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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.

BioHiTech Global Receives Orders for 20 Revolution Series Digesters

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y.—BioHiTech Global, Inc., a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, announced that it has received orders for 20 of its Revolution Series Digesters for delivery to several leading international hospitality companies, including two new end-customers. The orders consist of several direct sales as well as rental contracts. The company has already shipped six units and expects to complete delivery of the remaining units in the fourth quarter. The digesters will be installed in hotel and hospitality locations in both Europe and the United States. The company sees significant opportunity for additional unit...

LG Introduces 4K Ultra HD Hotel TVs with Nanocell Display Technology

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL.—Bringing a new level of premium quality video and audio performance to LCD hotel TVs, LG Business Solutions USA has launched the first 4K Ultra HD TVs designed specifically for the hospitality market with NanoCell display technology. LG’s UT770H  series of Pro:Centric smart hospitality TVs brings LG’s award-winning LCD TV display technology from the consumer market into the hotel room for the first time. These new hotel TVs leverage the power of LG’s NanoCell IPS technology panels to deliver impressive picture enhancements, color accuracy and wide viewing angles to LED-backlit LCD TVs. LG’s proprietary NanoCell technology uses nano particles (each roughly...

Dyson Launches the Airblade 9kJ Hand Dryer

NEW YORK—Today, Dyson launched the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer. With a completely unique design and cutting-edge technology, the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer enables people to dry their hands quickly and hygienically, while using low energy and offering an alternative to single-use paper towels. “At Dyson we believe hand drying should be fast, hygienic and responsible in its energy use. We solved many of these problems when we disrupted the industry with the launch of the first Dyson Airblade in 2006,” explains Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer. “We continue to pioneer with the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer—our latest hand...

Boxed Water Is Better Announces Art of Tea Collaboration

HOLLAND, MICH.—Boxed Water Is Better announced the launch of Boxed Matcha in collaboration with mission-driven tea importer Art of Tea. The bundle includes a 24-pack of 500 mL Boxed Water and 24 Art of Tea Matchasticks, an organic ceremonial grade blend of three Japanese green tea varietals. Simply pour, shake and go. For each product sold, Boxed Water and Art of Tea will plant 24 trees in U.S. National Forests with the National Forest Foundation (NFF). “At Boxed Water, we’re always looking for brands who share our Better Planet ethos,” said Boxed Water Chief Marketing Officer Rob Koenen. “With Art of...

INTUS Windows Tree Planting Draws Architects, Developers, Others

FAIRFAX, VA.—INTUS Windows’ fourth tree planting event was its biggest yet, drawing in architects, developers, builders, government officials, and even an ambassador. As part of their One Window, One Tree program, INTUS holds these plantings biannually near their headquarters in Fairfax, Va. They aim to educate the community and building industry about the importance of trees by getting their hands on them (literally) and giving them a much-needed home. Through a partnership with the City of Alexandria and the Tree Stewards of Alexandria and Arlington, INTUS Windows planted 50 trees at Four Mile Run Park. The Lithuanian Ambassador to the...

UPS to Add More Than 6,000 Vehicles to Its Natural Gas Fleet

ATLANTA—UPS announced plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450M investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure. The new vehicles will be equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems provided under an exclusive agreement with Agility Fuel Solutions, a business of Hexagon Composites. The investment in CNG fuel systems expands UPS’s relationship with Agility Fuel Solutions and supports UPS’s fleet sustainability efforts. It will help reduce UPS’s carbon footprint and is expected to have a positive influence...

Flooding Sensors’ Valvin Products Stop Toilet Leaks, Overflows

CARSON CITY, NEV.—Flooding Sensors announces the availability of two innovative devices that use patented technology designed to conserve one of the world’s most precious resources: fresh water. Both products are designed to be user-friendly so that each can be quickly added to any toilet with a tank by anyone with limited mechanical skills who can follow a simple set of instructions. The toilet bowl overflow Valvin detects a potential bowl overflow and sends a message to a valve that shuts off the water supply to the toilet and thereby prevents an overflow. The other Valvin detects leaks within the toilet...

EcoVessel Joins 1% for the Planet for a Better World

BOULDER, COLO.—​EcoVessel, a leading manufacturer of eco-friendly, reusable drinkware, announced that, as of Oct. 1, 2019, they are now a member of 1% For the Planet. Through this partnership, EcoVessel pledges to donate 1% of all sales to support environmentally focused, nonprofit organizations around the globe. This partnership is a natural fit for the company who, since their inception, have been on a mission to reduce single-use plastics worldwide. This partnership allows them to advance their mission by connecting with the 1% For the Planet’s organizations and partners, all working towards a single cause of bettering the planet. “We are constantly looking...

Modular Construction Leader Converts Hotel Designs to Modular

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Z Modular, a leading innovator in North America’s modular construction industry, announced that for a limited time it will convert any hotel floorplan concept to a modular design schematic within as few as 10 business days for $20,000. The modular schematic, valued at $50,000 or more, includes a parametric Revit model; MEP design approach; rough order of magnitude (ROM), including price per square foot; project schedule with phase gates; and conceptual floorplan — enabling a project-specific comparison of modular and traditional construction methods. The offer is valid through November 30, 2019. “We’re making this offer so more hotel developers...

Indiana Furniture Expands Joy Line with New Upholstered Options

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture says it will begin taking orders on an expanded range of upholstered options for the already-popular Joy seating line. Originally introduced as a family of mesh-back task seating and expanded over time to include work stools, the Joy series will now offer upholstered back options, allowing customers to create a cohesive look throughout facilities while providing high performance in all types of work zones. Joy couples style and ergonomics, and has the ability to support users up to 400lbs, providing an all-in-one solution for the diversity of employees and environments. This line offers a broad spectrum of options,...