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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.

Watt Stopper/Legrand Introduces New Card Key Room Entry Switches

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—Watt Stopper/Legrand has developed a line of card key switches for hospitality facilities that help hotels stop the energy waste of guestroom lighting being left on when no one is present. Unique in the United States, these switches comply with IECC and ASHRAE/IESNA energy codes which require that hotel guestrooms have a master switch at the entrance of every room. Lights being left on in hotel guestrooms when the rooms are left vacant is a common problem and great source of energy waste. The HS series switches enable or disable power to a select number of...

Hilton New York Installs UTC Power Commercial Fuel Cell Power System

NEW YORK & BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.—Hilton New York, a prime 1,980-room property of Hilton Hotels Corp. in New York City, has completed the rigging of a PureCell Model 200 Commercial fuel cell power system, one of the cleanest power generating technologies available today. Nearly three times more energy efficient than the electric grid when used in combined heat and power applications, the fuel cell will operate without combustion to continuously provide power and domestic hot water for hotel operations. Hilton New York installed the PureCell system on May 20, 2007, in keeping with New York City Mayor Michael...

GLN Adds Elevator Communications as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Elevator Communications, LLC as a Green Product Directory Partner. Elevator Communications, based in Tiburon, Calif., specializes in providing public relations services to green hotels and other businesses. Its green hotel clients have received publicity in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, other major newspapers, Bloomberg, major travel magazines, on TV and radio, and in consumer publications targeted to eco-travelers in the United States. Contact John Reed, director of public relations, at (415) 846-4862 or by e-mail at elevatorpr@earthlink.net. You may also visit www.elevatorpr.com....

LSI Introduces Recycled, Recyclable Vinyl Wallcovering

LOUISVILLE, KY.—New from LSI Wallcovering, Second-Look is the first program to reclaim previously installed vinyl wallcovering and turn it into new fashionable wallcovering designs with 18 percent recycled content and a minimum of 10 percent post-consumer. Recycled wallcovering collections are available through LSI’s Versa, Cirqa and Plexus distributors. The recycled selections have the same aesthetic quality, durability, warranties and price as the company’s standard wallcovering. Three Second-Look collections include fresh designs in versatile colors and tactile embossed textures as well as some of LSI’s best-selling classics. The initial recycled offering includes 62 selections in the Versa collection, noted...

Cendyn Introduces Suite of Eco-Friendly Sales & Marketing Tools

BOCA RATON, FLA.—Cendyn, a leader in interactive marketing for the hotel, travel and hospitality industries, can now support sales and catering teams in their efforts to go green with the implementation of eco-friendly sales tools which enhance client presentations, convert more business and impact the bottom line. As a vendor to these industries, Cendyn is responding to the direction of its clients in searching for cost-effective measures which encourage, promote and support ecological consciousness. The eco-friendly suite of products from Cendyn includes online, Web-based brochures, cards, menus and proposals customized with rich content and with multi-media animation—all delivered...

Hyatt Harborside Implements Alternative Pool Water Treatment System from Ecolab

BOSTON—Hyatt Harborside at Boston’s Logan International Airport recently upgraded its pool water treatment system as part of their commitment to the environment as well as customer loyalty/satisfaction. Ecolab’s Pure Comfort Saline System offers an alternative to the traditional bleach sanitizer. The overall result is an improvement in water quality through elimination of eye irritation, dry skin and excessive chlorine odor. Numerous meeting planners have stressed this initiative, one of many taken by Hyatt Harborside at Boston’s Logan International Airport in efforts to improve energy efficiency and the environment, as being significant motivation behind their choosing this hotel...

Honeywell Joins Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Improve Building Energy Efficiency

NEW YORK—Honeywell, a global energy services provider, announced that it has joined the Clinton Climate Initiative in an effort to help cities around the world improve the energy efficiency of buildings and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Honeywell joined former President Bill Clinton and mayors of the world’s largest cities in New York City to announce the initiative. Buildings are a major global consumer of energy and Honeywell will work with the participating cities to identify and implement conservation opportunities in their facilities. “Climate change is a global problem that requires local action,” said President Clinton. “The businesses, banks...

GLN Welcomes Neifer Installations as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Neifer Installations (1968) Ltd., Coquitlam, British Columbia, as a Green Product Directory Partner. In Canada, Neifer sells DynOzone, the only washer/extractor with an integrated ozone system. DynOzone enables hoteliers to save on hot water, chemicals, drying time and water usage. Ozone also sanitizes and disinfects without harsh chemicals. Because the ozone is integrated, there are no additional connections or floor space needed. Call (604) 516-6030, go to www.neifer.com, or e-mail neifer@shaw.ca for information.

Simmons Hospitality Group Launches Three New Bedding Products

ATLANTA—The Simmons Hospitality Group, the contract division of Simmons Bedding Co., has launched three new bedding products—the Beautyrest Black luxury line, the zip-off EverNU mattress top and the Natural Care latex line. The products are designed to provide hotel guests with quality sleep that meets their specific needs and desires regarding luxury, comfort and environmental sustainability. “Hotel guests increasingly are becoming interested in luxury-oriented and environmentally-friendly properties, and Simmons is launching our Beautyrest Black and Natural Care bedding lines to cater to these growing trends,” says Steve Tipton, vice president of the Simmons Hospitality Group. “Plus, we developed...

EDRO Corp. Introduces Ozone Powered Soft Mount Washer-Extractor Line

EAST BERLIN, CONN.—EDRO Corp. announces the availability of the world’s first fully integrated ozone powered soft mount washer-extractor line. The products are ideal for hoteliers interested in reducing water and natural gas consumption. Savings are possible because of the built-in DynOzone—DynaWash® Ozone System feature that allows for laundry to be washed primarily in cold water. The soft mount machines can be installed without the need of a foundation and can be therefore used in upper floor locations. These super high G-force washer-extractors are available in 60-, 110-, 175-, 225-, 350- and 450-pound loading capacities. For 60 years,...