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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.

INNCOM Hires Jon Stults as Vice President–Midwest Region

NIANTIC, CONN.—Jon Stults has joined INNCOM International Inc. as vice president of sales. He has more than 25 years senior-level sales experience in the hospitality technology sector. His primary concentration will be driving INNCOM sales efforts in the Midwest. Stults’s background in hospitality communications and networking systems include positions with AT&T, RCA, Williams Communications and EMCOR Technologies. Most recently, he was a regional director of sales for Austin, Texas-based Wayport. Stults earned his Bachelors degree in liberal arts from the University of Denver and his MBA specializing in marketing and finance from Northern Illinois University. “We are very fortunate to have...

Bentley Prince Street Receives Climate Action Champion Award From California Climate Action Registry

LOS ANGELES—Bentley Prince Street was recently honored as a Climate Action Champion by the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR). In receiving the 2006 Climate Action Champion Award, Bentley Prince Street was recognized for its leadership in addressing climate change and making significant commitments to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The award was presented during the organization’s annual conference in April. “As California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer, we believe it’s our responsibility to develop new innovations that help preserve our environment,” says Anthony Minite, president of Bentley Prince Street. “At the same time, we’re taking an...

Natureplex Introduces Natural Bed Bug Killer to Lodging Industry

MEMPHIS—Natureplex LLC has introduced SleepTight Bed Bug Killer to the lodging industry. The new bio-pesticide is aimed at the growing global bed bug problem. With SleepTight, Natureplex becomes perhaps the first bio-based product company to re-enter the battle against bed bugs, once thought to be largely eradicated in the United States. Natureplex expects SleepTight will be a new tool in the fight against an old foe. During past infestations, bed bug numbers were largely decimated by powerful chemicals like DDT. However, DDT has long been banned. Company officials hope to appeal to increased environmental concerns with a product...

Carrier Corp. Announces Price Increase of Up to 8 Percent

FARMINGTON, CONN.—Carrier Corp. has announced a price increase of up to 8 percent on commercial unitary and applied equipment. The price increase is applicable to both Carrier and Bryant brands of equipment and is effective immediately. For more information about Carrier products and services, visit Carrier Corp.

Right Stuff One Introduces Dechlorinating Shower Filter

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Right Stuff One, Cleveland, Ohio, has introduced Rainshow’r, a line of dechlorinating filter products that eliminate more than 90 percent of chlorine from bath or shower water. The Rainshow’r Dechlorinating Shower Filter provides a solution to problems associated with exposure to chlorine. Its specially formulated KDF filter media removes 90 percent or more of chlorine from shower water. The filter can be purchased alone to work with an existing shower system or with the Whedon power showerhead. This showerhead is specially designed to work with the dechlorinating filter and will reduce heating bills and water usage by...

Ecolab Named One of Top 20 ‘Best Corporate Citizens’ by Business Ethics Magazine

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc. was ranked 20th on the 2006 Business Ethics magazine annual list of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens,” one of 16 companies to make the list for seven consecutive years. “We are honored to once again be a part of this prestigious list, and even more so, to be part of the very select group that has been chosen in each year,” says Douglas M. Baker, Ecolab president and c.e.o. “Ecolab is committed to operating under the highest standards of corporate behavior. This award is a terrific acknowledgement of our work; it means a great...

INNCOM Launches New Web site

NIANTIC, CONN.—INNCOM international Inc., a global leader in integrated guestroom control systems, has launched a new Web site at www.inncom.com. The new Web site was developed using input from INNCOM’s customers and hospitality industry experts. It provides a navigation menu that allows site visitors to instantly access the specific information they require. Crisp, clear, attractive photographs enhance the navigation capability of the site; for example, a visitor can click on a photograph of an INNCOM product and receive a detailed description of the product. “The overriding goal of the new Web site is to provide information and...

Energy Eye Introduces Wireless Radio Frequency Energy Management Solution

ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH.—Energy Eye has introduced a new standalone Wireless Radio Frequency Energy Management Solution. The system’s aim is to help hotels maintain guest satisfaction while reducing room electricity expenses. The Energy Eye System uses a combination of advanced passive infrared (PIR) sensors and wireless technologies to independently control room heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) temperatures while occupants are not in their guestrooms. “As today’s power rates rise, energy management systems (EMS) are a major concern for hotels worldwide,” says Matthew Mrowczynski, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Energy Eye, Rochester Hills, Mich. “The increasing...

New Met-Tile ‘Cool Roof’ Line Meets Energy Star Guidelines

ONTARIO, CALIF.—Met-Tile Inc. has become an Energy Star partner for its metal tile panel roofing system, which combines the popular look of tile with the high performance of metal. The new “cool roof” Met-Tile line combines all-weather performance and aesthetics with energy savings. The updated roofing line features a Super Series 4800 Super Cool architectural coating system in 10 designer colors. Manufactured by Specialty Finishes Co. (Fontana, Calif.), these coatings have solar reflectivity values ranging from 26 percent up to more than 67 percent, meeting and in some cases greatly exceeding Energy Star requirements. (For every 5 percent...

Enodis Launches EnerLogic Energy-Efficiency Program

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA.—Enodis, a global foodservice company, introduced EnerLogic, a program that helps operators maximize profits by identifying the most energy-efficient and environmentally responsible equipment in the market. Enodis brand equipment meeting energy standards receives the Enodis EnerLogic seal, recognizing the best in energy savings and environmental responsibility. The EnerLogic program was launched during the National Restaurant Association Show earlier this year.“EnerLogic is another step in our global commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship,” says Enodis vice president of marketing, Dean Landeche. “We offer more energy-efficient equipment than any other manufacturer, including the most equipment to qualify...