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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.

Indiana Furniture Awarded Grant to Help Stimulate Future Growth

JASPER, IND.—The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced awards totaling $2M to Hoosier businesses in Manufacturing Readiness Grants, which Indiana Governor, Eric J. Holcomb, first announced in May. Indiana Furniture, along with 19 additional Hoosier businesses, received a grant to stimulate manufacturing investments amid COVID-19. These grants are part of the Economic Activity Stabilization and Enhancement (EASE) program designed to position Hoosier operations, and the sector overall, for future growth and prosperity. “We’re honored to be a part of this program and to assist in spurring growth for Indiana manufacturing and the Hoosier workforce,” said Chad...

CIRQ+ Unveils CIRQ+CLEAN Touchless Sterilization Innovation

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—CIRQ+ founders dreamed of a world where people can work and live safely, allowing a nation hard-hit by the pandemic to return to the life they knew, and today that dream becomes a reality with the launch of CIRQ+CLEAN. Developed by cloud-based platform CIRQ+ in response to the impact of the global COVID crisis, the CIRQ+CLEAN is a first of its kind solution—a touchless sterilization innovation that dispenses an EPA-registered fluid through an in-room autonomous, connected IoT robot, the Cbot. The all-natural, non-toxic disinfecting solution has the most up-to-date approvals by the EPA for use against Sars-CoV-2, the...

Nora Emergency Light Available with Wet Location Enclosure

COMMERCE, CA—Nora Lighting’s Compact Dual-Head LED Emergency Light is now available as Model NEG-602 with a waterproof, vandal-resistant enclosure. With the enclosure, the fixture is suitable for wet location installations and is 5VA flame retardant. During a power failure, the glare-free luminaire provides 90 minutes of light from two adjustable LED heads with 6000K, powered by a NiCad 3.6V 3W battery. It is capable of housing an extra battery to power an additional remote emergency light. Lumen options range from standard 75lm (1W) to high output 250lm (4W). Self-diagnostic/self-testing functions are optional. White or black finishes are available, and the light...

Green Lodging News Adds Spectrum UVC to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Spectrum UVC to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Cleaning & Maintenance/UV Disinfection category. Spectrum UVC is revolutionizing sanitation standards for residential and commercial spaces by utilizing the power UV light disinfection, eliminating 99.9 percent of all viruses, bacteria, and pathogens in the safest manner possible to both humans and the environment. The company’s 850M9 is lighter and more mobile than competing units but is at the same time more powerful for better disinfection in less time. The units are user friendly. When guests feel safe occupancy increases. Decrease turnaround time. Proven...

Cintas Chicago Facility Earns Zero Waste Certification

CINCINNATI—Cintas Corp. announced that its direct sale and rental distribution centers (DCs) located in its Chicago facility have been awarded Gold level under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system for zero waste. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient. Cintas’ Chicago DCs were certified Gold as a result of diverting more than 90 percent of its waste stream from landfill and incineration, having a zero waste policy in place and meeting the TRUE certification requirements over the past 12 months. The facility...

New LED Intigo Omni-Directional 35W Lamp

FORT MILL, S.C.—HyLite announced the New Intigo Omni-Directional 35W Lamp. This new lamp is a high-quality LED Retrofit Solution that replaces traditional 175W MH/HPS lamps. The HyLite LED Intigo Omni-Directional 35W Lamp enhances vision for better optical acuity, and provides clean, crisp light. Suitable for fully enclosed fixtures, its compact size makes it the ideal replacement for CFL, MV, HID, and HPS Lamps in existing fixtures. The Omni-Directional 35W Lamp comes standard with 3,000⁰K and 5,000⁰K and products with 2,400⁰K-6,500⁰K are available as Special Orders only. Designed for easy installation in new fixtures or existing luminaires, HyLite LED Intigo Omni-Directional...

Ace Hotel, Noshinku Team Up to Make Sanitizer Luxurious

NEW YORK—Ace Hotel has teamed up with Noshinku to elevate the hand sanitizer experience for their guests. Noshinku is a premium hand sanitizer brand that doesn’t just kill germs but also treats skin gently and smells great. Ace has installed Noshinku’s signature sleek dispensers in multiple locations throughout the public spaces in its U.S. properties, including New York, Chicago, Downtown Los Angeles, and New Orleans. In doing so, the hotel brand is treating hand sanitizer as a premium amenity that elevates the overall guest experience, and not just a generic necessity. “We’re thrilled that Ace chose us, and recognizes that elegance...

Waste Management Issues Recycling Report

BERKELEY, CALIF.—Waste Management Inc. has issued a “Report on Recycling” as the result of a dialogue earlier this year on boosting U.S. plastic recycling rates. China’s 2018 ban on plastic waste imports exposed the fragility of parts of the U.S. recycling collection and processing system. Media reports suggest significant gaps in U.S. recycling markets due to historical reliance on China for processing plastic, underdeveloped domestic markets, and low prices offered for recovered plastics. Following the filing of a shareholder proposal and in-depth engagement earlier this year, the company agreed to provide a report that would identify gaps in recycling infrastructure,...

React Mobile, CommScope Collaborate to Protect Workers

Seattle—React Mobile and CommScope are joining forces to provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for keeping workers safe. Employee safety is of the utmost importance to businesses across many industries such as hospitality, healthcare, and education. The combined solution comprises CommScope RUCKUS’ wireless access points (APs) with integrated IoT and React Mobile’s best-in-class employee safety devices (ESDs). By leveraging the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in RUCKUS Wi-Fi APs, businesses can quickly, easily, and cost effectively meet state and local government mandates to provide “panic buttons” to all lone workers. How it works: When a worker activates the panic button, the...

Notu Design Launches Ultimate No-Touch Tool

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF.—Notu Design has unveiled Notu One, an all-in-one, pill-shaped no-touch tool for opening doors, signing receipts and using touchscreens. Notu Design is a fresh new brand from the innovative design team at Gruv Inc. They are behind the globally-distributed brands Gruv Gear and Krane. The ergonomic design of the Notu One is easy to grip and feels comfortable in the hand while addressing the issue of contamination from exposed surfaces such as door handles, pens and public touchscreens. A clever magnetic-mounted hook slides out quickly to open doors and slides right back into the aluminum casing, keeping hands...