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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.

Philips Wins Broad Range of Awards at LightFair 2007

SOMERSET, N.J.—Philips announces its receipt of numerous lighting awards at the 2007 LightFair International Trade Show & Conference in New York City on May 6 to 10. Recognizing Philips’ wide variety of new product innovations from across its broad range of North American lighting businesses, the following awards were presented to Philips during LightFair’s 2007 Innovation Awards ceremony: • Philips Lighting’s ALTO II low-mercury T8 fluorescent lamp technology received both LightFair’s Best of Category: Conventional Lamps Award as well as the show’s Technical Excellence Award (co-presented to Philips Lumileds’ LUXEON Rebel line as well). Philips Lighting’s T8 linear...

Milliken Hospitality Wins Best Product Design at HD Expo

LAGRANGE, GA.—Convergence from Milliken Hospitality took the honors at the recent HD Expo, capturing the Best Product Design Award in the Flooring, Carpeting and Carpet Systems category. With this new product technology, the pattern and color are integrated into the structure, so it reads as one. Pattern emerges through texture and texture through pattern to create an unexpected, complex new surface. Building on the award winning Étage concept, Milliken Hospitality Carpet introduced three new broadloom collections at the 2007 Hospitality Design Expo. Étage allows designers to interact with the layers of pattern and use them in different combinations...

GLN Welcomes Classic Metal Roofing Systems as Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Piqua, Ohio, as a Founding Sponsor. Classic Metal Roofing Systems specializes in the production of aluminum, steel, and copper roofing systems that are attractive as well as environmentally friendly. The company’s aluminum roofing has 95 percent recycled content with a life expectancy of over 50 years. The special Kynar 500/Hylar 5000 finishes it uses feature special pigments to reflect radiant heat. The company’s customers have reported energy savings of up to 20 percent and even more due to their buildings being kept...

New Edition of greenhotelier Focuses on Urban Hotel Strategies

LONDON—A growing number of city center hotels are facing up to their environmental and social responsibilities, according to the April edition of greenhotelier. The magazine’s feature, “City Hotels—Greening the Urban Jungle,” examines how city hotels are implementing green strategies at all levels of policy and management, from the initial design of the hotels to their day-to-day operations. City hotels are uniquely positioned to enhance their green credentials. Public transport hubs ensure customers minimize their journey’s carbon footprint, restaurants can tap into local sources of food, and it’s far easier for a city hotel to access new environmental technologies...

JLF/Lone Meadow Expands its Sustainable Furniture Collection

LOS ANGELES—JL Furnishings (JLF)/Lone Meadow, the exclusively sustainable division of JL Furnishings and a leader in hospitality furniture design and manufacturing, has expanded its collection with the introduction of 14 new creations; from sleek, modern lounge chairs to elegant sofas with stylish patterns. The company featured the collection at the 2007 Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas. As with all JLF/Lone Meadow furnishings, the new collection exemplifies the firm’s commitment to bringing green sustainable practices and progressive designs to the hospitality industry. The company is at the forefront of the sustainable hospitality furniture design and is currently the...

A.O. Smith Introduces New High-Efficiency Modulating VF Boiler

ASHLAND CITY, TENN.—A. O. Smith has introduced a new high-efficiency modulating VF boiler. This boiler replaces the A. O. Smith Legend. The VF boiler is a totally new design that provides up to 88 percent thermal efficiency while maintaining low NOx emissions that are better for the environment. The vertical tube design allows for a large heat transfer area, which maximizes efficiency, while maintaining the small footprint ideal for retrofit applications and multiple boiler installations. The VF boiler can be direct vented for up to 70 equivalent feet of intake and exhaust piping, and it can also be...

Maker of Corn-based Key Cards Honored by Boston Mayor

BOSTON—Recognizing Arthur Blank & Co. Inc. as an innovator of environmentally friendly plastic card products, Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino recently presented the company with the 2007 Boston Green Business Award. Arthur Blank & Co., a leader in plastic credit card marketing solutions, received the award for the introduction of the industry’s first non-PVC, corn-based card, CornCard USA, and a new recycled PVC card, the AB RecycledCard. The Boston Green Product Award is given each year to a company that “produces or distributes a green product.” With the introduction of its Green Line of environmentally friendly products, Arthur Blank...

DriveNeutral Introduces FlyNeutral Climate Action Calculator

SAN FRANCISCO—For the climate action visionaries at DriveNeutral, it’s all about helping others reduce their climate footprint—by land and by air. Thanks to jetsetters looking for a way to offset their climate footprint when traveling by plane, DriveNeutral has introduced a new CO2 calculator called FlyNeutral to help neutralize climate change one flight at a time. “Everyone has a personal climate footprint that is unique to lifestyle choices and preferences,” says Jason Smith, founder and director of DriveNeutral and FlyNeutral. “Both efforts help individuals and organizations take global responsibility for personal emissions while initiating greater change in the...

Healthier Choice Adds Low-VOC Carpet Cushion, Underlayment Line

DALTON, GA.—Healthier Choice, a manufacturer of premium carpet cushion and acoustical underlayment, has introduced a new line of low-VOC commercial carpet cushions. The line, called Foundation Contract Carpet Cushion, has emissions nearly 50 times lower than the CRI Green Label limit. Specifiers may be able to use Foundation to obtain credit with several environmental rating systems or programs, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, based on the outstanding IAQ characteristics of the cushion. The official product launch is slated for May 10-12 at HD Expo 2007 in Las Vegas. Foundation represents a new focus...

LG HI-MACS Launches LG Eden Acrylic Product With 12 Percent Recycled Content

PEORIA, ARIZ.—LG HI-MACS, a leader in premium acrylic solid surfacing, launched LG Eden, the industry’s first environmentally conscious acrylic product, in conjunction with Earth Day and the City of Chicago’s Going Green: Earth Month Kick-off. Like Chicago, one of the top U.S. cities for green building, LG HI-MACS is committed to raising awareness of the simple things—like transitioning to green building products—that individuals and businesses can do to help improve the environment. Highlights of Chicago’s Earth Month Kick-off included a speech by Mayor Richard Daley and a showcase of more than 25 organizations presenting a unique mix of...