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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.

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...

ProTeam Inc. Joins with State of Florida for Better Indoor Air Quality

BOISE, IDAHO—ProTeam Inc., a Boise-based producer of commercial vacuum systems, is partnering with Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to provide indoor air quality technology to hotels in the Florida Green Lodging Program. ProTeam’s full line of vacuums includes HEPA-media upright vacuum cleaners. The company also is a corporate leader in promoting cleaning systems that improve indoor air quality and enhance health and safety. “The last thing anyone wants while vacationing or attending a conference in Florida is to get sick because of poor indoor air quality or cleaning,” says Mathew M. Wood, ProTeam president. “Our efforts...

Sherwin-Williams Rolls Out New ProGreen 200 Paint

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Sherwin-Williams has introduced its new ProGreen 200 low VOC paint that exceeds GS-11 standards. At 50 grams per liter VOC, the product complies with environmental regulations and is ideal for new commercial construction. Available in an egg-shell finish, this low-odor, low-VOC product can be used in occupied areas. Sherwin-Williams Harmony Interior Latex line is a combination of high-end performance, high-style appeal and environmental friendliness in a product that’s low in odor and has zero VOCs. Harmony Interior Latex—formulated without silica and with anti-microbial properties that protect the paint film—offers a complete interior paint line, from primer...

New UVC Kit for PTAC Systems Provides Energy Savings, Mold and IAQ Control

BURBANK, CALIF.—A new Packaged Terminal Air Conditioning (PTAC) ultraviolet-C (UVC) Kit that provides energy savings, mold and IAQ control, and reduced maintenance is now available from Steril-Aire Inc. Each kit contains one UVC Emitter and power supply, plus all necessary hardware components to retrofit a PTAC coil or other room unit with UVC. Applications include hotel and motel rooms, apartments and condos, dormitories, patient rooms and classrooms. Designed for fast and easy snap-in installation, the space-saving kit uses a 24-inch Emitter tube that fits all types of PTAC coils. Installed opposite the coil, the high output UVC energy...

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.” ...

Terratex Launches Open Line at HD Expo

GUILFORD, ME.—Interface Fabrics, a textile manufacturer, introduced its first open line collection of Terratex fabrics designed specifically for the hospitality market at the HD Expo, April 27-29, in Las Vegas. Terratex, introduced in 1996, is a family of environmentally friendly textiles made from 100 percent recycled and/or renewable materials using state-of-the-art technology to reduce waste and emissions and to conserve valuable resources such as energy and water. Sizeable financial paybacks resulting from environmental conservation initiatives have recently motivated numerous companies in the hotel and lodging industry to look even deeper to see endless potential in the emerging green...

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Adds Fuel Cell Power Plant

SAN DIEGO—FuelCell Energy Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-clean power generation plants for commercial and industrial customers, announced an additional 500-kilowatt Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plant installation at Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. This increases Starwood’s commitment to base load heat and power from DFC power plants to 2.25 megawatts at four hotels in California, New Jersey and New York. The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina’s original installation of 1 MW of DFC power generation at its East Tower has been increased by 500 kW with a second installation at its West...

Bentley Prince Street Receives Climate Action Champion Award From California Climate Action Registry

LOS ANGELES—Bentley Prince Street was recently honored as a Climate Action Champion by the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR). In receiving the 2006 Climate Action Champion Award, Bentley Prince Street was recognized for its leadership in addressing climate change and making significant commitments to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The award was presented during the organization’s annual conference in April. “As California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer, we believe it’s our responsibility to develop new innovations that help preserve our environment,” says Anthony Minite, president of Bentley Prince Street. “At the same time, we’re taking an...

Carrier Corp. Announces Price Increase of Up to 8 Percent

FARMINGTON, CONN.—Carrier Corp. has announced a price increase of up to 8 percent on commercial unitary and applied equipment. The price increase is applicable to both Carrier and Bryant brands of equipment and is effective immediately. For more information about Carrier products and services, visit Carrier Corp.