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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.

Busch Systems Green Thinking Webinar Series Continues October 27

BARRIE, ONT.—Busch Systems, a leader in recycling and waste solutions, is hosting the next program as part of the Green Thinking Webinar Series on October 27, 2021. This free Zoom-based event will bring recycling and facilities managers together to share best practices and personal experiences on how to design and set up recycling and waste bin collection infrastructure. Instead of a traditional presentation, this program will be exclusively organized around discussion groups. Participants will move between Zoom breakout rooms reserved for topics such as bin design features, signage, placement and involving stakeholders among others. Attendees will be prompted to share...

Westrock Coffee: We Will Be 100 Percent Responsibly Sourced by 2025

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.—Westrock Coffee Co. announced their pledge to responsibly source 100 percent of the company’s coffee and tea by 2025. This supports their foundational sustainability strategy and commitment to purchase and process all products in a manner that is fair to the people who grow and handle it, their employees, peers, and environments. “We are excited to continue the sustainability journey that started 12 years ago with a small exporting business in Rwanda. While our hands-on approach to working with our farmer partners and customers remains the same, we are humbled by the opportunity to expand this across 173...

Atos, Johnson Controls Partner to Accelerate Push to Net Zero Buildings

CORK, IRELAND—Atos and Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announced a global partnership. Atos and Johnson Controls will help private and public sector customers accelerate their journey to Net Zero by providing a unique set of end-to-end advisory services, digital and other key decarbonization capabilities which aims to help clients formulate and sustainably achieve their Net Zero strategy by reducing their commercial, industrial and office building carbon emissions. Over the next decade, global greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut by 45 percent to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement goal of containing global warming to 1.5°C....

Quench Announces Acquisition of Vero Water

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA.—Quench, a leading provider of filtered water solutions for businesses and dealer partners across the United States and Canada, announced that it has acquired Vero Water. Vero Water is a leading brand of eco-friendly, luxury, still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry. Vero water is served to more than 75 million guests per year in acclaimed restaurants, hotels, and cruise lines in the United States and 14 countries around the world. Vero’s proprietary technology enables clients to filter, chill, fill and serve Vero still and sparkling water on-premises and on-demand, in reusable luxury glass bottles,...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Artanis Home to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes Artanis Home to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Amenities/Dispensers/Toiletries” category. Artanis Home is a sustainable, refillable pump bottle provider for hotels and vacation rentals, featuring highly customizable options and low MOQs. The company can design plastic or elegant glass bottles with adhesive labelling or print that features a property’s branding and unique style. The pre-printed refillable shower bottles are recommended by NBC News to “ditch single-use bottles” as an environmentally friendly option that “saves you money over time and keeps plastic out of our landfills and oceans.” Contact Artanis Home at info@artanishome.com.

EarthTronics Adds LED Canopy Color Selectable Series

NORTON SHORES, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new versatile LED Canopy Color Selectable Series available in three colors and three wattage options to deliver superior illumination. Ideal for entry ways, parking garages, low bay areas and perimeter lighting, the LED Canopy Color Selectable Series lights can easily be switched to provide 3000K, 4000K or 5000K correlated color temperature (CCT) during installation. All offer a high 80+ CRI for improved visual acuity. The color selectable temperatures offer facility and building managers the opportunity to match existing HID lamps,...

Andreu World Adds Furniture as Part of 100 Percent Pure Wood Project

VALENCIA, SPAIN—Adela Rex is Andreu World’s first collaboration with French designer, Philippe Starck. It is part of the 100 percent pure wood project, which brings together seating and tables, made in part or entirely with only selected slow-growing wood from reforested forests that are harvested on the company’s own land. In many cases, the pieces are made without using any component of any other material—with guaranteed quality and a FSC 100 percent certification. Adela Rex uses plywood, possibly the most sustainable because its use is far superior, taking the ply to the limit with a special mold that makes it...

Nora Lighting’s MAC XL LED Track Heads Now Feature Comfort Dim

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s MAC XL LED Track Heads now feature Comfort Dim, a warm dimming technology that changes CCT from a bright 3000K to a comfortable and inviting 1800K. Comfort Dim is a popular option for dining rooms, restaurants, and other venues that prefer a relaxing atmosphere. MAC XL Track heads resemble line voltage fixtures, but without bulky driver enclosures. Field adjustable beam spreads allow precise illumination. Comfort Dim models deliver 1000 lumens, while MAC XL dedicated color temperature fixtures offer 2700K to 4000K in 1200 lumens. Comfort Dim is suitable for two circuit applications in which other MAC XL track heads...

This German Startup Offers a Simpler Way to Recycle Your Coffee Cup

NATIONAL REPORT—Nearly half of the United States population, 150 million American adults, are coffee drinkers. Now think about the cups. Unless you’re drinking your brew at home, you’re likely picking up your java in a paper cup to go. And that’s the problem across the world: nearly 16 billion paper to-go cups are used every year, which leads to 6.5 million trees being cut down and 4 billion gallons of water being wasted. The inside of most paper to-go cups is also coated in a thin layer of plastic, making them unrecyclable. With these issues in mind, many places, ranging from small...

Intellihot Launches telliBot_ai Water Heater Systems Analyzer

GALESBURG, ILL.—Intellihot, the clean technology company creating transformative, next-generation solutions to transform the built environment, announced the launch of its latest product, the telliBot_ai, the world’s first intelligent water heater systems analyzer. Current telliBot_ai customers include Benihana Inc., the international restaurant chain. Hot water is critical for hotels, restaurants, and all other commercial and industrial buildings that need immediate hot water around the clock to remain operational. Unexpected water heater malfunctions can become financially and reputationally devastating for businesses. Equipped with advanced intelligence and sensors, the telliBot_ai analyzes operations by monitoring flow rates, temperatures, firing rate, and more. With this...