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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.

Greenbuild Exhibitors Roll Out New Products, Announce Offset Initiatives

CHICAGO—For hotel developers in search of everything necessary to build smart, high performance buildings, Greenbuild was the place to be this week. Approximately 850 vendors offering everything from environmentally friendly cinder block to roofing materials to carpeting were on hand. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, was held here in Chicago at McCormick Place. Here are just a few of the vendor announcement highlights: • As a part of its continued commitment to sustainable practices, Osram Sylvania announced its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program. By participating in Climate Leaders, Sylvania has pledged...

Dickinson College Receives $5,000 Grant from Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability

CHICAGO—The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) awarded Dickinson College a $5,000 grant for having the most innovative and best-executed foodservice sustainability project of the year. Dickinson College, a liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pa., was judged as having the best sustainability program from among numerous entrants nationwide, which included educational institutions, foodservice establishments and healthcare facilities. The grant was presented to Keith Martin, Dickinson College’s director of dining services, by the four HCFS fellows during the 2007 Greenbuild Expo in Chicago. “While all of the grant entry submissions showed remarkable sustainability initiatives, Dickinson College stood above the rest...

Ozone Water Technologies’ President to Participate in Green Hotel Operations Panel

TRYON, N.C.—Ozone Water Technologies, Inc. announced that its president and founder, Jim Gross, will be participating in an exclusive four-member panel to discuss various green initiative topics. He was invited by The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., the largest global luxury hotel brand, and Sustainable Travel International (STI), a nonprofit organization specializing in sustainable tourism development, to attend their annual convention in Monte Carlo, Monaco from November 15 to 18. The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. and STI recently launched the Leading Green Initiative where guests are able to make a conscious decision toward greener travel by actively...

Enodis Recognized for Training Program Focused on Saving Energy

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA.—The Foodservice Consultants Society International named Enodis as the Education Provider of the Year during its annual awards ceremony during the North American Foodservice Manufacturers Association (NAFEM) Show in Atlanta. The award was presented to Enodis, a global leader in foodservice equipment manufacturing, for its accredited training program, “Energy Saving Technology in Foodservice,” designed specifically for consultants. The training is offered several times each year at the Enodis Technology Center in Tampa, Fla. Consultants are presented with a one-day overview of the green trends driving kitchen innovation today and the ways in which different categories of equipment...

SmartCube Replaces AutoClassic as Leading Automated Minibar

ROCKVILLE, MD.—SmartCube, the next generation minibar released in 2006, has replaced AutoClassic as the No. 1 fully automated minibar in the U.S. hotel market. Over the past 12 years, Minibar Systems has installed thousands of the AutoClassic line of automated minibars throughout North America. As the co-designer of the AutoClassic, Minibar Systems will continue to support all hotels with AutoClassic for the next several years and advises hotels that have the AutoClassic system to call 1-877-464-6422 for immediate technical, operational and spare parts support. Smartcube, a ground-breaking next-generation product from Minibar Systems, combines cutting edge technology, upgradeability, eco-friendly materials, upscale...

Vail Resorts Makes Commitment to Serve Natural Meats, Organic Dairy

BROOMFIELD, COLO.—Vail Resorts Inc. announced it will be providing Good Food on a Grand Scale by serving natural, hormone-free meats and poultry and organic dairy products in casual on-mountain restaurants at its five resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado and Heavenly in California and Nevada beginning the 2007-2008 ski season. The company believes Vail Resorts will serve more meals made with natural meats and certified organic dairy products each year than any other restaurant operator in North America and that the effort will be the largest undertaking to offer these products in the travel industry. To...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Master-Bilt as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Master-Bilt as a Green Product Directory partner. New Albany, Miss.-based Master-Bilt provides a complete line of refrigerated coolers and freezers—from ice cream dipping cabinets to refrigerated warehouses. Many products are designed with energy-saving features and options such as demand defrost, alarms and light management systems. Master-Bilt also offers Energy Star and CEC certified reach-ins, milk coolers and other equipment. Call 800-647-1284 or e-mail sales@master-bilt.com for more details. Go to Master-Bilt.

Continental’s New Drying Tumblers Bolster Energy Efficiency

OSHKOSH, WISC.—Continental Girbau Inc. introduces an advanced generation of Pro-Series dryers designed to escalate efficiency, production and safety. Available in 30-, 40-, 60-, 85-, 125- and 175-pound capacities, Pro-Series II Drying Tumblers are equipped with quality internal components, easy-to-use programmable microprocessor controls and a multitude of features proven to deliver productivity and professional results for any on-premise or industrial laundry, according to Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales and customer services at Continental. A highly advanced microprocessor control offers up to four timed-dry or auto-dry cycles and a no-heat cycle. An anti-wrinkle feature reduces the occurrence of wrinkles by initiating...

Vaska Inc. Launches Line of Laundry, Housekeeping Products

BERKELEY, CALIF.—Vaska Inc. has introduced a line of botanical laundry and housekeeping products for institutional and hospitality use. Vaska has been rigorously testing its new formulas at a fully operating commercial laundry facility with both heavy and light soils—with excellent results, surprising the non-green skeptics. Vaska’s cleaning equals top-tier non-green laundry formulas, without toxic repercussions to either personal safety or the environment. Founder Julia Fry’s background in fashion and textile design led to her passion for laundry products that didn’t compromise fabrics or cleaning action. “I grew up backpacking with my aunt and uncle who were forest rangers in Colorado, back...

New E-Series Washer-Extractors Deliver Lower Operational Costs

OSHKOSH, WISC.—Continental Girbau Inc.’s E-Series Washer-Extractors—in 40-, 30- and 20-pound capacities—deliver energy efficiency, high-speed extract, an easy-to-install, freestanding design, and the ultimate in programmability to hotels looking to employ green practices while decreasing operating expenses. With the introduction of E-Series, Continental expands its soft-mount washer-extractor offering to include high-performance models in 20-, 30-, 40-, 55-, 90-, 130- and 255-pound capacities. Continental’s E-Series Washer-Extractors are engineered to use less water than most frontload and topload washers on the market, thanks to exclusive features and a sump-less design. The Energy Star-qualified 20-pound capacity model uses up to 57 percent less water per...