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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.

FSG Smart Buildings Announces Chariot Building Automation Software

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS—FSG Smart Buildings, a division of Facility Solutions Group, announced the release of Chariot, a Building Automation System (BAS) software with robust Energy Management System (EMS) capabilities combining lighting and HVAC controls with smart metering and IoT devices for multi-site command, control, and visibility. Chariot is capable of being a stand-alone solution or tying together disparate and legacy systems across portfolios of buildings and being a single pane of glass for all things facility-related. “Chariot brings affordable building automation and IoT solutions to the commercial market in one easy-to-use software platform,” said Justin McCullough, FSG Chief Product Officer. “The problem...

Tarkett Introduces Vellum & Bindery Modular Carpet

SOLON, OHIO—Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has introduced two new modular carpet designs—Vellum and Bindery. Through crisp pattern detail, color contrast and lustre variation, these complementary patterns draw on the rich tradition of book binding and impart the handcrafted patinas of early papermaking, enabling architects and designers to craft a story through interior spaces. “The passing down of story is an honored tradition in every culture, and the attention given to the craft of book binding has as much to say as the words on the page—adding a memorable richness to the experience,” said Terry Mowers,...

Frost & Sullivan Awards Carbon Lighthouse for CLUES

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—Based on its recent analysis of the global building energy optimization market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Carbon Lighthouse with the 2019 North American Technology Innovation Award. Its patented, cloud-based building energy analytics engine, Carbon Lighthouse Unified Engineering System (CLUES), gathers large amounts of building data to deliver deep insights to help reduce a building’s energy consumption. The company uniquely adopts a turnkey approach that includes data collection, implementation, and performance management, while its Efficiency-as-a-Service model guarantees energy savings to offer financial, operational and environmental value to building owners and investors. The full report is available for download...

Indiana Furniture Welcomes rep’t Group to Their Sales Team

JASPER, IND.—Indiana Furniture announced rep’t Group as its new manufacturer’s representative to manage sales in Northern California. The rep’t Group is a forward thinking manufacturer’s rep firm whose main focus is to assist in creating inspiring and functional spaces. They are passionate about innovative design, superior customer service, and reliability, and are committed to providing the best solutions to meet each customer’s objectives. The rep’t Group, led by Principal Todd Forbes, differentiates themselves by providing great products and an excellent value through ongoing research, knowledge, and years of experience. “rep’t shares our passion for helping to create spaces that exceed the expectations of the people...

Waste Management Named Among Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

HOUSTON—Waste Management has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Waste Management has been recognized 11 times for the designation and is one of only two honorees in the Environmental Services industry. In 2020, 130 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 51 industries. “Being recognized by Ethisphere as a ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ is a tremendous honor,” said Waste Management’s President and CEO Jim Fish. “Our success begins and ends with the 45,000 employees of our WM family, and this honor...

Sofidel: Americans Prefer to Buy from Global Warming Fighting Brands

FORT WASHINGTON, PENN.—More than three in four Americans (77 percent) agree that they would prefer to purchase from brands that prioritize efforts to fight global warming over brands that do not, according to a survey commissioned by Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use. In addition, more than one in four Americans (27 percent) strongly agreed. The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll from February 4 to 6, 2020 among 2,031 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. “This research highlights the increasing concern that the public has about our planet and that their purchasing power can make...

ThePureBag Company Introduces Antimicrobial Multiuse Eco-Cinch Bags

PHILADELPHIA—ThePureBag company that offers thoughtfully designed antimicrobial bags plus accessories for adventuring lifestyles, introduces a new line of antimicrobial and sustainable Eco-Cinch Bags. The cinch bags were created to be a traveler’s best friend providing germ and odor-resistant protection for clothes, shoes, laundry and swimsuits. Additionally, the cinch replaces single-use plastic bags and helps minimize plastic pollution. Powered by the mother-daughter team, Lori and Jessica Gildea, ThePureBag’s mission is built on wellness and sustainability. Their collections provide high-quality, germ-resistant and environmentally conscious products. Designed for Portable Antimicrobial + Environmental Protection Today’s travelers pack for everything from fitness and leisure activities to sight-seeing...

LEDtronics Expands Its Decorative LED Post Top Series

TORRANCE, CALIF.—LEDtronics announced two new additions to its series of Decorative LED Post Top Fixtures—a low-power circular design and a high voltage option. They’re a perfect fit for parking lots, walkways, sidewalks and area lighting, while also giving a location a modern and attractive look. The PTF000 post top fixture is perfect for walkways and pathways, while the new high-voltage version PTF001 is primarily designed for parking lots. Both fixtures are also ideal lighting solutions for pathways. The PTF000 fixture consumes only 70 watts but replaces metal-halide/HPS lamps up to 300 watts. It operates in an input voltage range of 100...

TheBestWaterHeater.com (Sanden) Adds New Distributor in South

HOLLYWOOD, FLA.—Although full-service hotels only spend 4 to 6 percent of revenue on energy (gas and electricity)—with luxury properties sometimes spending over 10 percent on energy according to an E-Source report—it’s still important to reduce all controllable expenses given the competitive environment of the lodging industry. One company, $3 billion per year Japanese company, SandenWaterHeater.com, developed the SANCO2 split heat pump water heater in the early 2000s to take the lead in water heating efficiency for homeowners and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint while saving on energy costs. The first SANCO2 was sold in 2004 with over 100,000 units...

GreenShield Introduces GreenShield Zero Finish for Textiles

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The GreenShield Company, a division of BigSky Technologies LLC, has announced the introduction of a new fluorine-free finish for textiles; GreenShield ZERO.  Responding to the needs of the marketplace for a fluorine-free solution for stain resistance on fabrics, GreenShield ZERO offers protection from water-based spills; such as sodas, coffee and wine. GreenShield finishes utilize nanoparticle-based innovations to reduce the health and environmental impact of stain resistant finishes. “We are pleased to bring the next generation of GreenShield to the textile industry,” said Dr. Cathy Fleischer, Managing Partner and Co-founder of BigSky Technologies. “With GreenShield C6XL and now GreenShield ZERO,...