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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.

OUS Capital Launches Energy Efficiency Upgrade Program

DELAVAN, WIS.—Onsite Utility Services Capital (OUS Capital) has launched an energy efficiency upgrade program that requires zero capex budget and incurs zero debt. The program called Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) allows hospitality properties of every size to upgrade their existing energy infrastructure to modern, energy-efficient solutions—but without the typical up-front financial requirements typically associated with such a project. “Smart hospitality executives understand the positive financial impact delivered by energy-efficient solutions,” says Fritz Kreiss, Founder and CEO of OUS Capital. “What has stopped so many of them from implementing those solutions in their own properties is the up-front investment...

Green Lodging News Adds Sharc Energy Systems to Its Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Sharc Energy Systems to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Waste Heat Recovery/Recycling category. Every day, a tremendous amount of warm water is used once before ultimately being discarded down the drain. Wastewater provides the ultimate renewable energy source, with an inexhaustible supply of thermal energy. SHARC Energy Systems, the world’s largest waste heat recovery company, offers two innovative products that use wastewater as an energy source. The SHARC and PIRANHA reuse thermal energy in wastewater to provide cost-effective and environmentally clean domestic hot water pre-heating and space heating and air conditioning....

Traulsen Upgrades R&A Series with Smart Controls, Refrigerant Options

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—Traulsen is kicking off 2019 with the introduction of new equipment features that give foodservice operations more choice and greater control. Known for its 80-year history of manufacturing quality commercial refrigeration equipment, Traulsen is debuting its next generation Smart Control system on all R-Series and A-Series reach-in refrigerators and freezers. Smart Control, designed with an easy to read and operate digital display, is built on custom software developed to maximize efficiency, provide sophisticated system diagnostics, and simplify the operator interface. Replacing the Intela-Traul control system that has been in operation for nearly two decades, Smart Control advances R-Series...

Cintas Partners with JW Marriott to Recycle Garments

CINCINNATI—Cintas Corp. announced its collaboration with JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., which will debut a new collection of wardrobe essentials across 51 of the brand’s hotels worldwide. In addition to the new collection launch, JW Marriott properties in the United States will participate in a unique garment-recycling program managed by Cintas that responsibly reuses the brand’s retired uniform line. “We are excited about the new wardrobe launch as it will give JW Marriott associates the opportunity to mix and match garments that best fit their job function, personality and style preferences,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President and Global Brand...

Electrolux Names New Territory Sales Manager for Northeast

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Electrolux has named a new Territory Sales Manager for the Northeast with the foodservice sales team. Scott Hopke joined Electrolux on February 4 and will be responsible for the territory from New England to Virginia. Hopke has more than 15 years of experience in the restaurant business. He joins Electrolux from Acosta Cornerstone in Albany, N.Y., where he worked as a distributor account manager. He also previously worked as a restaurant manager for several years, managing a staff of more than 50. “We are excited to add Scott Hopke to our North America foodservice sales team, in his new Territory...

Nuvola Launches Housekeeping Productivity Module

MIAMI—Nuvola, a hotel optimization and guest engagement software company, has launched its latest module, Housekeeping Productivity. The addition of this new module completes the company’s primary product offerings, enabling hotels that deploy Nuvola to manage all aspects of operations from one easy to use software system. “Our mission at Nuvola has always been to provide technology solutions that speak to specific pain points for hoteliers,” said Juan Carlos Abello, Nuvola CEO. “There is no one-size-fits-all product, but we’re coming close by putting all the necessary tools into one easy to manage platform. The launch of our Housekeeping Productivity module is...

Milliken Debuts New Website Featuring Performance, Protective Textiles

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Milliken, a leader in performance and protective textiles, has debuted a new website unifying the manufacturer’s diverse textiles portfolio built on 154 years of industry experience and award-winning research and development. Under the overarching Performance and Protective Textiles Division, Milliken serves a range of industries, including apparel, automotive and transportation, building and infrastructure, hospitality, industrial, military, interiors, and protective markets. “Milliken is synonymous with credibility within textiles,” says Jeff Price, President of the Milliken Performance and Protective Textiles Division. “Milliken innovations speak for themselves, and this website helps convey our story and fortify our reputation in a cohesive online...

Green Lodging News Adds Quipworks as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Quipworks Inc. as a Founding Sponsor. Quipworks is a provider of specialized waste reduction equipment for the restaurant, hospitality, resort, golf course, and light manufacturing industries. Its GLSand is a compact glass bottle crusher that reduces bottles in volume by 10:1 to a safe to handle sand like product. The machine is designed for waste reduction, cost reduction and sustainability. The GLSand will provide a positive impact on a property’s waste reduction goals, and create a usable commodity for landscaping, pavement patching, pool filtration and other uses. The GLSand is quiet and easy...

Electrolux Prepares for Separation, Stock Exchange Listing

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—AB Electrolux, a leading global company selling household and professional appliances, announced that it is preparing for the separation of its Professional Products business area from the Group. The Electrolux Board of Directors has initiated work intending to propose that a shareholders meeting decide to split the Group into two listed companies, “Electrolux” for household appliances and “Electrolux Professional” for professional appliances, and to distribute Electrolux Professional to the shareholders of AB Electrolux in 2020. Electrolux Board of Directors believes that such a split has the potential to create substantial shareholder value over time, given that the two businesses...

Bluewater to Showcase Water Purifiers at NAFEM

OVERLAND PARK, KAN.—Bluewater will unveil its Bluewater Pro 400 and Bluewater Spirit model lines at NAFEM in Orlando, Fla., from February 7 to 9, to showcase innovative products and technologies that help foodservice professionals deliver fresh produce, achieve clean glassware and cutlery, and offer great-tasting coffee and other water-based drinks. As a show bringing together over 500 movers-and-shakers from across the foodservice segments, NAFEM is the ideal venue for Bluewater to show the performance of its water purifiers, which remove practically all chemical contaminants, heavy metals, pathogenic bacteria and other impurities impacting food quality from tap water. “This is our first time at...