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LOS ANGELES—JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE has achieved one of the most stringent environmental hotel certifications available, Green Seal certification at the Silver Level. By submitting to a thorough review and on-site audit by the nonprofit third-party certifier Green Seal, the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE helps protect human health and the environment by reducing waste, conserving water and energy, and by instituting green management policies that include environmental purchasing and hazardous substance handling, all requirements of the Green Seal Standard for Hotels and Lodging Properties (GS-33).
LOS ANGELES—ICERA introduces the Vista II. Still a part of the company’s premium collection of one-piece toilets, the next generation Vista II has an updated design with a decidedly modern look that is sleek and sophisticated. Its seat has been engineered to offer the luxurious comfort of an elongated seat and the space-saving convenience of a traditional round-front design. But perhaps the most impressive aspect of the new Vista II is its upgrade in power.
OAKLAND, CALIF.—The Blendz Patina Collection from Móz Metals & Architectural Products is expanding with four new color offerings inspired by nature. The Patina Collection is the newest addition to the Móz portfolio of dynamic metal surfacing materials. Featuring variegated tones of copper, wood, water and other earth tones, the Patina Collection adds dimensionality and natural beauty to walls, columns, and facades in a lightweight easy-to-install metal material.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—LaMar Lighting, manufacturers of highly efficient LED and fluorescent lighting, recently launched a completely redesigned website. Many hours went into developing, testing, and streamlining hundreds of pages of the website, in order to make navigating the site, requesting product and components quotes, and finding resources or information much easier for visitors.
NORCROSS, GA.—ChlorKing’s new Chlor MSM (Mini Switch Mode) line of salt chlorinators is designed to meet the lower capacity needs of spas and smaller commercial pools, such as those at hotels and motels, while giving them the operating efficiencies and safety benefits offered for larger pools by the company’s Chlor SM (Switch Mode) line. Two models are available: Chlor MSM2 for spas and pools holding up to 2,500 gallons of water and Chlor MSM5 for pools holding up to 75,000 gallons.
GUAM—Dusit Thani Guam Resort is the first luxury hotel in Guam to achieve EarthCheck Bronze Certification. Bronze Certification recognizes the commitment of the hotel to benchmark its environmental and social sustainability under the EarthCheck program. EarthCheck is widely regarded as a scientifically rigorous environmental benchmarking and certification program and provides a framework which includes requirements specific to management systems, such as quality, environment, occupational health and safety, risk management, heritage and corporate social responsibility.
WEST CALDWELL, N.J.—Delivering high-performance optics in a new design, MaxLite presents the LED Parking Garage Square Canopy as long-lasting, energy-efficient lighting for commercial and municipal parking applications.
LEXINGTON, KY.—Big Ass Fans’ new Haiku Light was engineered to reduce energy waste and eliminate bulb swapping. The Haiku Light delivers three times the brightness of a typical 75W bulb, lasts 30 times as long and uses about one-third of the energy. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, the LEDs are sealed to repel bugs, dirt and dust so it never has to be cleaned out.
WOODRIDGE, ILL.—Gerber, an industry leader in high performing plumbing fixtures, is on a mission to dispel the myth that water efficient toilets cannot perform well. The brand’s recent demonstration video features its leading Avalanche toilet (Model # WS-21-818), which operates at 1.28 gallons per minute/4.8 liters per minute. In the video, the WaterSense certified Avalanche comfortably flushes 4,600 grams of water balloons (4 to 5 times more than what is required to earn the prestigious certification).
NEW YORK—It’s official. New York City’s newly mandated commercial organics law (1162-A) will hold certain foodservice establishments to a higher standard of food waste management and many operators have no real understanding of how this can negatively affect their business. ORCA has announced a solution—the ORCA system—for diverting food waste from landfills and incineration that is 100 percent compliant and easy to implement.