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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.

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...

Club Car Releasing New Customizable, Job-Specific Showcase Vehicles

AUGUSTA, GA.—Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has launched a new line of vehicles through its Custom Solutions Department. Known as Showcase Vehicles, each is intended for a particular application and based on the appropriate Club Car platform. However, customers can configure the vehicles for their individual needs and sites. “Our customers often have unique requirements,” says Custom Solutions Manager Rick Whitfield. “These vehicles give them a framework to build on, yet let them select the accessories that will solve their problems, speed productivity and reduce drive time for particular applications.” The vehicles are available now and include: Carryall 1700...

GLN Adds Ecoglassstraws.com to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Ecoglassstraws.com to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Foodservice Supplies/Straws category. Ecoglass straws eliminate single plastic straw waste, are dishwasher safe and microwave safe, and great for cold and hot beverages. Ecoglass straws are handmade in the USA and are available in different diameters, lengths and colors. Call (541) 387-4436 or e-mail Graffiusfga@aol.com for more information.

GLN Adds HydroTech Solutions Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has just added a new case study to its Vendor Case Studies section. The case study details the efforts of a Fortune 100 company to improve water conservation in its cooling system to reduce costs, save energy and reduce chemicals. HydroTech Solutions initiated its Total Water Management program in April 2016 that continues as a monthly service. Each of the two headquarters buildings has a 1,000-ton cooling tower on the rooftop and two chillers in the basements. The water consumption for each building exceeded 500,000 gallons per month during summer. The facility manager sought to safely...

Steven A. Lichtenberger Joins LEO A DALY as President

OMAHA, NEB.—LEO A DALY announced that Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined the firm as president. As part of the executive leadership team, he will be responsible for leading the firm’s global planning, architecture, engineering, and interiors practice worldwide. Lichtenberger was formerly Practice Manager for Architecture in the Americas at AECOM. “I am thrilled to appoint Steve to lead LEO A DALY,” said Leo A. Daly III, Chairman and CEO. “He is a respected leader in the architectural profession who shares our dedication to design excellence. His depth of experience building and leading an award-winning, design-focused architectural...

SGS to Host Free Sustainability Webinar

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—SGS will host a free webinar to help hoteliers learn more about the current risks and sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the travel and hospitality industry. The webinar, “Moving Towards Sustainability: Future-proofing in the Hospitality Sector, will be held on July 25 at 10 a.m. Click here to register. The travel and hospitality industry is faced with a variety of potential risks, including environmental, social and economic. Of the many challenges facing the travel and hospitality industry today, two hold the greatest potential impact on guest experience and profit; risk and sustainability. To help inform hospitality industry professionals, SGS...

Indiana Furniture Announces Grand Opening of Chicago Showroom

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture, a leading manufacturer of affordable, design-friendly workplace products, has announced the grand opening of its newly expanded Chicago Showroom and Resource Center. Residing in the world-renowned Merchandise Mart, the redesigned space increased by 50 percent and now anchors a hallway corner on the 10th floor, suite 1054A. Partnering with internationally recognized design firm IA, Interior Architects, the new showroom was created to highlight the brand’s current solutions for the modern-day work environment, showcasing the flexibility and breadth of the product portfolio. The new showroom is full of a variety of furniture vignettes, materials, and refined color palettes. Displayed...