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Green Lodging News Adds ECOS Paints as Directory Partner


TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes ECOS Paints as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. ECOS Paints have no odor, are non-toxic, generate zero VOCs, and provide exceptional coverage (up to 1.5x traditional paints). ECOS Paints are 12,500 times purer than traditional zero VOC paints. ECOS Paints are ultra hard-wearing, allowing quicker room renovations and improved customer comfort.

Ecolab Releases 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report


ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc. released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report. This annual profile of the company’s commitment to sustainability highlights how Ecolab partners with customers, NGOs and communities to help address some of the world’s most complex resource and business challenges.

GLN Adds Plus Manufacturing Case Study to Website


TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Plus Manufacturing case study to its website. The focus of the case study is the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, Wash. The case study addresses how the Enzian Inn’s housekeeping staff uses Plus Manufacturing’s soap-free, residue-free Procyon to clean carpet in the inn’s nearly 100 guestrooms. Housekeepers at the inn apply Procyon in a Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)-Certified extractor, the AquaClean FLX, from Advance.

Excel Dryer Unveils XLERATOReco Hand Dryer


EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer, introduces the new XLERATOReco hand dryer. The XLERATOReco uses new “no heat” technology to dry hands in 15 seconds using only 500 watts.

GLN Adds Advanced Vapor Technologies Case Study to Website


CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added an Advanced Vapor Technologies Case Study to its website. The case study details how the Vancouver, B.C.-based Loden hotel uses Advanced Vapor Technologies’ MondoVap with TANCS dry steam vapor sanitation system daily. The reduced-chemical, low-moisture cleaning system, which ensures “in-sourced” carpet and drapery cleaning, results in rapid room turns and lowers operating costs while providing superior results.

eWater Advantage Partners with Two Companies


RALEIGH, N.C.—eWater Advantage, a leading integrator of chemical-free cleaning which replaces harsh and hazardous cleaning and sanitizing chemicals announced strategic relationships with two companies—GenEon Technologies of San Antonio, Texas, and Radical Waters of Johannesburg, South Africa. Adding to their existing distribution for Hoshizaki America, these new alliances bring a broader range of technology solutions and market expertise to eWater Advantage.

GLN Adds Green Blaster Products as Directory Partner


TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Green Blaster Products as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Green Blaster Products is the maker of Bed Bug Magic. Bed Bug Magic is an effective bed bug insecticide. All natural, non-toxic and green, it’s formulated to quickly kill bed bugs, dust mites and common hotel insect pests.

Registration Opens for Green Hotel Webinar Series


NATIONAL REPORT—A series of six webinars with topics ranging from water efficiency to green cleaning to window film will launch on March 26 and wrap up on May 21. In total, there will be 18 different presentations throughout the six webinars that are sponsored by the U.S. EPA. The free webinars are being organized by Dan Ruben of Boston Green Tourism and Peter Cooke of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Those who attend all six sessions will be acknowledged with a Certificate of Completion.

Ecolab Receives 2014 Climate Leadership Award from EPA


ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has received a 2014 Climate Leadership Award for excellence in greenhouse gas management. The award, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recognizes Ecolab for publicly reporting and verifying corporate greenhouse gas inventories and achieving aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

MGM Grand, Delos Complete Expansion of Stay Well Rooms


LAS VEGAS—In response to guest demand for healthy travel options, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Delos, a pioneer of Wellness Real Estate, recently completed an expansion of the Stay Well room collection and introduced the new Stay Well Lounge, providing Stay Well guests a sanctuary for private registration and relaxation as well as an elevated level of service throughout their stay.

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