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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.

Monarch Brands Ramps Up Production of Cleaning Textiles

PHILADELPHIA—COVID-19 has elevated the need for cleaning supplies, and many suppliers are running out of stock or engaging in price-gauging practices. In times of national emergency and disaster, Monarch Brands has traditionally ramped up production and logistics without raising prices. Recently deployed automation features and a split shift workforce ensures that Monarch Brands continues to meet demand while mitigating exposure to COVID-19. All wholesale microfiber and rags get automatically weighed and wrapped before being carried to the dock by “Fred,” an automated pallet train that moves along a magnetic track. Fred handles 7,500 pounds loaded on his back while pulling five...

AspenClean Brings First EWG VERIFIED Cleaners to Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—AspenClean announced its collection of nine cleaning products that meet the Environmental Working Group’s rigorous criteria for health, ingredient disclosure and transparency. These are the first cleaning products to earn the EWG VERIFIED mark. EWG is widely recognized as the most trusted and rigorous evaluator of chemical safety in consumer products. EWG awards this prestigious mark only to products that meet stringent ingredient and transparency requirements. “We are very proud that AspenClean is the first home cleaning brand to participate in this initiative,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “Earning the EWG VERIFIED mark isn’t easy, as anyone who has read our exacting criteria can attest. We...

Schneider Electric Partners with CDP to Provide Sustainability Consulting

NEW YORK—Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced that it has renewed its partnership with CDP as an Accredited Provider of global sustainability consulting services and sustainability software. This is the ninth year that the company has collaborated with CDP to improve environmental disclosure and reporting in the commercial and industrial sector. CDP is recognized as the industry gold standard for environmental disclosure, a critical piece of measuring climate action globally. Nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions are disclosed via the CDP annual Climate questionnaire and in 2019, more than 8,000...

Jain Irrigation Announces Launch of Jain Unity for Water Management

FRESNO, CALIF.—Jain Irrigation, Inc., a world leader in irrigation technology, announces the general availability release of JAIN Unity, an automatic irrigation control system and environmental data services platform. Unity is the first-ever smart irrigation solution for landscape management fully powered by artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. Jain Unity gives users (contractors, water managers, home and building owners) direct access to view how much water the plants in their landscape requires, along with real-time visibility to the efficiency of their irrigation system for eliminating water waste. Arcadis and Bluefield Research recently released a report that is projecting over 36 percent...

Emerson Acquires Energy Management Solution Provider Verdant

ST. LOUIS—Emerson announced it has completed the purchase of Verdant, a leader in energy management solutions for the hotel and hospitality industries. The addition of Verdant broadens Emerson’s growing energy management and optimization capabilities for residential and commercial applications. While the typical hotel guestroom is vacant more than 50 percent of the time, energy usage remains the second largest operating cost for hotels. Verdant’s products and services combine advanced occupancy and thermal sensing technologies with real-time analytics to ensure optimal energy settings, reducing consumption and maximizing cost savings for hotel operators without compromising guest comfort. “As the hotel and hospitality industries...

Carrier Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

INDIANAPOLIS—Carrier recently announced the latest dealers to be inducted into its Dealer Hall of Fame at the 2020 Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer National Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. Established to recognize dealers who adhere to the highest standards in customer service and loyalty to the Carrier brand, this award celebrates years of outstanding work in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, as well as in their communities. Carrier’s HVAC business is part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. “This year’s inductees embody all of the qualities the Carrier...

New Disinfectant Demonstrates Efficacy in Killing Coronavirus

CINCINNATI—As coronavirus paralyzes the world with fear, bioscience enterprise The Gilla Co. has developed and independently tested a product shown to be at least 99.9 percent effective in killing the deadly virus. The product, Gilla (pronounced “jilä”), received EPA registration last year as a sanitizer and disinfectant that kills germs such as the flu virus, staph, and MRSA. The Gilla Company’s pursuit of coronavirus testing is consistent with the company’s continued active exploration of the benefits of Gilla. For example, preliminary tests suggest that Gilla protects treated surfaces for a week or more. This gives Gilla the potential to...

CKI Solutions Promotes Erika Lockhart to Purchasing Manager

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.—CKI Solutions announces the promotion of Erika Lockhart to Purchasing Manager. Lockhart will be responsible for managing inventory, purchasing goods, maintaining supplier relations and pricing. Steven Gordon, President of CKI, says, “Erika has been a key part of our success and we are thrilled to promote her to this important position. She has already proven herself in many roles and we know she will excel as the purchasing manager.” Lockhart joined the company in February 2019 as a customer sales rep and quickly moved into handling national accounts. She also manages the GreenSource Mattress recycling division....

Somfy, OSRAM Partner to Allow Light to Work Better in Buildings

DAYTON, N.J.—Somfy Systems, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, has partnered with Osram, a leading global high-tech company with a diverse array of products including connected lighting solutions. The partnership between Osram and Somfy allows natural and artificial light to work better together in building environments. Osram’s Encelium networked lighting management system and Somfy’s automated shading solutions work together to create a more seamless user experience for light management. The combination of Osram Encelium and Somfy Digital Network (SDN) creates a centralized interface for facility managers and streamlines the light...

Smile Coffee Werks Launches Compostable Coffee Pods

DARIEN, CONN.—Smile Coffee Werks has unveiled compostable coffee pods made from renewable raw materials with over a 12-month shelf life. The patented technology utilizes a plant based, BPA-free cup and top, creating a commercially compostable coffee product; a seamless fit for waste-conscious consumers, private labels, retailers and hospitality groups alike. The pods are compatible with Nespresso classic style coffee makers, BPI-certified and commercially compostable in 12 weeks. Made from renewable plant-based products, the pods are the first carbon neutral, single step disposal product to hit the market. Smile Coffee Werks is available for purchase at SmileCoffeeWerks.com in compatible 100 percent...