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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.

P&G, Homewood Suites, National Coalition for Homeless Launch Sheet Donation Effort

CINCINNATI—Procter & Gamble (P&G) Professional, in cooperation with Homewood Suites by Hilton and the National Coalition for the Homeless have combined efforts to donate freshly laundered, hotel-quality sheets to homeless shelters across the United States through their “Mission S.O.F.T.” program. This program provides homeless persons with a way to “Start Out Fresh Today.” “When people donate to homeless organizations, they typically think of the obvious necessities including clothing, food and toiletries,” says Michael Stoops, acting director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. “Sheets are an often overlooked necessity that many shelters need and want.” The three...

Litetronics Rolls Out Micro-Brite BR30 Compact Fluorescents

ALSIP, ILL.—Litetronics International introduces its Micro-Brite BR30 cold cathode compact fluorescent lamps. These 8-watt bulbs directly replace incandescents up to 65 watts, saving as much as 88 percent in energy costs. Low-wattage Micro-Brite BR30 lamps deliver brighter, higher color temperature light while reducing energy consumption. Micro-Brite BR30 lamps are designed for indoor or outdoor use in table lamps, recessed cans, general area lighting, signage and most medium-based lighting fixtures. Cold cathode technology allows Micro-Brite BR30s full dimming and flashing without shortening the life of the bulb. The extended 18,000-hour life is 18 to 20 times longer than the...

Minibar Systems Introduces New Energy-Efficient Smartcube

ROCKVILLE, MD.—A new product from Minibar Systems combines cutting-edge technology, upgradeability, eco-friendly materials, upscale design, and a strong in-room retail profit potential for hoteliers. Smartcube is designed to give hoteliers maximum flexibility in all areas of minibar operations. Smartcube features Peltier cooling systems, glass door designs with sensors for products, unlimited product choices and the unique ability to upgrade the technology, modify the configuration and change the look at any time. Smartcube is manufactured to the technical specifications of the industry and is available in both insertable and stand-alone models. To enhance visibility and guest usage, an...

Hospitality Air Solutions Steps Up Environmental Commitment

ADDISON, TEXAS—Hospitality Air Solutions, a supplier of heating and air-conditioning equipment to the lodging industry, has increased its commitment to reduce greenhouse gases and protect the environment by partnering with companies that manufacture highly efficient products. Most recently, the company has joined with Daikin to sell its energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. Daikin selected Hospitality Air Solutions exclusively for its North American lodging sector sales. Daikin’s VRV system, which Hospitality Air Solutions is now selling, uses the latest technology and offers a high degree of energy efficiency. Daikin gives hotels the capability to control the temperature of their...

Watt Stopper/Legrand’s New Lighting Control Device Brings Energy Savings to Lighting

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—Watt Stopper/Legrand announces the ELCU-100 Emergency Lighting Control Unit, bringing energy savings to emergency lighting. Emergency lighting typically burns 24/7, and with recent changes to state and local building codes in major metropolitan areas, specifiers are having to devote more watts per square foot to emergency lighting than ever before. This new product allows building owners and operators to leverage the energy saving benefits of control devices such as occupancy sensors and time scheduled systems by having these devices control emergency lighting in tandem with non-emergency lighting. They can also be assured of enhanced response from...

Green Lodging News Adds 1-866-Identor Signs as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes 1-866-Identor Signs as a Green Product Directory sponsor. The company, based in Dallas, designs, manages and installs custom graphics packages for hoteliers. 1-866-Identor Signs’ all-metal Eptimum Green Graphics are fabricated using full-color, sublimated aluminum. For more details on the company’s interior and exterior signage offerings, call (866) IDENTOR (433-6867), ext. 202, or e-mail larry@1-866-IDENTOR.COM. Go to 1-866-Identor Signs.

Friedrich Receives Environmental Excellence Award

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich Air Conditioning, an American manufacturer of energy-efficient window and specialty air-conditioning products, has been awarded the San Antonio Water System’s (SAWS) top environmental distinction—the Environmental Excellence Award. Friedrich operates a manufacturing and warehouse facility in San Antonio, Texas. Recipients of the award must demonstrate best management, water conservation, and pollution prevention practices as well as innovative educational initiatives. SAWS serves over one million people in the ninth largest U.S. city. Friedrich Air Conditioning was selected for this honor because of recent changes it has made to its paint processing system. Many air-conditioning parts and...

Cleveland Range Introduces Efficient Braising Pan

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Operators can now have high braising production capacity without sacrificing space with the SET-15 countertop braising pan from Cleveland Range. This high-efficiency unit features precise temperature controls, fast heat-up and recovery, and a temperature range of 175°F to 425°F. Heating elements are cast in aluminum along the entire bottom of the pan to ensure even temperature distribution. Cooking surfaces are bead blasted to resist sticking and are guaranteed not to warp. Tilt handles may be field mounted on either side of the pan. The braising pan features stainless steel construction, which is both durable and easy to...

Neenah Paper Announces 10 Million kWh Renewable Energy Purchase

ALPHARETTA, GA.—Neenah Paper, a premium paper manufacturer, announced that it is purchasing more than 10 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy, making it one of the largest purchasers of green power in the paper industry. Neenah Paper is also the largest purchaser of green power in the entire state of Wisconsin, where its mills are located. The purchase is 12 percent of Neenah Paper’s total energy purchase for its Wisconsin fine paper manufacturing operations. The purchase also qualifies Neenah Paper for distinguished membership in EPA’s Green Power Partnership, a program recognizing organizations for exemplary green power purchases....

American Dryer Introduces Improved 75-Pound Dryer

FALL RIVER, MASS.—The AD-758V, which has been a preferred ADC dryer for many years, is now available with an improved 46 percent larger door opening. This 75-pound machine offers rugged, high performance and is ideal for on-premise applications. Available in gas, steam or electric heat, the AD-758V is built for high production, and fast efficient drying. Gas units have a heat input of 175,000 Btu/hr and airflow of 1,000 cfm, providing maximum performance. ADC incorporates an exclusive patented microprocessor control that provides simple and accurate operation. Automatic drying programs take the guesswork out of cycle selection and avoid...