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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.

World Dryer’s New Website Streamlines Buying Process

BENSENVILLE, Ill.—World Dryer announces the launch of a reimagined company website designed to help visitors with a streamlined research process to make well-informed purchase decisions on their own terms. The new www.worlddryer.com puts the customer in charge with its easier-to-navigate and more user-friendly experience, making it possible to become familiar with the company’s full product portfolio and calculate how today’s automatic hand dryers benefit businesses of all sizes. Additionally, visitors can hear from satisfied World Dryer customers from a variety of industries. Improved features of the site include: Savings calculator—computes the return on investment of a hand dryer compared to...

Food Freshness Card Wins Innovation Award

BROCKTON, MASS.—The Food Freshness Card won at the 2018 United Fresh Show with the new Industrial Size. “We are thrilled and honored to have received this award voted on by the industry professionals and attendees for a second consecutive year,” said Rick Hassler, Director of Natures Natural Solutions, developer of the Food Freshness Card. “This award, which comes at the same time as the award the Food Freshness Card received from Food Logistics for Top Green Provider 2018, makes us humbly proud, and more determined than ever to expand in the food industry and cut the global problem of $400...

Seoul Semiconductor Sponsors Lighting for Health Conference

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.—Seoul Semiconductor, a global innovator of LED products and technology, is the official conference sponsor of the Lighting for Health & Wellbeing Conference in Newport Beach, Calif., on July 18, 2018. The company will showcase its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs—the first light source to closely match the spectrum of natural sunlight. In addition, invited presenter Dr. Octavio Pérez, PhD researcher at the Mount Sinai Hospital and international lighting consultant will take the stage at 11 a.m. to discuss melanopic stimulus as it relates to human centric lighting issues. Melanopic Stimulus Insights for Lighting Designers Dr. Pérez will deliver...

Portola Hotel Chooses Green Sheep Water to Help Reduce Plastic Waste

MONTEREY, CALIF.—Portola Hotel & Spa has said #byebyeplastic by introducing an infinitely recyclable water bottle alternative to encourage an ocean-friendly way of reducing the use of plastic at the hotel. Millions of un-recycled bottles end up in the ocean, polluting the water and threatening sea life at places like the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. If further calls to action are not executed soon, by 2050, there will be more plastic water bottles than fish in the ocean. The bottles are $5 each and provided as a service to guests. If opened, a charge will be billed to the room....

Nurture Hospitality Group Launches, Amenities Containers Made from Ocean Bound Plastic

SOUTHAMPTON, BERMUDA—Nurture Hospitality Group (NHG), a U.S. based amenities company, has launched with a strong social WE CARE message. Unique to the company is its reuse of ocean bound plastics in its 1 oz. and 2 oz. amenities containers and caps. “To the best of our knowledge, nobody is doing this in the hotel industry,” says NHG’s Gary Coward. According to NHG, its nOcean (NO OCEAN) plastics manufactured by NHG have the potential to create a paradigm shift within the guest amenity industry; an industry that produces billions of portion size hotel bottles and tubes that are used and often...

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Implements ORCA Technology

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF.—The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa has added another green initiative to its efforts to further reduce its impact on the environment in Southern California by becoming the first hotel property in the Coachella Valley to implement ORCA Technology, an innovative technology developed by ORCA Digesters, Inc. that turns food waste into water. The application of this system will divert approximately 624 tons of food waste from local landfills per year, thereby reducing the amount of methane gases produced at landfill sites, lowering garbage truck diesel fuel usage, and resulting CO2 emissions. Additionally, the digested food waste...

Zogics Introduces New Suite of Cleaning Products

LENOX, MASS.—Zogics’ new suite of cleaning products is concentrated to yield gallons of usable cleaning solution, all while promoting environmentally-responsible application. The lineup is ECOLOGO approved and offers the diversity needed to meet a wide range of uses and specialties. The lineup includes all-purpose cleaners to degreasers and odor eliminators. The general-purpose cleaner safely and thoroughly performs all cleaning applications including removal of heavy grease and soil. This moderate foam formula leaves a clean, film free surface, making it the ideal product for scrubbing and recoating without the use of harmful chemicals, such as: phosphates (promote algae blooms), EDTA (carcinogen)...

Sofitel Los Angeles Earns Green Seal Certification

LOS ANGELES—Washington, D.C. based nonprofit Green Seal announced that the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has been awarded the Green Seal Silver Certification. This national, standardized certification is part of the nonprofit Green Seal initiative, created in 1989 to encourage companies to safeguard the environment by using environmentally responsible products and practices. The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Hotel is the sixth hotel in Los Angeles (and one of only nine hotels in all of Southern California) and the first of the worldwide Sofitel hotel group to achieve this distinction. “By earning Green Seal certification, the Sofitel proves...

Seven Furniture Companies Win High Scores on Sustainable Wood Sourcing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have launched the Wood Furniture Scorecard, a comprehensive assessment of wood sourcing policies for over 50 of the largest furniture retailers in North America. Published on a dedicated website and available through both organizations, the scorecard covers publicly available information on how companies source virgin wood. It also evaluates company use of recycled and reclaimed wood. Scorecard results include 7 Top Scorers: ABC Carpet & Home, Williams-Sonoma Group, IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, City Furniture, and Target. Six companies earned Honorable Mentions...

Evolve Controls Releases Guest-Facing Room Controls Interface

CHICAGO—Wireless, cloud-based in-room control and management solutions provider, Evolve Controls, announced the launch of Evolve Guest Interface (eGI), the hospitality industry’s first multi-protocol gateway built into a touch-screen interface device. The eGI device will interface with Z-Wave, Zigbee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. “With the multiple options for connecting IoT solutions in today’s fragmented technology industry, any product for the hospitality industry isn’t complete without multiple radio frequency connectivity options that include Wifi, Zigbee, Bluetooth, and Z-Wave,” according to Armand Rabinowitz, Senior Director of Strategy and Workgroups at Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG). “These options enable operators to choose the most reliable...