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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.

Acclaim Lighting, LuxBalance Lighting Partner on Digital Lighting

LOS ANGELES—Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology, and LuxBalance Lighting are partnering to combine some of the world’s best lighting expertise with advanced research and innovative concepts in digital lighting technology. The proprietary LuxBalance technology provides flexible full-spectrum lighting to help people sleep well and wake up feeling rested. The technique also applies to tissue culture lighting by helping plants grow faster and healthier. “We’re excited to work with Acclaim, a global leader in innovative and advanced lighting technology,” said Banly Cheung, LuxBalance Lighting, lighting visionary, and MD. “With our smart combination of full spectrum lighting, control...

Kuvella Modular Designs & Z Modular Announce Partnership

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Kuvella Modular Designs, a leader in sustainable modular construction, and Z Modular, a division of Zekelman industries and leader in modular steel construction, announced an alliance between the two companies to streamline the modular construction process and broaden availability of their products throughout North America. Z Modular’s signature product, the Vectorbloc, provides extremely tight tolerances and ensures even stacking of modules. It’s also flexible, allowing for the design of virtually any type of building. Coupled with Kuvella Modular Designs’ commitment to sustainable and energy efficient construction, this partnership will greatly reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment while...

Honeywell Shortens Training Requirements with INNtool, EngINN

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected hospitality, is shortening training and installation requirements for hotel properties around the world with its design, commissioning and sales software offerings, INNtool and EngINN. The Honeywell INNCOM solutions simplify the design and implementation of its hotel guestroom systems. INNtool is a guestroom design tool that allows real-time, on-property INNCOM system design, HVAC equipment compatibility confirmation, and pricing. This can lower costs for Honeywell partners and authorized system integrators (ASIs) by reducing installation time so they can bid more competitively on projects. EngINN is Honeywell’s on-property system commissioning tool that quickly pushes guestroom configuration...

GSky Surpasses 500 Versa Wall Indoor Living Walls

DELRAY BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, announces the recent installation of the 500th Versa Wall indoor green wall system, ideal for adding sustainable design to interior space at any scale. Engineered with a unique tray design for simplified installation and maintenance—plus higher water efficiency—the Versa Wall is a versatile and long-lasting green solution for shopping malls, residences, corporate campuses, hotels, restaurants, and more. GSky Versa Wall customers include Fortune 500 companies, international airports, hotels, healthcare centers, and major universities with multiple locations. The Versa Wall’s...

EarthTronics Introduces High-Efficient LED Wrap Fixture Series

MUSKEGON, MICH.—EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its new line of high-efficient LED 4-foot Wrap Fixture Series with advanced lighting control capabilities for offices, stairways, bathrooms and storage areas for new construction and retrofit commercial projects. Available in 4000k and 5000K with an 80+ CRI, the LED 4-foot Wrap Fixtures from EarthTronics provide 4410 lumens, operating at 120 to 277 volts. They are equipped with a 0 to 10-volt continuous dimming driver with a dimming range capability of 10 to 100 percent. Advanced control options include daylight harvesting as...

Pure Wellness Appoints Chris Connar Vice President, Sales to Drive Growth

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Pure Wellness announced that Chris Connar has joined the company as its new Vice President, Sales effective January 22, 2019. The wellness-minded traveler represents a very large, high-growth, and affluent market segment within the hospitality industry. Connar will lead the sales efforts to enable the industry to better serve this market segment, generate additional revenue, and achieve greater guest satisfaction through the company’s Pure Room program. Connar, with two decades of experience in global, high-growth hospitality operations and service-based organizations, brings deep experience to the position. He has a solid record of helping the industry identify and deploy the...

ITW Food Equipment Group to Debut New Products at NAFEM

TROY, OHIO—Advanced commercial dishwashers, cooking equipment, food prep equipment and refrigeration equipment from the ITW Food Equipment Group family of premium brands are making their debut at one of the industry’s most important biannual events; The NAFEM Show 2019. ITW Food Equipment Group and its brands Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, Stero, Somat and Gaylord, are bringing new and industry-leading products to The NAFEM Show, running February 7 to 9 in Orlando, Fla. More than 100 energy-, labor- and cost-saving products will be on display at ITW booths (#3435, #3651, #3644, and #3646), as will Hobart Service, the only...

Friedrich Expands Breadth of Room A/C Smart Solutions

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Attendees at the 2019 AHR Expo held last week got a sneak peek at how Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. is building upon its smart room air-conditioning products. The company plans to unveil the greatest breadth and depth of Wi-Fi-enabled room A/C product options available on the market beginning in 2019. That includes updates for the popular Friedrich Kühl line, which will now offer integrated Wi-Fi capabilities. Kühl’s advanced connectivity goes beyond enabling customers to remotely control their units via computers and smart phones. With Friedrich Kühl, users can set schedules, and even group multiple units so that they...

VivoAquatics Receives Growth Investment, Led by Level Equity

LOS ANGELES—VivoAquatics, the leading water management and real-time monitoring platform for hotels, resorts, fitness clubs and other commercial facilities announced it has secured Series A financing led by Level Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software and automation companies. The funding represents another milestone for the company as leading brands and properties continue to adopt the VivoPoint software and IoT platform to proactively manage the risks and costs of water within a facility while improving the guest experience. Funds will be used to expand the suite of integrations across a commercial facility, expand sales and marketing, and drive...

Carpet Recycling Facility Has Grand Opening in Phoenix

PHOENIX—Aquafil last month inaugurated its first carpet-recycling facility in the States, in Phoenix. A total of 160 guests—including customers, suppliers and sustainability experts—gathered at the 116,000 square feet new building to celebrate the Grand Opening. As the President of Aquafil USA Franco Rossi said, 3.5 billion pounds of carpet are discarded each year in the States. Only two or three percent of this is recycled and often it is downcycled, the rest goes to landfills or is incinerated. Aquafil’s new facility will turn each year 36 million pounds of old carpets destined for landfills back into raw material. But what’s happening in...