been recognized by global environmental nonprofit CDP, on its Climate and Water A Lists. This marks the sixth consecutive year the company has appeared on the Climate A List, and the third straight appearance on the Water A List. Being named to the Climate A List highlights the company’s...

Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel
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Architect Building Net-Zero Energy Hotel in Connecticut—Hotel Marcel

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—When the Hotel Marcel opens next summer in New Haven, Conn., it will be a shining example of sustainability and what every hotel could and should be. The 165-room boutique hotel will be the result of the renovated Armstrong Rubber Company Building, aka Pirelli Building, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1967. It...

CHSB Index: Carbon Footprint of Hotel Stay decreased on Average by 10 Percent Since 2015
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CHSB Index: Carbon Footprint of Hotel Stay decreased on Average by 10 Percent Since 2015

SINGAPORE—The latest Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) Index shows that carbon emissions per square meter of hotels around the world has decreased by 10 percent since 2015. The CHSB Index contains data for over 14,000 hotels in 55 countries from 20 international chains. The greatest reduction was across hotels in the U.K., in which carbon...

ASHRAE Announces Move to New Net-Zero Energy Global Headquarters in Metro Atlanta
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ASHRAE Announces Move to New Net-Zero Energy Global Headquarters in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA—ASHRAE, a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, announced a move to its new global headquarters, located at 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Ga. The Society began renovations in January 2020 on an existing 66,700 ft2 building, originally built in 1978, on 11 acres of land. Located 10 miles north of its...

MGM Resorts Recognized for Making Significant Investments in Clean Energy by Solar Energy Industries Assn.
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MGM Resorts Recognized for Making Significant Investments in Clean Energy by Solar Energy Industries Assn.

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International has been recognized for making significant investments in clean energy according to the latest Solar Means Business report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The annual report tracks both on-site and off-site installations, highlighting the strong appeal of cost-saving solar energy for American businesses. In 2018, MGM Resorts and...

New White Paint Could Reduce the Need for Use of Air-Conditioning by Keeping Surfaces Cooler
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New White Paint Could Reduce the Need for Use of Air-Conditioning by Keeping Surfaces Cooler

Purdue researchers Xiulin Ruan (left) and Joseph Peoples use an infrared camera to compare the cooling performance of white paint samples on a rooftop. (Purdue University photo/Jared Pike) WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—What if paint could cool off a building enough to not need air- conditioning? Purdue University engineers have created white paint that can keep surfaces...

Advancements in Technology Make Mini Refrigerators Increasingly More Efficient
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Advancements in Technology Make Mini Refrigerators Increasingly More Efficient

NATIONAL REPORT—While fewer hotels are offering minibars, mini refrigerators are an expected appliance today, especially given COVID-19 and the inclination for travelers to bring their own food to their guestroom. Your choice of mini refrigerator can make a difference in not only guest satisfaction but your energy bill as well. The Energy Star website provides...

Energy Code Appeals Put Efficiency Progress at Risk
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Energy Code Appeals Put Efficiency Progress at Risk

NATIONAL REPORT—The amount of energy used by new buildings in the years to come is at risk of being higher than it should be—and higher than local government officials desire—if building and fossil gas industry interests prevail in overturning portions of the latest model energy code. The 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) was on...

Entrepreneur Develops Elite Room Concept for COVID-19 World
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Entrepreneur Develops Elite Room Concept for COVID-19 World

DENVER—Scott Milne*, Lead Energy Auditor and Commercial Consultant for Denver-based Rocky Mountain Efficiency Group, has launched the Elite Room concept to give hoteliers—“even the Days Inns of the World are looking for a solution,” he says—a leg up on their competition in the race to provide the safest and cleanest rooms for guests. “You have...

Renewables Hit New Record, Provide More Than One-Fourth of U.S. Electricity
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Renewables Hit New Record, Provide More Than One-Fourth of U.S. Electricity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In May alone, renewable sources accounted for more than one-quarter (25.3...