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ATLANTA—When it comes to the how-to of measuring a building’s energy use, there is much to take into consideration. Are the measurements of a building’s area—used in the equation to derive energy use per square foot—to be taken from the exterior dimensions or to the centerline of the wall? Since they are normally unoccupied, are storage spaces to be included or not?
TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—T&S Brass and Bronze Works, manufacturer of commercial plumbing and foodservice products for a worldwide market, announced that six of its high-efficiency pre-rinse spray valves have been selected for WaterSense labeling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency recently announced eight recommended spray valves, six of which are manufactured by T&S Brass.
CHICAGO—Cintas Corp., the largest uniform supplier in North America, has introduced its 2014 Uniform Collection. The Uniform Collection features more than 70 new colors and styles and is the first collection to include shoes and branded promotional products. Together with the company’s new website, the Uniform Collection offers retail-inspired apparel and products for professionals in multiple industries, including healthcare, gaming, hospitality and foodservice.
TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Green Blaster Products as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Green Blaster Products is the maker of Bed Bug Magic. Bed Bug Magic is an effective bed bug insecticide. All natural, non-toxic and green, it’s formulated to quickly kill bed bugs, dust mites and common hotel insect pests.
SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, announced the availability of the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform, an enterprise software solution designed to help commercial and industrial clients manage, analyze and report on their resource usage data through a single intuitive platform. The Ecova Platform is the foundation for energy and sustainability management, and provides businesses with the insights needed to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and achieve sustainability goals.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.—ClearEdge Power released a white paper exploring the tangible environmental benefits that make stationary fuel cells a true “green” energy solution. The paper, authored by the ClearEdge Power product management team, offers a quantitative assessment of fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP), as it applies to commercial building applications with specific case examples.
CHICAGO—Protect-A-Bed recently launched their bedding protection products in Dubai to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Professional Housekeepers Group at the Fairmont The Palm Hotel. Protect-A-Bed representatives were on hand to discuss mattress protection concerns such as mattress hygiene, bed bug infestations and protecting guests from allergens.
WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named MaxLite 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year. The EPA is recognizing MaxLite for the second time in five years as a Partner of the Year for demonstrating exemplary commitment and dedication to energy efficiency through the development and education of energy-efficient lighting solutions.
HONG KONG—Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will replace approximately two million complimentary print newspapers distributed annually to guests with environmentally-friendly digital versions. The switch went into effect on March 29, 2014. The Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group has partnered with PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service, to replace the print newspapers. Guests and restaurant patrons will have unlimited, complimentary access to more than 2,000 local, regional and international publications from 100 countries in 60 languages.
WHEELING, ILL.—Brentano’s carefully curated line of eco-friendly, polyurethane faux leathers includes the full range between soft, neutral textures and graphic, eye-catching prints and embroidery. The spring Discovery collection pushes those boundaries with Komodo, the fantasy leather of a giant lizard that stretches previous technical limits for embossed polyurethane.
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