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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.

American Express Announces $250,000 Grant to Ocean Conservancy

NEW YORK—American Express Company announced a $250,000 grant to Ocean Conservancy in support of its International Coastal Cleanup and Trash Free Seas programs. The International Coastal Cleanup, which took place on September 15, is the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from local waterways, beaches, lakes and rivers. As part of the grant, American Express employees will also participate in five coastal cleanup events in the United States, Italy, Malaysia and Australia this fall. Earlier this year, American Express, in partnership with Parley, an organization focused on combating marine plastic pollution, announced a collaboration to raise awareness of...

Australian Ecolabel to Enter U.S. Green Building Market

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—Global GreenTag International—Australia’s building sector ecolabel—is launching its innovative, award winning, globally recognized product certification standard and ecolabelling program in the United States at the end of 2018. In the United States, Global GreenTag is already recognized by the International WELL Building Standard and also claims compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4 building program and tools. It was the first company in the world to introduce an LCA based product rating ecolabel scheme that today certifies nearly 2,000 products for approximately 200 companies with factories in over 22 countries many of which are USA manufactured or...

Bartco Expands LED Luminaire Series for Wet Applications

LOS ANGELES—Bartco Lighting, a leading innovator in lighting manufacturing, introduces the Fathom Series, which includes eight clean, sleek, contemporary low-profile, remote- and integral-driven, linear LED luminaires that perform in wet outdoor locations. The Fathom Series is compatible with wet locations, performing well in outdoor environments. It achieves a UL Wet Rating in an entirely new way from its industry predecessors by exploiting the full capabilities of wet rated components on the interior of the luminaire, thus eliminating the need for unsightly sealing hardware. The Fathom Series is ideal for highlighting and outlining architectural elements, façade lighting, exterior soffits and porte cochere....

Cali Bamboo Expands Eco-Engineered Flooring Line

SAN DIEGO—In response to growing customer demand, Cali Bamboo, has added nine new floors to its Eco-Engineered bamboo flooring collection. Engineered planks are frequently a strategic choice, with a layered construction that makes them more dimensionally stable, and therefore better suited for high moisture environments like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. The new floors are the omnichannel company’s first engineered styles with click-lock milling, ideal for glue-down or floating installations. Planks measure 72⅞ inches long, 5 5/16 inches wide, and 9/16 of an inch thick. The entire engineered collection is now available from Cali Bamboo, various flooring dealers across the country,...

Nora Lighting Debuts High Lumen RLM LED Pendant Shades

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting features new high lumen RLM LED Pendant Shades for general lighting in hospitality, retail or commercial applications. The RLM shades are available in 10” diameters with 2800 lumens and 16” diameters with 2800 or 3800 lumen outputs for bright, even illumination. The shades are aluminum-spun and offered in black, white or gun metal finish with reflective white interior bowls. All fixtures have built-in dimmable drivers and LED COB technology, along with deep-set optics for visual comfort. Color temperatures include 3000K, 3500K and 4000K with 90+ CRI for realistic color rendition. RLM shades are often installed alongside Nora LED recessed...

FloWater Reaches 50 Million Plastic Water Bottles Avoided Mark

DENVER—With plastic straws capturing the headlines, FloWater announced an important milestone on another front, an even larger threat to the environment—single-use plastic water bottles. With its new-tech Water Refill Stations now deployed at major corporations, hotels, schools and fitness centers in 42 states across the country, FloWater has eliminated the need for 50 million (and counting) single-use plastic water bottles from the drinking water supply chain since the company’s launch five years ago. Over the next five years, by 2022, FloWater and its customers are on target to eliminate the need for one billion single-use plastic water bottles. FloWater is working...

Green Lodging News Adds Excel Dryer as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Excel Dryer as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Excel Dryer’s expanded and enhanced product line features the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR, XLERATOReco and ThinAir Hand Dryers, the first in the industry to receive Environmental Product Declaration certification from UL Environment. Enhanced standard features include adjustable speed and sound controls, adjustable heat settings (high, medium, low and off), an externally visible Service LED and multi-voltage options. Call (888) 998-7704 or e-mail sales@exceldryer for more information.

Zenique Hotels Installs INNCOM e7 Thermostats

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected hospitality, announced that Zenique Hotels installed Honeywell’s INNCOM e7 Thermostats at its new 127-room Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton hotel in California. “We picked Honeywell for its robust integration capabilities with other software, its energy savings, and because the e7 Thermostat looks great,” said Rupesh Patel, President of Zenique Hotels. “Its flat panel controls are perfect for the exceptional Aloft guest experience we wanted to create. The e7 also communicates with our property’s Alexa voice activated room controls powered by Volara. The systems work well together and provide the innovation and convenience our guests love. Patel noted...

HyLite Adds LED PAR46, PAR56 & PAR64 Retrofit Solutions

FORT MILL, S.C.—HyLite LED announced new PAR46, PAR56 and PAR64 retrofit solutions. The HyLite LED Lotus Lamp is designed for a quick and easy installation in existing can lights. The HyLite LED Lotus Lamps feature excellent optics for increased visibility and low power consumption, helping to increase illumination while reducing energy costs. It is available in multiple beam angles: 15⁰, 25⁰, 40⁰ and 120⁰ for ideal light distribution. With lamp life of up to 60,000 hours, HyLite LED Lotus Lamps significantly reduce energy consumption and re-lamping, maintenance, and disposal costs. It enhances vision for better optical acuity. It also...

Green Lodging News Adds TMI Sustainable Aquatics as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes TMI Sustainable Aquatics to its Green Product & Service Directory. From its inception in 1995, TMI has recognized the need for sustainability in recreational water, and concentrates on reducing the carbon footprint and energy usage of each aquatic center that it works with. TMI’s mission is to promote the advancement of sustainable aquatics. It utilizes Salt Pure chlorine generation equipment along with Salt Synergy UV and Chemistry Controllers to create the most pleasurable and healthy water possible, while reducing the amount of chemicals that are added to the water. By...