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Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Kitchen & Laundry

Home Kitchen & Laundry
Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Green Innovations Unveiled at Florida Restaurant & Lodging Expo

ORLANDO—The 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Expo wrapped up last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Among the 450 suppliers were companies offering new innovations to help you clean better, save energy, reduce waste and grow food more locally. Be sure to follow the links included here to learn more about the entrepreneurs and their inventions. Sustainable Gardens 2gether launched its unique new Chefs Choice and Chefs Garden microgreen growing systems for restaurants. The Chefs Choice system allows chefs to grow fresh high-quality microgreens in a specialized environmentally controlled cooler right in their own kitchens. The new Herb...

ITW Food Equipment Group Brands Recognized for Best in Class Products

GLENVIEW, ILL.—For the 17th consecutive year, ITW Food Equipment Group products have been recognized by foodservice operators, consultants and dealers as the industry’s category leaders. Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) magazine’s annual Best in Class Awards once again recognize Hobart, Traulsen and Vulcan for outstanding equipment quality and performance. Winners of Best in Class Awards are acknowledged for manufacturing what industry leaders distinguish as the best food and kitchen equipment products. “Being recognized ‘Best in Class’ by our peers in the foodservice and food retail industry who supply, specify and operate our equipment is an honor,” said Lei Schlitz, Executive Vice...

ORGANIC FOOD GROWING SYSTEMS

Sustainable Gardens 2gether High-Quality Microgreens in Your Own Kitchen SG2 (Sustainable Gardens 2gether) is an innovative design and manufacturing company producing organic food growing systems for individuals, families, restaurants, communities etc. We recently launched our unique new Chefs Garden or Chefs Choice microgreen growing systems for restaurants. This allows Chefs to grow fresh high-quality microgreens in their specialized environmentally controlled cooler right in their own kitchens. Our new Herb Tower Garden allows the Chefs to grow specialty culinary herbs in house, to produce the freshest, finest quality, most delicious flavored culinary herbs, right in the restaurant. With these systems the chef(s)...

Aramark Reports Progress on Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Goals

PHILADELPHIA—As a responsible participant in the world’s seafood supply chain, Aramark, a global provider of dining solutions to businesses, schools, universities, hospitals and stadiums, is making significant progress toward its 2018 commitment to purchase 100 percent of its U.S. contracted seafood from sources that meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recommendations. Today, 90 percent of the company’s frozen finfish and 100 percent of canned tuna purchases meet the Seafood Watch recommendations and by the end of 2018, the company expects to have transitioned all salmon and shrimp products to Seafood Watch “Best Choice” and “Good Alternative” categories. “Responsible and...

Towels’ Environmental Impact Lessening Thanks to Supplier Innovation

NATIONAL REPORT—As Green Lodging News has learned in its own research and by talking to industry suppliers, there are numerous ways to reduce the environmental impact of a towel. Certainly chemicals and laundry equipment come into play, as does whether or not that equipment is matched with an ozone laundry system. Of course towel reuse programs can make a huge difference as well. But can your choice of the towel itself—how it is made and what it is made from—help you reduce your annual laundry-related costs? Many suppliers say yes and each has its own unique story to tell....

First Batch of Honey Harvested from Javits Roof

NEW YORK—New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel and Centerplate President and CEO Chris Verros announced a new salad dressing at the Javits Center’s Taste NY Bistro featuring honey harvested from bee hives housed on the building’s green roof. The honey-infused vinaigrette, along with other New York homegrown ingredients, is featured in a new salad offered at the cafe-style location inside the convention center on Manhattan’s West Side. Launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013, Taste NY is a statewide initiative designed to promote New York’s food and beverage industries at major tourist...

Green Lodging News Adds ClearWater Tech Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a ClearWater Tech case study to its website. The case study focuses on the Holiday Inn Express in Atascadero, Calif. and its implementation of an EcoTex™ ozone system from ClearWater Tech. The system is saving the inn substantial amounts in gas, water, and other expenses. “The ClearWater representatives thoroughly covered how the process worked, how the installation would proceed and how much money I would start to save, primarily in gas for hot water,” explained the hotel’s General Manager, Amar Sohi. “Right away, I could see savings...

Loews Hotels Introduces Flavor by Loews Hotels

NEW YORK—Loews Hotels introduces Flavor by Loews Hotels, a food and beverage experience serving up the best local flavor right within the four walls of the hotel. Rolling out nationally this year, Flavor by Loews Hotels is built on partnerships with artisan food & beverage vendors ranging from bakers to ice cream makers. The indigenous products are showcased on menus across the brand’s portfolio, enabling guests to experience a taste of the destination without ever having to step off property. Loews Hotels is one of the first hotel brands to embrace local partnerships on a national scale. The Flavor by...

Suppliers Agree: Cost Should Not Be Barrier to Ozone Laundry Implementation

NATIONAL REPORT—For our second annual Green Lodging Trends report we asked survey participants: If you considered an ozone laundry system but then later decided against it, what was the biggest obstacle(s) to its implementation? They all said cost. Should cost really be an obstacle to implementing an ozone laundry system? According to several suppliers we spoke with, an ozone laundry system being a prohibitive cost is really just a myth. The benefits are so many and the return on investment can be so reasonable that the purchase of an ozone system should be a “no brainer”. “If you use our...

Ecolab Signs Agreement with OMNI Solutions

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Textile Care has signed an exclusive global agreement with Wisconsin based OMNI Solutions for its Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System technology for commercial laundries. The partnership between Ecolab and OMNI Solutions offers commercial laundry operators a unique, patent-pending solution for treating reuse water that provides substantial water and energy savings, enhanced textile quality and improved wash aisle efficiencies. The Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System works with Ecolab’s AdvaCare Disinfectant to deliver the highest standard of clean. Together, Ecolab, a global leader in commercial laundry technologies, and OMNI, an innovative and environmentally sustainable company, have created a solid platform to drive...