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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.

LOLIWARE Introduces Seaweed Pellet Technology to Replace Plastics

SAN FRANCISCO—LOLIWARE, the SEA Technology creator, announced that they have developed the first seaweed pellet created from natural biomaterials to replace plastic at scale. The company has partnered with American manufacturer Sinclair and Rush to scale production with a leading plastic-free, high-performing seaweed straw for businesses of all sizes. This announcement is significant because it is the first U.S. production of onshore, seaweed-based product replacements and is an alternative to outsourcing plastics from China—a needed step toward reducing plastic in landfills and oceans. Seaweed captures 5 to 20 times more carbon than land-based forests per unit area, including permanently storing some of it...

Supreen’s New Menswear-Inspired Patterns to Debut at HD Expo

NEW YORK—Building upon the signature softness, performance capabilities, and industry-leading sustainable properties of its inaugural launch, Supreen’s new menswear-inspired patterns will debut at two premier textile booths this HD Expo, April 26 to 28, 2022. Offering a fresh yet decidedly classic upholstery option for commercial spaces from healthcare to hospitality alike, the three new timeless, wool-inspired textures were designed to outperform while still looking debonair. Reminiscent of houndstooth, heathered flannel, and tweed men’s suiting, the patterns combine Supreen’s original liquid-barrier and stain-resistance with an elevated element of luxury—available in over 54 basic to bold colorways. Continuing to exceed industry standards, the new designs...

Green Lodging News Adds Insight Energy Solutions as Founding Sponsor

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Insight Energy Solutions as a Founding Sponsor at the Bronze level. Insight Energy Solutions is committed to engineering proven, turn-key, brand agnostic energy solutions and sustainability projects with its clients. Opportunities are particularly large with hospitality due to its comparatively high energy intensity, varied building loads and seasonal nature. “Being green does not mean sacrificing the core business of hospitality which is guest experience and comfort,” the company says. “Energy efficiency can and should co-exist within this business model and, in most cases, enhances it.” Insight Energy Solutions services cover a range of applications but...

Crossville Launches Classic Grooves Porcelain Tile Collection

CROSSVILLE, TENN.—Crossville, Inc. has announced the launch of Classic Grooves porcelain tile collection, an innovative porcelain tile series comprised of graphically-enhanced warm and cool neutral tiles complemented by an array of mosaics and playful decorative accents. Classic Grooves will be available May 16. Classic Grooves field tiles are made in the USA and Green Square Certified to answer sustainability standards. Classic Grooves is attuned to modern design sensibilities. It has a classic appeal yet is also eclectic thanks to an inventive surface visual and a surprising mix of designer elements. The look of the field tiles has subtle striations and...

M3 Helps Launch $350k Ukraine Relief Initiative

GWINNETT, GA.—M3, along with other hotel tech providers, has successfully helped launch HospitalityForPeace.org. Through the alliance of these hospitality and hospitality-related companies, the hotel industry has come together to help provide Ukrainians with much-needed relief and aid. These donations, currently totaling more than $350,000 raised by the organization, will be distributed through boots-on-the-ground charities. M3’s donation was specifically targeted to the World Central Kitchen. Ukrainians are currently facing the worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in decades. The number of attacks is escalating each day, with no end in sight. Ukraine’s infrastructure is being attacked and destroyed, including hospitals...

Johnson Controls Launches 2022 Sustainability Report

CORK, IRELAND—Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, released its 2022 Sustainability Report along with the following message from George Oliver, Chairman and CEO and Katie McGinty, Vice President and Chief Sustainability and External Relations Officer: “As we look back on the unfathomable events unfolding in Ukraine, Johnson Controls recognizes how important it is for countries, communities and world leaders to unite in solidarity during such momentous times. We will continue to collectively uphold our own company values and remain committed to leading with integrity, respect, unwavering moral purpose, and humanity. We stand in solidarity with people around...

Vicinity Energy Launches New Renewable Energy Technology in Boston

BOSTON—Vicinity Energy, a national decarbonization leader with the most extensive portfolio of district energy systems, announced it has launched eSteam, a new innovation designed to rapidly decarbonize the highest source of emissions in major cities, commercial buildings. Vicinity is the first in the United States to electrify its operations, offering renewable thermal energy by installing electric boilers, industrial-scale heat pumps, and thermal storage at its central facilities starting in Boston and Cambridge, with its other districts to follow. “We’re thrilled to be the first district energy company in the United States to bring renewable thermal energy to our customers. Our operations are...

Sloan Inaugurates The Water Council’s Water Stewardship Program

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—The Water Council announced that Sloan, a global manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems based in Franklin Park, Ill., has signed onto The Water Council’s WAVE program. Sloan is the first company to initiate the program since its formal launch in February. WAVE will help Sloan improve its enterprise-level water stewardship performance and public reporting, concluding with independent verification of its progress. “Water is earth’s most precious resource, and it’s important to understand and prioritize our water risks and shared water challenges in order to become better stewards,” said Patrick Boyle, Sloan Director of Sustainability. “Sloan’s historic partnership with The Water Council’s WAVE...

Busch Donates $108,000 for Emergency Aid of German Red Cross

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.—People on the run, destroyed cities, damaged hospitals and hardly any possibilities to care for the injured: The German Red Cross (DRK) has launched an emergency aid project to respond as quickly as possible to the devastating situation in Ukraine. Busch Vacuum Solutions is supporting the humanitarian efforts to help the people directly affected by the current situation in Ukraine with a donation of $108,000. In the Ukraine war, the German Red Cross, together with the Ukrainian and Polish Red Cross, is setting up a supply line to enable the rapid delivery of relief supplies to Ukraine. Among...

Cyber Switching Launches Commercial EV Charging Station

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—Cyber Switching, a leader in intelligent power management solutions, announces the launch of its smart level-2 commercial EV charging station. This represents a substantial step towards eliminating the notorious bottlenecks in EV charging infrastructures across the United States: high pricing, difficult installation, and a lack of infrastructure and expertise. The announcement came during the NAFA Expo 2022, a premier networking event that brings together fleet professionals from across North America. With a strong focus on affordability and sustainability, Cyber Switching aims to make the transition to EVs easier, smoother, and even financially rewarding for big corporations, workplaces, commercial...