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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.

Mintek Welcomes Loews Hotels as New WinTrack PM Customer

DUNEDIN, FLA.—Mintek Mobile Data Solutions, a leading provider of automated solutions for preventive maintenance (PM) and asset management, has finalized an agreement with Loews Hotels that will result in its WinTrack PM system being implemented in 18 of the New York-based company’s properties in the United States and Canada. The agreement with Loews comes on the heels of the hotel company’s announcement that it intends to expand its brand in major cities throughout North America. “We are honored that WinTrack PM has been selected by a company so respected in the lodging industry,” says Lind Hutton, executive vice...

Advance Introduces Battery-Powered Rider Burnisher

MINNEAPOLIS—Advance introduces the Advolution 2710, a battery-powered rider burnisher that provides a superior gloss and maximum productivity without the emissions or noise associated with propane burnishers. The machine increases productivity with its ride-on capability and extended run time. The Advolution 2710 rider also utilizes a front steering system, allowing the operator to easily maneuver in congested areas and around obstacles. “We designed the new Advolution 2710 burnisher with the operator in mind,” says Sara Thurston, brand manager for Advance. “The machine automatically controls the pad pressure and velocity for consistent, superior gloss results every time.” The One-Touch...

Enviro-Solutions Introduces Multipurpose Cleaner

PETERBOROUGH, ONT.—Enviro-Solutions introduces an all new multipurpose cleaner—71C—combining the cleaning power of hydrogen peroxide with citrus oil. Depending on dilution, 71C can be used to safely clean glass, mirrors, floors, tile and grout, walls, and virtually all surfaces. It also can be used as a carpet extraction cleaner and spotter. The hydrogen peroxide helps dissolve soils, stains and eliminates odors. Moreover, because it is Green Seal and Carpet Rug Institute certified, it is safe, effective, and cost competitive as well. For more information, visit Enviro-Solutions.

Lennox Industries Introduces New Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamps for Rooftop Units

DALLAS—The L Series packaged rooftop units from Lennox Industries, built to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) through the Humiditrol dehumidification system, have recently been enhanced by the addition of new field-installed Ultraviolet (UVC) Germicidal Lamps. By installing UVC Germicidal Lamps, customers will be able to minimize mold growth, improve airflow, maintain coil efficiency and minimize future expenses by saving on labor and chemical costs when cleaning coils. Customers can choose field-installed UVC Lamp Kits for the L Series three- to 30-ton rooftop units. Available voltages include: 230/3/60, 460/3/60 and 575/3/60. “The L Series packaged rooftop unit IAQ...

Bentley Prince Street Launches ‘Zoom Room’

LOS ANGELES— Bentley Prince Street recently launched an innovative simulation technology system, named the “Zoom Room,” in its newly opened Chicago showroom during the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair. Developed by Tricycle, this 3D visualization tool provides customers with instantaneous life-sized recreations of custom color carpet products in an actual room environment, providing an effective design tool with significant environmental benefits. The Zoom Room meets today’s designers’ needs for technology-driven visualization to speed up and assist in their design and specification process. It also reduces environmental impact by decreasing sample production, preserving non-renewable resources and reducing landfill waste. ...

Sloan Valve Adds Finishes to its Guildmark Collection

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL.—Sloan Valve Co. has expanded its Guildmark Collection with a new palate of bold, decorative finishes for select sensor-operated faucets and manual Flushometers. The broadened array of finishes, which come with either satin or polished coatings, includes fresh, contemporary colors such as Verdi (green) and Coco Bronze, in addition to classic favorites such as Nickel and Brass. New choices include Satin Copper, Polished Copper and Black finishes in the Powder Coated collection, as well as Antique Bronze, Coco Bronze and Verdi in the Vintage collection. These finishes fit the décor of restrooms in all types of...

Better Living Introduces Complete Line of Sun Aire Purifiers

HOLIDAY ISLAND, ARK.—Better Living, a manufacturing company based in northwest Arkansas, has introduced a line of Sun Aire purifiers. They incorporate custom UVC dual-frequency lamp technology and a lifetime/washable 0.5 micron pre-filter to save the lodging industry up to 50 percent in housekeeping time. Using a patented cool, safe, photon process just like sunlight, Sun Aire purifiers can be taken into a guestroom and run while housekeepers do their chores. Unlike ozone machines that need to be run while the room is unoccupied, Sun Aire purifiers do not produce anything harmful while eliminating airborne smoke/pet/ammonia odors, bacteria and...

Terratex Enters Hospitality Market with Environmental Textiles

GUILFORD, MAINE—Interface Fabrics, a leader in textile manufacturing, announces that its Terratex family of environmental textiles will now be available to meet a growing need for green products in the hospitality market. Introduced in 1996, Terratex has deeply penetrated the corporate market with its branded family of environmental textiles. Terratex fabrics are made from 100 percent recycled and/or renewable materials and are sold through jobbers, furniture manufacturers and re-manufacturers in the commercial interiors industry. “Hotels and resorts, feeling an increased corporate responsibility to preserve the beautiful places in which they are located, are also realizing that sustainable practices...

Smoke-Free Properties in 48 States Now Represented in FreshStay Network

SAINT CHARLES, MO.—In less than half a year, FreshStay—lodging’s fastest-growing online network of smoke-free properties—has united 247 nonsmoking hospitality establishments located in 192 cities in nine nations. Most recently, FreshStay welcomed the 21c Museum Hotel as a member—making Kentucky the 48th state to join the FreshStay organization. “Now that the 21c Museum Hotel—a one-of-a-kind boutique property in Louisville featuring original artwork throughout it—has joined FreshStay, our members represent 48 of the 50 states,” says Ray Burger, founder of FreshStay. “Once smoke-free properties in Arkansas and Mississippi join our online union—and we’re working on those two now—we’ll have a...

New from Alto-Shaam: ASC-2E Platinum Series Convection Oven

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI.—Alto-Shaam has introduced the new Platinum Series ASC-2E half-size convection oven. With a capacity of nine half-size sheet pans, this model features solid welded construction, porcelain enamel interior and is equipped with 4-inch, heavy-duty equipment legs or an optional oven stand. The oven includes a solid stainless steel door with a double pane thermal window. The controlled velocity of convected air also helps prevent product damage from high-velocity air movement. The oven is also available with a standard manual control or an optional electronic control. Go to Alto-Shaam for more information.