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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.

Green Lodging News Adds Global Sustainability Solutions Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Global Sustainability Solutions (GSS) case study to its website. The case study details how GSS was able to coordinate the recycling of nearly 400 older flat-panel hotel TVs at the Hilton Newark Airport. GSS worked with LG Electronics to replace each set with a new 43-inch Energy Star certified LG flat screen TV. GSS also installed 49-inch LG hotel TVs in the Hilton’s suites. The project was completed in just four days’ time—two days earlier than anticipated, minimizing impact on guests. Due to the pilot’s...

Bed and Wood Introduces Natural Mattress Collection

OAKTON, VA.—Bed and Wood announces the availability of mattresses made from cotton and latex. Based in Oakton, Va., the founders grew up sleeping on surfaces from natural fibers and now share the passion of bringing eco-friendly yet affordable mattresses to hotels. Simaya, their dunlop latex mattress is made in 9” and 4” profiles with two sides of extra firm and softer latex on the other side. Depending on firmness preference, it can be flipped over to get a plusher sleep surface or a harder mattress. Its 4” low profile mattress can be used as a topper replacement. Urnamaya, their organic futon...

Wabu Wood Furniture Made Without Cutting Down a Single Tree

NEW YORK—Wabu (Wood After Being Used), wood furniture made entirely with reclaimed wood that’s hand-crafted, affordable and easy to assemble with no tools required, is now available on Indiegogo. “It is our duty to leave the planet in better shape than we found it or at least try our best to do so,” said wabu Co-founder Carl Bardawil, who launched the company with his sister, Christelle. “Every two seconds, man destroys an area the size of a football field, meaning 80,000 acres of forest disappears every day—representing 50,000 square miles a year.” With the purchase of each piece in the wabu...

Baxter Manufacturing Introduces VersaOven Cooking Solution

ORTING, WASH.—Baxter, the commercial oven manufacturer, is introducing the VersaOven, a new type of kitchen equipment that combines the best features of rotisserie, convection and combi ovens into a space-saving oven category all its own. Built with patent-pending technology to offer versatility, performance and intuitive operation, the VersaOven enables cooking, baking and steaming without the difficulty of operation that can come with combi ovens, or the arduous cleanup that can be a hallmark of convection ovens. “The Baxter VersaOven is truly unique because it handles so many kinds of food and styles of cooking with terrific results,” said Chef Michelle Bridges,...

enVerid Expands HLR Product Line with Rooftop Model

BOSTON—enVerid Systems, Inc. announced at AHR Expo 2018 the launch of its new HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) module for rooftop installations. Designed for outdoors, the HLR 1000E-R system builds on the success of enVerid’s HLR modules for indoor deployments in commercial, government and academic buildings. “Adoption of our HLR solutions has accelerated among Fortune 500 companies and major universities,” said Dr. Udi Meirav, CEO and founder, enVerid Systems, Inc. “We have listened closely to the needs in the marketplace and are pleased to meet the demand we’re seeing for an outdoor solution that provides the immediate payback on HVAC designs...

Green Lodging News Adds Dometic as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Dometic as a Green Product & Service Directory partner in the Minibars & Safes category. Dometic is the world’s leading supplier of hotel minibars to the hospitality industry. In 2015, there were 5 million Dometic minibars and refrigerators in hotel rooms around the world. Dometic’s stylish and energy-efficient range of drawer miniBars now includes the first ever A++ rated and noiseless miniBar (Dometic DM 20 drawer miniBar). The top of the line HiPro miniBars come with remote control temperature adjustment, lowest energy consumption for absorption miniBars and...

Friedrich Launches FreshAire PTAC, VRP Dehumidification Option

CHICAGO—For the lodging, multi-family and commercial building industry, it’s sure to be a breath of fresh air when Friedrich, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other air-conditioning products, launches its new PTAC system at this year’s AHR Expo in Chicago, January 22 to 24. Called Friedrich FreshAire PTAC, the company is once again pioneering what’s possible for achieving exceptional indoor air quality by introducing the first-ever PTAC to combine an energy efficient inverter compressor with the ability to bring in conditioned make-up air (MUA). Friedrich FreshAire PTAC is a game-changer for being able to meet ASHRAE 62.1-2013 standards, which...

Johnson Controls Partners with AtmosAir Solutions

FAIRFIELD, CONN.—Johnson Controls (JCI), a leading supplier of air handling and building controls equipment worldwide, and AtmosAir Solutions, a leading manufacturer of air purification systems using Bi-Polar Ionization, have partnered to deliver measurably cleaner indoor air quality. This collaboration will help JCI provide outstanding air purification performance in their YORK Air Handling Systems. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Johnson Controls,” stated Steve Levine, President and CEO of Clean Air Group, Inc. who manufacturers the AtmosAir Solutions product line. “There has been so much recent press and research on the negative impact poor indoor air quality has on people’s...

Cali Bamboo Innovates with GeoWood

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.—Cali Bamboo announced the launch of GeoWood, an engineered hardwood combining real timber layered over GeoCore—Cali’s stabilizing limestone composite foundation. This technological breakthrough yields rock solid hardwood flooring with exceptional AquaDefy water resistance and comes at a lower price point than solid wood planks. The full GeoWood collection will include real oak, hickory, maple, walnut, and bamboo. Flooring will be available for purchase in Spring 2018. Nothing Beats Real Wood Perfect for those looking to redesign on a budget, Cali GeoWood puts real hardwood floors within reach. Its easy DIY installation and upkeep saves additional money throughout the entire life...

Vail Resorts Hires Renewable Choice Energy

BROOMFIELD, COLO.—Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the company has engaged Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Schneider Electric company, to help identify and implement renewable energy projects that the company may purchase or fund as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment. In hiring RCE, the company is taking another important step in pursuing its “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint,” which includes three ambitious sustainability goals: zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. “This is an exciting step towards our net zero emissions goal,” said Rob...