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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.

Grand Hyatt New York Receives Trane Award

NEW YORK—The Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan was presented the Energy Efficiency Leader Award on September 19 by Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand. The award recognizes the hotel’s outstanding commitment to best practices in energy efficiency and sustainability after a retrofit resulted in reduced energy use by 1,352,007 kilowatt hours (kWh) and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 950 metric tons. Grand Hyatt New York’s completion of upgrades improved the hotel’s bottom line, while simultaneously enhancing sustainability. These upgrades demonstrate an outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship...

EcoSense Introduces Slim Cove Dim

LOS ANGELES—EcoSense announced the launch of Slim Cove Dim, a feature-rich, dimmable lighting solution. Thoughtfully designed to meet the demands of lighting projects across any budget, Slim Cove Dim achieves the perfect balance of quality and value. “Since we started in 2008, our company ambition has been to dramatically shift expectations on what is believed to be ‘good enough’ today,” said Mark Reynoso, EcoSense’s CEO. “The introduction of Slim Cove Dim expands the realm of what’s possible, because greater accessibility to tools equals greater freedom to create. You can and should expect more.” With Slim Cove Dim, you can light any...

Mohawk Teams Up with Nature’s Big Springs Water to Provide Hurricane Harvey Relief

CALHOUN, GA.—Calhoun, Ga. may be more than 800 miles from Houston, Texas, but that didn’t stop two local companies from partnering to offer a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mohawk Industries and Nature’s Big Springs Water teamed up to donate and deliver more than 100,000 bottles of water to the Houston area. They split the cost of the water and will leverage Mohawk’s fleet to make the delivery once the roads are passable. “When we saw the devastation the hurricane caused, we knew we wanted to help, and we also knew we had the means to do so...

Two Roads Hospitality Names Elizabeth Pavisha Director of Design

DENVER—International lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality, comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, Alila and tommie, has appointed Elizabeth Pavisha as Director of Design, focusing on Destination Hotels. Pavisha offers more than a decade of experience in the interior design realm, ranging from large-scale public and commercial projects to hospitality and education spaces.  Her proven track record in the creative field allows Pavisha to focus on the design vision for Destination Hotels, while overseeing new development and renovation projects. Elizabeth also serves as a design partner in business development initiatives at the company. “Elizabeth’s extensive design experience...

Mathias Lelievre Named President & CEO of Ecova

SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, a leading energy and sustainability management company, announced Mathias Lelievre as its new President & CEO. The appointment comes as Ecova celebrates its 20th anniversary of driving powerful results to shape a better energy future. Ecova’s interim president and CEO, Martin Sieh, will continue in his current role as the company’s COO. Lelievre brings strategic leadership with global energy industry experience to expand Ecova’s data and technology solutions within today’s dynamic energy market. Lelievre most recently served as the head of ENGIE’s Green Mobility Program, where he harnessed the $400+ million enterprise’s broad capabilities to expand the business’ reach...

Laundrylux Launches Hurricane Disaster Relief Program

INWOOD, N.Y.—Laundrylux knows first-hand how destructive a hurricane can be. “We’ve had employees and customers who lost their homes and businesses, and were completely devastated by hurricanes for a long time,” shared John Sabino, President of Laundrylux. “That’s why it was so important for Laundrylux to launch its Disaster Relief Program for laundromats, apartment buildings, and on-premises laundry facilities affected by these devastating hurricanes. “All of us at Laundrylux send our support to the people in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and all areas affected by these recent hurricanes,” Sabino says. “We want to do our part to help during this extremely difficult time. We are...

Sofidel Launches Bio Tech Toilet Paper that Cleanses Pipes

FORT WASHINGTON, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, debuted Papernet Bio Tech, the first toilet paper to use innovative Biologic Active Tissue Paper (BATP) technology. When the paper makes contact with water, natural, non-pathogenic microorganisms are activated and produce enzymes to eat away dirt. Once their work is complete, the enzymes biodegrade, leaving no residue or negative environmental impact. “A poorly maintained restroom can negatively impact a business’s reputation and the bottom line, so it’s important to stock innovative products that actually improve the restroom experience,” said Fabio Vitali, Vice President AFH Marketing &...

LaMar Introduces Tri-Level LED Automatic Luminaire

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—LaMar Lighting has introduced Sensa, its new series of round occu-smart fixtures. To fit the broadest range of applications, it features field adjustable correlated color temperature (CCT) to 2700K, 3300K or 4000K and offers two levels of illumination, enhancing energy savings over traditional bi-level fixtures. The new Sensa fixture features high-frequency sensing capabilities that can be field adjustable to provide full light for occupied areas, low light for unoccupied areas, or the option to switch off after a pre-set period of time or when ambient lighting conditions are sufficient, utilizing the built-in daylight sensor. Featuring contemporary styling with brushed nickel...

Green Lodging News Adds Solar America Solutions Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Solar America Solutions case study to its website. The case study details the installation of a 20-panel SunQuest 250 Solar Thermal System at the 439-room Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. The challenge was to reduce the annual cost of heating water for guestroom use, while providing an acceptable equipment payback period. The hotel was spending approximately $43,000 per year to heat water for guestroom showers. The new SunQuest 250 system pre-heats the water entering the three-boiler array in the 26th story mechanical room to 140°. The...

Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air in Most Visited National Park

GATLINBURG, TENN.—The last thing a hiker wants to encounter is a haze of smog that diminishes the view from atop a picturesque vista. With more than 11 million visitors annually, Great Smoky Mountains National Park strives to maintain its pristine natural beauty by adopting practices that reduce the park’s environmental footprint. “At Great Smoky Mountains National Park we have implemented a comprehensive strategy to limit our environmental impact and reduce carbon emissions,” said Brian Bergsma, Deputy Chief of Facility Management. “Biodiesel and Bioheat are front and center in that effort.” In 2016, the park used 43,085 gallons of biodiesel (B20) resulting...