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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.

AQS Provides Test for Identifying Mold Resistant Building Materials

ATLANTA—In today’s marketplace, a green building means an energy efficient, healthy building, but nothing can tarnish that sparkling image faster than indoor mold growth. Lenders and insurers as well as building owners and managers know that when mold takes hold, it can cause deterioration of building materials, which can be expensive and inconvenient to replace. Indoor mold growth also can become a source of indoor air pollutants, which can lead to serious health problems, including allergic reactions and asthma attacks. To help take the guesswork out of selecting building materials that resist mold growth and to support product manufacturers in...

Carrier Traveling Showcase Highlights Advanced Indoor Air Comfort Technologies

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The most recent advances in environmentally sound and energy-efficient commercial indoor air comfort technologies from Carrier Corp. are featured in a new traveling exhibit. Carrier is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The Carrier Traveling Showcase is available for viewing exclusively through Carrier authorized sales locations. The 51-foot, 18-wheel trailer transforms into a living laboratory featuring a variety of the latest Carrier commercial product technologies: the Carrier Evergreen 23XRV variable speed screw chiller; the Carrier AERO Air Handling units; the Carrier Microchannel Heat Exchanger; the Carrier Centurion rooftop cooling units; and the Carrier 3V and i-Vu control systems. “The...

Perlick Celebrates Anniversary with Energy Star Savings

MILWAUKEE, WISC.—Perlick Corp., celebrating its 90th anniversary, announced that it has surpassed Energy Star standards by an average of 23.7 percent on its products receiving the Energy Star award. Perlick is a maker of under-bar equipment, refrigeration equipment and beer system packages that optimize energy use. “According to Energy Star, when you compare standard models to Energy Star models, Energy Star commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers can lead to energy savings of as much as 45 percent, says Scott Ehaney, project engineer. “Our best model is the R24 Front Load Refrigerator which surpasses the Energy Star standard by 64.4...

Quality Attributes, Beck Technology Software Tracks Building Energy Performance

AMES, IOWA—Quality Attributes Software and Beck Technology recently announced a partnership that will help extend the reach of ongoing commissioning (monitoring energy costs of mechanical equipment for the lifecycle of a building) to include Macro BIM (building information modeling). The integration of Quality Attributes iBPortal (Intelligent Building Portal) with Beck Technology DProfiler with RSMeans will allow building owners and managers to fully understand lifecycle energy costs as related to planned costs. Energy costs are compared to a baseline, set through DProfiler in the design and building phases of the project, allowing owners and managers to make adjustments and keep...

Green Lodging News Welcomes 3Degrees Group, Inc. as Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes 3Degrees Group, Inc. as a sponsor. The San Francisco-based company delivers customized global climate change solutions to U.S. businesses, utilities and institutions. The company engages customers to develop, execute, and communicate sustainability strategies that add value to their brand. The company’s expertise in sourcing verified carbon offsets and certified renewable energy certificates enables customers to reduce their carbon footprint. The 3Degrees website includes a carbon calculator that enables one to calculate carbon dioxide generated from home electricity consumption, car travel and air travel. As a partner to business efforts...

EclipseSpa Launches New Green-Guest Line of Organic Spa Products

DANVILLE, CALIF.—EclipseSpa, LLC has introduced a new Green-Guest line of organic and natural spa products for guestrooms in green hotels and inns. The EclipseSpa products are specially-formulated to appeal to the lifestyles of guests who expect luxurious and natural products in their hotel room. The Green-Guest products—Organic Body Moisturizer and Organic Shower Gel in Rosemary and Lavender—are available in 2-ounce, personal size, recyclable containers. The 1-ounce organic soap bars are available as part of the Rosemary and Lavender line of spa products. EclipseSpa’s Green-Guest spa products are shipped in quantity to provide an attractive price point and affordability for hotels...

Syndecrete Debuts Tiles, Sinks & Slabs in 13 Colors, 12 Aggregates

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.— Syndecrete introduces its renewable, sustainable solid surface material. Less than half the weight of ordinary concrete, Syndecrete has twice the compressive strength and there are no polymers or resins in its make-up. It is an advanced cementitious composite using natural minerals and recycled materials as its primary ingredients. Highly durable and resistant to chipping and cracking, Syndecrete has won numerous awards and has been featured in one of the first LEED platinum certified commercial projects and just recently, the first LEED platinum certified residential project in the nation. In 2006, Eldorado Stone, LLC purchased Syndecrete from...

More States Should Develop Green Lodging Certification Programs

Beginning January 1, 2008, state agency and department employees in Florida will be required to stay at Florida Green Lodging hotels when they travel. An Executive Order was recently issued by Governor Charlie Crist. Florida currently has 25 hotels certified as Green Lodging properties with 46 applications in process. Because of the governor’s decision, you can be sure that even more hotels will be signing up for the program soon. As reported on Green Lodging News this week, there are now eight states that have green lodging programs with some type of certification. Lodging establishments that participate in these programs...

Green Lodging News Welcomes EATware as Directory Partner

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes EATware International Ltd. as a Green Product Directory partner. EATware produces environmentally friendly, high quality, single-use products for the food service packaging industry. EATware’s EATplus™ proprietary additive and technology allows it to produce boxes, bowls, trays and plates made of all-natural, abundant, renewable materials that are 100 percent decomposable, biodegradable and recyclable. They can even be used as animal fodder and fertilizer. EATware is competitively priced when compared to paper and plastic products. Call (608) 836-8553 for more information, write to info@eatware.com, or go to EATware.

Survey Notes Rise in Interest in Energy-Saving Kitchen Equipment

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA.—The use of “green” products is growing in U.S. restaurant operations, and ice machines lead the way in energy-saving food and beverage equipment purchases. That’s according to an online Enodis survey of restaurant operators. Enodis asked operators to identify the categories of energy-efficient products they had purchased over the past two years. Eighty six percent of respondents indicated they had purchased some form of energy-saving food or beverage equipment in the past two years. Thirty one percent of respondents to the online survey reported purchasing energy-saving ice machines. Energy-saving products are a growing trend in the foodservice...