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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.

GLN Welcomes Sterling Sleep Systems as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Sterling Sleep Hospitality, Garden Grove, Calif., as a Green Product Directory partner. Sterling’s unique modular mattress systems save money by allowing one to replace any of the interchangeable parts like zippered pillow tops and other components instead of replacing the entire bed. Their environmentally friendly system reduces waste while extending mattress life. All six models come completely apart for proper cleaning. Sterling Sleep Hospitality is a registered EPA WasteWise endorser. Hotels and others that purchase modular mattress systems from Sterling are eligible to become EPA WasteWise Partners. Sterling will...

TCP Inc. Introduces Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Program

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.—TCP’s RECYCLEPAK will encourage consumers to return used light bulbs to home improvement stores, designated city buildings and schools, and have them sent to a recycling facility. “All CFLs must contain small amounts of mercury in order to glow and give light,” says Ellis Yan, president and CEO, TCP, Inc. “Even with the trace amounts of mercury, which is roughly equivalent to the tip of a ballpoint pen, they should be recycled. The recycling program we developed makes it easy for consumers to drop off a CFL at a big box retailer, city hall, or even their children’s...

Eclipse Lighting Introduces New Green Series Fixtures

SCHILLER PARK, ILL.—Eclipse Lighting introduces its new Green Series fixtures. All 20 listed styles in the Green Series have earned the Energy Star. In addition, these energy efficient fixtures meet California’s Title 24. Replacing wasteful incandescent lighting with the Green Series compact fluorescent fixtures can abate a significant amount of pollution. During the 10,000-hour life of just one bulb, once can achieve the following: • Eliminate nearly 574 pounds of CO2 emissions—a major source of global warming; • Eliminate nearly 4.2 pounds of SO2 emissions—a cause of smog and acid rain; and • Eliminate nearly 2.7 pounds...

Hansgrohe Raindance Bodyspray Offers 1 GPM Flow Rate

ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA—The Raindance Bodyspray from Hansgrohe offers a unique, round-face design that mounts flush to the wall, in contrast to conventional bodysprays that operate on a rotating ball joint. A user simply rotates the spray face of the Raindance Bodyspray to alter the direction of the water coursing through its slanted channels. Available in chrome or brushed nickel, the bodyspray also features Hansgrohe’s proprietary air-injection technology, which draws air inside the spray face, infusing the water with air bubbles to create larger droplets and the sensation of being covered with more water. As a result, the Raindance Bodyspray...

INNCOM to Provide Sneak Peak of ENVIRO-MODE Feature at HITEC

NIANTIC, CONN.—With the simple push of a green button on the INNCOM International e4 smart digital thermostat, guests can make the choice to participate in a host of environmentally-friendly and energy-saving programs predetermined by the hotel. ENVIRO-MODE will debut in Booth #1025 at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exhibition and Conference (HITEC) June 26-28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. “Our customers—hotel owners and operators—want to better respond to guests’ demands that hotels be more environmentally friendly,” says Duane Buckingham, chairman and CEO of INNCOM. “While INNCOM has always been at the forefront of guestroom innovation,...

Pineapple Hospitality Adds Buffet Burner to Line of Green Products

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—Pineapple Hospitality has added the Buffet Burner Electric Chafing Dish Heater to its lineup of profit-enhancing products. Created and patented by Intracoastal Innovations, the Buffet Burner provides a safe, environmentally responsible alternative to costly, open-flame canned fuels used to maintain food temperature in hospitality kitchens, buffets, serving lines and banquets. Food and Beverage Managers will never have to worry about running out of canned fuel, or have to deal with the waste that comes from throwing out used fuel containers with the Buffet Burner. With this added convenience comes big savings, as the Buffet Burner is...

P.R. Veteran Launches Practice Focusing on Spas, Hotels

SAN FRANCISCO—Sally Robb Haims Public Relations has launched one of the country’s first public relations practices specializing in media relations for sustainable spas, hotels, and beauty companies. The Green Spa Network (GSN) recently named Sally Robb Haims Public Relations as their agency. The GSN is a group of prominent North American spas dedicated to bringing sustainable design and operating practices to the spa industry and to promoting the natural connections between personal well-being, economic sustainability, and the health of the planet. Based in San Francisco, Sally Robb Haims Public Relations will initially assist with strategic counsel and media...

Sloan Valve Wins Design Award for Sensor Flushometer

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Sloan Valve Co. has received a Platinum-level award in the 2006-2007 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition—the highest award level given by design professionals on the judging committee—for its sensor-operated Royal Smooth Flushometer. “Sloan is proud to be recognized for the design excellence of our Royal Smooth Flushometer,” says Susan Kennedy, director of marketing for Sloan Valve Co. “It’s an honor to be singled out for the high-quality, water-efficient features that Sloan builds into its Flushometers.” The Royal Smooth Flushometer provides automatic, infrared, adaptive sensing operation without the need for AC hookups or wall alterations....

Freshmarx Dating System Will Help Reduce Food Waste

MIAMISBURG, OHIO—FreshMarx, a leader in automated date coding and the supplier of Monarch products and services, announced the release of its FreshMarx XL®PRO 29FFS three line labeler and supply system for improved efficiency and waste reduction. With the release of the FreshMarxTM XL® PRO 29FFS three line labeler and supply system, restaurant owners and food service managers will be able to reduce the amount of labeling stock and labelers they keep on hand, while improving the accuracy of their date coding systems. “XL PRO does the date coding work of seven different labels all with one labeling...

Impex Development, Whirlpool Join Forces to Create Eco-Efficient Interiors for Hotels

SEATTLE—Impex Development LLC and Whirlpool Corp. have formed a marketing partnership to provide distinctive and sustainable interiors based on realistic price points for the hospitality industry. The partnership will incorporate energy-efficient appliances from Whirlpool Corp. within Impex’s manufacture of eco-friendly kitchens, baths and architectural door systems. “Both companies are passionate about making it easier for hospitality and multifamily professionals to create exceptional, eco-friendly environments,” says Jeff Smitley, LEED AP, president of Energy & Environmental Solutions. “Interiors from Impex help contribute points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system and the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes rating...