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SAN FRANCISCO—Global sustainability consultancy Five Winds International, and sustainability hospitality consultants Business Evolution Consulting (BEC) have announced that BEC has been merged into Five Winds International. The addition of a San Francisco office expands Five Winds International’s geographic reach to nine locations worldwide. The merger also expands the firm’s service offerings within the hospitality sector.
FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Sloan Valve Company recently released a hardwire version of its popular electronic Sloan ECOS dual-flush Flushometer, which uses 30 percent less water when its reduced flush cycle is activated. The six-volt AC-powered Sloan ECOS features two manual “courtesy flush” buttons on top of the valve, which offer restroom users two water-efficient flush options.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Love Rainbows and Butterflies as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Love Rainbows and Butterflies is the owner and operator of CedarOilCentral.com. The site is the place to purchase organic pest control products formulated from Texas Red Cedar Oil.
ROANOKE, VA.—The Clarion Inn, Pigeon Forge (Tenn.) has installed Lodging Technology’s GEM System Energy Management, GEM Stat Digital Thermostats, and Guest-In-Room Detector in all (94) guestrooms. The system is connected to the property’s General Electric vertical PTAC units in the guestrooms, and is using a switch on the balcony/patio doors to prevent cooling and heating if the doors are left open.
PERTH AMBOY, N.J.—Monarch Robe & Towel Co., one of the leading suppliers of fine bathrobes and towels to the global hospitality industry, announced the appointment of Gene Faul as CEO of the company’s Hotel Division. In addition, Karen Faul has been appointed as president of the division.
SAN JOSE, CALIF.—Sustainable Living Group, Inc. recently announced its launch. It is a new company committed to providing the travel, hospitality and lifestyle industries with eco-friendly products made from sustainable resources. Sustainable Living Group was started because the founders believed there was a lack of products that are made with sustainable materials—from simple necessities like shower caps and shower curtains to industrial products like biodegradable ponchos.
DALTON, GA.—The Carpet and Rug Institute has expanded its Seal of Approval testing and certification program by adding two new testing categories and expanding the existing extractors and deep-cleaning systems testing programs. Introductions to the program include a new Pet Odor and Stain Category and an Energy Efficiency Rating Option for Vacuums.
MONTREAL—Electronic hotel lock manufacturer Kaba Ilco Inc. launched its new Web store. The store features a complete selection of lock parts and accessories for all models of ILCO electronic hotel locks and systems, from the legacy System 700 products to the latest RFID solutions. Focused on improving customer service, the site offers practical, hands-on tools to help management companies and private hotel owners alike manage their supply chain.
CHICAGO—Coalesse, a new premium live/work furnishings brand, has received the prestigious Designs for Dignity 2010 Sustainability Award. Coalesse is committed to environmentally-responsible design practices and materials and has several products that have earned SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) certification for indoor air quality protection.
ALPHARETTA, GA.—Philips Electronics announced its 2010 hospitality TV range, which includes new lines of commercial televisions for the Free-to-Guest (FTG) and Pay-Per-View (PPV) segments of the hospitality market. The Philips FTG Series, available in Harmony and Lavish ranges, and the Philips PPV Series, available in Synergy and Indulgence ranges, both include attributes that have come to be expected from Philips Hospitality.
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