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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.

Green Lodging News Adds Hotel Emporium as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Hotel Emporium as a Founding Sponsor at the Bronze level. Hotel Emporium has just introduced Eco Pod by Terra Green, sustainable innovation giving hotels worldwide a one-stop solution to face plastic waste and bacteria contamination arising from bulk liquid dispensers. The packaging is fully compostable with bamboo, sugarcane, and wood fibers, plus soy-based ink printing. It is a waste stackable product containing up to four uses, ensuring a bacteria-free environment and easy disposal. It is a water-activated, powder-based amenity collection allowing lighter transportation and lower carbon footprint. Just add water to use. The current range...

Tarkett Names Kim Drautz Senior Vice President for Hospitality Division

SOLON, OHIO—Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has announced the promotion of Kim Drautz to Senior Vice President, Hospitality, Tarkett North America. In this role, Drautz will be responsible for leading the company’s Hospitality business throughout North America, with a focus on continued growth and expansion in the segment. She is the first woman to lead the Hospitality business for Tarkett North America and will also serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. “The hospitality industry presents a significant growth opportunity for Tarkett, as the brand boasts a wide breadth of products that can...

California Faucets Offers Newly Redesigned Website

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.—“From Our Hands to Your Home” is more than just a tagline for California Faucets. It’s the very essence of the company’s innovative heritage and brand philosophy. The company’s newly redesigned website is a reflection of this ideal. With a wealth of beautiful new photography and a focus on the artisan spirit that infuses every California Faucets product, the new easy-to-navigate site tells the complete story of the brand—and the people behind it. “In our high-tech, machine-driven world it’s important to recognize the value of handcrafted products versus everyday mass-produced widgets,” says Noah Taft, Senior Vice President of...

Another Indiana Furniture Facility Recognized for Workplace Safety

JASPER, IND.—In living up to one of its core values, Create a Safe and Healthy Work Environment, Indiana Furniture has achieved Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) certification for its Plywood manufacturing facility, located in Jasper, Ind. Less than 45 Indiana businesses have achieved INSHARP certification and they are recognized as workplace safety and health leaders. “Our goal every day is to put safety first,” stated Greg Hildenbrand, Safety and Industrial Engineering Manager for Indiana Furniture. “Receiving this certification is a testament to the focus and dedication of our employees. Creating an ongoing safe and healthy mindset throughout...

Nora Lighting Offers Ari LED Step Lights

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s Ari LED Step Lights feature a modern, screwless face plate with three mounting styles: vertical, horizontal and field-interchangeable. Ari is available in 2.5W LED or 5W LED (30 to 80 lms) and can be installed indoors or out. The fixtures improve lighting around stairways, patios, balconies or outdoor walkways. They save up to 80 percent in energy costs when compared to 10W incandescent step lights, and are cETLus listed for wet locations. A scoop reflector produces maximum illumination without a diode image and a non-dimmable driver is integrated and embedded. Color temperatures include 3000K or 4000K CCT with...

Green Seal Holds Inaugural Hotel Sustainability Workshop in Napa Valley

NAPA VALLEY, CALIF.—Global environmental non-profit Green Seal held its inaugural Hotel Sustainability Workshop in Napa Valley, Calif., in partnership with the California Green Business Network (CGBN) and Napa Green, to bring advanced resources and training to the region’s hospitality industry and capitalize on Napa Valley’s potential to grow its international recognition as a sustainable travel destination. The workshop leveraged Green Seal’s globally recognized expertise in setting rigorous science-based health and environmental standards and CGBN’s and Napa Green’s local reputation and community relationships to provide hospitality leaders with the tools and training they need to bolster Napa Valley’s competitiveness with other...

Green Lodging News Adds APEX Steam Cleaners to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added APEX Steam Cleaners to its Green Product & Service Directory. APEX steam cleaners clean, sanitize and deodorize without chemicals and a minimal amount of water usage. In addition, the high heat kills bed bugs without an exterminator. They are available in multiple models each with a wide range of accessories. APEX fully backs its steam cleaners with a two-year warranty on the unit’s pressure vessels and a 90-day warranty on all other parts. Call APEX Steam Sales at (609) 267-0922 or e-mail sales@apexsteam.com for more information.

Power Knot Opens New Facility to Ramp Up Biodigester Production

FREMONT, CALIF.—Power Knot, a market leader in biodigesters that eliminate waste food for commercial foodservice operators, has opened a new 25,000-square-foot facility that significantly expands the company’s manufacturing. The new facility, located just down the road from the Tesla automobile manufacturing plant and with fast access to the major international shipping port of Oakland, positions Power Knot to meet rapidly growing demand for its award-winning LFC biodigester from customers around the world. “Demand for our LFC biodigester has surged dramatically over the past year, driven by large orders from cruise line operators Costa, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, P&O, and Seabourn,...

Bradley’s Introduces New Line of Matching Soap Dispensers, Faucets

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—Bradley Corp., an industry leader in providing state-of-the-art hand washing solutions, introduces a new line of matching Verge soap dispensers and faucets. These complete sets offer cohesive and striking designs that further enhance the sophisticated look of Verge washbasins and work seamlessly with any other basin. With advanced sensing technology for reliability and durability, the Verge soap and faucet pairs come in four styles and six finishes. “Specifying the Verge family of soap dispensers and faucets harmonizes designers’ looks and adds a beautiful and unified design element to washbasins,” says Laura Stang, Senior Product and Portfolio Manager, Bradley Corp....

Humanscale Honored with SEAL Environmental Initiative Award

NEW YORK—Humanscale has been recognized by the 2019 SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Business Sustainability Awards, celebrating the company’s leadership, transparency, and commitment to sustainable business practices. The Environmental Initiative Award granted to Humanscale recognizes specific environmental and sustainability initiatives evaluated on impact metrics, innovation, sharing of insights and investment leads. Since founding Humanscale over 35 years ago, Founder and CEO Bob King has navigated with purpose and a respect for the planet that is evident throughout every aspect of the company. While many manufacturers aim to reduce their negative impacts, King knows that the challenges facing our planet...