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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.

ChlorKing Highlights Need for ‘Crypto’ Prevention

NORCROSS, GA.—A report this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing a two-fold increase in cryptosporidium, more simply known as “crypto,” outbreaks points to the need for ultraviolet lights to enhance public swimming pool sanitization, according to Steve Pearce, Executive Group Vice President, ChlorKing, manufacturer of Sentry UV systems and salt-based chlorination systems. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that can make otherwise healthy adults and children feel incredibly sick with stomach cramps, nausea and bouts of diarrhea that can last up to three weeks. Its levels can be mitigated by treatment. “UV lights are designed to destroy...

J+J Flooring Group Introduces New LVT Collections

DALTON, GA.—J+J Flooring Group, a leading diversified manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced that it is introducing two new Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collections. Available immediately, the collections reflect J+J’s 60-year history of developing thoughtfully designed, performance-driven and sustainable products that meet diverse commercial interior end-use applications. Whether matched together or used separately, J+J customers can now choose superior quality LVT products, broadloom and modular carpet and intelligently manufactured textile composite flooring options from Kinetex. This comprehensive portfolio enables designers and specifiers to select the floor covering solution best suited for their design, performance and project needs. Both collections are...

Indiana Furniture Facility Certified for Workplace Safety, Health Programs

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture has achieved certification in the Indiana Safety and Health Recognition Program (INSHARP). Indiana Furniture employs 47 of their nearly 300 workers in their Flat Line Assembly facility that finishes, machines, assembles, and ships office furniture case goods. Established in 1905, the certified small business manufacturer recently celebrated its 112th year in operation. In addition to INSHARP certification, Indiana Furniture holds Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association’s level 2 certification for all case goods, tables, and seating products, which assures the facility’s processes and products are environmentally safe. “Certification in a state-sanctioned workplace safety and health program doesn’t come...

Ozone Water Technologies Earns Corporate Vision Award

STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND—Corporate Vision Magazine has awarded Ozone Water Technologies “Best Sustainable Laundries Company 2017” & “Most Green Energy Reduction Product: LaundrOzone” as part of its 2017 Technology Innovator Awards. Now celebrating its third year, the Technology Innovator Awards return in 2017 to showcase talented individuals, teams and firms. Ozone Water Technologies was born from many years of laundry operations experience by its founder, Jim Gross, who managed his family laundry for 17 years, operated all Marriott laundries for three years, and operated his own laundry consulting business for many years. As a consultant, he reviewed ozone washing possibilities and decided...

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Chooses INNCOM System

ATLANTA—In a city known for its southern hospitality, Honeywell is helping one Atlanta hotel virtually eliminate temperature-related guest complaints using the latest in connected technology. Honeywell installed its INNCOM guestroom automation and energy management system in January 2017 at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in the Buckhead district, operated by Hyatt Hotels Corp. and owned by Host Hotels, which has already made a significant impact. “For hospitality guests, home away from home should be perfect, and few things in a hotel room are more important than comfort,” said Thurman Melson, Vice President/General Manager—Commercial Control Systems at Honeywell. “Advanced connected building technologies like...

Dero Introduces Icon Hitch Racks Custom Bike Racks

MINNEAPOLIS—With Dero’s new Icon Hitch Racks, folks can spice up bike parking without the expense of a fully customized bike rack. Choose from eight designs: beer mug, bike, bird, coffee cup, silverware, maple leaf, music note, and wine glass. These frequently requested designs are now available with a quicker lead time and a lower price point. They are ideal for coffee shops, restaurants, brew pubs, nature centers, and anyone who wishes to make a statement with these eye-catching bike racks. They are laser-cut plates welded inside Dero’s popular Bike Hitch. Each are available in surface mount only and come in...

Maytag Commercial Laundry Reinvents Its Top-Load Washer

JOSEPH, MICH.—Maytag Commercial Laundry has listened to the needs of the commercial laundry market and is introducing a new top-load washer. The unit, which touts the ease of use and performance of a traditional deep wash experience, also offers exceptional durability, serviceability and flexibility. “The needs of our customers are of the utmost importance, which is why we’ve incorporated their feedback in the redesign of this washer from the ground up,” said Trey Northrup, General Manager of Maytag Commercial Laundry. “However, our commitment to the commercial laundry industry only begins there. We’ve also taken steps to expand our resources,...

Energy Conservation & Supply Rebrands to ECS Global

NEW YORK—ECS Global, a leading provider of integrated building and energy intelligence solutions, has unveiled a new website as part of a rebranding initiative. The company, formerly known as Energy Conservation & Supply, Inc., has expanded its solution set to include smart building integration, effectively leveraging the dynamically expanding and explosively growing “building internet of things” globally. “For current customers, we are able to deliver more value by connecting and integrating formerly disparate systems that can mine and leverage all of the data in their buildings and every person or piece of machinery or electron that interacts with those buildings,”...

Green Lodging News Adds 100 Candles as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes 100 Candles as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. 100 Candles is an online market featuring candles ranging from pillar candles to tealights. The company also sells battery powered LED candles, LED string lights, other lighting accessories, candleholders, and other decorative features to dress up candles. Since 2002, thousands of hospitality and event professionals have entrusted 100 Candles with their wholesale candle accounts. Call (866) 611-8686, e-mail candles@100candles.com, or go to www.100candles.com.

Emerson’s Grind2Energy Receives Innovations Award

RACINE, WIS.—Grind2Energy, Emerson’s food waste recycling initiative, has been named a 2017 winner of Connected World’s IoT Innovations Award, recognizing the program’s expansion earlier this year to provide new AT&T-enabled Internet of Things capabilities that help businesses reduce avoidable food waste while maximizing the efficiency of Grind2Energy’s process for recycling unavoidable waste. Developed by the engineers at InSinkErator, Grind2Energy helps large food waste generators such as supermarkets, hotels, casinos and sports arenas to minimize their environmental impact and boost their operational efficiency. The system uses industrial-strength InSinkErator food waste grinders to quickly process food scraps into a liquid “slurry” that...