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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...

First Zleep Hotel Planned for 2023 in Switzerland
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First Zleep Hotel Planned for 2023 in Switzerland

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY—Deutsche Hospitality’s young Danish economy brand Zleep Hotels is to launch in Switzerland. Construction work on the new build Zleep Hotel Zurich Kloten is scheduled for completion in 2023. The hotel will be located in a new quarter near to Zurich Airport, which will also be home to a restaurant, retail outlets...

Aspen Meadows Resort Switches to 100 Percent Clean Electricity
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Aspen Meadows Resort Switches to 100 Percent Clean Electricity

ASPEN, COLO.—The COVID-19 crisis has been profoundly disruptive for the hospitality industry, so it’s not the time one would imagine a resort would be enhancing its focus on sustainability and environmental initiatives. But the Aspen Meadows Resort isn’t a typical hotel. As the original home to The Aspen Institute—which gathers leaders, scholars, and others to...

Six Senses’ Jeffery Smith Elevates Company’s Sustainability Standards
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Six Senses’ Jeffery Smith Elevates Company’s Sustainability Standards

Name: Jeffery SmithTitle: Vice President SustainabilityCompany: Six Senses Hotels Resorts SpasYears in Current Position: Two Years, Six MonthsPrimary Responsibilities: Managing operational impacts across 18 hotels and 32 spas, while supporting sustainable development for a pipeline of projects that grows the brand to touch on six continents.Organization’s most significant accomplishment in global corporate responsibility: “We eliminated...

Hersha Hotels and Resorts Releases 2019 Sustainability Report
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Hersha Hotels and Resorts Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

HARRISBURG, PA.—Hersha Hotels and Resorts (Hersha Hospitality Trust) has released its 2019 Hersha EarthView Sustainability Report. The 35-page report summarizes Hersha’s 2019 impact and the strides it has made in its environmental, social, and governance efforts towards a more sustainable, connected, and inclusive world. For those of you not familiar with Hersha, a Real Estate...

HITEC San Antonio Still Set for October 26 to 29
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HITEC San Antonio Still Set for October 26 to 29

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) is ready to usher in a return of the face-to-face, hospitality meeting with its upcoming North American Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC). Raising the event’s relevance are three innovative strategists who will deliver thought-provoking keynotes responsive to today’s recovering hospitality climate. These big picture sessions will...

Financial Model Makes LED Upgrade ‘No Brainer’
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Financial Model Makes LED Upgrade ‘No Brainer’

NATIONAL REPORT—At a time of low occupancies caused by COVID-19, spending money on upgrades other than those related to cleaning and maintenance is likely not a priority. At least one company, however, is offering a “pay as you save” program that makes investing in LED lighting upgrades very enticing. “Through our ‘pay as you save’...

Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report
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Wynn Resorts Issues 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

LAS VEGAS—Wynn Resorts issued its 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, providing a comprehensive view of the company’s commitment to responsible business practices, environmental protection, and social impact. Also detailed is Wynn Resorts’ industry-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining steps the company took to protect the health and well-being of employees, first responders,...

Interior Approves Plan for Largest Solar Project in U.S. History
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Interior Approves Plan for Largest Solar Project in U.S. History

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the approval of a proposal to construct and operate the largest solar project in U.S. history. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Partners XI, LLC to construct a 690-MW photovoltaic solar...

Features to Look for in Eco-Friendly Commercial Design
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Features to Look for in Eco-Friendly Commercial Design

There is tremendous demand for eco-friendly design features and elements not only in residential development but also in commercial development. Image by ejaugsburg from Pixabay There are plenty of reasons for business owners to seek out green commercial spaces. In terms of overhead and operating expenses, with an eco-friendly space, there are opportunities to save...