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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.

Choice Hotels Selects NovaCHARGE as Qualified Vendor for Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

TAMPA, FLA.—Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced that it has selected NovaCHARGE as a Qualified Vendor for providing Choice Hotels properties with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Choice Hotels franchises over 6,800 hotels representing more than 500,000 rooms worldwide through its 12 unique brands, including Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Comfort, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn. “NovaCHARGE is a tremendous addition to our Qualified Vendor Program,” said Rick Summa, Vice President of Procurement Services for Choice Hotels. “At Choice Hotels, we are consistently...

Best Western Names Sterling Sleep Systems Approved Mattress Vendor

GARDEN GROVE, CALIF.—Best Western Hotels & Resorts has added a new sustainable mattress supplier—Sterling Sleep Systems. Sterling Sleep Systems is now an approved mattress vendor. Best Western has more than 4,200 properties located in over 100 countries and territories worldwide (numbers are approximate, may fluctuate and include hotels currently in the development pipeline). See Sterling Sleep Systems at the HD Expo in Las Vegas in booth #3469.

Crossville Announces 2017 Recycling Program Milestones

CROSSVILLE, TENN.—Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain in 2017, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to more than 114 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership. These recycling initiatives are based on the company’s proprietary process for recycling fired porcelain products, including post-consumer materials. Through Tile Take-Back, Crossville is able to recycle previously installed tile collected from its distribution network, as well as scraps that result from tile cutting during installation, sizing or sample creation. Through its TOTO partnership,...

Fiandre Introduces New Italian Porcelain Collections

LAS VEGAS—Fiandre (Booth 5521) is showcasing the latest colors in their top-selling Maximum Marmi Italian premium porcelain collection at HD Expo, as well as new offerings from Fiandre’s MUSA+, and other sister brands owned by the group, including Iris Ceramica’s Marmi 3.0 and Ariostea. The new porcelain and ceramic tiles were specially created for the hospitality market to demonstrate its commitment to providing the latest technology and designs in architectural surfaces. Fiandre’s booth design showcases hospitality vignettes in a variety of looks, such as marble, wood, stone, cement and subway tiles. Products displayed include: Maximum Marmi Italian porcelain wall and...

Green Lodging News Adds Go Green Distributors to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Go Green Distributors to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Food Preservation (Fresher, Longer) category. RD Fresh is an all-natural mineral mix that will remove moisture from your walk-in. This will result in a 1 to 3-degree temperature drop. By removing the moisture, compressor starts are reduced by up to 50 percent and hours of operation are reduced up to 40 percent. RD Fresh extends the life of the compressor 3 to 5 years and lowers maintenance costs by up to 50 percent. Additionally, RD Fresh removes...

MaxLite Announces 25th Anniversary

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—MaxLite will celebrate its 25th year of manufacturing and marketing energy-efficient lighting solutions by showcasing a full portfolio of LED luminaires, lamps and lighting controls at LIGHTFAIR International 2018 (Booth 3633), May 8 to 10, in Chicago. One of the first companies in the industry to move into LED technology, MaxLite was founded in 1993 by President and CEO Yon Sung. Sung left the banking industry to follow his family roots in the lighting business, and formed MaxLite as a joint venture with his father’s South Korea-based fluorescent lighting company SK Enterprise Co. Ltd. He began MaxLite with...

Liquid Food Composter, Bin Lifter to Debut at Waste Expo

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—A fifth-generation LFC-V Liquid Food Composter that converts solid food waste into drain-safe wastewater through bio-digestion will debut at WasteExpo 2018, in Las Vegas, April 23 to 26. Manufactured by Power Knot LLC, it offers greater cleanliness, reliability and tracking capabilities, allowing commercial kitchens, food resellers and other food handlers to reduce disposal costs and environmental impact with greater efficiency and convenience. Also being unveiled is Power Knot’s SBT Bin Tipper that lifts and tips all popular waste skips and bins into the new composter. The lid of the new composter is a proprietary design that remains open...

Zenergy Brands Announces New Zero Cost Program

DALLAS—Zenergy Brands, Inc., a leading next-generation utility, announced that it is has landed several new clients this year, one of which is a new Zero Cost Program client—Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center. Through Zenergy’s Zero Cost Program, the company will be able to provide an entire suite of conservation-based products and services that will enable the Tanglewood facility to achieve its sustainability goals as well as have a positive impact on its bottom line. Situated on Lake Texoma, just north of the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, Tanglewood provides the perfect setting for both personal relaxation and business retreats. The hotel features 248...

TorZo Surfaces Introduces RayFleck Material

WOODBURN, ORE.—Exceptional surface quality meets durability in RayFleck—the new sustainable material from TorZo Surfaces. Beech hardwood offers superior strength and surface quality, and TorZo’s new RayFleck infused Beech is unlike any other surface material in the world. Formed with new layering and processing technology, panels of Beech hardwood are transformed by TorZo into a unique and stylish material for furniture design, interior finishes, wall-cladding, and many other horizontal and vertical applications. RayFleck is named for the small, naturally occurring wood cells which become visible only after being infused with TorZo ultra-durable acrylic resin. RayFleck is available in eight designer...

EarthTronics Introduces Vapor Tight LED Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new line of IP66 wet location rated Vapor Tight LEDs to provide a low-cost solution for lighting parking garages, cold storage, walkways, stairwells, under canopy, exterior retail and other wet, dusty and dirty environments. The 48-inch long, Vapor Tight LEDs from EarthTronics are available in 30 and 40 watts, producing 4200 and 5600 lumens with a 150° beam angle. Both units feature a 5000K color temperature with a high 80+ CRI. They have a 0-10 Volt dimming standard and will perform...