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PORTLAND, ORE.—Viridian Reclaimed Wood announced the introduction of Colorburst, a new line of color-infused reclaimed wood paneling, according to Viridian co-owner Pierce Henley. A new design twist on two of Viridian’s most popular paneling offerings, Granary Plank (mix of fir and pine reclaimed from granary beams) and Route 66 truck deck (oak reclaimed from tractor-trailer truck decking), the Colorburst line adds a pop of color in the rustic nooks, crannies and holes in the boards, providing a unique spin on reclaimed wood with deep layers of color juxtaposed with vintage patina and wood grain.
COOPERSBURG, PA.—According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 60 percent of U.S. commercial buildings were constructed before 1980, representing a tremendous need for retrofit products. This staggering number, combined with the ongoing contractor labor shortage, means that demand is high for time and labor-saving products and solutions. To address these issues, lighting control provider Lutron Electronics has launched its Vive wireless lighting control, which makes it easy to bring energy savings and comfort enhancing benefits into new and existing commercial buildings.
TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—T&S Brass and Bronze Works was named recipient of the 2016 Silver Crescent Award, the most prestigious award for manufacturers in South Carolina. The award is presented to select manufacturing companies that demonstrate superior performance in a number of areas.
WESTMINSTER, COLO.—IrriGreen, Inc. and CPS distributors, Inc. announced that CPS now distributes the IrriGreen Genius Irrigation System to contractors in Colorado and Wyoming. With 13 locations, CPS is the largest wholesale distributor of professional pump, irrigation and landscape supplies to contractors in the Rocky Mountain region. IrriGreen, Inc. leverages digital control technology and multi-stream nozzle design adapted from high-tech, commercial inkjet printers.
WOODRIDGE, ILL.—Danze, Inc., known for its unique design and innovation in the North American plumbing industry, has added the South Shore Collection to its array of bath offerings. The collection is available in Chrome and Brushed Nickel.
ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Hubbell Lighting case study to its website. The case study details Extended Stay America’s efforts to improve the exterior lighting at its hotels. From a lighting perspective, the technology used to light up the buildings, parking lots and common areas were outdated. The desired light levels were unachievable, and maintenance costs were unsustainable. The InSite Group and Hubbell Lighting partnered to develop a solution that would replace the existing pole and wallpacks with LED luminaires.
NEW YORK—Humanscale, a company long dedicated to incorporating sustainable practices in their manufacturing processes, will be committing to the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Challenge with their Float sit/stand desk and Diffrient Smart task chair in 2016. The only contract furniture brand to participate in the challenge, this represents a significant undertaking on behalf of the manufacturer and signals a message to the industry that a net positive impact is not only an important and achievable aim for the brand, but something the industry as a whole should be working towards. While taking on only a part of the Challenge is an option, Humanscale is demonstrating their commitment to the cause by pledging to complete the Challenge in its entirety.
TROY, OHIO—Hobart introduces the new Advansys LXGe glasswasher, the first machine specifically designed to clean and sanitize glassware in bars and restaurants. The new Energy Star qualified washer produces cleaner glasses by eliminating chemical sanitizers, resulting in better-tasting drinks and an improved customer experience.
SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, a leading global energy and sustainability management company, announced that it has published its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report. It details the company’s impact on clients, the environment, employees and communities. The report also shows significant reductions in Ecova’s carbon footprint, important investments in new solutions and improved performance in climate change reporting.
NEW YORK—Sina Pearson, designer/manufacturer of New York City-based Sina Pearson Textiles, premieres Fast Track, a new high performance upholstery fabric collection. Five complementary patterns in a total of 30 colorways reference iconic athletic motifs and colors from the world of competitive sports. The collection consists of a knit mesh, a textured chenille, a PVC-free polyurethane, a bleach cleanable polyester/acrylic, and an indoor/outdoor Sunbrella Contract jacquard weave.
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