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MINNEAPOLIS—IrriGreen, Inc. has introduced its IrriGreen Genius™ Irrigation System. It uses up to 50 percent less water than other systems. IrriGreen digitally controls its sprinklers to match watering patterns to the exact shape of any lawn. IrriGreen thereby curtails inefficient spray overlap, reins in wasteful over-spraying, and reduces runoff. Property owners enjoy green lawns and lower water bills. Landscape contractors save time and reduce costs because IrriGreen requires the installation and maintenance of up to 80 percent fewer sprinkler heads and up to 85 percent less underground pipe.
PHOENIX—Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix has received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property.
LOS ANGELES—Energy and environmental enthusiasts are increasingly calling businesses to take green action and implement sustainable initiatives. Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is continuing to make great strides and is one of the few Green Seal Silver certified environmentally conscious lodging facilities in California. The hotel executives understand sustainability as the ability to meet present needs without comprising that of future generations.
ATLANTA—Havells USA announces its next generation of LED lighting. Its wide range of LED retrofits are safe, attractive and energy efficient. With up to 111 lumens per watt, they are approximately 10 times more efficient than their incandescent or halogen counterparts.
BONN, GERMANY—Deutsche Post DHL, the leading postal and logistics group, reached another milestone of its environmental protection program GoGreen: More than 60 percent of its global electricity demand is now generated from renewable sources. Over the past two years, the company increased its green electricity share by half—from 42 percent in 2012 to over 60 percent by 2014. Deutsche Post DHL currently utilizes 90 percent green electricity in Germany, the United States, Great Britain, Ireland and France.
RIPON, WIS.—UniMac, a leading provider of on-premises laundry equipment, has given its cabinet hardmount washer-extractors and tumble dryers a facelift to provide a more consistent look to its line of equipment.
TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—Commercial foodservice and plumbing product manufacturer T&S Brass and Bronze Works announced that EnviroPure, its organic food waste disposal system, has received the 2014 Innovations Award from the Asia Pacific division of Food Consultants Society International (FCSI). The Asia Pacific Division of FCSI is the newest of the society’s worldwide membership organizations, representing a diverse range of cultures from India and China to Japan and the Pacific.
DANVERS, MASS.—North American lighting leader Osram Sylvania of Osram Americas is launching ORIOS LED lamps, including A-line, MR16, BR, R and PAR lamps. Rated at up to 25,000 hours (L70), these cost-effective, long-life LED lamps can help contractors ease budget-conscious clients and end-users with converting to LED lighting and enjoying long-term cost savings.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—Travelers looking for allergy-friendly options need look no further than PURE Solutions’ new booking engine. PURE Solutions, a pioneer in the allergy travel movement, has launched a new booking engine that will allow visitors to search exclusively hypoallergenic hotels and to reserve a guestroom online through the company’s website.
SAN FRANCISCO—BuildingIQ announced the release of version 4.0 of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to optimize energy use in commercial buildings. The latest version builds upon the company’s award-winning Predictive Energy Optimization software and offers streamlined analytics, increased visibility into savings and improved managed services—all protected by the security equivalent to that of Internet banking.
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