- Created on Monday, 03 March 2008 03:21
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SINGER ISLAND, Fla. -- The Global Green Hospitality Consortium (GGHC) was founded to provide the hospitality industry with the resources needed to implement sustainable standards and practices offered by various green associations, State, and federal programs such as EPA Green Partnership, Energy Star and US Green Building Council’s LEED certification.
“GGHC will work within any framework a hotel property identifies by providing the practical tools and skilled assistance to implement the desired standards”, said Kim Karch, the group’s chief marketing officer. “The intention is not to duplicate existing or impending green hospitality standards. On the contrary, GGHC services are designed to facilitate the implementation of sustainable initiatives industry-wide”.
Among the resources provided by GGHC is a property certification program that offers up front recognition for implementation of green best practices – a tremendous value to both hotels and consumers.
GGHC sustainability and green energy solutions certification will provide the industry with the opportunity to achieve desired ROI’s. “Validation of a products’ ROI claims, technical specifications, features and functions will help hospitality property owners make educated purchasing decisions and avoid lengthy and costly trials for both vendors and property owners” said Zacharie Mondel, chief operating officer.
“Utilities offer comprehensive energy efficiency and conservation programs specific to the hospitality industry that to date are largely untapped”, said Bob Scammel, vice president of business development, utilities and energy services. “GGHC will work very hard to assist hospitality owners and managers take advantage of these programs”.
GGHC will provide access to consortium certified products, solutions and services, facilitate communications between vendors and end users, and promote interoperability between products.
A primary goal of GGHC is to foster interaction among manufacturers to define and agree on standards and protocols.
GGHC is wholly owned by the Global Green Energy Consortium (GGEC), a non-profit organization registered in the State of Delaware. GGHC’s mission is to dynamically and continuously improve the ability of businesses, property owners, and management in the hospitality industry to increase their positive impact on our shared environment through the reduction of energy, water, materials and other resources while creating positive business results.
GGHC’s unique portfolio of services demonstrates the commitment to serve as a comprehensive source of energy conservation standards, certification and resources to facilitate implementation of sustainability initiatives in the Hospitality Industry.
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Gulf Coast Laundry Acquired by Swisher Hygine
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Swisher Hygiene Inc., a provider of hygiene and sanitation products and services, announced that it acquired Gulf Coast Laundry Services of Mississippi, LLC (“Gulf Coast Laundry Services”), a Mississippibased linen services company.
Gulf Coast Laundry Services provides linen rental and laundry services throughout southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, primarily to hotel, casino and resort customers. Concurrent with the acquisition, the founder of Gulf Coast Laundry Services, David Gross, will join Swisher Hygiene and contribute to the continued growth of its linen services business.
Total consideration paid by Swisher Hygiene in connection with the acquisition includes approximately $4.8 million in cash and the issuance of a convertible promissory note which may be converted into a maximum of 350,000 shares of Swisher Hygiene common stock subject to certain restrictions, including acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange.