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Dolphin WaterCare Helps California Hoteliers Respond to Drought

Posted by Mike Glynn on October 15, 2014 @ 11:32 AM


"You need not take more than a quick glance at the U.S. Drought Monitor to see that something is awry in California."  This is the lead to the recent article in Green Lodging News about resources available to help California hoteliers respond to the current and prolonged drought.

In June, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced it was sending IHG Green Engage Water Conservation Kits to 230 hotels in California, including Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn hotels to help do their part in further reducing their water use.

In its press release, IHG mentioned the many accomplishments of the InterContinental San Francisco, a LEED Gold hotel, that is saving an estimated two million gallons of water per year with low flow faucets, high-efficiency toilets, and a sustainable HVAC cooling water treatment system called Dolphin WaterCare. The Dolphin system alone is helping the hotel save approximately 1 million gallons of water annually. Previously, the hotel used traditional chemical-based water treatment for cooling water, which required routinely wheeling chemical-filled barrels through the main lobby and penthouse level hallway for delivery to the rooftop HVAC room. 


The sustainable Dolphin WaterCare system leverages pulse-power technology to impart a broad spectrum of electro-magnetic fields into the flowing cooling tower water. This removes the static charge from naturally-occurring particles present in cooling water and results in scale prevention, corrosion control, biological control, improved heat transfer, and a reduction in water use.  

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Topics: Anupam Bhargava, water efficiency, water re-use, sustainability, water treatment, california,, greenlodgingnews.com,, hotels,, hospitality,, Cost savings,, Jerry Brown,, drought,