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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.

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...

Orbeco Certified as Green Business by City of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—Orbeco Inc., a manufacturer of green carpet cleaning products, is the first company in its field to be certified as a Green Business by the city and county of San Francisco and will receive the award in a ceremony on November 6. The certification confirms the safety of Orbeco’s products and environmental practices. The San Francisco Green Business Program is a voluntary program that encourages businesses to take proactive actions that are good for their bottom line and the environment. It is a partnership of city agencies that promote, recognize and provide hands-on support to local businesses...

P&G to Showcase Products Backed by Green Guarantee at IH/M&RS

CINCINNATI—At this year’s International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, Procter & Gamble Professional will reiterate its environmental philosophy by showcasing products backed by P&G Professional’s Green Guarantee. According to P&G, the products offer outstanding performance while meeting high standards for human and environmental safety. All P&G products are held to high human and environmental safety, so products such as Febreze Fabric Refresher and Mr. Clean Finished Floor Cleaner can be used in hotels and motels that require green products. These products meet or exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Preferred Purchasing guidelines and the criteria of the GS-37 standard...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Pineapple Hospitality as Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Pineapple Hospitality, Saint Charles, Mo., as a sponsor. Pineapple, led by Ray Burger, president, has been providing green products, programs and services to the hospitality industry for more than 10 years. Pineapple’s products include the following: greenSPA amenity and dispenser system, which includes Neutrogena products; Project Planet towel and linen reuse cards; Oxygenics showerheads; NUMI teas; ecorooms program; General Electric lighting products; Guestat thermostats; Wattstopper Motion Sensor Nightlights; Nature’s Mist deodorizer; Hillyard green cleaning products; Preserve recyclable toothbrushes; Oreck vacuums; and the odor-eating Fresh Bulb. “I...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Project Planet as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Project Planet Corp. as a Green Product Directory partner. Project Planet is the lodging industry’s leading provider of promotional materials for linen and towel reuse programs. Project Planet’s colorful in-room materials have a significant impact on guest participation. The Dawsonville, Ga.-based company’s materials can be found in more than 5,000 hotels worldwide. Project Planet’s programs reduce energy, water, labor and chemical costs. The company sells a variety of products including pillow toppers, door hangers and more. Go to Project Planet Corp. for more information or...

Mintek Ranked Among Top 500 Global Software Companies

DUNEDIN, FLA.—For the second consecutive year, Mintek Mobile Data Solutions, a leading provider of turn-key, mobile data solutions, ranks among the top 500 global software and services providers—based on 2005 revenues—according to the October issue of Software Magazine. “We are excited to be included again on this prestigious list,” says Lind Hutton, executive vice president and C.O.O. of Dunedin, Fla.-based Mintek. “We have experienced tremendous growth since launching our business in 1987. That growth has been driven by our focus on understanding the business challenges of our customers and developing unique solutions that meet their needs.” The...

InterfaceFLOR Introduces New Carpet Installation System

ATLANTA—InterfaceFLOR Commercial introduces TacTiles, a new installation system designed to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of InterfaceFLOR modular carpet. TacTiles are patent-pending 3-by-3 inch adhesive squares made from a chemically inert polymer, the same polymer used to make soda bottles. They are affixed to the backing of adjoining InterfaceFLOR carpet tiles, bonding the tiles to each other to create a “floating floor.” Because TacTiles contain no liquid components, their use virtually eliminates the issue of volatile organic compounds, so they can be installed almost anywhere at any time, even in an occupied space. TacTiles allow installers to...

Trane Software Approved by IRS for Energy Saving Calculation

PISCATAWAY, N.J.—The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that commercial property owners can potentially enjoy significant tax deductions by making their buildings more energy efficient, and in its Notice, also officially approved Trane’s TRACE 700 software to certify energy savings. Trane’s TRACE 700 software, the first of four programs accepted by the IRS for energy savings certification, enables building owners to translate energy savings into tax deductions. The commercial building deduction, enacted in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, allows taxpayers to deduct the cost of energy efficient property installed in commercial buildings. Buildings that achieve...

USA Technologies Launches Conversion Program for Existing Vending Machines

MALVERN, PA.—USA Technologies has introduced the EnergyMiser Conversion Program to help vending machine owners and operators nationwide convert their installed vending machines to meet Energy Star requirements. The EnergyMiser Conversion Program is a comprehensive turnkey package of services and technology provided by USA Technologies for bottlers to capitalize on the new Energy Star Refurbishment Program. The announcement comes days after the Environmental Protection Agency announced the Rebuilt Beverage Vending Machine Program under which older and existing machines will be able to qualify for Energy Star eligibility and carry the Energy Star label. “The EPA’s Rebuilt Beverage...

International Executive Housekeepers Association Honors The Ashkin Group

CHICAGO—The International Executive Housekeepers Assn. (IEHA) has honored Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, with the 2006 William D. Joyner Achievement Award. The accolade, established in 1998, recognizes an individual considered by the IEHA to have helped the organization grow and who has contributed research, technical assistance, articles in Executive Housekeeping Today magazine and written books or guidelines. The award was presented to Ashkin at the IEHA banquet during the International Sanitary Supply Assn. (ISSA) 2006 convention in Chicago on October 5, 2006. “I feel privileged and thankful to be selected for this award,” Ashkin says....