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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.

EarthCheck Inner Circle Forum Identifies Tourism Sustainability Challenges

BEIJING—With a key focus on sustainable destinations, infrastructure, over tourism and water management, EarthCheck, a leading business advisory group for travel and tourism, hosted its signature event, the Inner Circle Forum at Marco Polo Parkside in Beijing. The Forum, now in its seventh year, is an exclusive gathering of global travel and tourism thought leaders who collaborate and investigate sustainability challenges facing the tourism industry. Keynote speaker and internationally renowned Dr. Raj Rajan, Ecolab’s Vice President of Research, Development and Engineering and Global Sustainability Technical Leader, presented Water and Energy Management: Implications for China. “Water is the common thread essential to...

Nora Lighting Posts New Exit & Emergency Lighting Brochures

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting has posted a comprehensive new Exit and Emergency Lighting brochure online for easy reference. The 32-page catalog (available as a PDF) presents a detailed overview of Nora’s extensive product line with more than 60 exit and emergency models for indoor and outdoor use. Nora fixtures are designed to provide the safest egress in all situations and include a wide variety of wall and ceiling models, plus emergency recessed downlights. Incandescent emergency lights are listed, along with efficient LED exit signs and self-illuminating units with no metal or electrical parts. Architectural models feature brush finished faces to complement...

Amazon Announces Alexa for Hospitality

SEATTLE—Amazon announced Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience offered by invitation to hoteliers that brings the simplicity and convenience of Alexa to hotels, vacation rentals, and other hospitality locations. Using the Amazon Echo in their room, guests can now ask Alexa for hotel information, contact the hotel to request guest services, play music in their room and more. For hotels, Alexa for Hospitality helps deepen guest engagement through seamless voice-first experiences that offer new ways for guests to access services and amenities during their stay. Alexa for Hospitality is available to hospitality providers by invitation, with Marriott International introducing...

Ecolab Releases New Sustainability Report

PAUL, MINN.—In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy. “Many companies have complex sustainability needs and aspirations,” said Emilio Tenuta, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability. “Our industry-leading expertise and solutions help them reduce water and energy use for everything from industrial water boilers and cooling towers to warewashing processes for restaurants and foodservice facilities. All of these individual interventions add up to a significant global impact.” In 2017, Ecolab helped customers...

Lighting Science Partners with Six Senses

WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science, a global pioneer in biological LED lighting solutions, announces a partnership with Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, the premier health and wellness hotel group. The two brands share a scientific and holistic approach to wellness, and through this collaboration will offer Six Senses’ guests a better night’s sleep and a more mindful travel experience. As part of their integrated wellness philosophy, Six Senses worked with renowned industry experts to develop Sleep with Six Senses, a property-wide initiative that promotes better sleep. In addition to selecting specialty bedding and mattresses, the group selected Lighting Science GoodNight LED...

Mode:Green Debuts Lighting Line to Support Demand for LED

NEW YORK—Demand for LED lighting is growing worldwide, including in the hospitality market which is looking to capitalize on its benefits including, energy savings, price, and life span, according to a report from Technavio. To support the hotels and commercial spaces prioritizing LED lighting, premier hospitality integration firm Mode:Green announces its debut line of Custom LED Light Bulbs. Mode:Green specializes in designing and installing tailored audiovisual, automation, sustainability, and lighting experiences in top hotels, venues, office spaces, and etc. When incorporating LED lighting into its projects, its team identified a pattern of challenges affecting their installations, such as quality, reliable...

Telkonet, SONIFI Partner to Deliver Increased Energy Savings to Hotels

LOS ANGELES—SONIFI Solutions announced a collaboration with Telkonet, Inc. to make hotel rooms smarter and more connected, by combining energy management solutions with in-room guest entertainment systems. Telkonet’s EcoSmart technology uses intelligent automation and communicates a room’s accurate occupancy status to thermostats, lights, signage and other integrated in-room devices. This feature was recently installed at The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hollywood, Fla. The newly renovated property sits oceanfront along the Gold Coast. “Many of our guests spend time outside of their rooms enjoying our beachside amenities,” said Nelson Garrido, SVP of IT Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Properties....

Interface Offering Carbon Neutral Flooring Across Global Portfolio

ATLANTA—Interface, a worldwide modular flooring company and global leader in sustainability, is the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products—including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT)—are carbon neutral across the entire product lifecycle. The company is now offering its Carbon Neutral Floors program as standard to every customer, at no extra cost, to help them meet their own sustainability goals while also allowing them to reduce the emissions impact of their projects or spaces. Interface estimates it will offset 400,000 metric tons of carbon emissions in 2018 as part of the program, equivalent to the...

Honeywell to Launch New Connected Solutions at HITEC

ATLANTA—Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, will launch a suite of next-generation energy management software, smart lighting, voice controls, and secure cloud communication systems at HITEC 2018 in Houston. Through Honeywell technology, the hospitality industry can fully integrate energy management, safety and security systems, property management, and brand network operations for guestroom and building automation. Leading Honeywell’s lineup of new products at HITEC is the INNCOM INNcontrol 5 energy management and guestroom automation control system. The cloud-based and on-premise system monitors real-time guestroom data from intelligent INNCOM devices, such as its e7 Thermostat, to improve a hotel’s energy savings,...

P&G Celebrated World Oceans Day

CINCINNATI—The Procter & Gamble Company celebrated World Oceans Day last week and reiterated its commitment to find solutions so that no P&G packaging finds its way to the world’s oceans. This builds on the company’s leadership efforts in reducing its use of plastics in its packaging, increasing the amount of recycled plastic it is using and helping create the right infrastructures to enable recycling. Currently, 86 percent of P&G’s packaging is recyclable, and the company has strong, ongoing efforts to further increase recyclability. It recently announced the creation of an innovative technology, that it has licensed to PureCycle Technologies, that...