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Friday , August 18 2017

Energy & Resources

Climate and cost key for pool heating solutions

The commercial swimming pool is up there with the most important features for many travellers, and for many it’s a deal-breaker. For some travellers these days, chemical solutions are less preferred, and many hotels are moving away from chlorine to gentler salt water solutions to maintain a clean bathing experience. As technology advances, the industry is finding ways to use …

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Water parks: white knuckle or lazy days?

DeBretts Spa Resort in Taupo

Beautiful New Zealand is renowned for the outdoor and adventure holiday experiences offered within its unique and rugged environment. Adventurous families especially enjoy activities everyone can participate in, and a water park can provide a welcome addition to any idyllic family holiday. Why do families love water parks? Simply because there is something fun for all the family – appealing …

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Sustainable connection powered by geothermal energy

For more than a century, people have been flocking to the natural mineral waters that now makes up Taupō DeBretts Hot Springs. These healing waters are sourced from the picturesque Onekeneke valley, a favourite bathing spot among early Maori inhabitants. This unique thermal valley was originally formed during the Taupo eruption of AD 186, and was later destroyed in the …

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Switch to LED for energy efficiency with style

InterContinental Hotel Wellington room.

The 234-room InterContinental Hotel Wellington is encased in a modern glass building with arresting city and harbour views. To complement the natural light streaming in through walls of windows, a harmonising system of LED lighting fixtures was installed in a roll-out of lighting upgrades beginning with a refurbishment in 2013. Switch lighting products have been used throughout the recent retrofit …

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LED lighting in hotels for efficiency, mood and comfort

hotel reception LED lighting

Designing a lighting fit-out or upgrade for a hotel can be an epic adventure, but it’s an adventure that requires some knowledge and planning. Even rose-coloured glasses will not look favourably upon a stark glare from overhead lights, or lights so dim that your guests are squinting to see their travelling companions. Lighting matters, and it requires a degree of …

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Auckland hotel achieves carboNZero first

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The need to manage greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a high level of energy efficiency is a major challenge for many New Zealand industries, but in the accommodation sector, one hotel operator has achieved both by becoming the first hotel in New Zealand to attain carboNZero certification.

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Be seen to be green

Hotel Check In

Energy Efficiency is a term that has been coined since the 1980’s. Back then it referred to a number of things, but to the common person it was the ability to receive the same technological and energy consuming products and services we have grown to expect, without having to pay large energy bills for their requirement.

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Let There Be Heat

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As customers enjoy the last of the summer sunshine on outdoor decks and balconies many accommodation providers are starting to think how they can extend the use of these areas to ensure they become viable business resources over the winter months.

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