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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.

USA Technologies Advisor Speaks Before U.S. Department of Energy

MALVERN, PA.—Bob McGarrah, senior energy management advisor to USA Technologies, spoke in front of a public forum sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy last week. He suggested that simple changes to improving vending machine efficiency, with VendingMiser technology, would have a cumulative impact on the nation’s economy. USA Technologies is also taking their message to the U.S. Senate Energy Committee. In a letter to Senators, McGarrah suggested that lawmakers provide incentives to encourage owners to upgrade their existing machines with energy-saving technology that can reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent. “Owners rebuild and refurbish...

Green Mountain Roasters, International Paper Launch All-Natural Beverage Cup

WATERBURY, VT.—Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and International Paper today launched the only all-natural paper hot beverage cup available in consumer outlets nationwide. In a conventional cup, the inner surface is lined with a petroleum-based plastic to prevent leaking. The cup unveiled today is lined with a bio-plastic made from a renewable resource—corn. After use, and under the proper conditions, it will break down into water, carbon dioxide and organic matter. “For 25 years, we’ve said that we craft our coffee with care,” says T.J. Whalen, vice president of marketing for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. “Now our cups are...

RISO’s New Color Printer Couples Energy Efficiency with High Print Speed

DANVERS, MASS.—RISO has previewed its new HC5500 Full Color ComColor Printer. This system, which is expected to be available this summer, couples energy efficiency with high print speed and output quality. The HC5500 continues RISO’s commitment to developing environmentally responsible printing technologies that are also engineered for productivity, versatility and cost containment. As the newest addition to RISO’s HC series of printers, the HC5500 is Energy Star-qualified. The system also offers print speeds up to 120 pages per minute in full color and running costs as low as $.03 per page, enabling users to harness the impact of...

Cleveland Range Introduces Energy-Efficient Convotherm Oven

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Cleveland Range has introduced its new Convotherm Combi Steamer-Oven. It will be manufactured and marketed in the United States by Cleveland Range, an Enodis company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The oven has been designed for the rigors of American kitchens and features the Advanced Closed System +3 with “Crisp and Tasty,” “Press-and-Go” and the disappearing door—all pioneered and refined by Convotherm. Convotherm’s patented Advanced Closed System allows the amount of steam used during cooking to be tailored exactly to the type and size of food inside the oven—providing consistent temperature and humidity control. When steam saturation is...

Advance Introduces Battery-Powered Rider Burnisher

MINNEAPOLIS—Advance introduces the Advolution 2710, a battery-powered rider burnisher that provides a superior gloss and maximum productivity without the emissions or noise associated with propane burnishers. The machine increases productivity with its ride-on capability and extended run time. The Advolution 2710 rider also utilizes a front steering system, allowing the operator to easily maneuver in congested areas and around obstacles. “We designed the new Advolution 2710 burnisher with the operator in mind,” says Sara Thurston, brand manager for Advance. “The machine automatically controls the pad pressure and velocity for consistent, superior gloss results every time.” The One-Touch...

Mintek Welcomes Loews Hotels as New WinTrack PM Customer

DUNEDIN, FLA.—Mintek Mobile Data Solutions, a leading provider of automated solutions for preventive maintenance (PM) and asset management, has finalized an agreement with Loews Hotels that will result in its WinTrack PM system being implemented in 18 of the New York-based company’s properties in the United States and Canada. The agreement with Loews comes on the heels of the hotel company’s announcement that it intends to expand its brand in major cities throughout North America. “We are honored that WinTrack PM has been selected by a company so respected in the lodging industry,” says Lind Hutton, executive vice...

Enviro-Solutions Introduces Multipurpose Cleaner

PETERBOROUGH, ONT.—Enviro-Solutions introduces an all new multipurpose cleaner—71C—combining the cleaning power of hydrogen peroxide with citrus oil. Depending on dilution, 71C can be used to safely clean glass, mirrors, floors, tile and grout, walls, and virtually all surfaces. It also can be used as a carpet extraction cleaner and spotter. The hydrogen peroxide helps dissolve soils, stains and eliminates odors. Moreover, because it is Green Seal and Carpet Rug Institute certified, it is safe, effective, and cost competitive as well. For more information, visit Enviro-Solutions.

Lennox Industries Introduces New Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamps for Rooftop Units

DALLAS—The L Series packaged rooftop units from Lennox Industries, built to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) through the Humiditrol dehumidification system, have recently been enhanced by the addition of new field-installed Ultraviolet (UVC) Germicidal Lamps. By installing UVC Germicidal Lamps, customers will be able to minimize mold growth, improve airflow, maintain coil efficiency and minimize future expenses by saving on labor and chemical costs when cleaning coils. Customers can choose field-installed UVC Lamp Kits for the L Series three- to 30-ton rooftop units. Available voltages include: 230/3/60, 460/3/60 and 575/3/60. “The L Series packaged rooftop unit IAQ...

Bentley Prince Street Launches ‘Zoom Room’

LOS ANGELES— Bentley Prince Street recently launched an innovative simulation technology system, named the “Zoom Room,” in its newly opened Chicago showroom during the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair. Developed by Tricycle, this 3D visualization tool provides customers with instantaneous life-sized recreations of custom color carpet products in an actual room environment, providing an effective design tool with significant environmental benefits. The Zoom Room meets today’s designers’ needs for technology-driven visualization to speed up and assist in their design and specification process. It also reduces environmental impact by decreasing sample production, preserving non-renewable resources and reducing landfill waste. ...

Sloan Valve Adds Finishes to its Guildmark Collection

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Sloan Valve Co. has expanded its Guildmark Collection with a new palate of bold, decorative finishes for select sensor-operated faucets and manual Flushometers. The broadened array of finishes, which come with either satin or polished coatings, includes fresh, contemporary colors such as Verdi (green) and Coco Bronze, in addition to classic favorites such as Nickel and Brass. New choices include Satin Copper, Polished Copper and Black finishes in the Powder Coated collection, as well as Antique Bronze, Coco Bronze and Verdi in the Vintage collection. These finishes fit the décor of restrooms in all types of...