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Finding the Green in Being Green

Data and analytics are the missing link to drive energy efficiency and cost-savings for hotels

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Reduces Power Consumption by 20% with New CCHP System

The microturbine CCHP system emits 40% less CO2 a year – approximately 800 tons – than conventional power systems.

One of NYC’s largest hotels to gain greater operational visibility and energy savings.

Migrating IRE to the cloud removes the need to invest in capital equipment and servers.

The EcoInsight thermostats by Telkonet thermostats are installed in 480 guest rooms.

Guests can control room lighting, air conditioning, TVs, and other features with the help of smart tablets.

By adopting green practices through energy reduction, recycling and digital marketing, the IT department can make a major impact on a company.

Getting the hospitality industry to embrace sustainability has been - and remains - an uphill battle. The changes that businesses need to make, might not be easy, but they are a necessity and hotel technology executives can play a large part in "getting green done" at their companies.

This technology round-up looks at the latest releases in POS hardware. Smaller-footprint terminals, energy-saving printers, and mobility are just some of their latest offerings.

Recently typically conservative world organizations have acknowledged that global temperatures are rising beyond natural patterns, and that we're now moving closer to a future of extremes, where global temperatures will rise by 4 degrees Celsius.

Magazine from the 1980s reveals some wins, and some stalemates with hotel technology. Learn how guestroom energy control and more stack up.

Guestroom energy management pilot helps one Hawthorne Suites location to garner 40 to 48 percent in energy savings without sacrificing guest comfort.

In its annual trend report, HT looks at some of the top consumer trends and technology advancements impacting the guestroom experience. This year, it's all about energy management, mobile phone integration, television content and the iPad.

Hospitality operators looking to boost their operation’s green commitment should look at new point-of-sale technology. Hardware advancements, such as energy-efficient processors, plus innovative best practices help operators to conserve cash and natural resources.

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