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HASTINGS ON HUDSON, N.Y.—In2green, a leader in luxury sustainable home goods and accessories, received top recognition in the home and gift industry winning the coveted Icon Honor for Innovation. Hailed as the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry, Icon Honors took place Thursday, July 14 and was produced by AmericasMart Atlanta, in exclusive partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Assn. (GHTA) and Progressive Business Media and in affiliation with Gift For Life.
BOULDER, COLO.—Eco-Products announced that it has become a Certified B Corp, earning the coveted distinction for meeting “the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.”
EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.—ZON’s Powersol is changing the way people charge mobile devices by integrating its innovative technology with an everyday object used around the world—a commercial patio umbrella. Powersol has solar panels affixed to the canopy of the umbrella, which harnesses energy into a mobile charging battery hub that sits on top of a table. The battery hub charges three USB devices at once, as fast as a wall outlet, day or night.
SAN FRANCISCO—Bamboo interior finishes manufacturer Smith & Fong announced the debut of Plyboo Ceilings, a line of 40 different carved and textured ceiling panels, according to Smith & Fong President Angus Stocks. The new system employs the company’s carved bamboo panel products—including the Reveal, Sound, Linear, and Linear Sound Collections—all of which are specifically fabricated to fit all standard ceiling grids or can be installed in large panels up to 4’x10’ for custom applications.
ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes AspirEnergy to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Energy Services category. AspirEnergy is a full service Energy Services Company that specializes in prescribing and implementing energy efficient and renewable energy solutions to lower operating costs and maximize return on investment. It focuses on return on investment for its clients with the maximization of government and utility incentives while keeping the customer experience at the forefront of its recommendations.
CHICAGO—Evolve Controls has been selected to provide their integrated solution for guestroom controls for climate, lighting and shading for the Microsoft Connected Room solution. The Connected Room, which brings hotel services such as in-room dining, spa reservations and other hotel experiences into the digital era, is currently being piloted in two guest suites at The Cromwell, Caesars Entertainment’s boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Microsoft highlighted the Connected Room solution at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in New Orleans to show how Microsoft technology is helping hospitality companies make digital transformations to improve the guest experience and reduce operational costs.
NEW YORK—Save A Sample!’s annual industry recycling drive is coming to Canada. Save A Sample!, a nonprofit recycling drive, makes it easy for designers to donate materials and samples to local design students. Save A Sample! takes place each year throughout the United States, saving tons of materials from the landfill. This year Save A Sample! expands its sustainable mission to Canada.
ST. JOSEPH, MICH.—The new Maytag Commercial Laundry Single-Load, Front-Load Washer is now available. Powered by an enhanced drive system, the high-efficiency machine uses approximately 10.71 gallons of water per cycle. “The machine’s enhancements help deliver outstanding efficiency, qualifying it for the Energy Star designation and making it an ideal choice for owners and route operators looking to boost their bottom line,” said Trey Northrup, General Manager of Maytag Commercial Laundry.
DES PLAINES, ILL.—The next generation Monolith system for wall-hung toilets adds new color selections, umber and sand, to its existing design palette. The new iridescent safety glass finishes join white and black options already available. The award-winning Monolith system also features a new “shadow gap” design for a tailored and fresh look.
DES PLAINES, ILL.—Chicago Faucets, a leading manufacturer of commercial faucets, introduces its new 3600 Series. The 3600 Series is the latest addition to the Chicago Faucets Metermix line of metering faucets. All 3600 Series faucets feature user-adjustable temperature control for a superior hand washing experience. Chicago Faucets’ MVP metering cartridge, the heart of the 3600 Series, provides precise water flow, automatic shut-off, and adjustable run time to save water with every use.