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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.

Lightning Systems Introduces ‘Lightning On Tap’ Charging Solutions

LOVELAND, COLO.—Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, introduced “Lightning On Tap” charging solutions, a comprehensive offering of AC and DC fast charge charging stations. “With more fleet operators making the switch to electric trucks and buses, planning and installing charging systems has brought a whole new set of challenges for our customers. We can now help overcome that challenge by delivering a full suite of charging hardware and software options,” said Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems CEO. “We know first-hand that fleets need timely and specific help with charging solutions for their commercial vehicles.” Lightning Systems’ lineup of new...

Excel Dryer Publishes independently Verified Health Product Declarations

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc. announced that the Health Product Declarations (HPDs) of three of their hand dryer models, the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer, the XLERATOReco Hand Dryer and the ThinAir Hand Dryer, were thoroughly reviewed and verified by an independent agency. HPDs, developed by the instructions set forth by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), are “a standardized format for the transparent disclosure of building product ingredients and associated hazards.” HPDs are a tool that helps buyers and specifiers better understand the environmental and health impacts of a product’s materials, to make more informed product...

Arbor Day Coffee Launches Single-Serve Recycling Concept

NEBRASKA CITY, NEB.—With the growing demand for greener practices for in-room hospitality, the demand for more sustainable coffee choices, including packaging, continues to grow. There is no denying single-serve capsules are here to stay, and with that in mind, the Arbor Day Coffee program has taken extra steps to minimize their impact on the planet by providing a recycling program to hospitality locations purchasing shade-grown Arbor Day Coffee. Arbor Day Coffee is well known to be focused on roasting shade-grown coffee, yet what most may not know is their recent efforts in launching a recycling program for single-serve capsules, specifically...

Secret Bay Awarded Green Globe Certification

PORTSMOUTH, DOMINICA—Secret Bay, the exclusive, sustainable, private, all villa resort and the first five-star luxury experience in Dominica, the Caribbean’s “Nature Island,” announced it has been awarded Green Globe Certification, one of the highest standards for sustainability worldwide. The only operating hotel on Dominica to hold the accolade, Secret Bay was recognized for its innovative guest experience that is designed to seamlessly bring the island’s sustainability efforts to life. Secret Bay prides itself on existing at the intersection of luxury and sustainability, and has always been steadfast in preserving Dominica’s natural and pure beauty. From sustainably designed villas built with Guyanese...

SCS Global Announces Leadership Team for Seafood Certifications

EMERYVILLE, CALIF.—SCS Global Services announced the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs. The team includes SCS veterans Gabriela Anhalzer, who is now serving as Manager of SCS’ Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries certification unit, and Adam Spiegler as Manager of the company’s Seafood Chain of Custody (CoC) certification programs. SCS welcomes on board Adam Daddino as Manager of its Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Farms certification unit. Finally, long-time SCS seafood traceability expert Jason Swecker has been promoted to the role of Director Sales and Marketing, Seafood. “Adam Spiegler, Gabriela, and Jason have demonstrated their expertise working with scores of clients...

Nuvola Partners with React Mobile on Employee Safety Device

MIAMI—Nuvola, developers of service optimization and guest engagement software, announced a partnership with React Mobile to provide hotel staff with an employee safety device and alert management platform developed specifically to provide immediate assistance in an emergency situation. The employee safety device’s one-click activation transmits an alert across Nuvola’s Housekeeping Productivity platform, instantly notifying security staff of a problem with exact location details using multiple built-in GPS tracking options. “As a former hotelier, I understand the risks involved in daily tasks, and how many of these are done in solitude which can leave employees vulnerable,” said Juan Carlos Abello, Nuvola...

Lutron Celebrates Opening of Commercial Experience Center

COOPERSBURG, PA.—For almost six decades, Lutron Electronics has been a leader in the lighting control industry. Now, as Lutron celebrates its new Commercial Experience Center in Manhattan, the company is once again bringing bold ideas and a fresh vitality to lighting and design. “Experience” is the operative word at the flagship center, located just off Fifth Avenue at 3 E. 28th Street in New York’s lively NoMad neighborhood. At the core of the center is the Lutron HXL approach, a broad philosophy of human centric lighting that deftly employs four elements of lighting design—natural light, quality light, connection to the...

Norb Introduces Its Own Brand of LED Light Bulbs

SPRING LAKE, MICH.—Norb, LLC introduces the Norb (Nutri-Orb) brand of LED light bulbs. The Norb line of Wellness Lighting for Better Working, Learning and Living includes: NorbSMILE—The “Feel Right” Light illuminates with a white-color light designed with the sun’s “happy” light spectrum that awakens and energizes. It is available as an A19 LED bulb with 11 watts and as a tube light with 18 LED watts. In contrast to regular indoor lights which may cause drowsiness, lethargy or agitation, NorbSMILE supports a positive mood, alertness, energy and productivity. NorbSMILE is the healthy building light for daytime illumination in company offices,...

Quore Surpasses 4,000 Hotel Customers

FRANKLIN, TENN.—Quore announced that more than 4,000 hotels are successfully using its hotel operations platform. At its inception in 2012, Quore was the product of a single engineer at a local hotel property trying to solve the frustrations and miscommunications that he encountered while doing his job. Then, Quore surpassed its three-to-five-year plan within the first three months of business and now, with over 4,000 hotels, Quore has more than tripled initial projections. The company has reached this point purely through organic growth and customer referrals. With some of the industry’s largest brands—IHG, Marriott, Hilton and Choice—now championing Quore, the...

UPS Releases Latest Sustainability Report

ATLANTA—UPS has published its latest Sustainability Report, Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably, highlighting the company’s sustainability initiatives during 2018 and progress toward 2020 and 2025 goals. The digital-first interactive Report showcases the enablers of progress that are advancing sustainability for the environment, employees, and UPS communities around the world: Bold Ideas. UPS is responding to fast-changing trends and customer needs by fostering a culture of innovation and agility and encouraging UPSers at all levels to think like entrepreneurs and to act in bold new ways. By expanding its portfolio of services, products and technology solutions, UPS is simplifying logistics for small-...