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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.

GLN Adds Lodging Technology to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Lodging Technology to the “Energy Management/Guestroom” section of its Green Product & Service directory. Lodging Technology is the pioneer and inventor of infrared occupancy sensor-based hotel energy conservation (1980). For four decades the company has provided innovative energy solutions to the hospitality, classroom and dorm, vacation condo, and military lodging sectors. Lodging Technology’s GEM Link Wireless is: not a thermostat; does not connect to the thermostat; and is not a door lock or TV remote. GEM Link Wireless is “Pure Energy Management”—reduces kWh and kW demand about 40 percent on any HVAC, effectively reducing the total...

Green Restaurant Association Recognizes Destination Kohler, Lodge Kohler

KOHLER, WIS.—Kohler Co. announces that all 16 of its Destination Kohler and Lodge Kohler restaurants are now Certified Green Restaurants. This recognition and impactful step in sustainable dining practices gives Kohler Co. the distinguished honor of having the most Certified Green Restaurants in the state of Wisconsin. The Green Restaurant Association is a national nonprofit organization that provides the only official Certified Green Restaurants mark in the country. The restaurants, located in Kohler, Sheboygan and Green Bay, have implemented scores of sustainable practices to save energy, reduce waste, and lead the restaurant industry towards environmental sustainability. Kohler’s longstanding belief that being a responsible steward of...

Sofidel Showcases Sustainable Restroom Products at NRA Show

HORSHAM, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, today announced it will showcase its Papernet brand of sustainable restroom products at the NRA Show 2022, booth 362, May 21 to 24. Sofidel will highlight its HyTech Seas dispensers, Dissolve Tech tissue, small core toilet tissue and more. “We look forward to sharing our sustainable hygiene restroom products with restaurant operators at the NRA Show,” said Giorgia Giove, Marketing Manager – Away from Home for Sofidel America. “These products can help restaurants reduce their carbon footprint and waste, leading to a more pleasant dining experience for...

EDSA Opens New Office in Raleigh, North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C.—EDSA, the award-winning and highly influential planning, landscape architecture and urban design firm, is expanding its reach and presence along the East Coast with the opening of a new global office in Raleigh, N.C. The new location marks an expansion of EDSA’s U.S. operations as well as its team, with the appointment of Michael Batts, who rejoined the firm as a Principal earlier this year, and Courtney Moore, who started with EDSA in 2004 and was promoted to Principal in 2020, overseeing operations, building excitement and growing relationships in the region. “Opportunities like this don’t come along often, and...

Blueair Partners with Allergy & Asthma Network

CHICAGO—Blueair, a leader in air purification for home and professional use, and the Allergy & Asthma Network, a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of the 60 million Americans with allergies, asthma and related conditions, announced a long-term partnership stemming from the organizations’ shared purpose to support the health and well-being of those patients and communities most in need, specifically patients impacted by poor air quality. “Blueair was founded on the belief that the freedom to breathe is a basic right. Our mission has always been to provide clean air, with the health of generations to come top of mind,” said...

Loews Miami Beach Hotel Upgrades to Intellihot Hot Water System

MIAMI—Intellihot, the leading clean technology manufacturer creating sustainable solutions for the built environment, announced its partnership with the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel to upgrade the hotel’s hot water systems. The innovative IQ1505 Intellihot replaced the previous legacy system of three large boilers and 1,200 gallons of stored water, which will reduce energy waste and the hotel’s carbon footprint while improving cost effectiveness. Loews Hotels are deeply committed to reducing environmental impact by participating in standards in harmony with the earth’s natural resources. By replacing the legacy system, Loews Miami Beach will reduce water usage and only heat water on demand. Peak...

Hobart Announces 125th Anniversary Celebration Contest

TROY, OHIO—To celebrate its 125th anniversary and the loyal customers who support the brand, Hobart announced it is hosting an equipment giveaway. The Hobart 125th Anniversary Celebration Contest includes prize packages of equipment, along with installation and up to one year of preventive maintenance for two lucky winners: one independent restaurant owner and one independent food retail store owner. Hobart will award the winners based on their local philanthropy and community outreach, as well as how the equipment will impact those initiatives. Contestants will provide this information for the selection process by submitting short narratives through an online entry form. “We...

Germicidal Ultraviolet LED Leader Luminii Improving IAQ

CHICAGO—Luminii, a leader in the germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) LED lighting space, announced that it is helping businesses including gyms, restaurants, medical offices and daycares around the country. With more than a decade of architectural LED product innovation, Luminii’s germicidal upper air system called Purifii is a contact-free, low-profile GUV product that kills the COVID-19 virus as well as other airborne viruses and bacteria that may be circulating in high-traffic indoor spaces. Since February 28, when Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rescinded the city’s indoor mask mandate, some Chicago businesses welcomed customers back to restaurants, gyms, and retail establishments with extra risk mitigation layers designed to protect air quality and kill...

Control4 Helps New Zealand Restaurant Achieve New Level of Ambiance

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—At The Fine Lion restaurant and bar in Ashburton, New Zealand, guests are treated to a luxurious, upscale atmosphere that features imported mosaic tiles, brass detailing, lush greenery and contrasting color schemes. It’s what they don’t see, however, that sets the eatery apart from its competition and makes daily operations simpler for staff. With the help of ElectraServe, a local electrical and smart tech integration company, the restaurant installed a Control4 system that consolidates control for lighting, security, heating, cooling, window shades, TVs and audio zones into a single interface that’s accessed through Control4 touch panels or the Control4 mobile app. According to James...

Ethnicraft Wins Top Honors at HD Expo 2022

HIGH POINT, N.C.—Known for outstanding craftsmanship, the 25-year-old design brand, Ethnicraft, is excited to announce that its Oak Eye Dining Chair was the winner of two prestigious awards in this year’s IIDA/HD Expo Annual Product Design Competition which honors innovation, environmental sustainability, functionality, and aesthetic or technical advancements in the hospitality industry. In addition to being named the winner in the Seating: Dining Chair category, the Oak Eye Dining Chair was also awarded the Eric Engstrom Best in Competition award out of all the products submitted across eight categories. With sleek, angular, front legs and flowing smooth connections, the new...