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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.

GSky Living Green Walls Introduces Versa Wall XT

DELRAY BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, introduces the Versa Wall XT system, an exterior living wall alternative to pre-grown panels. Unlike the pre-planted panels most exterior green walls on the market rely on, each Versa Wall XT features one-gallon potted plants in lightweight trays, so full-grown plants can be swapped in quickly and cleanly. This system can be a seasonal alternative in colder climates where plants can be removed for the winter or replaced entirely in the spring. The system is easy to install,...

Cultured Stone Debuts Five New Color Palettes

SAN DIEGO—Cultured Stone unveiled five new color palettes and two new profiles during the 2019 National Association of Home Builder’s International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Each debut showcased the exploration and development of contemporary aesthetic touches as the market embraces color and patterns that skew more modern. The new products include two new colors in Handmade Brick, two new colors in Country Ledgestone and a new color in Cast-Fit. The large-format Stanhope Textured Cast-Fit also debuted along with a panelized version of Drystack Ledgestone. “When developing new colors palettes and profiles, consistency is key,” said Ramsay Hawfield, Vice...

Green Lodging News Adds EcoDomo to Green Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added EcoDomo to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Surfacing & Fabrication/Leather category. EcoDomo is the premier company for leather fabrication and surfacing. EcoDomo manufactures recycled leathers and fabricates with leather instead of wood veneer. Its products are made in the USA. Call (301) 424-7717 or e-mail info@ecodomo.com for more information. Glenn Hasek can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Element Philadelphia Selects Wireless Room Controls Provider, Evolve

PHILADELPHIA—Element Philadelphia, a new 460-room extended stay hotel in Philadelphia, announced plans to install Evolve Controls’ wireless room controls system into all 460 rooms of the property, currently undergoing construction. Developed by Vine Street Matthews, owned by Chestlen Development, and managed by Starwood Hotels/Marriott, the LEED-certified hotel selected Evolve Controls for room control. “We chose Evolve for its sleek design and seamless installation process,” said Project Manager, Rich Gibson, of McCrae-Gordon Group Electric Joint Venture, LLC. “However, it’s not just about the system, it’s the superior service we have received in creating a custom solution for us to support our...

Simplehuman Introduces New Space-Saving Slim Open Can

TORRANCE, CALIF.—Designed specifically for luxury hospitality properties, office complexes and high-end spas, Simplehuman’s new slim open can has a narrow, space-saving shape that is perfect for smaller spaces, but large enough to accommodate everyday trash. Its durable stainless-steel construction ensures it will last a long time, even in tough environments, while the can’s lift-off lid makes it easy to change trash bag liners. Additional features of this stylish and modern trash can include: Enhance your trash experience: Extra-strong and durable Code F custom fit liners are designed to fit this can perfectly—no bunching or slipping. Durable, easy-to-clean materials: Fingerprint-proof...

Santa Luzia Launches DecorBrick at IBS 2019

MIAMI—Santa Luzia is a market leader in sustainable eco-friendly baseboards, moldings and millwork. Since 2002 Santa Luzia has been using recycled materials to create high quality, elegant designs, which are uniquely suited for kitchen and bath applications. The products are resistant to moisture, mold, and extreme temperature swings, do not swell or shrink, are low VOC, and termite proof. At IBS 2019 this week, Santa Luzia will introduce their new DecorBrick wall finish line for the first time to the U.S. market. Available in several colors and textures, this applied wall finish simulates the look of brick for interior and...

Milliken Specialty Interiors Partner with The Gifted Company

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—As part of its commitment to global philanthropy and sustainability, leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business, announced its partnership with The Gifted Co. The Gifted Co. is a North Carolina-based subsidiary of a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and employing individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty to work in the textile industry in commercial sewing roles. Based in the historical heart of America’s textile industry, this organization works to break the cycle of poverty, homeless and hopelessness by working directly with local homeless populations to provide...

GSky Expands Global Living Wall Installations in 15th Year

DELRAY, BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, marks 15 years of growth and now has four available systems: Versa Wall (interior), Versa Wall XT (exterior), Pro Wall, and Basic Wall. Founded in 2004 at the genesis of the living wall industry in North America, GSky has expanded to install walls in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia and continues to install over 100 annually. From small indoor walls in private residences to GSky’s largest wall in London—which spans 17,000 ft—GSky and its dealer network have designed,...

Cintas Reveals 2019 Everyday Impact Hero Program Winners

CHICAGO—From a native of Puerto Rico fundraising and volunteering for Hurricane Maria recovery to a driver who rescued a 92-year-old man trapped inside a house on fire, Cintas Corporation announces the winners of its second annual Everyday Impact Hero Program. The program celebrates individuals who make a real impact in the workplace and beyond. The 10 winners will be featured in the new 2019 Design Collective By Cintas catalog, which will be available this month. “We received hundreds of submissions from our customers across North America, which made it difficult to select only 10 heroes,” said Todd McKeown, President and...

Carlisle Partners with Pickering House to Handcraft Wide Plank Flooring

STODDARD, N.H.—Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has partnered with Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro, N.H., to handcraft wide plank flooring as part of the Inn’s extensive renovation of the Pickering homestead. Built in 1813, the homestead was named to the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s annual “Seven to Save” list of properties in desperate need of rescue. When it looked likely Pickering House would be demolished, residents Peter & Patty Cooke purchased the property. The Cookes invested more than two years planning the next chapter for Pickering House as a distinctive inn. Patty drew upon her expertise as founder of Wentworth Style, a home...