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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.

Breathe by Milliken Wins Key Placements for Fall Market

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Co., a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical, healthcare and floor covering manufacturing expertise, has key new placements for Fall Market for its popular Breathe by Milliken collection of eco-elegant performance fabrics. The Breathe collection features cleanable cottons and cotton/linens and polyesters made from recycled plastic bottles, available in a fresh neutral palette. The new Fall Market placements include first-time customers and the expansion of offerings with existing customers, all of whom recognize Breathe by Milliken’s critical role in meeting continued market demand for luxurious and sustainable performance options. Among...

Susan Farris Guides Shaw Industries’ Sustainability Strategy

DALTON, GA.—As a leading supplier of carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone flooring products and synthetic turf, Shaw Industries’ reach into the hospitality industry and beyond is significant. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with approximately 22,000 associates worldwide. What has perhaps distinguished Shaw the most is its commitment to reduce its environmental impact. Its products have the sustainability stamp of approval from GREENGUARD, CRI Green Label Plus, FloorScore, and NSF 140, among numerous others. To further support its transparency efforts, it also maintains Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for all commercial carpet products and Living Building Challenge...

Waste Management Named Sector Leader on Dow Indices

HOUSTON—For the second year in a row, Waste Management has been named the Sector Leader for Commercial Services, at the top of the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for North America and the World. Amid a record number of companies completing the survey, this distinction recognizes the company’s leadership in its industry. “We are extremely proud to be named a leader on the DJSI World Indices for the second year in a row,” said Jim Fish, President and CEO of Waste Management. “Waste Management has spent nearly 30 years focusing on environmental innovations, sustainability and change. We continue to...

Friedrich Named ‘Supplier of the Year’ by Ad HVAC

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading manufacturer of room air conditioning and other home environment products, earned the industry’s top “Supplier of the Year” award for 2019 from AD HVAC. The award, which was presented during AD HVAC annual member meeting held earlier this month, reflects Friedrich’s strong commitment to support independent distributors by offering a wide range of innovative product solutions, training, customer service and personalized support. As a member-owned organization, AD brings growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners together with the purpose of outperforming the market and staying ahead of the competition. For nearly six years,...

Volta Debuts Free DC Fast Charging Service

SAN FRANCISCO—Volta, an industry leader in innovative electric vehicle charging networks, announced the nation’s first and only free, public-access DC fast charging network. The new fast charge stations can add up to 350 miles of range per hour and are compatible with a wide variety of the most popular electric vehicles. Volta will install the first 150 stations nationwide over the next 12 months at busy retail locations with strategic real estate partners. Effectively enabling Volta to better match driver needs with each destination’s charging amenities, the fast chargers will be placed alongside Volta’s Level 2 stations to accommodate...

EnviroLogik Launches First-to-Market Franchise Opportunity

SARASOTA, FLA.—With communities and businesses becoming more aggressive in their fight against drain and sewage problems caused by FOG (fats, oils and grease) and other organic matter, EnviroLogik, an expert in commercial drain line and odor control solutions, is set to pave the way to stronger, healthier and more conscious city systems. EnviroLogik is positioned to see significant growth as the brand announces the launch of its first-to-market franchise opportunity, with plans to open more than 250 franchise locations by 2025. EnviroLogik uses proprietary, naturally effective products to solve drain and odor issues in commercial spaces, including buildup of fats,...

LightBlue, Travel Without Plastic Partner to Reduce Waste

LightBlue Environmental Consulting (LBEC) and Travel Without Plastic (TWP) have joined forces to tackle the two single biggest waste streams in hotels—food waste and single use plastic. Led by long-term sustainability professionals, both organizations originally set out with wider objectives in mind but narrowed down their focus into specific problem areas, guaranteeing the most robust possible service for hotels looking to tackle two of this decade’s increasingly important topics. Aware that solving one problem should not cause another, both organizations champion a reduction in overall waste and their respective recommendations to businesses ensure that the wider picture is considered before...

Coaster Cycles Partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

BONNER, MONT.—Coaster Cycles announced a major partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) as a Featured Community Partner. The partnership is the latest example of Coaster’s mission-driven business model—“to inspire communities and brands to move, connect and deliver with the world around them.” Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of four-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of eight, she had raised $1 million....

Schneider Electric Cuts Five Years from its Carbon Neutrality Goal

NEW YORK—Schneider Electric announced at Climate Week NYC 2019 that it is drastically stepping up its commitment to carbon neutrality with three new actions: (1) accelerating its 2030 goal of carbon neutrality by demonstrating carbon neutrality in its extended ecosystem by 2025, bringing forward its objective by five years (2) achieving net-zero operational emissions by 2030 as part of validated SBT target and (3) engage with suppliers towards a net-zero supply chain by 2050. These targets are expected to contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) goal of capping global temperature increase at 1.5°C. Schneider Electric is...

Daltile Expands Its Popular Natural Quartzite Collection

DALLAS—Daltile announced the expansion of its Natural Quartzite collection, bringing four new countertop and extra-large slab surface options to the market. The new products from Daltile provide customers with eye-catching, Natural Stone surfacing solutions that boast exceptional durability and performance. “The hot, new trend product in stone is Natural Quartzite and this category of stone has also become increasingly popular in the countertop category due to its beautiful look and feel, and the durability and hardiness of the material,” said Roy Viana, Director of Natural Stone and Slab for Dal-Tile Corp., parent company of the Daltile brand. “Natural Quartzites offer...