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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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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.

Kohler in Top 10 for Fast Company’s ‘Best Workplaces for Innovators’

KOHLER, WIS.—Fast Company announced its fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. Kohler Co. is listed No.10 on the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators list, named the winner of Fast Company’s 2022 Best Workplaces for Innovators Sustainability list and a finalist on the Large Companies list. Initiatives that secured Kohler’s high rankings are rooted in the company’s Believing in Better operating philosophy that strives to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations through design, craftsmanship, and innovation. The company’s cultural belief in Boldly Innovating encourages...

Sol Systems Adds Clean Energy Investment Chief

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sol Systems announced the addition of David Vickerman as Chief Financial Officer. Vickerman brings decades of executive and energy-industry experience to the Sol Systems team and will be focused on corporate and structured finance and development. Sol Systems is currently developing over 2 GW of new solar projects worth over $1 billion across the U.S. Vickerman joins Sol Systems amid a generational shift toward renewable energy in the U.S. Although supply-chain delays and other logistical challenges persist, the solar industry is rapidly growing and is currently valued at over $33.1 billion. The renewable energy industry accounts for over 40...

Sphera Named Market Leader for Carbon Management Software

CHICAGO—Sphera, a leading global provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services, has been named a leader in the carbon management software market by Verdantix, an independent analyst firm, in its newest Green Quadrant report. The Green Quadrant Carbon Management Software report aims to help organizations better understand the market evolution of the carbon management software ecosystem by taking a deep dive into the current software platform offerings. The benchmark report, based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, assessed 17 capability and 10 market momentum categories. The analysis was also based on...

Fujitsu General Launches Split Terminal Heat Pump (STHP) Series

PINEBROOK, N.J.—Fujitsu General America, a leading provider of ductless cooling and heating systems and VRF technology for residential and commercial use, introduces its award-winning Split Terminal Heat Pump (STHP) HVAC series for use in hotel, motel, and all other types of lodging properties. The innovative inverter-driven heat pump offers a more energy-efficient, reliable, and quieter alternative to conventional Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) units—ideal for either system upgrading or new construction. The 2022 Dealer Design Award-winning system offers an array of features and benefits to optimize overall return-on-investment and end-user guest experience. STHP units...

Kimberly-Clark Reports Progress Toward 2030 Sustainability Goals

IRVING, TEXAS—Kimberly-Clark Corp. published its annual report on sustainability, including an update on the company’s progress toward its 2030 sustainability strategy and goals, aimed at addressing the social and environmental challenges of the next decade with goals to improve the lives and well-being of 1 billion people in underserved communities around the world and reducing its environmental footprint. “As Kimberly-Clark continues to grow our business, caring for our people, consumers, customers, partners and communities remains front and center,” said Mike Hsu, Chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark. “From our commitment to climate stewardship and our efforts to develop more sustainable solutions for...

Bluewater Calls on Governments to Ban Single-Use Bottles

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Bluewater, a world leader in innovative water purification, beverage and bottle technologies for homes, businesses and public dispensing, called on governments worldwide to ban the production of single-use plastic bottles. The call came in response to a new French study showing that 78 percent of French bottled mineral water tested in a study contained microplastics. “The findings that seven out of nine bottles tested contained microplastic are horrifying not least because we still do not know enough yet about the consequences posed to human health by the chemicals in the plastic,” said Bluewater founder and CEO Bengt Rittri, a Swedish environmental...

Maytag Cares About Communities Through Laundromat Programs

BENTON HARBOR, MICH.—When people think of Whirlpool Corp., they think about washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, cooking, and small appliances for the home; but the company also manufactures commercial laundry machines that are used in a number of environments including hotels, fire stations, apartment buildings and laundromats. Whirlpool Corp.’s commercial laundry team works very closely with the Coin Laundry Association (CLA), which was founded over 60 years ago and has become the largest trade association for the self-service laundry industry. CLA members include laundromat owners, prospective laundromat owners, equipment distributors and manufacturers. “CLA is a very strong ally of ours,” said Commercial Laundry...

SportsArt Enters Worldwide Fitness Partnership with Accor Group

SEATTLE—SportsArt, a leader in socially responsible fitness solutions for over 40 years, has been selected by Astore—Accor Group’s Procurement Organization—to become a global preferred vendor outfitting their fitness centers with SportsArt’s patented ECO-POWR cardio equipment. One of only four fitness suppliers selected by Accor, both brands share a similar mission to promote environmental sustainability and offer socially conscious options to help create a better tomorrow. “We're excited to provide Accor Group’s properties and the partners of Astore Procurement with integrations and applications that will give their hotels even more opportunities to inspire the health and wellness of their guests and our...

UniMac Unveils New Touchscreen Control

RIPON, WIS.—UniMac, a leading brand in the on-premises laundry market and part of Alliance Laundry Systems, a global leader in commercial laundry equipment, announces the release of its next generation control platform. UniLinc Touch builds on the advantages of its popular UniLinc control and puts them in a touchscreen. “Our UniLinc control’s advanced functionality and ease of use were revolutionary when we launched it years ago. Today, I’m excited to take it next level,” said Eric Meyers, General Manager of laundromat and on-premises laundry segments for Alliance Laundry Systems. “We’ve added on to a platform that was already successful to...

EV Mobility, Autonomy Team Up to Accelerate Access to EVs

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Autonomy, the nation’s largest electric vehicle subscription company, has partnered with EV Mobility, LLC., the leading all-electric vehicle car-sharing platform. EV Mobility provides electric vehicles on demand 24/7 as an amenity to luxury hotels, multifamily apartment buildings, and commercial buildings through its easy-to-use mobile app. “The partnership with EV Mobility is mutually beneficial in that it helps us achieve our scaling goal of 10,000 Autonomy subscribers within the next 12 months,” said Scott Painter, founder and CEO of Autonomy. “EV Mobility’s business is complementary to our business model and launches our B2B channel. At Autonomy, we are focused on revenue quality...