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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.

Hobart Announces 125-Year Anniversary Celebration Contest Winners

TROY, OHIO—Hobart announced the winners of its 125th Anniversary Celebration Contest—a giveaway of equipment prize packages, plus installation and up to one year of preventive maintenance. Tore Trupiano, owner of Mangia e Bevi in Oceanside, Calif., was the independent restaurant winner. Nicholas Angelakis, owner of Colonial Farms Gourmet Food and Market in Washington Crossing, Pa., won in the independent food retail store category. Both winners were chosen based on their commitment to local philanthropy and community outreach and will use their new Hobart equipment to further their missions. “We are honored to be able to support both of these owners and...

Green Lodging News Adds REV Energy Ventures Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added a REV Energy Ventures case study to its website. The case study details how REV Energy Ventures worked with Host Hotels & Resorts to develop and implement a corporate renewable energy strategy to increase onsite solar PV across Host’s U.S. portfolio. Since 2011, REV performed high level portfolio analysis to identify solar opportunities and in-depth feasibility assessments on over 100 hotel properties. The assessments enabled Host to invest approximately $17M in solar projects in Hawaii, Arizona and Washington, D.C. where REV provided turnkey services managing the whole project development lifecycle. REV continues to identify renewable...

Bradford White Enhances Protection with Exclusive Partnership

AMBLER, PA.—Bradford White Corp., an industry-leading American manufacturer of water heaters, boilers and storage tanks, announces that its proprietary Vitraglas tank lining will now incorporate Microban antimicrobial technology to provide additional protection against the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface of the interior tank lining. “We’re delivering unprecedented protection that no other water heater manufacturer can offer,” said Louise Prader, Senior Director of Product Management for Bradford White. “Microban antimicrobial product protection* enhances the premium protection of our Vitraglas technology and offers our customers an additional layer of protection.” Bradford White water heaters are the only water heating products that...

EcoSync Raises Close to $1.2 Million in Second Seed Funding Round

OXFORD, U.K.—EcoSync announced that it has raised close to $1.2 million in its second seed funding round. The energy management technology start-up is looking forward to expanding into new sectors beyond higher education, bringing its energy saving benefits to other commercial buildings such as offices, schools and hotels. EcoSync already has a leadership position in the U.K. with its solution. The new funding will help the business accelerate the development of its energy solution, which allows owners and operators of commercial buildings to reduce their heating bills and carbon footprint by up to half, without compromising on occupant comfort. It achieves...

EcoClear Offers Green Cleaning Alternatives Made in U.S.A.

SARASOTA, FLA.—Recurring supply chain issues have businesses seeking reliable suppliers, while concerns about pollution and health risks from chemicals have consumers looking for “green” alternatives. EcoClear Products solves those concerns with commercial and household products made entirely in the United States. EcoClear was founded in 2013 with the mission of creating pesticide products that were safe for the environment, people, pets, livestock, and wildlife. The EcoClear team of scientists, winner of four presidential awards for “green chemistry,” formulates all of EcoClear’s products. “All EcoClear products are now made in the United States,” said EcoClear founder Christopher Stidd. “This provides benefits to both customers...

Chicago Faucets Adds Matte Black Finish to E-Tronic 80 Sensor Faucet

DES PLAINES, ILL.—Chicago Faucets introduced a matte black finish to the E-Tronic 80 electronic touchless faucet and soap dispenser family of commercial restroom fixtures. Building owners, schools and facility managers appreciate the clean look with above deck intelligent electronics that eliminate clutter below the deck and enhance the overall design of the room. They also like the innovative engineering and solid construction that makes for intuitive, feature laden and vandal resistant faucets and soap dispensers. “More and more customers requested (or prefer) matte black finish for commercial restrooms so we came out with the E-Tronic 80 handsfree faucet and matching soap dispenser...

Bluewater Not Happy About Lack of Action on Plastic Bottles

SHARM EL-SHEIKH—Bluewater, a Swedish innovator of award-winning hydration solutions and beverages, has lashed out at the lack of decisive action by world lawmakers to halt the production of single-use plastic bottles despite growing evidence of the threat posed to planetary and human health. “Some 1.3 billion plastic bottles are purchased around the world every day and unfortunately many ultimately end up in landfill or the oceans after being discarded, subsequently then leaching a variety of potentially health threatening chemicals and microplastics into the environment,” said Philip Russell, Managing Director of Bluewater’s U.K.-based events company, in a landmark speech in the...

Cintas S.H.I.N.E. Award Honors Housekeepers Who Go Above & Beyond

CINCINNATI—Cintas Corp. announced the grand-prize winner and runners-up in the 2022 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. (Star Housekeepers in a New Era) Award. Christine Perkins, a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar City in Cedar City, Utah won the contest’s $5,000 cash grand prize. Additionally, her property will receive a comprehensive product, training and consultation package from Cintas and its contest partners. “This year’s S.H.I.N.E. Award finalists truly embody what a strong work ethic looks like,” said Nicole Beall, Vice President—Hospitality & Gaming Strategic Markets at Cintas. “Housekeepers in the hospitality industry have shown great resilience and dedication to overcome tremendous...

Eighteen Lighting Luminaires from Acuity Receive Innovation Awards

ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that 18 architectural lighting luminaires representing the company’s A-Light, Eureka, Gotham, Hydrel, IOTA, Juno, Luminaire LED, Luminis, MARK Architectural Lighting, and Peerless brands were selected as 2022 Product Innovation Award (PIA) winners by Architectural SSL magazine. The PIAs recognize innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also spotlighting the players behind the components that make up these light sources. PIA Winners Include: A-Light: Absorb I Suspended Luminaire is an acoustic luminaire that delivers form, style, and sound absorption to an environment. Made for areas with hard surfaces, tall windows, and high ceilings. Relay Suspended Luminaire features curved and softened design elements, allowing...

Vindow Inc. Joins Global Sustainable Tourism Council

MIAMI—Vindow Inc., the cloud-based travel technology platform that brings buyers and sellers of contracted accommodations together to facilitate a more effective RFP and contracting process, is now a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), working with the organization to make travel more sustainable. Vindow is the only cloud-based, SaaS platform that combines a centralized, full lifecycle management of the procurement process—from RFP generation through contract management—with AI-powered, intelligent market analytics. In addition to the valuable business benefits the platform offers, it also gives buyers and sellers an easy way to decrease their carbon footprint. Vindow’s online RFP management and contracting functionality facilitates...