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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.

Nora Lighting Offers Three Field-Changeable Reflector Options

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting’s architectural- and commercial-grade Quartz High Lumen LED Series now offers three field-changeable reflector options: Clear Diffused, Specular Clear and Haze Snap-In with 4”, 6” and 8” apertures. Reflectors are constructed from spun aluminum and have a deep-set diffused lens for visual comfort and higher lumen output. All reflectors include two tension steel spring clips, allowing the luminaire to install without a frame-in or housing in a remodel or new construction. Quartz LEDS also feature field-selectable tunable wattage and tunable white capabilities, allowing the end user to fine tune the lighting in any environment. The tunable wattage switch determines...

CREO Unveils BioBulb Technology Platform

SAUSALITO, CALIF.—CREO, a green tech company on a mission to make buildings healthier and more resilient, unveiled the BioBulb technology platform, a smart, green living system that offers a sustainable solution for growing nature indoors and in environments with scarce resources. The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to learn the optimal growth for a plant within its surroundings and autonomously infuses it with the precise amount of water and nutrients it needs. BioBulb is a virtually zero-waste system and uses up to 80 percent less water than existing high-tech hydroponic solutions with the potential to save thousands of gallons...

EVBox Group Partners with Aetna to Expand EV Charging in Northeast

LIBERTYVILLE, ILL.—Electrical services and energy solutions provider Aetna Corp. and global electric vehicle charging solutions company EVBox Group announced a strategic partnership to help grow EV charging infrastructure in the United States, with a focus on New England and the Mid-Atlantic states—an area Aetna Corp. has served for more than 90 years. Aetna’s expertise in serving retail, hospitality and grocery establishments is expected to play a key role in delivering EV charging to drivers in the places they frequent most. “There has never been a better time for businesses to invest in EV charging, and we are pleased we can now offer EVBox...

Atlanta Company Fights COVID-19 with Advanced Cleaning Tech

ATLANTA—Total Green Services is an Atlanta commercial cleaning company whose eco-friendly, advanced cleaning solutions help businesses maintain cleanliness and safety. With over 29 million U.S. COVID-19 cases so far, businesses are struggling to operate their enterprises safely and curb infections. Total Green Services uses effective solutions to properly sanitize workspaces and get businesses up and running again. Its eco-friendly cleaning solutions kill up to 99.9 percent of harmful substances and boast the fastest kill claim in the world. Many pathogens are killed within one minute of exposure to the solutions. It is also the first U.S.-based building service contractor...

Whittaker Rolls Out Five Tips for Selecting Carpet Care Machines

NEW CASTLE, PENN.—Whittaker, a leader in low-moisture carpet care, released five recommendations for in-house custodial teams and building service contractors to consider when selecting carpet care equipment. “With reliable equipment and effective chemistry in place, facilities can maintain the luster and color of their carpet, and properly address spills and stains,” said Joe Bshero, Director of Technical Services at Whittaker. “Careful carpet care machine selection is key, as different environments and custodial teams have different needs.” Consult the following best practices when considering new carpet care equipment: Determine which method to deploy. To narrow the field, first assess which carpet cleaning...

SolarWindow Promotes John Rhee to President

NEW YORK—SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings and processes which generate electricity on plastics and glass, announced the planned appointment of Company Director, John Rhee, to President of SolarWindow. Rhee additionally continues to serve as President of the Company’s Asian subsidiary where he has actively established SolarWindow operations, strengthened and expanded the management team, and supported important technology advancements. “In the upcoming quarters my first order of business is to build on our recent record-setting achievements and further strengthen SolarWindow technology capabilities by boosting power output while lowering costs. We will concurrently deepen our management team with global...

Introducing Supreen: A New Performance Upholstery Fabric from Nassimi

NEW YORK—Supreen, a revolutionary new performance fabric, tackles the spills and stains of everyday life without compromising high-end design, sustainability, or materiality. A fusion of beauty and brawn, Supreen brings cutting-edge woven and coated technology to create a unique liquid-barrier textile with a soft hand that offers impressive upholstery options. This leading combination represents an evolution of performance fabrics, offering manufacturers and designers the durability they need with the aesthetic they seek. Named after a combination of the words “supple” and “preen,” preserving comfort and beauty is key to Supreen’s ethos. With a supple, surprisingly soft hand, “preen” references the...

Relay Adds Panic Button to Walkie-Talkie Disruptor Device

RALEIGH, N.C.—Relay, the communications disrupter known for displacing traditional walkie-talkies, announced the launch of a panic button feature available for the company’s enterprise model Relay+ device. Relay is establishing a benchmark for the next technological revolution that focuses on innovative, durable, and highly adaptive voice-first technology for deskless workers. The panic button feature is an added security measure driven by companies complying with the increased number of state and local panic button mandates promoting worker protections. Relay’s push-to-talk, hockey-puck-sized device has been widely adopted by thousands of U.S. service workers for its cellular range two-way communication, GPS tracking, and...

Smith & Fong Introduces Durapalm Sugar Linear Panels

SAN FRANCISCO—Smith & Fong announced the introduction of Durapalm Sugar Linear Panels, according to company founder and CEO Dan Smith. “We are really excited to offer this new linear look in the sugar palm range of plywood and panel goods,” Smith said. “It is hard to describe the radiant, multidimensional visual aesthetic of this product. In a line of one-of-a-kind palm-based products, this one still stands out.” Produced from Indian black palm (sugar palm), the graining of this panel is derived from the varying color range of stem wood available from this palm species. Colors of black coffee and nutmeg tones...

Pürlin LLC Names New Vice President of Hospitality

SARASOTA, FLA.—Pürlin, LLC has hired Eric Eisenberg to serve as Vice President of Hospitality. In collaboration with their University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) partners, the entire team will be working with Eisenberg to introduce Pürlin’s unique closed-loop bedlinen system to the Las Vegas hotel market. “With his extensive background in hotel operations and his professional ties to the business community, we have every confidence in Eric’s abilities to lead Pürlin’s Las Vegas commercialization initiative and to build our South West Regional Sales Operation,” says Pürlin Founder and President, Richard Ferrell. In response to the devastating impact that COVID-19 continues to...