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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.

Isolite Adds New ‘Dual Technology’ Exit Signs

BERWYN, PA.—For building and facility owners or managers striving to meet fire and safety codes, new “dual technology” exit signs are combining the efficiency of LED lighting with revolutionary new photoluminescent materials to increase reliability and performance over decades of use. This hybrid approach combines two established exit sign technologies in a single unit—LED and photoluminescence. During normal power conditions, the sign is illuminated with highly efficient LEDs. When the power goes out, a translucent exit stencil diffusor made of photoluminescent material provides the illumination. This is charged by the LEDs while electric power is provided to the sign. Egress marking...

Nature Inspires Innovations Design Studio

NEW YORK—The fall collection of wallcoverings from Innovations borrows from nature, embracing biophilia with found materials and durable, affordable vinyl alternatives with a natural aesthetic. “There’s a dialogue between what we create and what Mother Nature creates for us—if you allow yourself to see it,” says V.P. of Sales Michael Freedman. “It’s important to have an open eye, to open yourself up to the world around you and the beauty of nature and what nature designs.” New, natural wallcovering Botanica weaves together paperboard strips of hand-pressed, skeletonized leaves. The 36-inch wallcovering suggests a journey through the forest at blurring speeds in...

Lighting Veteran Michael Tortora Joins Acclaim Lighting

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, named Michael Tortora as its Eastern Regional Sales Manager. With his extensive design and sales development experience in the lighting industry, Tortora will be responsible for directing commercial sales through distributors, manufacturers rep agencies, contractors and national accounts. National Sales Manager for Acclaim Lighting, Blaine Engle said, “Michael’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Acclaim Lighting family. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry. Our new innovations and the...

ICERA Brings Fresh Modern Look to Muse II One-Piece Toilet

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.—ICERA has unveiled an enhanced version of its Muse toilet. Its fashion-forward design is perfect for contemporary luxury bathrooms where style is a priority, while its precision engineering and eco-friendly technology makes the Muse II a smart choice for practical daily living. Crafted of vitreous china, this one-piece toilet is ideal for compact spaces, with a footprint that is the same as a traditional round toilet but offering the comfort and style of an elongated seat. The Muse II is notable for its Rimless Wash system with large twin jets at the back of the bowl and an...

Ecolab Named to CDP Water Leadership List

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, was named to the Water A List by CDP, the nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform. The A List is comprised of 73 global companies that were recognized for their efforts to manage water more sustainably. Ecolab is among 10 percent of companies participating in CDP’s water program to be named to the Water A List. “We are proud to receive this recognition, which acknowledges our strong commitment to smart water management,” said Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr. “Companies around the world are rethinking...

Waterless Offers Advice on Greywater Usage

VISTA, CALIF.—One of the many ways commercial facilities are reducing water consumption is to use greywater. Greywater is referred to as “gently used” water coming from restroom sinks, kitchen sinks, showers, etc. These facilities are often “doubled plumbed,” with greywater going into storage tanks and water from toilets and urinals discharged into sewer systems. While some greywater may look discolored, even “dirty,” it is usually safe, even beneficial to use to irrigate vegetation, even though it should not be used for human consumption. Because facilities that are landscaped often use more water for vegetation than anywhere else, if water can be reused...

Milliken Adds Textile Industry Veteran to Lead Design Efforts

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Leading global textile technology company, Milliken & Company, has hired textile industry veteran Dana Claire Larson as Director of Design and Development for its newly integrated Specialty Interiors business. The addition of Larson complements and enhances the seasoned team of business, sales, marketing and design professionals Milliken continues to build to exceed the needs of textile customers and prospects across a wide range of industries, including home, office, healthcare, hospitality and specialty events. Larson spent nearly 20 years in progressively responsible advanced technical textile and design roles and has become a well-known name in the contract textile industry. She...

Ecolab Opens Water University

NAPERVILLE, ILL.—By the year 2030, water demand is expected to exceed sustainable supply by 40 percent, but only 42 percent of respondents from a recent survey conducted by Ecolab and GreenBiz Group cited water management as a strategic corporate initiative. According to the research, 82 percent of the 184 large businesses surveyed say they are not sufficiently using advanced tools and technologies to better manage their water use. To encourage better water management practices, Nalco Water, Ecolab’s global water management business, has created Water University, a hands-on training facility for Nalco Water clients and associates. The new Water University was...

Saline-Based Swimming Pool Sanitization is Greener, Safer, More Cost-Effective

It’s time for the owners of hotels, inns and spas to take a fresher, closer look at saline-based sanitization systems for keeping their pools and Jacuzzis disinfected. Saline-based technology delivers a greener, safer, more cost-effective way to kill algae and bacteria in pool water and destroy chloramines and dirt. Swimming pool sanitization depends on chlorine, but it doesn’t depend on the use of bulk chlorine. On-site chlorine generators use a mild saline solution to produce free chlorine—or bleach—in a sufficient concentration to meet health and safety requirements. Saline-generated chlorine should be pH-neutral, with generators having the ability to control the...

GLN Adds Sustainable Gardens 2gether as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Sustainable Gardens 2gether (SG2) as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. SG2 is an innovative design and manufacturing company producing organic food growing systems for individuals, families, restaurants, communities, etc. SG2 recently launched its unique new Chefs Garden or Chefs Choice microgreen growing systems for restaurants. These allow chefs to grow fresh high-quality microgreens in their specialized environmentally controlled cooler right in their own kitchens. The new Herb Tower Garden allows chefs to grow specialty culinary herbs in house. With these systems the chef(s) have their...