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Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. The kitchen and laundry can also be large waste generators. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Kitchen & Laundry

Home Kitchen & Laundry
Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. The kitchen and laundry can also be large waste generators. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Tide Announces Broad Range of New Sustainability Goals

CINCINNATI—Tide announced its 2030 Ambition, a set of broad-reaching sustainability and purpose-driven commitments, spanning Tide’s full United States and Canadian supply chain and community initiatives. Tide is reinventing clean on its journey to decarbonize laundry at every step—from design, manufacturing and distribution to consumer use and end of life. To make this goal a reality, the brand will focus on key areas. In 2020, Tide reduced absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its direct manufacturing by more than 75 percent annually versus a decade ago and has set a new goal to cut GHG emissions in half at its direct...

CREO Unveils BioBulb Technology Platform

SAUSALITO, CALIF.—CREO, a green tech company on a mission to make buildings healthier and more resilient, unveiled the BioBulb technology platform, a smart, green living system that offers a sustainable solution for growing nature indoors and in environments with scarce resources. The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to learn the optimal growth for a plant within its surroundings and autonomously infuses it with the precise amount of water and nutrients it needs. BioBulb is a virtually zero-waste system and uses up to 80 percent less water than existing high-tech hydroponic solutions with the potential to save thousands of gallons...

Pürlin LLC Names New Vice President of Hospitality

SARASOTA, FLA.—Pürlin, LLC has hired Eric Eisenberg to serve as Vice President of Hospitality. In collaboration with their University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) partners, the entire team will be working with Eisenberg to introduce Pürlin’s unique closed-loop bedlinen system to the Las Vegas hotel market. “With his extensive background in hotel operations and his professional ties to the business community, we have every confidence in Eric’s abilities to lead Pürlin’s Las Vegas commercialization initiative and to build our South West Regional Sales Operation,” says Pürlin Founder and President, Richard Ferrell. In response to the devastating impact that COVID-19 continues to...

Keystone, Concord Hospitality Project Takes Advantage of C-PACE Financing

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA.—​Keystone Property Group​, a leading real estate developer and investor of mixed-use properties, announced it has broken ground on the new Hotel West + Main, part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, a significant milestone in its 520,000-square-foot SORA West development. This $325 million mixed-use project includes a new global headquarters for Fortune 10 pharmaceutical distribution company AmerisourceBergen, the reuse of a 146-year-old historic firehouse, and a 12-story public and private parking garage. A groundbreaking event is scheduled for March 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EST and will also be accessible via livestream​. Keystone has partnered with ​Concord Hospitality Enterprises​...

Nordaq Helps Clients Eliminate 25 Million Plastic Bottles in 2020

POWAY, CALIF.—Nordaq, the hospitality industry’s global premium water solution, recently announced its clients eliminated more than 25 million single-use plastic bottles in 2020 alone, thanks to its innovative filtration system. A pioneer in sustainable water solutions since 2005, Nordaq has created a compelling balance of premium taste and sustainability. “Although the industry is still evolving as a result of the challenges posed by 2020, my hope is that humankind will continue to respect the planet we live on,” said Johanna Mattson, CEO of Nordaq. “Through Nordaq’s advanced tapping system, we’ve increased the environmental benefits of our reusable bottles without compromising...

Steeped Introduces Its Nitro Sealed Steeped Coffee Bags

SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.—Santa Cruz-based startup Steeped, Inc. has launched its revolutionary Steeped Coffee brewing method to serious coffee drinkers across the nation. Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee’s nitro sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: freshly ground specialty coffee in a single-serving. That is why it earned the “Best New Product” award for their innovative packaging at the recent Specialty Coffee Expo. Steeped Coffee launched when serial entrepreneur and coffee lover Josh Wilbur decided to combine the convenience of a single-serving brew method with the premium quality of ethically...

Iberostar’s Megan Morikawa, a Marine Biologist, Leads Company’s Wave of Change Program

PALMA, SPAIN—Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a hotel chain with more than 120 four- and five-star hotels, located in the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, Africa, and America. The Iberostar hotel portfolio offers customers beachfront hotels, city hotels and heritage hotels. In addition, there is the Grand category, the highest level of luxury and excellence. Iberostar’s Wave of Change movement is an initiative based on three complementary but different action lines: eliminating the consumption of single-use plastics, promoting responsible seafood consumption and the improvement of coastal health. Leading Iberostar’s work under the Wave of Change movement is Dr....

Captivated by Uniqueness of Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands

Years ago I had a trip that took me from the United States to Iceland to Denmark. I must have come close to flying over the Faroe Islands. They are located about halfway between Iceland and Norway and are an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. I come across quite a few new and cool green hotel projects each week—even during this pandemic—and the Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands was one that caught my eye. It opened last October. I recently corresponded with Kate Mikesell, VP Corporate Responsibility, Hilton, and Martin Restorff, General Manager of the hotel, to learn...

Girbau, HeiQ Join Forces to ‘Viroblock’ Clothes & Textiles

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—Girbau, a world leader in comprehensive professional laundry solutions for the industrial, commercial and vended sectors, announces it will offer HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile technology, that can be applied to industrial laundry services for its clients across the healthcare, hospitality and food manufacturing sectors, where hygiene and safety are paramount. Consorci Hospitalari de Vic (Barcelona) has been on boarded and already started treating their laundry using HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03. HeiQ and Girbau also plan to offer solutions to public launderettes, bringing branded HeiQ Viroblock dispensers to consumers. Swiss textile technology HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is among...

Coca-Cola Introduces Bottles Made from 100 Percent Recycled Materials

ATLANTA—The Coca-Cola Company announced in the United States the introduction of a new 13.2oz bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic material (rPET)*. This new bottle will be available first in the company’s biggest and most iconic brand: Coca-Cola. In addition, the company announced in the U.S. the transition to bottles made from 100 percent recycled plastic material* across a selection of brands in the portfolio, including DASANI and smartwater, which will be available in various package sizes this year. The moves are a substantial step in addressing plastic waste, among the top environmental concerns globally, reducing the company’s...