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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.

Alto-Shaam Introduces ASF-75G Gas Fryer

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI—Alto-Shaam announces the introduction of a new gas fryer featuring a heat exchanger system that provides a maximum 94 percent level of efficiency to reduce connected gas demand. The heat exchanger design delivers a more rapid recovery of oil temperatures for the shortest possible cooking times even when frying the heaviest loads. The fryer includes a programmable, solid state control, a built-in oil filtration system with a reusable filter, and a heavy-duty 1/2 hp pump with front access reset. The high volume gas fryer has a 75-pound oil capacity and dual basket auto-lift system. Go to...

EcoLogo Program Institutes Fraud Advisory Service

ONTARIO, CANADA—The EcoLogo Program, formerly known as the Environmental Choice Program, has instituted a new Fraud Advisory service to help purchasers—government, business, as well as consumers—make sure the products they select are indeed green. The advisory, which has been added to the organization’s Web site, www.ecologo.org, will list manufacturers and products falsely claiming product certification and bearing the organization’s EcoLogo label. The EcoLogo is one of North America’s most widely recognized environmental certification labels. “This is an important step not only to protect consumers and the EcoLogo but to protect the green movement,” says Scott McDougall, president...

McGraw-Hill Construction Launches New Sustainable Design Magazine

LOS ANGELES—McGraw-Hill Construction has launched a new magazine dedicated to the growing market for environmentally responsible green buildings. “GreenSource, The Magazine of Sustainable Design” will present news, features, case studies of important projects, and green product information to more than 40,000 architects, interior designers, building owners, and members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). McGraw-Hill Construction editors will collaborate on GreenSource and the related Web site with editors from BuildingGreen Inc.—an information company that provides green product information and policy analysis for building industry professionals and policy makers. BuildingGreen editors will assist with editorial content, green product...

Zentox Expands Newport News Facility

NEWPORT NEWS, VA.—Zentox has announced the expansion of its facility in Newport News, Va. The expansion will increase the company’s current square footage by approximately 50 percent, with 60 percent of the new space earmarked for the manufacturing of Photox units. Photox is an advanced air purification system for the reduction of indoor airborne microbiological and volatile organic compound (VOC) contaminants. Based on photocatalytic oxidation technology, Photox is designed to remove noxious odors, toxic vapors and infectious organisms from the indoor environment. It is available in two sizes—the Photox 500 and the portable Photox 100. The Photox 500...

Wet-Tech Partners with 03 Wash Pty Limited

MIRANDA, NSW, AUSTRALIA—03 Wash Pty Limited has partnered with WET-Tech USA to bring the EnviroSaver II ozone laundry system to the Australasian and Asia Pacific region. The 03 Wash/Wet-Tech ozone systems provide the opportunity to conserve natural resources while providing production savings in the laundry process. The 03 Wash/Wet-Tech laundry systems (including Tunnel and Batch washers) are sized for the small and large laundry with machine capacity in the range of 25 through 455 kilograms as well as complete system design for larger laundry facilities with multi-sized washers producing high volumes of laundry. Ozone delivery is through...

Treefrog Veneer Introduces Seven New Wood Veneer Laminates

EASTHAMPTON, MASS.—Treefrog Veneer has introduced seven new real wood veneer laminates for 2006, including horizontal cross-grains, popular verticals and on-the-cusp teaks. The new horizontal finishes—Asian Cherry and Tahoe Birch—plus five vertical and figured finishes, (Silver Ash, Teak & Ebony Sabbiata, Green Willow and Palmwood) represent Treefrog’s commitment to offering designers real wood veneers. “Asian and natural influences abound,” says Treefrog creative director Geoff Schaefer. Treefrog Veneer offers a complete selection of 35 real wood veneer laminates, in traditional wood grains, birdseyes, burls and exotics. Treefrog features composite wood technology, a unique manufacturing process that, utilizing Italian...

Buffalo Niagara Marriott Introduces PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms

BUFFALO, N.Y.—In response to customer requests, the Buffalo Niagara Marriott is adding PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms for their guests who suffer from asthma and allergy conditions, or who simply want the most comfortable stay possible. The PURE program provides guests an environment where every surface is treated to minimize contaminants, irritants and odors. “We are excited to be the first full-service hotel in western New York to offer our guests PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms,” says Dick Schroen, general manager at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott. “It is also great to be working with Buffalo-based PURE Solutions, the leader in...

Power Efficiency Corp. Announces Successful Escalator Tests at Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower

LAS VEGAS—Power Efficiency Corp., a developer and manufacturer of advanced energy savings technologies for electric motors, announced that it completed successful tests on two escalators at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower, one of the most recognizable properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower is part of the American Casino & Entertainment Properties family of casinos. “Our products performed very successfully in these tests, the latest of four tests we’ve recently announced,” says Steven Strasser, Power Efficiency’s chairman and c.e.o. “Energy is a core national and environmental concern. With energy prices constantly rising,...

T&S Brass Vice President Appointed to Handwashing for Life Alliance

TRAVELER’S REST, S.C.— Eva Fox, vice president of marketing for T&S Brass and Bronze Works, an industry leader for commercial plumbing for over 50 years, has been appointed to the Handwashing Leadership Forum of Handwashing For Life, an organization that seeks to minimize the risk of foodborne illness via best practices in independent, objective, and practical hand hygiene solutions. The Handwashing Leadership Forum is an alliance of advocates who have demonstrated leadership practices and a commitment to lowering the risks of foodborne illness via integrated solutions. The board is the voice of applied science and leadership; educating operators...

Waterless Co., No-Flush Urinal Manufacturer, Celebrates 15th Anniversary

VISTA, CALIF.—Waterless Co. LLC, manufacturer of Waterless No-Flush urinals, announces the celebration of its 15 years in business. The company was started in 1991 with the goal of helping to reduce wasteful water usage and establish a new industry segment for non-water restroom fixtures. The company was the very first manufacturer of waterless urinals in the United States. “We are very proud of having introduced this technology to the market,” says Klaus Reichardt, managing partner of the company. “And with the continued introduction of more products and innovations, our company is expanding into more countries as well.” ...