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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.

Power Knot’s Iain Milnes Presents at Hotelier Maldives GM Forum

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—At this year’s Hotelier Maldives GM Forum, Iain Milnes, President of Power Knot, explained why the proper disposal of waste food is essential for hotels and resorts that are committed to sustainable operations and a low carbon footprint. High-end tourist destinations, which are often located on or near pristine ecological environments, are among the top producers of food waste—statistics show that some resorts generate more than 3lbs (1.5kg) of food waste per meal. The GM Forum—the only dedicated gathering for hotel managers in the Maldives—is an annual gathering of general managers and hospitality industry stakeholders. This year, presentations and panel discussions at the GM...

Humanscale’s Nova Task Light Wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

NEW YORK—Nova, a new task light from Humanscale, was awarded the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD receives over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries each year. This year, Humanscale’s Nova task light won over the 67-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. Nova is the latest of seven Humanscale products to win the award. Previous Humanscale products awarded this honor are the Freedom chair, Float, Diffrient Smart, M2 Monitor Arm, Diffrient Work Light II, and Switch...

American Industrial Completes Acquisition of Current, Powered by GE

BOSTON—GE announced it has completed the sale of its Current, powered by GE business unit to American Industrial Partners (AIP), a New York-based private equity firm focused on buying, improving and growing industrial businesses. Financial details were not disclosed. Current’s portfolio spans LED and traditional lighting solutions, along with a wide variety of intelligent controls, sensors and software. The business delivers energy savings and operational productivity for its customers, which include commercial offices, retail stores, industrial facilities and cities. Under a long-term licensing agreement, Current will continue using the GE brand on its products and services moving forward. “Three and a half years ago, we formed Current...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Vios Spa Group to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Vios Spa Group to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Consultants/Spas/Wellness category. Vios Spa Group is a consulting group providing quality standards, education, and certification. Shelley Lotz, Principal of Vios Spa Group, has 30 years of experience in the spa/wellness industry as an owner, educator, and esthetician. She wrote Green Spas and Salons: How to Make Your Business Truly Sustainable and is a contributing author of the textbook Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals. She is also a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. The Vios Certified Sustainable...

Breathe by Milliken to be Featured at Spring 2019 High Point Market

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Co., a leading global innovation company with performance and protective textile, specialty chemical and floor covering expertise, announces the continued growth of its eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric collection, Breathe by Milliken. For Spring Market, Breathe by Milliken will be featured in the new King Hickory Showroom.  King Hickory selected four colors of the Breathe by Milliken denim fabric that is 100 percent cotton. Offering the ultimate in sustainable and elegant performance, this luxurious fabric combines design and durability with family-friendly stain protection. King Hickory chose this specific fabric to satisfy customer demand for greener products featuring minimal chemistry. According to...

EcoSmart Tankless Water Heaters Unveils New Brand Design

WATERBURY, CONN.—Water heating systems are the second greatest user of energy in the home. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, they account for an average of 18 percent of electricity costs. EcoSmart, a leading Rheem brand of efficient and economical electric tankless water heaters, helps reduce energy costs in homes and businesses by up to 50 percent with its patented, quality green energy products. As it fulfills the demand to provide smarter, more technologically advanced water heating solutions, EcoSmart just unveiled its new brand design. The new design includes an image of a globe, shaped as a...

Rhino Paper Straws Gains Attention with Three Luxury Brands

BOCA RATON, FLA.—FarFromBoring Hospitality continues to make headlines, eliminating the need for plastic straws by recently signing on to provide discerning clientele at three nationally recognized establishments with a high-quality, paper straw alternative. With eco-friendly, strong and reasonably-priced Rhino Paper Straws that are unique in color and design, the Boca Raton company is meeting the demand for local product availability while making a global difference. Three hospitality companies will now use Rhino Paper Straws to help reduce the more than 500 million plastic straws that Americans use every day, which pollute our oceans and are ingested by sea birds, turtles and other marine life. The...

Pure Wellness Installs 28 Pure Rooms in Chicago

ATLANTA—Pure Wellness, a pioneer in hotel guestroom wellness solutions, has installed 28 Pure Rooms at two properties in the Windy City. Now, wellness-minded travelers visiting Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown, a Historic Hotels of America inductee, or the Sofitel Chicago can experience a Pure Room. “The leadership teams at The Silversmith Hotel Chicago and the Sofitel Chicago recognize the importance of serving the wellness-minder traveler—a very large and growing market segment,” says Larry Hall, CEO of Pure Wellness. “The wellness-minded traveler makes choices that lead to a state of holistic health, and a Pure Room satisfies their need for purified air,...

Baxter VersaOven Receives NRA Show’s Kitchen Innovation Award

ORTING, WASH.—The Baxter VersaOven, the latest innovation in cooking equipment, combines the best features of steamer, rotisserie, convection and combi ovens into one space-saving design, resulting in recognition by the National Restaurant Association Show with a Kitchen Innovation Award. The Baxter BV400G is one of 25 products selected in 2019 as part of the NRA Show’s 15th annual Kitchen Innovation Awards. Designed to provide kitchens with a new level of versatility, the VersaOven is a self-cleaning, programmable gas rack oven that offers convection and non-boiler steam to serve as a steamer, rotisserie, convection oven, and combi oven all in one. “Since...

WASTELINQ Launches Software for Optimizing Waste Management Practices

HOUSTON—Texas-based WASTELINQ, whose waste industry experts design innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of waste industry customers and service providers, announced the Q1 launch of its industry leading Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings this week. The technology startup, founded by experts with more than 70 years of combined experience managing waste brokerages and TSDFs, has created platforms that help waste generators and waste service providers capture the financial, operational, and environmental value of superior waste management strategy and practice. Commenting on the announcement, Chief Financial Officer Ken Odom observed, “We know our solutions work because they’re the same...