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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.

Neenah Paper Joins Chicago Climate Exchange

ALPHARETTA, GA.—Neenah Paper Inc., a premium paper manufacturer, has joined the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). CCX is the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary but legally binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry and trading program. By joining CCX, Neenah Paper has not only committed to tracking and reporting carbon dioxide emissions, but also to achieving a 6 percent reduction by 2010 versus their baseline. CCX’s trading system establishes limits on overall emissions and sets company allowances for members. Businesses with emissions below their allowances can trade the remainder to other companies, whereas businesses that do not achieve their committed...

National Chemical Laboratories Unveils Grease Attacking Cleaner

PHILADELPHIA—National Chemical Laboratories, Inc. has unveiled SHA-ZYME, a no-rinse daily cleaner and degreaser for use on porous hard surfaces such as concrete, quarry tile, ceramic tile, brick, or any grouted floor surface without floor finish or wax. Especially in kitchens and food preparation areas, SHA-ZYME removes grease and grime below the surface to make quarry tile floors (and grout) more slip resistant. SHA-ZYME removes breeding sites for unwanted pests (such as fruit flies) by dissolving organic waste on floors that attracts insects, creating a more sanitary condition in these areas. A specialized SMB (Synergized Multi-Blend) biologically engineered bacteria/enzyme combination continues...

San Juan Marriott is First in Region to Offer Carbon Offset Program

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—The San Juan Marriott has joined forces with Sustainable Travel International (STI) on its pioneering TravelGreen program, which will allow it to offer carbon neutral accommodations—the first hotel in Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean, to do so. Carbon neutral means the point at which greenhouse gas emissions have been identified, measured, reduced where possible, and 100 percent of the remaining emissions have been offset through high quality renewable energy or energy efficiency projects. TravelGreen allows San Juan Marriott guests the opportunity to do something proactive and help offset greenhouse gas emissions. A typical one-night hotel stay...

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa to Offer Allergy-Friendly Guestrooms

KO OLINA, OAHU, HAWAII—The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina is the first property in Hawaii and one of the first in the nation to adopt the PURE system which creates an allergy-friendly environment. All of the hotel’s 13 guestrooms and Presidential Suite on its 17th (top) floor have been converted to the system, and indoor meeting facilities and the Ihilani Spa will be converted by the end of the year. The allergy-friendly environment can help ease respiratory problems, asthma and allergies that affect more than 70 million Americans. “By providing PURE allergy-friendly hotel rooms and conference...

GE Consumer & Industrial Introduces New HIR Plus Lamp

CLEVELAND, OHIO—GE Consumer & Industrial introduces its new HIR Plus lamp. The company says it is the highest energy efficient PAR 38 in the marketplace as measured by lumens per watt (LPW). A new instrument for retailers and other commercial end–users fighting to reduce energy wastefulness—available in 45–, 48–, 54–, 60–, 67– and 83–watt spots and floods—the HIR Plus is designed to replace higher wattage, standard PAR 38 lamps while delivering as much as a 54 percent reduction in energy costs. Because the new GE lamps offer over two times the rated life of standard halogen lamps (4,200 hours...

Milliken Walk Off Mats Launches Reclamation Program

LAGRANGE, GA.—Milliken Walk Off Mats, a global leader in manufacturing sustainable mat products, recently launched the mat industry’s first reclamation program during the Clean Show in Las Vegas. “Offering an end of product life option to reduce waste fits Milliken’s sustainable practices and quality customer care,” says Chris Brown, Milliken Walk Off Mats’ global business manager. Milliken offers an extensive range of mat products and services for the commercial, retail and rental markets in North America, Europe and Asia. The company has been the standard-bearer in mats for more than seven decades with an eco-heritage spanning more than 100 years....

Power Efficiency’s Escalator Technology Qualifies for Incentives

LAS VEGAS—Power Efficiency Corp., a developer and manufacturer of advanced energy savings technologies for electric motors, announced that Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power have qualified Power Efficiency Corp.’s technology for a prescriptive rebate on escalators throughout the state of Nevada with no further testing of the technology necessary. Qualified customers who install Power Efficiency’s technology on their escalators may receive a rebate of $20 per 1HP. For example, a 30HP escalator installation will result in a $600 rebate. Nevada Power consultants, KEMA and Paragon Consulting Services, conducted extensive testing of the technology on escalators in several major casinos...

Pineapple Introduces Environmentally Sensitive Soaps, Shampoos and More

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—Pineapple Hospitality introduces its line of Environmentally Sensitive Amenities. The 100 percent biodegradable line of bottled soaps, shampoos, and other products provide an alternative to traditional hotel toiletries and other amenities. They deliver high quality for guests, help hoteliers keep costs down, and reduce the amount of waste entering landfills. “We are concerned about the environment, and that’s why Environmentally Sensitive Amenities are packaged with 100 percent recyclable, non-bleached board, and are vegetable-based soaps and organic formulations with minimal preservatives,” says Ray Burger, president of Pineapple Hospitality. “Hotel and resort managers across the United States have found Environmentally...

InterfaceFLOR is First to Produce Post-Consumer Nylon 6,6 Carpet for Commercial Market

LAGRANGE, GA.—InterfaceFLOR is previewing new products that represent the first commercial carpet made from post-consumer, recycled nylon 6,6 fiber. InterfaceFLOR has formed an exclusive, international alliance with an Italian-American company to introduce a patent-pending technology that allows for effective and affordable reclamation of nylon 6,6 in order to recycle it for use in the commercial market. Through the new technology, InterfaceFLOR will now be able to reclaim all types of carpet from both the commercial and residential marketplaces, regardless of the type of face fiber or backing used, thereby reducing waste sent to landfills and further reducing...

United Feather & Down to Showcase ‘Natural Treasures’ During 2007 Home Fashions Market

DES PLAINES, ILL.—Bedding manufacturer United Feather & Down will unveil some of its newest “Natural Treasures” during the New York Home Fashions Market Week, August 6-10. The company will showcase its latest products, with a focus on natural and eco-friendly materials. These will include: • Eileen West Collection—New looks from top designer Eileen West.• Joseph Abboud All-Natural Collection—New designs, featuring organic and all-natural product. • Proneem®—A patented, natural, non-chemical, anti-microbial treatment for down and down-alternative products, for those who prefer the organic lifestyle. • 360° Fiber Technology—Previewed in MicroMax and SilverFill, United Feather & Down’s proprietary process that transforms down alternative fibers into fiber ball clusters....