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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.

Mission Linen Supply Announces New Bay Area Facility

NEWARK, CALIF.—Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, supplies and related services, has built and opened a new, 100,000-square-foot, LEED-certified facility in Newark, Calif. Equipped to process more than 70 million pounds of laundry each year, this new facility will enable Mission to provide efficient linen services to hospitality businesses throughout San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Leveraging more than 85 years of experience, Mission serves hospitality businesses throughout the western United States and Texas. Like other Mission locations, the Newark facility offers rental and direct-purchase products and provides laundry services for the aforementioned items as well as...

Mannington Select Reinvigorates LVT with New Visuals

CALHOUN, GA.—With new visuals in wood, stone, and abstract patterns, Mannington Select LVT brings a large selection of pattern options, a broader range of colors, and compelling color coordination across product platforms. All of this, combined with a new premium construction, elevates Mannington Select to the pinnacle of the Mannington Commercial LVT product offering. The collection offers a color update to existing wood patterns, including Chatham Oak, Princeton Cherry, Barnwood Plank, and Mountain Pine—then extended to add key neutrals. The design team added new wood species such as a stylish and modern Maple, a dark antique Walnut, a distinguished classical...

Humanscale Aims to Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO.—Humanscale, a pioneer of ergonomic solutions for the office, is actively working to achieve a net positive impact on the environment. Its latest initiative focuses on reducing ocean plastic pollution. A charter member of the Next Wave Initiative, started by Dell and led by Adrian Grenier’s Lonely Whale, Humanscale is working with like-minded businesses and organizations to convert plastic ocean waste for product development and manufacturing. Humanscale became part of the initiative after forming a partnership with Bureo, a California-based company which repurposes plastic fishing nets from the ocean for the development of products such as skateboards and...

Whirlpool Included in 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings

BENTON HARBOR, MICH.—Whirlpool Corp. has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists respectively. The rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States and the world. This year, Whirlpool Corp. was classified as a “top-ranked company,” a designation awarded to fewer than 100 companies on either list. “The people at Whirlpool Corporation continuously strive to protect the planet by being more efficient in how we build innovative products that consume less energy,” said Ron Voglewede, Director of Global Sustainability for Whirlpool Corp. “This distinction is a...

Green Lodging News Adds Resort Energy Ventures as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Resort Energy Ventures to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Consultants/Energy” category. Resort Energy Ventures was founded to assist the hospitality industry and other organizations located in high energy cost regions meet their energy needs with responsible, sustainable, and economically viable solutions. The company provides corporate renewable energy deployment strategies, portfolio analysis, and individual project development services for renewable energy, battery, and microgrid systems. Resort Energy Ventures’ approach is to maximize return on investment while meeting sustainability objectives. In resort locations, particularly islands, Resort...

Indiana Furniture Gives Back to Local Community

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture, a long-standing furniture manufacturer, announced that it recently made a donation to Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Ind. The company contributed office furniture to the local women’s organization to be used for their support staff and visiting members, as well as to furnish its recently renovated Hospitality Center. This renovation, along with the new furniture, will ensure that guests can enjoy a comfortable space during retreats. “We couldn’t be more grateful to Indiana Furniture and all of its employees,” said Sister Louise Laroche. “Not only did they donate desks for our new Hospitality Center, but they...

Green Lodging News Adds Speakman as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Speakman as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Speakman, a leading producer of high-performing, water-saving water fixtures, has completely re-engineered its line of fixed and hand-held showerheads to feature lower, more efficient flow rates. From thermal retention to spray velocity, Speakman has designed a substantial assortment of eco-friendly products that save water without sacrificing an ounce of performance. For additional information, call (800) 537-2107 or e-mail tscanzillo@speakman.com. View the company’s videos here.

Ecolab Reaches Second in Latest Newsweek Green Rankings

ST. PAUL, MINN.—For the fourth consecutive year, Ecolab has been recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices by Newsweek, which ranked the company second on its 2017 list of the greenest companies in the United States. “It is an honor to again be recognized by Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings,” said Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab Vice president of Corporate Sustainability. “Our commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably is core to our culture, and demonstrated both within our own operations and at the more than one million customer locations we serve throughout the world.” Ecolab’s Green Score ranked second on the 2017 U.S....

Green Lodging News Adds Verdafero as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Verdafero as a Green Product & Service Directory partner in two categories: Auditors/Energy and Software/Utility Analytics. Verdafero—Energy Efficiency Consulting is a professional energy efficiency auditing and property benchmarking firm with 10+ years of experience working with hospitality owner/operators to reduce operational costs and increase asset value through energy efficiency. Verdafero provides varying levels of fully documented energy audits/surveys or energy benchmarking services for use during the asset acquisition, operations and disposal process for maximum value. From a low-level energy survey to a detailed building audit the company’s experienced professional engineers can audit a building and...

Duravit Advocates for Sustainable Design with Studio 804 Partnership

NEW YORK—Duravit has joined forces with Kansas-based Studio 804, Inc. to promote the benefits of innovative, adaptive architecture and design. Studio 804, Inc. is a not-for-profit that annually builds and designs a home that represents sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. Duravit will donate a variety of bathroom products for the 2018 house, highlighting the impact of forward-thinking, modern bathroom design. “Our partnership with Studio 804 is a testament to the value of their program,” states Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. “The effort, research, and care that goes into every Studio 804 project is something Duravit is incredibly proud to...