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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.

STI to Help Adventure Travel World Summit Become Carbon Neutral

BOULDER, COLO.—Sustainable Travel International (STI) announced that it assisted the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s (ATTA) 2007 Adventure Travel World Summit slated for October 4-7, 2007, in becoming carbon neutral once again. “One of the most pressing questions about carbon neutrality is, ‘What specifically is being offset?,’” says Brian T. Mullis, president of STI. “For the last two years, the ATTA has proactively pursued total carbon dioxide emissions offsetting associated with its annual Adventure Travel World Summit. Specifically, the ATTA this year plans to offset 500 to 600 delegates’ travel to and from Whistler, their hotel stays, electricity consumption associated with...

Onity Introduces New Intelligent Energy Saver

OYARZUN, SPAIN—Onity has launched Intellity, its latest innovation in energy management solutions for the lodging industry. Intellity is an intelligent energy saving device that reads the magnetic stripe on Onity hotel-specific keycards to identify and differentiate guest and staff keycards, while disconnecting electrical equipment when guests are out of the room. Because it differentiates between guest and staff cards, it also can prevent hotel housekeeping staff from using certain electrical equipment, such as the television, while cleaning the room. Onity, a leading provider of electronic locking solutions, is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies...

LG Surfaces and Adhesives Receive Greenguard Certification

PEORIA, ARIZ.—LG Solid Source LLC (LGSS), the North American sales and marketing arm for LG HI-MACS Acrylic Solid Surface, LG HI-MACS Volcanics Collection, LG HI-MACS Eden Collection, and LG Viatera Natural Quartz is excited to announce that these products are now Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified for low chemical emissions with and without LG Adhesive. “The Greenguard Certification is a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide environmentally-sensitive products that meet the demands of everyone from the designer to the installer,” says product manager Mike Tasch. “It also complements our very popular LG Eden product line which has been independently...

Ecobookers.com Aims to Help Green Hotels Market Themselves

LEEDS, ENGLAND—The lodging industry has a new Web portal for green hotels to market themselves. The site, www.ecobookers.com, is a unique travel portal created so that the independent traveler can find a range of eco-friendly accommodations, obtain an instant price quote and book or request a room online. Finding eco-friendly accommodation can be hard work, especially because the term is so loosely defined. How do you know that a hotel or lodge really is eco-friendly and not just greenwashing themselves to cash in on a trend? That’s where www.ecobookers.com comes in. At www.ecobookers.com, there is a variety of carefully...

Waterless Donates Urinals to Leading Drug Treatment Center

VISTA, CALIF.—Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA), Durham, N.C.—one of the nation’s leading and most respected residential, re-educational centers helping men, women, and young adults with substance abuse problems—will be receiving waterless urinal systems donated by Waterless Co, LLC, for a new facility the organization is building. TROSA, which treats people free of charge, has been recognized as a leader in drug treatment therapies by Duke University and the Public Broadcasting Service and is a finalist in the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World award. The waterless urinals will be installed in the facility’s future gymnasium/community center,...

Telkonet Partners with California Utility to Offer Free Retrofits

GERMANTOWN, MD.—Telkonet Inc., a leading technology solutions provider for broadband networking, end-to-end service support and energy management, announced the implementation of several significant energy management projects with major USA-based automation and control solutions companies for an energy efficiency program with a major utility in California. These programs, which are expected to generate 2007 revenue in excess of $5 million for Telkonet, are projected to save millions of kilowatt hours per year, and were specifically designed to help the utility meet its state energy conservation goals by reducing energy consumption in hotel and motel rooms throughout the utility’s northern and central...

Sloan Valve’s New Design Guide Features Water-Saving Charts

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—A new pocket-sized, fold-out brochure describes Sloan Valve Company’s line of water-efficient plumbing fixtures and how much water each model saves compared to Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 water-use regulations. The Eco-Design Guide highlights Sloan’s waterfree urinals, manual and sensor-operated flushometers for high-efficiency urinals and high-efficiency toilets, and pressure-assist flushing technology. Other water- and energy-saving plumbing fixtures include low-flow faucets and showerheads and energy-efficient hand dryers. The guide also provides several helpful charts, such as water-efficiency calculations using EPAct fixture flow requirements as the baseline. Calculation charts show examples of potential savings, based on number of uses, fixture...

Vaska Inc. Launches Line of Laundry, Housekeeping Products

BERKELEY, CALIF.—Vaska Inc. has introduced a line of botanical laundry and housekeeping products for institutional and hospitality use. Vaska has been rigorously testing its new formulas at a fully operating commercial laundry facility with both heavy and light soils—with excellent results, surprising the non-green skeptics. Vaska’s cleaning equals top-tier non-green laundry formulas, without toxic repercussions to either personal safety or the environment. Founder Julia Fry’s background in fashion and textile design led to her passion for laundry products that didn’t compromise fabrics or cleaning action. “I grew up backpacking with my aunt and uncle who were forest rangers in Colorado, back...

Green Lodging News Welcomes Harbor Linen as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Harbor Linen as a Green Product Directory partner. Harbor Linen manufactures quality bath linen for the hospitality market. Its Orchid Towel Collection is a unique blend of bamboo and cotton. It is naturally soft and luxurious yet made to endure numerous institutional washings. Bamboo benefits include: Naturally Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, and Anti-Microbial—reducing odors such as mildew. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the Earth, making it an eco-friendly “green product.” Harbor Linen also offers Microfiber cleaning cloths that help alleviate toxic chemical use. Go to Harbor Linen, write...

Sunbrella Fabrics Receive Greenguard Certification

GLEN RAVEN, N.C.—Sunbrella, a leader in performance fabrics for more than 40 years, has been certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI) as a low-emitting product. The Greenguard Certification assures architects, specifiers, building owners and homeowners that they can use Sunbrella fabrics indoors with the confidence that these fabrics will contribute to healthy indoor air. Sunbrella has also received the Greenguard Children & Schools Certification, which requires that products meet even more stringent standards to help limit pollutant exposure in schools and other settings that serve children and other sensitive individuals. The Greenguard Certification Program, an industry independent, third-party testing program...