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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, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

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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, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

Smith & Fong Introduces Palm Dimensional Lumber

SAN FRANCISCO—Bamboo and palm interior finishes manufacturer Smith & Fong Co. announced it has commercialized a line of palm dimensional lumber, according to company founder and CEO Dan Smith. The palm lumber, milled at Smith & Fong’s manufacturing operations in India, complements the company’s bamboo dimensional lumber, which was launched in 2013 and has proven to be a popular material among woodworkers and finish carpenters. “As we develop a new range of palm finishes such as flooring, plywood, veneer and paneling, we wanted to give the woodworking public a chance to explore the material too,” Smith said. “The applications for this material are limitless.” Smith...

Acclaim Lighting Introduces Submersible, High Output Aqua Drum Series

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, introduces Aqua Drum, its newest series of high-output, submersible LED fixtures developed for outdoor façade wash, fountains, ponds, and landscape applications. Its marine grade stainless steel housing, sealed glass top, and in-grade mounting option enable the IP68-rated fixture to operate under up to 20 feet of water. Aqua Drum is available in multiple color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 3500K 4000K) and color changing versions (RGBW and RGBA); several beam angles (10X10, 25X25, 40X40, 10X60 and 10X35); and three sizes (8, 18 and 36 LEDs) for custom lighting applications. The fixture...

Xeros Announces Collaborative Laundry Project

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, the innovator of polymer cleaning technologies, announced the Symphony Project, an innovative technology collaborative with a mission to improve the sustainability of the world’s laundry rooms. The Symphony Project will include access to the Xeros polymer science, product designs, IoT platform, and its entire commercial laundry eco-system to any participating partner. The goal is to enable partner brands to offer customers a more sustainable laundry system with significant operational and end-user benefits while retaining their hard-earned brand loyalty. Xeros established the Symphony Project with the goal of helping to improve the sustainability of the commercial laundry industry. For...

Continental ‘Clean’ Booths Encompass On-premise, Vended Solutions

OSHKOSH, WIS.— Continental Girbau Inc.’s presence at “Clean ’17” will showcase the company’s vast product breadth as a diverse provider of on-premise, industrial and vended laundry equipment and solutions, according to President Mike Floyd. Continental booth 3215 is dedicated to on-premise and industrial laundry, while booth 3415 is vended-laundry focused. “During ‘Clean,’ Continental will feature new product advancements in folding automation, dryer programmability and washer technologies,” said Floyd. “We promise exciting booth interaction, educational product demonstrations, and valuable opportunities to speak with Continental end-users, distributors and team members.” During the show, visitors will also enjoy financing and product promotions. Booth 3215 will...

P&G Names Winner of Community Hotelier of the Year Award

SAN ANTONIO—Hotelier Sumit Dalwadi was awarded P&G Professional’s 2017 “Community Hotelier of the Year Award” presented in conjunction with the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn. (AAHOA). Dalwadi was chosen as the winner after submitting an essay detailing his support of charity: water, which will receive a $10,000 award in Dalwadi’s name. Dalwadi was recognized on stage during the 2017 AAHOA Annual Convention and Trade Show awards presentation at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Community Hotelier of the Year Award recognizes an AAHOA member who demonstrates dedication and care for their community and expresses a desire to make a...

Hertz Launches Carbon Offset Program for Corporate Sales Customers

ESTERO, FLA.—Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, The Hertz Corp., has launched a new carbon offset program that provides corporate customers worldwide with the opportunity to reduce the carbon footprints associated with their vehicle rentals through the purchase of carbon offsets. Carbon offsets support emission reduction projects, which benefit the environment, in communities around the world. Hertz has partnered with TerraPass, a leading carbon offset provider, to administer the program. The partnership allows Hertz to provide timely and accurate carbon emission reporting to customers. The report feeds directly into a personalized platform, which allows corporate customers...

Humanscale Announces Five Sustainability Initiatives

NEW YORK—Humanscale, the leading manufacturer of ergonomic tools for the workspace, announced several new sustainability initiatives that aid in its mission to create a net positive impact on the earth. As the first company to achieve full Living Product Challenge certification with not one, but two products, Humanscale takes sustainability seriously. Never complacent, Humanscale is taking on the Net Positive Project. It also aims to be the first manufacturer in the industry to have Health Product Declarations for all products. Humanscale is also announcing a partnership with WeSpire to provide each employee with content and inspiration to take action...

Green Lodging News Adds Avendra as Trends Report Supporter

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Avendra as a supporter of the Green Lodging Trends Report. The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. This year’s Green Lodging Trends Report will summarize the results of a second annual survey produced by Green Lodging News and Greenview. Formed in 2001, Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services provider serving the hospitality and lodging industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging over $4 billion...

AT&T Alliance Channel Adds Smart Irrigation to Portfolio

DALLAS—AT&T Alliance Channel is adding the AT&T Smart Cities—Irrigation solution to its portfolio. The system uses IoT controllers to track water flow and usage in near real-time. AT&T works with HydroPoint, a company specializing in smart water management systems. WeatherTrak smart controllers use the weather to determine water needs. The AT&T network lets solution providers help customers meet water conservation goals and reduce water consumption by an average of 40 percent. Solution providers can help businesses in retail, office parks, landscaping, golf courses, and hotels and resorts. “IoT solutions offer new functionality, reliability and capabilities that transcend traditional product limits,” said...

Vinylife Product Now Includes Enhanced Biodegradability

NEW YORK—Fil Doux Textiles has enhanced its innovative Vinylife product with the addition of Pro-Tech, the company’s proprietary ink and stain protectant. Available exclusively through Fil Doux Textiles, this vinyl upholstery with enhanced biodegradability is a new industry development and the introduction of an end-of-life story for vinyl textiles. Vinylife is produced with a natural enzyme, which reacts to microorganisms found in biologically active landfills and acts as the catalyst for its decomposition. Featuring the same strength and durability as traditional vinyl, Vinylife is breathable, phthalate free, and exceeds 200,000+ double rubs. “We’re so excited about this revolutionary new product,”...