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TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Best Hotel Products to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Guestroom/Energy Management” category. Best Hotel Products enables one to reduce in-room PTAC energy consumption by around 40 percent with a thermostat using a combination of motion and thermal sensing technologies. The system, according to Best Hotel Products, is easy to install and allows one to track the health of PTACs.
SEATTLE—Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle has been awarded Green Globe Certification for the fourth consecutive year by Green Globe, an internationally awarded program to recognize organizations with exceptional sustainability practices. Since the founding of its PanEarth program in 2011, Pan Pacific has been an industry leader in environment sustainability and social responsibility.
NEW YORK—Skal International, the world’s largest multi-discipline travel and tourism organization, has endorsed Sustainable Travel International’s 10 MILLION BETTER campaign, which aims to monitor and scale up social and environmental benefits from travel and tourism, and to protect the resources on which the industry depends.
NEW YORK—From pale pastel pinks to super-saturated sea foam greens to crisp whites, the possibilities of customizing lighting are many with USAI Lighting’s new Infinite Color+. Infinite Color+ is the first architectural LED product family to combine state-of-the-art, high performance white light with any and every color in the spectrum. In developing Infinite Color+, USAI Lighting took the unique approach of engineering the perfect white light source first, and then integrating colored light functionality.
SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, released a report with the results of its survey calculating the value of energy management systems (EMS). The report, titled “EMS Survey Analysis, Findings from Industry Professionals,” summarizes the findings from a survey of nearly 200 multi-site companies, across multiple industries, to better understand how companies select, manage and maintain an EMS and how they utilize real-time telemetry data.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.—Hotels For Humanity will donate the proceeds from the sale of personal care items such as soap and shampoo to ChildHelp, a charity dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in the United States. This donation results from items listed and sold on the eBay Giving Works site.
TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Kulvase as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Kulvase utilizes a patented technology, which cools the water in the vase, thereby minimizing the deterioration of flowers and making them last two to three times longer. Roses frequently are so healthy that they start to grow new leaves and generally last about three times as long—typically about three weeks. Some robust varieties can last six weeks or longer.
LONGMONT, COLO.—TERRALUX recently debuted its SL fixture series. The SL Fixture Line is a significant upgrade for tired and flickering stairwell and garage lights. Energy use can be reduced by as much as 80 percent, as stairwells and garages are illuminated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are not frequently occupied spaces in commercial buildings.
ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc. recently released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. This annual profile of the company’s commitment to sustainability highlights how Ecolab helps make the world cleaner, safer and healthier while protecting people and vital resources.
MEMPHIS, TENN.—International Paper single-use food packaging products now include paper lids. The company announced the launch of new fiber-based lids, a first of its kind to be manufactured in North America, to fit many of the high-quality paper food containers produced by the Foodservice division. The one-piece container covers are specially designed with sustainability, ease of use, and branding possibilities in mind.
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