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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.

GOJO Hand Cleaners EcoLogo and Green Seal Certified

AKRON, OHIO—GOJO is the first company to provide a family of environmentally preferable products that meet the new EcoLogo (Environmental Choice) and Green Seal certifications (CCD-104/GS-41) for hand cleaners and hand soaps. The family of products, which will be available in early fall 2006, includes GOJO’s Green Certified Foam Hand Cleaner and Green Certified Lotion Hand Cleaner. Once a manufacturer attains certification from one of these organizations, the company may place the widely recognized EcoLogo and/or Green Seal logo on the product. This helps buyers—both consumer and corporate—select sustainable products that help protect the environment. “GOJO has...

Green Lodging News Welcomes greenhotelier as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes greenhotelier as a Green Product Directory Partner. The quarterly magazine is published in the United Kingdom by the Tourism Partnership, the tourism program of The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. It is targeted toward those who care about a more environmentally and socially responsible hotel industry and its contribution to sustainable travel and tourism. Go to greenhotelier for more information.

Enviro-Solutions Unveils Concentrated Floor Stripper

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO—Enviro-Solutions introduces its new ES90 Clean Cut Concentrated Floor Stripper. It is Green Seal and EcoLogo certified, and is fast acting with little or no odor, helping to protect indoor air quality. With a dilution ratio of as much as 1:24, ES90 competes in price with most conventional strippers. Go to Enviro-Solutions.

Amana Brand DigiSmart Wireless Control System Offers Centralized Energy Management Capability

HOUSTON—Goodman Company, L.P., a subsidiary of Goodman Global, Inc. (NYSE: GGL), maker of Amana brand heating and air conditioning products and packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs), announced the introduction of its new wirelessly networked DigiSmart Control System, an operations management tool designed to be used with the company’s Amana brand PTACs. The company says it is the first wireless PTAC management product of its kind. “Our new DigiSmart Control System will allow our customers to not only control the environmental conditions in individual rooms—it will also help them to manage their energy costs,” says Dave Craven, Goodman’s director...

Hobart’s WastePro System Reduces Waste, Water Costs

CHICAGO—Hobart introduces its WastePro System that can result in savings of up to 88 percent on waste volume for foodservice operations while cutting water costs, improving employee productivity, improving sanitary conditions and reducing the waste impact on landfills. Foodservice operations are constantly evaluating ways to better manage their costs and improve productivity, according to a recent Technomic Inc. study commissioned by Hobart. The WastePro systems from Hobart, which include engineered systems and self-contained systems, address these issues for dishroom operations in many ways, and offer a payback on investment. “Hobart WastePro systems help our customers save money...

U.S. Products Extractor Receives Carpet and Rug Institute Award

COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO—The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) recently awarded the Agitator 20 low moisture carpet extractor, manufactured by U.S. Products, with the Gold Seal of Approval for Deep Cleaning Systems. The award is the top designation given to cleaning systems that demonstrate the highest level of measurable performance. U.S. Products, based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, manufactures professional carpet and floor care products as well as restoration equipment. To achieve the recognition, cleaning systems are performance tested by CRI-selected professional laboratories. The testing criteria include: • How well the extractor removes soil and prevents re-soiling; • The...

Frymaster Introduces High-Efficiency Gas Fryers

SHREVEPORT, LA.—Frymaster introduces the new H55 and H55-2 High-Efficiency Series of gas fryers specifically designed for high-production frying. The H55, with its efficiency rating in excess of 55 percent, ranks at the top of the list for Energy Star fryers. It is independently rated as a fast-recovery-time unit with superior production capacity, lower idle rates and superior ease of cleaning. Electronic ignition and melt cycles, turbo-jet infrared burners, solid-state controllers and a centerline temperature sensor are all included as standard features on the high-efficiency fryers. Most important, the large cold zone catches crumbs and sediment from the frying...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Wet-Tech as Directory Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Worcester, Mass.-based Wet-Tech as a Green Product Directory sponsor. Wet-Tech is a global company that designs, develops and manufactures energy- and water-saving EnviroSaver II Ozone equipment. Applications for Wet-Tech’s ozone treatment systems include the laundry, washrooms, air purification, water purification, waste water treatment, cooling towers, swimming pools, and food processing production area cleaning and sanitizing. Wet-Tech has a partnership with O3 Wash Pty ltd of Australia and is known throughout the lodging industry as an authority in ozone treatment for the laundry. Go to Wet-Tech...

The Ashkin Group Launches Green Cleaning University

BLOOMINGTON, IND.—Green Cleaning University (GCU), a professional development tool and resource of information pertaining to green cleaning and healthy building maintenance, was unveiled by The Ashkin Group, LLC at www.greencleaninguniversity.org. GCU is modeled after a traditional Ivy League campus, but with online programming designed for today’s busy cleaning industry professionals. The faculty includes some of the nation’s leading experts in green buildings, green cleaning and healthy building maintenance. Students have access to a wide variety of data and learning tools. These are accessible via interactive classes, online discussion groups, special conferences, an extensive library and bookstore. ...

Sustainable Style Foundation Nominates Pineapple Hospitality for Style Achievement Award

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—The Sustainable Style Foundation (SSF) has recognized Saint Charles, Mo.-based Pineapple Hospitality for its successful marketing of 100 percent biodegradable amenities to hospitality properties across the United States, as well as for the company’s dozens of other environmentally friendly solutions. Seattle-based SSF nominated Pineapple Hospitality for its Third Annual Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement (OSSA) Awards in the category of Travel. This award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in the design of consumer goods, automobiles, technology and other products. This third OSSA Awards program recognizes the best in sustainable style...