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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.

LEDtronics Adds All-Weather Filament-look LED String Lights

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announces its new All-Weather, UL-Listed Filament-look LED String Lights that answer the demands for brilliant, mood-setting lighting with all the benefits of energy-efficient LED technology. These versatile LED string lights are ideal for applications such as special outdoor occasions, garden or backyard parties, or providing a decorative flair to outdoor restaurant porches, shopping plazas, hotel pool areas, decks, driveways and patios, as well as for sign perimeter lighting. The 48-foot, IP65-rated waterproof black string cord holds 24 1.5-watt S14 LED lamps with a bulb separation of 2 feet. It features industrial-grade outer neoprene rubber sockets that endure years of...

CKI Solutions Releases Lightweight Version of Bed MadeEZ Bed Maker

WEST PALM BEACH, FL.—Cadence Keen Innovations Inc. (dba CKI Solutions), a supplier of unique bedding solutions, introduces a lightweight version of its Bed MadeEZ Bed Maker. The Bed MadeEZ Bed Maker, designed for hotel housekeepers, is a simple wedge tool. When inserted under a mattress, it lifts and holds the mattress in a raised position eliminating bodily strain when making a bed. CKI Solutions’ newest version adds the benefit of being 36 percent lighter than the first generation. Based on the overwhelming market feedback the transition to the new lighter design will become effective immediately. This new version of the...

Living Architecture Performance Tool Propelled into Pilot Project Phase

CHICAGO—After five years of intensive development, the Green Infrastructure Foundation announces the release of the Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) v.1. The LAPT is a rating system and best-practice guide with a goal of certifying that green roofs and walls are planned to achieve certain measurable and replicable performance benefits. Providing performance benchmarks will increase the efficacy of living infrastructure and bolster industrywide credibility. Designers, building owners, and maintenance professionals can use the LAPT to optimize the range of benefits possible from their projects, while policy makers can also use the tool to maximize public benefits and create effective...

Enterprise 50 Year Tree Pledge Surpasses 12 Million Plantings

ST. LOUIS—Since 2006, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has funded a massive reforestation effort with more than 12 million tree plantings. Every year, 1 million trees are planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge—a unique public-private partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that will continue through 2056. The 12 million plantings represent more than 100 projects in Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom—as well as in diverse forests throughout 16 states in the United States: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. 2017 Plantings Address Critical...

Electrolux Presents Progress in 2017 Sustainability Report

STOCKHOLM—The Electrolux Group published its latest Sustainability Report, For the Better, with facts and figures showing progress and achievements in key areas during 2017: reduced carbon emissions, improved energy and water consumption within manufacturing and products as well as increased use of recycled plastics. The Group is also adding new long-term targets to reduce its carbon emissions within operations by 80 percent in 2025, supporting the Paris Climate Agreement. Read the report here. “Sustainable development is a key element of our business model and essential to realizing our company purpose that we launched in 2017, ‘Shape living for the better’,”...

HoReCa Industry Embraces Voltea’s New Water Treatment Technology

DALLAS—Voltea, the global leader in electro-desalination water treatment technology, is seeing strong interest from hotels, restaurants and cafes in its new, point-of-use DiUse system for coffee, fountain drink and drinking water applications. With DiUse, incoming water is “tuned” to the ideal salinity to match the application, and remains perfectly tuned even through variations in incoming water characteristics. DiUse is considered point-of-use because the system is installed at the point where the water source is connected to the equipment. “Even municipal water quality varies, so the ability to deliver water that is pure with a consistently tuned taste profile regardless of these...

Cintas is First Recipient of Evoqua Water Sustainability Award

NEW YORK—Evoqua Water Technologies named Cintas Corp. the inaugural recipient of the Evoqua Water Sustainability Award, recognizing excellence in water stewardship. Cintas saves up to 599 million gallons of water per year through its companywide system. Of note, Cintas Industrial Laundry can deliver significant improvements in water use compared to home laundry by providing approximately 20 percent water savings—in addition to significant energy and soap savings. Cintas has also demonstrated leadership in sustainability by taking steps to lower water use and minimize environmental impact at several facilities through enhanced wastewater treatment, as well as enhanced water reuse efforts. For example, at...

Club Car Showcases New Utility Vehicles at 2018 NFMT Show

AUGUSTA, GA.—Club Car, a global leader in golf and utility vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is exhibiting this week at the National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Exposition in Baltimore, Md. (March 20 to 22). The company is featuring its latest work utility vehicles (UTVs). “Facilities maintenance departments can cut costs and boost productivity when they switch from full-size vehicles to less expensive work utility vehicles,” said Mary A. Sicard, Club Car’s Commercial Marketing Manager. “We’ll display several of our innovative Fit-to-Task Series vehicles and offer demonstrations of our new Commercial Configurator, which enables you to build your...

Honoring New Water Technologies on March 22—World Water Day

VISTA, CALIF.—International World Water Day is held annually on March 22. Its goal is to focus on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the better management of water. But what is often overlooked, according to Klaus Reichardt, CEO and Founder of Waterless Co., one of the largest manufacturers of waterless urinals in the United States, is all the progress the world has made technologically when it comes to water. “New technologies are providing more people access to potable water for drinking and sanitation,” says Reichardt. “Not only is this helping to keep people healthier, it is producing greater economic...

Green Lodging News Adds Clear Pool USA as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Clear Pool USA to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Pool/Mineral Algaecide & Sanitizer” category. Clear Pool USA offers two choices to manage pool algae problems. The blue cylinder (at left) kills algae and reduces scaling. The other is an automatic water purifier that kills algae, reduces scaling and kills bacteria and pathogens including E.coli, pseudomonas, legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires Disease), staphylococcus, steptococcus, salmonella and others, some of which have been proven to be resilient to high levels of chlorine. Both products will help balance...