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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.

Amerlux Unveils Soft-Square Collection of Architectural Downlights

OAKLAND, N.J.—Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, released a new series of architectural decorative downlights that allows designers to break the norm of traditional layouts by clustering different-sized downlights and colors to create harmony and beautiful design elements in any space. Amerlux collaborated with Gensler, serving as a product design consultant, to create the Stadia collection, which is distinguished by a soft-square trim that extends 2 inches from the ceiling with no unsightly holes. Offering a tranquil floating effect, the collection includes standard and premium finishes, including neutrals, vibrant hues and metallic and wood grain options. All are available in single tone with matching outer trim...

PACE Equity Updates its CIRRUS Low Carbon Verification Program

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—PACE Equity, the leader in PACE financing for renovation and development projects, has upgraded its groundbreaking financial product, CIRRUS Low Carbon. The product continues to offer a substantially lower rate when applicants pursue a lower-carbon design. To continue positioning CIRRUS Low Carbon as a strategic funding tool, the low-carbon requirements have been updated to consider modern building practices, federal incentives, and client inputs. An ongoing champion for sustainable construction, the newly modernized CIRRUS Low Carbon specification now includes options for low embodied carbon concrete as well as electric vehicle charging readiness as the program continues to demonstrate advantages...

Momentum Introduces Yinka Ilori x Momentum Collaboration

IRVINE, CALIF.—Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering introduces Yinka Ilori x Momentum—a landmark collaboration between Momentum and British-Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori. The collection combines Ilori’s signature visual language, inspired by his dual heritage, love of color, and passion for joyous design, with Momentum’s expertise in commercial textile and wallcovering design. Known as the “Architect of Joy,” Ilori’s design journey spans from repurposing vintage chairs to collaborating with global giants like Adidas, Bombay Sapphire, Pepsi, Pinterest, and Universal Music. Partnering with Momentum, the leading industry’s leading textiles and wallcoverings supplier, Ilori infuses his forward-thinking ethos into commercial design. The Yinka Ilori Collection introduces playful yet captivating...

Mannington Publishes Environmental & Social Responsibility Report

SALEM, N.J.—Continuing its environmental and social responsibility journey, Mannington Mills, Inc. issued its second Values in Action report detailing commitments and initiatives aligned around its four Core Values of Care, Do the Right Thing, Control Our Own Destiny and Work Hard/Play Hard. “Our commitment to environmental and social responsibility is aligned with these values and our focus on balancing purpose with people,” said Zack Zehner, Executive Chairman of the Board. “Across Mannington Mills, talented people are working together to think about how we can best lessen our environmental impact and better serve our associates, customers, communities and planet. They are...

Ice Air Introduces iCool XC Wall-Mounted Heat Pump

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.—Ice Air, a leading innovator of HVAC solutions, has introduced the iCool XC Wall-Mounted Heat Pump, a sleek, compact (7.75” depth) versatile All Climate Comfort product that’s easier to install because of two very small wall openings needed. “It’s remarkable,” says Ric Nadel, Ice Air Founder and CEO, “because the iCool XC heat pump technology enables up to 25 percent greater efficiency and zero emissions. The design is compatible with any décor found in hotels today and installs quickly and easily.” Nadel points out that the iCool XC’s 4-function Heat, Cool, Dehumidify, and Fan modes partner perfectly with its...

VivoAquatics Announces Results of Pool, Hot Tub Survey

MONROVIA, CALIF.—VivoAquatics, a leading water management solution company, announced the results of a recent independent survey, which revealed that pools and hot tubs are one of the most important amenities for people when booking travel accommodations. However, many guests have experienced unexpected closures of these amenities during their stays. Additionally, while people reported that they are concerned about water cleanliness, chlorine levels and bacteria, they almost never receive information from hotels and resorts on these matters. According to the survey findings: Nearly 75 percent of respondents ranked pools and hot tubs as one of the top three most important amenities...

Casa Marina Key West Installs AtmosAir Air Purification System

KEY WEST, FLA.—Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton, a landmark resort destination in Old Key West, and AtmosAir Solutions, a sustainable indoor air purification and monitoring solutions company, announced the hotel has installed a state-of-the-art indoor air purification system to maintain optimal air quality in all its guestrooms for the health and wellness of its guests and staff. AtmosAir Solutions patented bi-polar ionization (BPI) tubes, installed in the resort’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, is a proactive 24/7 technology that emits ions into the air that seek, attack, and neutralize viruses and bacteria, reduces odors and...

Bjelin Unveils Contrast Collection

VIKEN, SWEDEN—Bjelin has launched a carefully curated Contrast Collection that celebrates the distinct characteristics of the renowned Spačva oak. The new, vibrant hardened wood range was created through the fusion of technology and ageless craftsmanship and suits both residential and heavy-traffic commercial environments. “We recognized the opportunity to craft a more dynamic floor by leveraging our existing colors and creating stark contrasts,” said Emanuel Lidberg, Head of Design at Bjelin. “Drawing on our Scandi-inspired palette, the Contrast Collection makes a statement while blending harmoniously with our Hardened Wood 3.0 range.” Utilizing its access to a state-of-the-art R&D department via Välinge Innovation,...

The Good Plastic Company Continues North American Growth

NEW YORK—The Good Plastic Company, the leading international manufacturer of sustainable surface materials, continues its rapid North American growth with the appointment of eleven independent representative groups across the continent: Deborah Zeitler Associates, Inc., Design Products, Inc., Go To Markert, Kane Contract Group, Kin, Inc., Mezzacappa Design, Mink Contract, MoDE, Primason Symchik, SMS Studio, and SourcedMtrl. With a focused eye on key metropolitan areas including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., this move underscores the company’s dedication to fostering a robust presence in the region. “We are thrilled to welcome these esteemed representative groups to our network as we embark on this exciting chapter of expansion,” says Diane Barnes, President,...

Blue Ridge Hotel Textiles Completes Expansion to Service Future Growth

BALDWIN PARK, CALIF.—Blue Ridge Hotel, an operating division of parent Blue Ridge Home Fashions, announced the company has completed a significant expansion of its factories. Blue Ridge is the premier supplier of the largest down comforter and natural fill pillow programs in North America. The company’s expansion includes new factory and distribution centers in Allentown, Pa. and near Toronto, Canada. This growth allows the company to scale its hospitality production and distribution capabilities, ensuring a consistent and reliable supply of quality hotel bedding products. At the same time, the hotel division announced the opening of its North Carolina office, catering specifically...