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TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Pavilion Furniture as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Pavilion Furniture’s new Ecowood line is made from recycled materials. The slats are a high-density polyethylene, UV-inhibited and resistant to weather types. The frames are powder-coated aluminum. Pavilion Furniture is manufactured in Miami.
MINNEAPOLIS—The new PowerConnect standby generator from Cummins Power Generation has been specifically designed to simplify quiet backup power for light commercial and larger residential applications. Available in output ratings from 30 kW to 60 kW, PowerConnect generators offer high reliability, ease of installation and low sound performance.
SHANTOU CITY, CHINA—The hotel amenities company New Oriental Hotel Amenities Co. Ltd. has obtained the Intertek Green Leaf Mark issued by a leading provider of quality and safety solutions, Intertek Group, and became the first company to receive Intertek’s carbon footprint assessment on hotel amenities in China.
BERKELEY, CALIF.—Peerless, a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural luminaires and one of the innovative lighting companies under the Acuity Brands umbrella, announces the release of Vellum linear suspended LED luminaires. The product is well suited for use in commercial offices, retail spaces, academic institutions, as well as hospitality and healthcare settings.
PORTLAND, ORE.—Viridian Reclaimed Wood announced the introduction of a new range of tabletops, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff. Cut to standard dimensions at Viridian’s own Portland fabrication facility, the company is introducing tabletops in its flagship Jakarta Market Blend (indoor and outdoor versions), Doug-fir beam, gym bleacher and white oak.
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.
NATICK, MASS.—Despite the recent stormy weather in New England, two Boston-area tennis clubs are seeing things a bit brighter these days. That’s because ThinkLite recently retrofit their existing fluorescent lights with new ThinkLite high output LED tube lighting.
SYOSSET, N.Y.—Emerald Brand has officially released its first annual Social Responsibility Report in conjunction with its 2014 Catalog. The 2013 Social Responsibility Report showcases the company’s various efforts in environmental sustainability and community outreach throughout 2013.
OTTAWA, ON.—Since its inception the Green Key Eco-Rating Program has watched the lodging industry gradually embrace and embed a culture of sustainability into its daily operations. This move towards greener practices is resonating with Canadian business and leisure travelers as noted by the Hotel Association of Canada in their annual Travel Intentions Survey released earlier this month.
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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