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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...

Atlanta’s Stonehurst Place: Luxurious While Strong on Sustainability
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Atlanta’s Stonehurst Place: Luxurious While Strong on Sustainability

ATLANTA—Throughout the current pandemic, Atlanta’s historic Stonehurst Place has continued to provide a safe place to stay for travelers in search of boutique luxury—all with a dose of eco-friendliness thrown in. The eight-suite property, owned by Barb Shadomy and first constructed in 1896, has features including a solar thermal system for water heating, a greywater...

Carbon Dioxide Sensor Can Lower Energy Use, Reduce Utility Costs
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Carbon Dioxide Sensor Can Lower Energy Use, Reduce Utility Costs

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—Walk in a room, the light goes on. Most people are familiar with the motion sensors that detect activity and then turn on the lights. Purdue University researchers are turning to similar technologies to help manage climate control and indoor air quality. They have developed a sensor to help control and cut down...

May 7 Webinar: Cutting Utility Costs for Hospitality Businesses During COVID-19
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May 7 Webinar: Cutting Utility Costs for Hospitality Businesses During COVID-19

RALEIGH, N.C.—With COVID-19 mandated closures and slow re-openings, many of North Carolina’s tourism and hospitality businesses are struggling to cut operating costs, including utilities. This webinar on Thursday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. provides a real-time, peer-to-peer forum to hear from leading hospitality businesses and Duke Energy. Learn, hear and Share: How...

How The Broadmoor Cares Earth Day & Every Day
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How The Broadmoor Cares Earth Day & Every Day

COLORADO SPRING, COLO.—The rise of conscious traveling and resorts and destinations protecting, sustaining, and improving our planet is not only growing in popularity, but becoming the new norm for the travel and hospitality industry—something to celebrate as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22). The good news is that one of America’s...