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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.

Sustainable Style Foundation Nominates Pineapple Hospitality for Style Achievement Award

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—The Sustainable Style Foundation (SSF) has recognized Saint Charles, Mo.-based Pineapple Hospitality for its successful marketing of 100 percent biodegradable amenities to hospitality properties across the United States, as well as for the company’s dozens of other environmentally friendly solutions. Seattle-based SSF nominated Pineapple Hospitality for its Third Annual Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement (OSSA) Awards in the category of Travel. This award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in the design of consumer goods, automobiles, technology and other products. This third OSSA Awards program recognizes the best in sustainable style...

Earth Alive Resources Introduces All-Natural RapidAll Cleaner

QUEBEC, CANADA—Earth Alive Resources introduces RapidAll, an all-in-one janitorial and sanitation cleaner that does not harm humans, animals or the environment. The product’s ingredients include a natural nutrient substrate which acts as a microbial carrier and contains a strong natural surfactant. The unique characteristics of the substrate is that it allows it to effectively clean almost any surface, while providing for a remediation of organic materials trapped in surface cracks such as grout or tiles. Through repetitive applications, an increasing number of microbes are released into the surface cracks, allowing for constant digestion of organic materials that cause...

Electrolux Professional North America Enhances SMART Refrigeration Line

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—Electrolux Professional North America has enhanced its SMART Refrigeration line. It is now Energy Star rated, equipped with optional dual temperature controls, and available for under-counter installation. “Energy Star rated equipment is a huge benefit to the operator,” says Angelo Grillas, product manager for Electrolux Professional. “We are providing them with superior energy management and a sustained commitment to saving money. The SMART defrosting function automatically detects ice build-up on the evaporator and de-ices only when necessary, saving running costs and ensuring a uniform inside temperature and resulting in energy savings up to 5 percent.” ...

Bentley Prince Street Launches New Eco-Friendly Adhesive Line

LOS ANGELES—Bentley Prince Street has made another step toward its Mission Zero goal of eliminating its potential negative impact on the environment by the year 2020 by thinking not just about what is in its carpets, but what is underneath them. The company announced the launch of a new eco-friendly adhesives line that sets a new industry standard for environmental innovation. These adhesives complement the company’s new recycled content backings launched earlier in the year. Healthbond 1500 Ultra Green Plus adhesive, designed for broadloom applications, and NexStep 2300 Ultra Green Plus adhesive, for carpet tile applications, both...

AERCO Offers Modulex Line of Condensing Boilers

NORTHVALE, N.J.—AERCO, a design leader in high-efficiency boilers and hot water heaters, introduces the AERCO Modulex line of condensing boilers. Available in six different sizes, the light commercial boilers offer superior turndown to maximize seasonal efficiency. They also bring a high level of operating reliability to installations that require from 300,000 to 1 million BTUs/hr. capacities. The AERCO Modulex line continues the company’s tradition of developing fully modulating, condensing, high-efficiency solutions. With modulating capabilities from 6:1 to 23:1 (depending on the unit), the line offers performance advantages such as whisper-quiet operation of <50 dBa, as well as low...

Litetronics Introduces Family of Plug-in Compact Fluorescents

ALSIP, ILL.—Litetronics International Inc. introduces its PFT (Plug-in Compact Fluorescent Tube) family of products. The PFT lamps are pin-based compact fluorescent lamps. PFT lamps are available with a two-pin starter—integral to lamps with magnetic ballasts. Litetronics’ other models have a four-pin starter for use with electronic ballasts. The two-pin PFT lamps have a 10,000-hour average rated life. Litetronics’ four-pin lamps have 15,000-hour average rated life. When compared to incandescent bulbs, PFT lamps can use 80 percent less energy and last 13 times as long. Compared to other compacts, the four-pin PFT lamps offer a 33 percent longer life....

Introduction to Sustainable Design Tops ASHRAE’s Fall Course List

ATLANTA—ASHRAE will present its Introduction to Green Buildings and Sustainable Construction seminar on September 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT). The seminar will present the basic principles related to sustainable construction and green buildings, including a review of the integrated approach needed to achieve green/sustainable buildings, developments and projects. While motivations differ for pursuing green building design, the fundamental principles remain the same. These include incorporation of a whole-building approach to environmental improvement; decision making based on life-cycle assessment; greater balance between quality, budget and schedule; and a positive collaboration between professionals. “For design and...

USA Technologies Expands EnergyMiser Reach Outside U.S.

MALVERN, PA.—USA Technologies announced it had begun shipping its EnergyMiser product line to Australia, Denmark and Spain. At the same time, the company reported it had stepped up sales of EnergyMisers to Canada, and this month had shipped an additional 300 units valued at $30,000 to Optimum Energy Products Ltd., a distributor in Calgary, Alberta. USA Technologies develops energy management products and cashless payment technology for vending machines. “As in the U.S., international energy services companies are seeking the latest leading-edge energy conservation technology that gives customers relief from rising energy costs,” says Wendy Jenkins, vice president of...

Falcon Waterfree Releases DVD to Demonstrate Water-free Urinal Benefits

LOS ANGELES—Falcon Waterfree Technologies has released a new DVD that demonstrates how water-free urinals work and why they are hygienic, safe and economical. The DVD also provides step-by-step instructions, in English and Spanish, for the installation and maintenance of water-free urinals. The DVD demonstrates the complete process for retrofit and new construction projects. “We’ve included tips from field technicians who have personally installed thousands of water-free urinals and maintained many times more,” says Bill Stimer, director of customer experience for Falcon Waterfree. “Sharing this experience gives every installer a leg up, so they can have a perfect installation...

Greener Computers and Monitors Will Soon Hit the Market

WASHINGTON, D.C.—More environmentally friendly computer equipment will soon be available to large volume purchasers thanks to manufacturers like Dell, HP, and others that now have products that meet the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standard. EPEAT-registered computer products have reduced levels of cadmium, lead, and mercury to better protect human health, and are easier to upgrade and recycle, in addition to meeting the government’s Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. “These new environmental standards can guide the manufacturing of green computers, laptops, and monitors,” says James Gulliford, assistant administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic...