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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.

Litetronics Adds Neolite T2 CFLs to Product Line

ALSIP, ILL.—Litetronics International Inc. announces the addition of the new Neolite line of T2 compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The reduced tube size gives Neolite lamps a shorter maximum overall length (M.O.L.), so they easily fit into more applications. This gives Litetronics customers a new option when replacing incandescent lamps with energy-saving fluorescents. Neolite T2 lamps are available in three different color temperatures: 2700K, 4100K and 5000K. Every Neolite lamp has a 10,000-hour average life—five times that of an incandescent lamp—and a one-year warranty. Though small in stature, Neolite lamps generate up to 70 lumens per watt; more than...

FuelCell Energy Expands into California Resort Market

DANBURY, CONN.—FuelCell Energy Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean and efficient electric power plants for commercial and industrial customers, announced the sale of a 750-kilowatt generating plant to a premier hospitality and entertainment resort, making it FuelCell Energy’s third hotel and lodging site in California. The unit was sold through FuelCell Energy’s distribution partner, Alliance Power Inc. The facility will use the Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plant to provide base load power around the clock for hotel operations, and will transform the plant’s heat byproduct into hot water for the guests, adding to the system’s overall operating efficiency....

Pineapple Hospitality Celebrates Energy Star’s Change a Light Day

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—Yesterday was Energy Star’s Seventh Annual Change a Light Day. It was the day Saint Charles-based Pineapple Hospitality saluted its clients who already have replaced 75,000 incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents this year. “In just the first nine months of 2006, our lodging lighting retrofits have saved a combined 6.8 million kilowatt hours, which is the equivalent of planting 1,332 acres of forest and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 10 million pounds,” says Ray Burger, president of Saint Charles, Mo.-based Pineapple Hospitality. “These green retrofits, which literally are as simple as changing out a few...

Sylvania Makes Significant Commitment to Energy Star’s ‘Change a Light’ Campaign

DANVERS, MASS.—Sylvania announced the largest pledge commitment to date for the Energy Star Change a Light, Change the World campaign, which encourages Americans to change one lightbulb to an Energy Star compact fluorescent bulb, helping preserve energy resources and the environment. As part of the national program, which kicked off Wednesday, Sylvania has committed to collect 100,000 Change a Light pledges on its website, www.sylvania.com. This is the company’s largest commitment ever to the energy saving campaign. “The pledges Sylvania collects as part of the Change a Light campaign can lead to greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to...

Simple Green Launches Two New Cleaning Products

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.—Sunshine Makers Inc., the manufacturer of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner, announces the launch of a new line of disinfectant and sanitization products—Simple Green d Pro 3 and Simple Green d Pro 5. The Simple Green d Pro products were developed specifically to tackle today’s public health threats from bacteria and viruses. Just a few of the public health concerns that the new Simple Green d Pro products address are Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus epidermidis, HIV-1 (AIDS virus), Adenovirus Type 3, Rubella (German Measles), Hepatitis B & C, Avian Influenza, and many more. Simple...

Numi Tea Adds Five New Flavors to Organic Tea Line

OAKLAND, CALIF.—Numi Organic Tea announces the introduction of five new flavors to its line of teas & teasans. All five are certified organic and four of them are certified Fair Trade. What they all share in common is the use of authentic ingredients such as real vanilla bean, rose petals, Osmanthus flowers, ginger, and lemongrass blended with the highest quality loose tea. The teas are subtle with just the right hints of herbs or flowers. Indian Night, for example, a rich decaf black tea, has hints of vanilla bean. This is the first time in Numi history that...

Green Cleaning Supplier Orbeco Inks Deals with Two Chains

SAN FRANCISCO—Orbeco Inc. announced that it has signed contracts of two years each with two of the world’s leading hotel chains. The companies represent more than 5,000 hotels. The chains chose Orbeco because it offers safe and environmentally friendly green cleaning products. Orbeco offers products ranging from carpet cleaners to drain cleaners. Orbeco products are harmless to humans, animals and aquatic life. The formulas, all patented, have been designed by a French chemist. The cleaning products include safe, raw materials. All the products have been certified by Green Seal and Woolsafe and are in the process of...

Sustainable Lifestyles Introduces Line of Natural Fiber Rugs, Carpet

EXCELSIOR, MINN.—Sustainable Lifestyles introduces its line of natural fiber rugs and carpet. The flooring products do not off-gas like those made from synthetic materials. The raw product for the company’s flooring is sustainably harvested. Sustainable Lifestyles offers a large variety of Sisal, Seagrass, Mountain Grass and Sisal Wool styles. The rugs come in standard and custom sizes, shapes and borders. Wall to wall carpet is available. The company will be exhibiting at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York, November 11 to 14, at booth No. 4011. Go to Sustainable Lifestyles.

Green Lodging News Welcomes Queenaire Technologies as Founding Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Queenaire Technologies, Ashburn, Va., as a Founding Sponsor. Queenaire, with a management team with more than 30 years in the ozone industry, provides ozone generating products that deodorize and eliminate odors safely and effectively. The company sells five different machines for different size rooms and applications. Queenaire also produces the Newaire Plugin, a portable plug-in unit that can deodorize rooms up to 500 square feet in size. All of Queenaire’s products are ideal for eliminating in-room odors caused by smoke, mold and mildew, pets, and other sources....

Pure Solutions Partners with NYLO to Provide Allergy Friendly Rooms

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.—NYLO, a new lifestyle hotel brand, is the first hotel of its kind to commit to providing PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms as part of its overall brand strategy. The company recently announced it partnership with Pure Solutions. “We’re proud to work with this market leader in improving indoor air quality for the comfort of our guests,” says John Russell, c.e.o. of NYLO. NYLO is planning to break ground next month on its first property in Plano, Texas. Shortly after, properties will be popping up in other suburban and secondary markets, such as Warwick, Rhode Island....