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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.

Nightingale Rolls Out Smart Sleep System

BOSTON—Nightingale Smart Solutions Inc., creator of Nightingale, the world’s first smart sleep system, announced new deployments and trials with leading hospitality brands to help create quieter room environments, free from distracting outside noise. Individual properties that have purchased Nightingale include brands such as Marriott, Courtyard Marriott, Springhill Suites, W Hotels, Westin, Ritz Carlton, and Hilton. Properties currently trialing Nightingale include brands such as Hampton Inn, IHG, and Hyatt. Nightingale enables hospitality brands and property management companies to reduce guest noise complaints, which can lead to better reviews, fewer room reimbursement charges, and better guest experiences. A key advantage of Nightingale for...

Green Lodging News Adds Protect-A-Bed Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Protect-A-Bed case study to the Vendor Case Studies section of its website. The case study highlights the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills in Woodland Hills, Calif. and its installation of Protect-A-Bed encasements on all mattresses and box springs in the hotel. By choosing an encasement product that is waterproof, bed bug proof, and allergen-free, the hotel was afforded maximum protection. In the two years since installing encasements, replacements of damaged mattresses have been virtually eliminated. “You can clean and shampoo, but if the stain and odor...

Green Lodging News Adds Telkonet as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Telkonet, Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Telkonet provides intelligent energy reduction and automation platforms at the forefront of the Internet of Things. Helping the hospitality industry better manage operational costs, the EcoSmart platform utilizes a full-suite of connected devices that work together to reduce energy consumption by scheduling and automating HVAC runtimes for only when the guest is present. The operator dashboard provides in-depth and actionable energy usage insights, and remote operation allows for flexibility and responsiveness. The platform also allows for the...

NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Wins Innovation Award at ISSA Conference

FOREST, VA.—Are travelers paranoid about cleanliness? That question was answered at this year’s ISSA InterClean conference in Las Vegas, which had more than 16,000 attendees, 700 exhibitors and 54 innovation entries from around the world. For the second year in a row, NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces took home the innovation award. Travelers now have a cleaner surface to rest personal items in the TSA security bin with the new NanoSeptic self-cleaning mat. Portable NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces can be used by travelers and custom branded for hotels, airlines and cruise lines. Last year, NanoSeptic won the award with their line of self-cleaning touch...

TechWaste Recycling Expands Services to Secure Product Destruction

SANTA ANA, CALIF.—TechWaste Recycling, an industry leader in electronic recycling and e-waste disposal, has launched a new service line that provides companies with certified and secure product destruction and brand protection. The world of electronics recycling and data destruction goes far beyond certifying correct disposals of monitors and smashing hard-drives. Everything in today’s world has a cord or a battery and virtually all consumer products have some form of electronics or packaging that is part of the product. “If it has a cord or a battery, at some point, that product will need to be responsibly recycled,” says TechWaste CEO,...

Valley Forge Fabrics Acquires Contract Décor International

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—Valley Forge Fabrics announced the acquisition of the premier window treatment manufacturer, Contract Decor International (CDI), as part of a strategic move to support their continued growth in the hospitality industry. The acquisition will expand Valley Forge Fabrics’ offerings to include vertical window fabrication solutions from decorative textile to install. “Becoming a more vertical supplier and creating value for our industry is a critical piece of our company strategy,” said Diana Dobin, CEO of Valley Forge Fabrics. “Manufacturing and installing hospitality window products and services is a natural evolution and the Valley Forge Fabrics family fits together perfectly...

UPS Launches eBike Solution in Pittsburgh

ATLANTA—UPS announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages in Pittsburgh. The electrically-assisted tricycle will help reduce carbon emissions in addition to traffic, noise and air quality challenges in Pittsburgh. The deployment is part of UPS’s Cycle Solutions and the company’s Rolling Laboratory, which tests alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. “Working with cities like Pittsburgh to provide them with a delivery solution that helps reduce congestion and emissions and improve air and noise quality is the latest example of how to meet the needs of today’s cities,” said Barb Jaram, UPS Mid Atlantic District President. “We have...

Green Building Industry Recognizes Kohler for Vision, Leadership

KOHLER, WIS.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Kohler, a global manufacturer of kitchen and bath products, the winner of its 2017 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award at its leadership awards luncheon held in conjunction with the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston. The award is presented annually in memory of sustainability leader and Interface modular carpet founder Ray Anderson to an organization that embodies vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities as vehicles to enhance quality of life. “Kohler is one of our longstanding partners, and this award recognizes the efforts the company...

Club Car to Showcase Two New Vehicles at HX

AUGUSTA, GA.—Club Car will showcase two new vehicles at the upcoming HX Show in New York. The show will take place at the Javits Center November 12 to 13. The Carryall 500 Housekeeping Vehicle “Available in electric or gasoline models, this vehicle was designed in response to feedback from housekeepers at resorts. It carries two people and their gear and features a bundle of accessories based on global buying patterns of resort customers,” says Mary A. Sicard, Resorts and Rental Marketing Leader. The vehicle’s L-shaped van box with LED lights and locking doors carries a full-size vacuum cleaner, brooms, mops and other...

Carrier Enterprise Introduces HVAC Innovations at HX

NEW YORK—Carrier Enterprise (CE), a leading provider of temperature and energy control technologies for commercial, hospitality and residential properties, is set to exhibit the latest in HVAC technology to hoteliers at this year’s HX: The Hotel Experience, taking place November 12 to 13, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Among solutions to be showcased at CE booth #2855, will be the newly redesigned E-TAC II from Gree, as well as Founten’s Intelligent Wireless HVAC Energy Management Solution and the PTAC Air Knight air purification system. The E-TAC II, CE’s latest PTAC system, is significantly quieter and more...