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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.

Excel Dryer Partnership Results in Hand Dryers with Customized Artwork

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Artists For Humanity (AFH), whose 23,500-square-foot Epicenter is Boston’s first LEED Platinum certified building, has combined its commitment to sustainability with its dedication to art and design—and ensured neither stops outside the restroom doors. The organization provides Boston teens with opportunities for creative expression, mentorship, and paid work experience on an array of client art and design projects, all while they prepare for college and their careers. Now, thanks to a partnership with Excel Dryer, AFH has installed first-of-their-kind XLERATOR Hand Dryers customized with artwork designed by local teens in its facility bathrooms. “When we learned about the amazing work AFH was doing,...

SIHOT and LADE Facilitate Hotel EV Charging

GERMANY—Leading hotel management system, SIHOT, together with energy transition start-up LADE, is facilitating improved guest experiences with connected onsite electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs. A direct integration between LADE and SIHOT PMS automatically applies electricity top-up charges to the guest’s hotel room, reducing friction in the payment and billing experience. Using LADE’s charging stations, guests connect their EV and authenticate at the charger using either a QR code by smartphone and entering their room number and ID or through an RFID key card issued by the hotel. Hotels can also integrate existing chargers if they support the Open Charge Point Protocol (OPCC). The...

Sofidel Earns Two Recycled Content Certifications by GreenCircle Certified

HORSHAM, PA.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper products, earned two Recycled Content Certifications from GreenCircle Certified. Sofidel’s Poly Bundle and Poly Inner packaging both received the Recycled Content Certification. The Poly Bundle and Poly Inner packaging is available for professional, consumer and private label Sofidel paper products. “GreenCircle Certified is a reliable third-party certification that utilizes thorough assessments and verification to back up sustainability claims,” said Franco DiFelice, Product Office and Innovation Director, Sofidel America. “Labels like this further prove to customers that we’re first and foremost committed to environmental protection in our manufacturing.” The Recycled Content Certification recognizes products comprised...

HyLite LED Introduces NexGen Lotus Lamps

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—HyLite LED introduces the New NexGen Lotus Lamp, available in 40-, 60- & 100-watt options to replace 300, 500 & 1,000 watt incandescent and Halogen Lamps. The 100W Lotus Lamp is the world’s only Triac dimmable LED lamp. The proprietary and patented diecast heat-sink design provides excellent thermal management and heat dissipation. The IP-65 design provides complete ingress protection against contact, dust infiltration and water splashes. All the Lotus Lamps are DLC Listed and are eligible for utility rebates, providing greater savings from your energy provider. The Lotus Lamp easily fits into existing PAR Cans which makes retrofitting easy....

Element[AL] Disrupts Wine Industry with Aluminum Bottles

CLARKSBURG, CALIF.—Element Wines was announced from Bogle Family Wine Collection as the first-of-its-kind wine brand with 750ml aluminum wine bottles that are lightweight, infinitely recyclable, and are made in the shape of a traditional wine bottle. The new environmentally friendly format will shatter expectations about how and when wine can be enjoyed and answer the call-to-action from the wine industry to rethink glass bottles, the largest contributor to wine’s carbon footprint. Starting January 2024, the Element portfolio will be available in 100 percent recyclable aluminum bottles with four varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Rosé and Pinot Noir. Each wine varietal...

Trane Technologies on Corporate Knights’ Global 100

SWORDS, IRELAND—Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, has been named to Corporate Knights’ 2024 Global 100, recognized as the leader in the Building Products industry and ranking 23rd overall. Emphasizing the impact of a company’s core products and services, the Global 100 is one of the world’s most valued and transparent sustainability ratings. To determine its rankings, over 6,000 companies were assessed across 25 key performance indicators including sustainable investment, carbon productivity and racial and gender diversity. “Corporate Knights’ Global 100 only includes companies that make sustainable solutions a core part of their business, complimenting Trane Technologies’ long-embedded and industry-differentiating strategy,” said Paul...

Whirlpool Invests in Renewable Energy at Two Ohio Plants

BENTON HARBOR, MICH.—Whirlpool Corp. announced that it has entered into agreements with One Energy to add onsite wind and solar power at its Findlay and Clyde, Ohio operations. The company currently has nine onsite wind turbines at four of its Ohio plants in Findlay, Marion, Greenville, and Ottawa. Combined, those turbines supply 22 percent of the electrical needs for those facilities. These two projects are among the largest behind-the-meter renewable energy projects in the U.S., and once complete will ensure the Clyde and Findlay plants receive at least 70 percent of their energy needs from onsite renewable energy. The expansion project...

SWIO Installs Fastest EV Charging Stations to Date in Luxembourg

AMSTERDAM—SWIO, a full charging management solution provider for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, and EVBox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions in Europe, are joining forces to provide drivers with the fastest charging stations in Luxembourg to date. Losch, mobility service provider, and SOCOM, infrastructure engineering firm, started the EV charging management solution joint venture, SWIO, to incentivize EV charging in Luxembourg. SWIO has already installed two EVBox Troniq High Power DC fast charging stations—providing an output of 320kW and 400kW. EVBox believes that easy installation is just as important as delivering high quality products. After extensive field testing and gathering feedback...

Nora Lighting Unveils Newly Renovated Showrooms

COMMERCE, CALIF.—Nora Lighting announces its 35th anniversary, marking three and a half decades of innovation, dedication, and excellence. To commemorate this significant milestone, the company has unveiled the transformation of not one, but two state-of-the-art showrooms. Over the past 35 years, the company has evolved and adapted to the ever-changing landscape of the lighting market, earning a reputation for providing cutting-edge solutions for both residential and commercial spaces. “We are thrilled to celebrate 35 years of illuminating homes and businesses everywhere. Our commitment to providing the highest quality lighting solutions has been unwavering, and the renovation of our showrooms is a...

hubli Partners with BeCause to Power Sustainable Meetings

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—BeCause, the technology start-up transforming how the global hospitality, travel and tourism industries manage their sustainability data, announced an expanded partnership with hubli, the leading online marketplace and booking platform for corporate meetings, events and group hotel lodging. This partnership will allow hubli to add an ever-growing list of over 25,000 eco-labelled hotels on its platform, giving clients better visibility on a hotel’s environmental footprint and allowing them to book options that comply with their environmental, social and governance policies. With the BeCause sustainability API, hubli will be able to collect sustainability data from over sixty Travalyst-recognized certifications and automatically map it...