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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives.

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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina Debuts Stay Well Rooms


TAMPA, FLA.—Advanced air purification, circadian rhythm lighting, dawn simulation and aromatherapy are just some of the new amenities in the newly opened Stay Well rooms at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Created by Delos, the Stay Well room concept offers evidence-based health and wellness features to help travelers while they’re on the road.

HyLite Introduces New Dual Mode Duluxe LED Tube


ROCK HILL, S.C.—HyLite LED Lighting announces the new Dual-Mode Duluxe Tube. The HyLite Duluxe LED Tube is compatible with both electronic and magnetic ballasts, making initial installation as simple as changing a lamp. It can also work on 120V to 277V line voltage, so when the ballast fails, there is no need to replace it.

Airbnb Partners with SolarCity to Bring Solar Energy to Homes


SAN FRANCISCO—Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, and SolarCity Corp., a leading solar power provider, announced a new partnership that will connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy, and are releasing estimates of the environmental benefits of home sharing for travelers.

Lighting Science Launches Shatter-Resistant Durabulb


WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science announced the release of the Durabulb, a shatter-resistant lamp designed to withstand life’s inevitable bumps and drops without breaking, while still providing the high quality of light expected for all of today’s residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Durabulb artfully blends leading-edge LED design and contemporary styling with rugged, yet lightweight, construction that resists breaking or shattering due to impact, vibration and external stresses. This new lamp also provides even, omni-directional illumination.

Friedrich Launches VRP Heat Pump System


SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of air conditioners and other home environment products, has unveiled a new solution for the hospitality and multi-unit housing industries with the launch of its VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system.

OMNI Solutions Named Trade Ally of the Year


MADISON, WIS.—OMNI Solutions, a Wisconsin-based energy-saving laundry and cleaning solutions company, has been named Trade Ally of the Year by Southern California Gas Co., (SoCalGas), their highest honor achievable, for helping businesses throughout Southern California save energy and operating costs.

Smith & Fong Launches Panelized Ceiling Systems in Bamboo


SAN FRANCISCO—Bamboo interior finishes manufacturer Smith & Fong Co. announced the debut of Plyboo Ceilings, a line of 40 different carved and textured ceiling panels, according to Smith & Fong president Angus Stocks.

Designtex Surface Imaging Recertified by Printing Partnership


PORTLAND, MAINE—For the eighth year in a row, Designtex’s Surface Imaging facility in Portland, Maine, has achieved recertification to the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership’s recognized program for sustainability in the print industry. The SGP program was established to provide third party verification of sustainability efforts and reduced environmental impact in the printing industry.

Lenzing Launches TENCEL Fiber Made from Cotton Waste Fabrics


LENZING, AUSTRIA—Lenzing achieved another milestone in its innovation heritage in the textile industry by developing a TENCEL fiber based on cotton fabric waste. Lenzing is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer such cellulose fibers incorporating recycled materials on a commercial scale.

City of Los Angeles Announces Green4Green Program


LOS ANGELES—The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Green Lodging Program in partnership with Green Seal announce the Green4Green incentive program to help Los Angeles area hotels go green. The incentive is intended to encourage hotels to join the Los Angeles Green Lodging Program by getting certified as environmental leaders through Green Seal. The program covers 50 percent of a hotel’s application fee to get Green Seal certified and 25 percent of the first year monitoring fee.

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