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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.

Friedrich’s VRP HVAC System Lands Award of Excellence

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Industry awards continue to stack up for Friedrich Air Conditioning Company’s VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system. Most recently, Friedrich’s VRP system was named a Silver Award Winner for Excellence in the Indoor Air Quality category by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News (ACHR News) magazine. Friedrich was honored as part of the magazine’s 14th annual Dealer Design Awards Program, as judged by an independent panel of contractors. Unlike other systems, VRP is earning notoriety as a total HVAC solution that utilizes a Precision Inverter compressor that gives it exceptional performance, increased efficiencies of up to...

Metroflor Posts Sustainatopia Conference Panel Videos

NORWALK, CONN.—Metroflor Corp. has shared a video series of the panel its Chief Sustainability Officer Rochelle Routman moderated at the Sustainatopia May 2017 conference in San Francisco. Entitled “The Voice of New China”, the discussion features panelists Simon Xia, Metroflor’s Shanghai General Manager and Factory Sustainability Coordinator, and Jin Song, General Manager of Elegant Plastics, a primary factory of Metroflor’s LVT floors. The panel covers a wide array of subjects regarding the manufacturing environment in today’s China including sustainability and transparency, energy and water efficiencies, and the factory workers’ experience, as well as an audience question and answer session. The...

PureCycle, P&G Making Plastic Recycling Easier

CHICAGO—PureCycle Technologies, in partnership with consumer goods company P&G, hosted the ribbon-cutting for a plant that will restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to “virgin-like” quality with a recycling method that is one of a kind. The new plant will enable consumers to purchase more products made from recycled plastic. The patented technology was born in P&G labs as one of many innovations with meaningful sustainability benefits. P&G licensed the technology to PureCycle, a portfolio company of Innventure, a Wasson Enterprise Partnership that commercializes disruptive technologies. Founded in 2015, PureCycle is opening a small-scale plant in Lawrence County, Ohio where they...

Kohler Awarded US Water Prize by US Water Alliance

KOHLER, WIS.—Kohler Co. was awarded the US Water Prize for its water conservation efforts by the US Water Alliance during its One Water Summit in New Orleans. The Water Prize is presented annually in five categories, including a private sector organization for outstanding achievement in advancing sustainable solutions to water challenges. Water Alliance leaders recognized Kohler as this year’s private sector honoree for its development and promotion of water-efficient products that meet the EPA’s WaterSense efficiency requirements. “Since 2011, the US Water Alliance has worked to advocate for the true value of water and promote policies and practices that ensure safe...

LEDtronics Introduces LED PLL Lamps

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics introduces its latest generation of UL-Recognized LED PLL Lamps to replace old-technology fluorescent CFLs. These LED lamps can be directly retrofitted with a simple ballast bypass into existing 4-pin, inline PLL fluorescent fixtures. Applications include ceiling lights in offices, schools, hallways, retail store display lighting, undercabinet lighting, sign backlighting, wall sconce lighting, workspace or cube lighting, and many more. The PLLxxSC series lamps come in 9-inch, 13-inch, 16-inch, and 22-inch lengths, and feature an inline 4-pin 2G11 base. The power consumption ranges from only 9 up to 22 watts, to replace fluorescent lamps of 18 to 50 watts....

Ambius Honored with 25 Plantscape Awards

READING, PA.—Ambius, a global leader in interior landscaping, was honored with 25 awards at the 2017 International Plantscape Awards Celebration at Cultivate ’17. The Awards ceremony was held on Sunday, July 16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The company’s 25 award wins break its own record for wins by a single firm, which it previously set with 17 wins at Cultivate ’16. These awards honor the Ambius team’s commitment to innovative design, client service and professionalism in the interior plantscaping industry. Eighteen separate designers were honored for their work, taking home nearly 40 percent of...

J+J Flooring Group Releases Corporate Sustainability Report

DALTON, GA.—J+J Flooring Group marked continued progress towards its environmental performance goals according to the company’s fifth annual corporate sustainability report. Titled Building Momentum, the report covers the company’s environmental and social responsibility investments and progress during the 2016 fiscal year. Highlights from the report include a 23 percent reduction in the company’s energy consumption since 2010—an achievement that exceeds J+J’s 20 percent reduction goal four years ahead of the company’s 2020 deadline. The milestone follows the company’s 2014 achievement of Zero Waste to Landfill Certification, six years ahead of its 2020 goal. The milestones are part of J+J’s 20/20 Vision,...

Green Lodging News Adds HydroTech Solutions Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a HydroTech Solutions, LLC case study to its website. The case study details the success a Fortune 100 headquarters had in utilizing HydroFLOW electronic water conditioning for its cooling system to improve water conservation, energy savings and chemicals reduction. The headquarters campus features two buildings; each with a 1,000-ton cooling tower situated on the rooftop. The cooling towers exhibited scale buildup on infrastructure, fill, and piping. The chiller units are opened for cleaning and inspection annually, with scale accumulation at entry sections. Three cycles of concentration were allowed...

Best Western Premier Park Hotel Chooses INNCOM System

MADISON, WIS.—Honeywell announced its INNCOM guestroom automation and energy management project at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel, referred to locally as Park Hotel, in Madison, Wis., is helping them save nearly 25 percent on guestroom energy costs. “Environmental responsibility and maximum guest comfort were primary goals when we started our renovation project in 2015,” said Jay Mullins with Mullins Group, the property’s owner. “This is why we selected Honeywell for the project. We have had no temperature complaints since we installed Honeywell’s system. The INNCOM thermostats are easy for guests to understand and an analysis shows guestroom utility costs...

Green Lodging News Adds Principle Brands as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Principle Brands as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Principle Brands provides distinctive adult and children’s amenities to the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas. Each of the company’s collections, Bespoke, In-House, and Children’s, is formulated with pure botanicals. Call (202) 450-7392 or e-mail map@pbanddinc.com. Also see www.principlebrands.com.