Green Lodging News hits online scene

Hasek Communications, a Cleveland, Ohio-based consulting and publishing company, has launched Green Lodging News ( http://www.greenlodgingnews.com/ ), a new Web site and e-newsletter. The e-zine features up-to-date, environment-related news and best practices from hotel companies and industry suppliers. The publication also provides trend analysis, a section for guest commentaries, and a Green Product Directory.

“I am excited to launch this new online publication,” says Glenn Hasek, president of Hasek Communications and publisher and editor of Green Lodging News. “Even though hotel operators have long been interested in saving energy, water and other resources, no environmental publication has emerged to consistently report this type of industry news.”

The Green Lodging News Web site will include numerous sections: news & features, vendor news, publisher’s point of view column, and guest columns. Site departments include: energy management, waste management, lighting, water conservation, heating & cooling, cleaning & maintenance, air quality, kitchen & laundry, sustainability, and green design. The site also will feature a list of hotel schools that offer environmental courses, a list of green associations, events, and money-saving tips.

“The goal of the site will be to show hoteliers how they can save energy and resources, cut costs and provide a healthy and safe environment for guests and staff—all at the same time,” Hasek says.

Articles appearing during the launch of the publication feature a hotel powered by solar technology, natural bedbug elimination remedies, green cleaning products, and how laundry personnel at Yellowstone National Park conserve water.

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The Green Product Directory will pair product vendors with buyers representing hotels, resorts, motels, inns and lodges.

“It is my goal to make the directory the ‘go to’ place for hotel operators and owners interested in green products,” Hasek says.

Green Lodging News launches with five sponsors: Green Suites International, Upland, Calif.; Sierra Environmental Technologies, Watsonville, Calif.; Cencal Thermal Treatment, Los Osos, Calif.; Ozone Water Technologies, Tryon, N.C.; and Select Amenities Ltd., Hockessin, Del.
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