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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.

GLN Welcomes Pineapple Hospitality as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Pineapple Hospitality as a Green Product Directory partner. Pineapple Hospitality is a national full-service, energy efficient lighting distributor. The Saint Charles, Mo.-based company offers property audits, proposals and customized “Lighting Made Easy” order forms for small to extra large properties. Pineapple provides high quality GE and TCP products for Maintenance and Replacement Orders (MRO) and complete lighting retrofits. Pineapple works with several utilities around the country to secure available incentive funds for its lodging customers. Go to Pineapple Hospitality, write to ray@pineapplehospitality.net, or call (636)...

NCL Introduces Earth Sense Floor Sealer/Finish

PHILADELPHIA—National Chemical Laboratories announces the introduction of Earth Sense Aspire Environmentally Responsible Metal-Free Floor Sealer/Finish. Aspire is certified by Green Seal under GS-40, along with the companion product Green Impact Environmentally Responsible Speed Stripper. Go to National Chemical Laboratories.

Organic Spa Magazine Premieres in Print and Online

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Organic Spa Magazine has debuted to serve the growing number of consumers committed to integrating personal wellbeing with an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Published quarterly in print by Oceans Publishing Company, LTD., Organic Spa Magazine is available year-round through a Web-based interactive digital edition. The Winter 2007 digital edition is accessible at www.organicspamagazine.com. The magazine’s editorial content leads with a cover story entitled “Green Spa Retreats,” featuring hand-picked vacation destinations in Mexico, Vietnam, Costa Rica and Italy. Another feature, “Paving the Way”, introduces readers to nine highly respected thought leaders who are driving the sustainable spa movement...

Premier Hotel Introduces Allergen-Friendly Guestrooms

NEW YORK—The deluxe Premier Hotel in Times Square, a Millennium Hotels and Resorts property, is breaking new ground and changing the quality of travel and wellness of its guests with the introduction of its new “Premier Pure” rooms which feature an allergen- friendly environment. The Premier Pure rooms are 98 percent free of bacteria and viruses which are eliminated via a special purification technique. The hotel is also introducing therapeutic natural skin care products by LATHER as its bath amenities. The Premier is the first New York City hotel to introduce allergen-friendly rooms utilizing an innovative, one-of-a-kind high-tech...

Sea Gull Lighting Honored by EPA for Energy Efficiency

RIVERSIDE, N.J.—For the third time in the past four years, Sea Gull Lighting Products, LLC has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its commitment and promotion of Energy Star lighting and energy efficiency. In 2004 and 2005, Sea Gull Lighting was named the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award by the EPA for its efforts to actively develop, distribute, sell and market environmentally-friendly lighting products and ceiling fans that prevent greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. This year, the EPA presented Sea Gull Lighting with the 2007 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award...

Osram Sylvania Earns Sustained Excellence Award from EPA, DOE

DANVERS, MASS.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently recognized Osram Sylvania with the Energy Star Sustained Excellence 2007 award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Sylvania’s accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 21. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Sylvania has been recognized as an Energy Star Partner of the Year, and the second year at this highest level of distinction. Osram Sylvania was honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency by producing energy-efficient products, installing highly efficient...

Valley Forge Fabrics Introduces Eco-Friendly Fabric Program

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—Valley Forge Fabrics Inc. announces FRESH: Fabrics Redefining Environmental Standards (for) Hospitality. As the acronym implies, FRESH represents the first environmentally friendly comprehensive fabric program designed specifically for the hospitality industry. With more than 200 fabrics spanning three opening volumes, FRESH creates a new benchmark for selection and diversity in environmentally friendly fabrics for the hospitality design community and the United States’ 3 million hotel guestrooms. FRESH fabrics are made with synthetic yarns derived from post-industrial and post-consumer recycled products that are made at a low impact manufacturing platform. Because of their unique construction, FRESH fabrics are recyclable....

Green Lodging News Welcomes American Dryer Corp. as Product Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes American Dryer Corp. (ADC) as a Green Product Directory partner. ADC manufactures Solaris dryers, which lead the market in energy efficiency. Hotel owners can save up to 30 percent on energy with 100 percent axial airflow and reduce drying time with a moisture sensor and auto shutoff, thereby lowering utility costs. Go to American Dryer Corp., write to sales@amdry.com, or call (508)-678-9000 for more information.

East Teak Obtains FSC Certification for Recycled Teak, Rosewood

DALLAS—In 2006, nearly 90 percent of customers surveyed by the American Institute of Architects said they would be willing to spend more to build or buy homes that would be more energy efficient and also protect the environment. In response, East Teak Fine Hardwoods Inc., an industry leader in First European Quality teak and other fine hardwood products, announces its recent certification as the first and only North American supplier of Forest Stewardship Council certified 100 percent post-consumer recycled teak and rosewood. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a nonprofit membership organization consisting of a diverse group...

Green Vacation Hub Launches Global Guide to Green Travel

YACHATS, ORE.—Green Vacation Hub is happy to announce the launch of a new website linking travelers with accommodations that emphasize good health and green practices. The URL is www.GreenVacationHub.com. Lodging establishments can join now for a low introductory rate. Members enjoy full-page feature listings with photos and property details—just in time to capture the interest of summer travelers. What is Green Vacation Hub? Green Vacation Hub is a low-cost, high-impact marketing tool that specifically targets guests who seek lodging that promotes a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. The dynamic website provides properties with high visibility by targeting the...