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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.

Green Lodging News Adds Mode:Green as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Mode:Green as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Mode:Green is a leader in providing integrated solutions. Hotels like the 1 Brooklyn and Kimpton Grand Cayman partner with Mode:Green because of their shared vision of changing the way the hospitality industry views sustainability practices. Mode:Green can install and coordinate automated systems to control temperatures, window treatments, lighting and other components. Mode:Green has also created its own custom LED light bulbs that provide the best energy efficiency, warranty, color temperature, and dimming for hotel, office, venue, and other...

Valley Forge Fabrics Supports Art Feeds

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—This past May, Valley Forge Fabrics, the largest supplier of decorative performance fabrics for hospitality, participated in the largest hospitality trade show event of the year, HD Expo. Each year Valley Forge selects a nonprofit organization to support during this event as a part of their yearly Giveback Initiative. Valley Forge strongly believes in nurturing the creative spirit, so for 2018 Art Feeds was selected to be the recipient of donations that were collected through an interactive experience within the Valley Forge booth on the trade show floor. Art Feeds believes all children are artists. They use tools...

Flushmate Announces New Handle Replacement Kit

NEW HUDSON, MICH.—Flushmate, a leading supplier to toilet manufacturers on three continents, has developed a Handle Replacement Kit to enhance durability and reliability, while ensuring smooth operation on its pressure-assisted toilet products. Tailor made for either Flushmate 503 or 504 Series Systems, the Flushmate Handle Replacement Kit is designed for ease of installation and consistent performance for hotel and apartment complexes of all types. It can replace either a left- or a right-handle flush—regardless of toilet manufacturer—simplifying both installation and selection by eliminating the guesswork in determining the correct kit for each toilet brand. Flushmate’s replacement kit provides hotels and apartment...

Humanscale Provides Roadmap to Net Positive Manufacturing

NEW YORK—With sustainability as a core value from its inception, a new Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR) Report from Humanscale underscores the company’s commitment to achieving a net positive impact and lays out a corporate sustainability roadmap raising the bar for the manufacturing industry. The new CSR report reveals several areas of focus, including material transparency, responsible manufacturing and hand printing, and highlights Humanscale’s progress as it works toward its own ambitious goals. Continuing a decade-long trend of reduction, in the past year alone, the company reduced normalized energy by 10 percent and reduced greenhouse gases by 12 percent...

Signify Launches Interact Hospitality

SINGAPORE—The smart hotel of the future got a step closer with the launch of Interact Hospitality from Signify. The hotel room management system enables guests to alter lighting, temperature and make room service requests at the touch of a button. This smart system also lets hotel staff know if a room is occupied and helps them to respond quicker to guest requests, providing useful information to improve the guest experience, optimize operations and save energy. The first commercial implementation of this smart system takes place at the 1,261-room Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore. Imagine a hotel room where hotel staff...

Dalkia Acquires Aegis Energy Services

HOLYOKE, MASS.—Dalkia has acquired Aegis Energy Services. Aegis Energy Services designs, installs and operates small-scale gas fired Combined Heat & Power (CHP) systems in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. It has a varied portfolio of customers in the hospitality, healthcare and multi-unit residential markets and has been developing its small-scale CHP offerings for more than 30 years. The acquisition of Aegis Energy Services will allow Dalkia to strengthen its position in the United States, where the subsidiary Groom Energy Solutions already provides energy-efficiency solutions for business and industry. Aegis Energy Services will expand Dalkia’s offering and allow the group...

Outsect Introduces Biodegradable, Compostable Cutlery

SAN DIEGO—By the year 2050, the world’s population will reach nearly 10 billion, and there will be more plastic waste in the ocean than fish. California-based natural product company Outsect Corp. is launching TwentyFifty cutlery to help reduce the amount of food and beverage packaging waste found in landfills and in the ocean. The 100 percent biodegradable and compostable cutlery promises a design tough enough to pick up food, yet readily compost in a natural environment. This week, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $30,000 to help bring its patent-pending, grain-based compostable cutlery to...

GoSpace Installs First Super-Fast Electric Vehicle Charger

TAMPA, FLA.—GoSpace announced the first installation of Super-Fast Electric Vehicle Chargers on the West Coast as part of Volkswagen’s Electrify America program. This first West Coast installation is at T & T Country Store located off of Interstate 84 in Huntington, Ore. Known locally for their brats and pizza, they now host Four DC Fast Chargers, as part of their unique offering. The owner, Tracy McCue, recently overheard a group of nearby campers talking about these hi-tech looking Chargers. “This initiative is critical to keep pace with all the new Electric Vehicles coming on the market,” said Rock Henderson, Managing...

Vero Water Expands in Caribbean & Latin America

MIAMI BEACH, FLA.—Vero Water, a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry, announced its rapid expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America in partnership with OneLink Global, a world-class distribution and service partner with unique experience and insight in the region. OneLink is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry. The exclusive distribution agreement expands Vero’s global footprint into regions where hotels and resorts dominate the landscape and are seeking an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bottled water. “Recently major players in the hospitality industry both in the U.S. and abroad have announced they...

Serge Ferrari Introduces Soltis Proof Vivo

POMPANO BEACH, FLA.—Serge Ferrari North America, a market leader in flexible composite material technology, introduces Soltis Proof Vivo, a printable awning fabric with a natural fiber woven appearance. This waterproof fabric is available in the United States exclusively through Trivantage. Soltis Proof Vivo is ideal for commercial and retail awnings and canopies, pergolas, umbrellas, and small tent structures. The Soltis line from Serge Ferrari includes a full range of solar protection products, from meshes to waterproof fabrics. A coated polyester, Soltis Proof Vivo is a technological advancement on the Stam 6002L awning fabric introduced in 2016. Utilizing a printable matt varnish, Soltis...