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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.

Avendra Receives Green Supply Chain Award

ROCKVILLE, MD.—Avendra, a leading procurement services provider serving the hospitality industry, announced it has been named a recipient of the SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2016. The award is presented by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation. The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies that are making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains. The award also recognizes providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. “Our...

Kaivac Launches Stop the Mop Campaign

HAMILTON, OHIO—Kaivac, manufacturers of the No-Touch and Omniflex professional cleaning systems, announces the launch of the Stop the Mop campaign, an educational campaign to inform the public about the inferior cleaning of mops and the existence of healthier, more effective floor care methods. The website, StoptheMop.com, showcases Disgusting But True facts about mops and the contaminants they can spread. Along with the StoptheMop.com website, visitors can learn more about the campaign on Kaivac’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Most Still Use Mops “Our team at Kaivac has been developing innovative and effective floor care systems for almost 20 years,” said Kaivac V.P. of Marketing,...

Travelife Appoints Thomas Cook Hotels & Resorts Director to the Board

LONDON—Travelife has announced the appointment of Peter Grandell to the Travelife Board. Grandell is Director of Operations for Hotel & Resorts at Thomas Cook including the hotel brands: Sunwing, SunConnect, Sunprime, Smartline and Sentido. It is a position he has held for the past three years. Nikki White, Managing Director of Travelife, remarks, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Peter to our board of directors. His wealth of industry experience and proven commitment to sustainable tourism will add a new dimension to the Travelife Board.” Grandell 's appointment to the Travelife board highlights Thomas Cook’s strong commitment to Travelife, and emphasises...

GreenStep Solutions Helps Best Western Hotel Go Solar

KELOWNA, B.C.—Stemming from a mission to help businesses profitably tackle climate change, sustainability consulting firm GreenStep Solutions has created an innovative program, ecobase Certified, that has helped award winning green hotelier, Greg Salloum, achieve his dream of installing a solar PV array at the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel and Suites. “We strive to go above and beyond with our green initiatives,” says Salloum, proprietor of the Best Western Plus Kelowna. “We started with a solar thermal system in 2002 and we’ve done almost everything else we can to reduce our impacts, including our recent LEED Silver Certified environmental wing and...

Sean Crimmins is Lavatec’s New Regional Sales Manager Northeast

BEACON FALLS, CONN.—Sean Crimmins, a career laundry professional with management experience at several facilities on the east coast, is the new Regional Sales Manager Northeast for Lavatec Laundry Technology. Sean began in the laundry industry in 1997 and most recently was general manager of CleanTex Laundry Services in Irvington, N.J. He previously served as a plant manager for Alsco in Alexandria, Va., after stints in Pennsylvania with Penn Linen Laundry, Sodexo and HCSC Enterprises, where he managed various healthcare and senior care laundry operations. Having enjoyed success in many roles, Sean believes his experience has prepared him well for the next...

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Earns Green Globe Certification

LOS ANGELES—Pan Pacific Seattle has earned Green Globe certification for the fifth consecutive year. “We are beyond honored to receive this prestigious certification for the fifth year in a row,” said Webster Polk, Community Relations Manager of the Pan Pacific Seattle. “At Pan Pacific, global responsibility and sustainability are essential parts of our property’s DNA and we are committed to continually uphold and improve our practices. As a luxury boutique hotel, our guests can always expect genuine care, unique innovation and customized services along with a dedicated desire to minimize our overall impact on the environment.” Pan Pacific Seattle’s sustainable practices...

ARIA Resort and Casino Receives 5 Key Rating from Green Key Global

OTTAWA, ON.—Green Key Global announced that ARIA Resort and Casino, a Green Key Global member since 2010, has received a 5 Key rating with the new GSTC Recognized Green Key Eco-Rating Program. A 5 Green Key rating, the highest rating a property can achieve in the program, demonstrates the ARIA Resort and Casino is a resort that exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all of its operations. The hotel employs cutting edge technologies, policies and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operators. “At ARIA Resort and Casino, we continually seek opportunities to improve our...

EarthTronics Adds New T8 and T5 LED Linear Tubes

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics introduces its new energy efficient, smooth dimming 2200 lumen, 15-watt T8 LED linear tube that delivers 146 lumen per watt and its 25-watt, 3200 lumen T5 that easily replaces 54 watt T5HO fluorescent lamps providing 128 lumens per watt. These LEDs feature glass tube construction to ensure proper cooling to support high lumen maintenance for a 50,000 hour rated life combined with over 50 percent energy savings to offer a quick return on investment. The energy efficient T8 and T5 Type A LEDs from EarthTronics are Design Light Consortium (DLC) listed and UL rated for Type A “plug...

Hydropods Announces Strategic Partnership with Cropbox

Denver—Hydropods, Inc., a Denver-based technology company, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Clinton, N.C.-based CropBox, to integrate its cloud-based grow controllers into their shipping container agricultural systems. “We’re proud of this partnership with CropBox,” said Ted Tanner, CEO of Hydropods. “CropBox is already in use by some major restaurants and retailers and we’re excited by their growth potential. We admire their mission to bring local farming to more communities, providing safe nutritious food grown in a sustainable environment.” A CropBox, manufactured by greenhouse builder Williamson Greenhouses, is a repurposed shipping container that can fit 2,800 planting spots in...

Moen Introduces Showerhead with Magnetix Technology

NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO—Moen has expanded its Magnetix line of showerheads with the new Attract Combination Handshower and Rainshower with Magnetix, the first combination showerhead to feature the brand’s magnetic docking technology. “Showerheads with Magnetix offer a powerful magnetic dock that allows for easy release of the handshower, as well as a secure return back into place, even with your eyes closed,” said Maribeth Kwasniewski, Director of Retail Marketing, Moen. “With the introduction of Magnetix, we transformed the way people use handshowers, making them simpler and more intuitive to use. We wanted to take this technology and provide even more options...