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Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels. As travelers and workers demand clean air, hotels are finding new and innovative ways to provide it, and getting a marketing kick to boot. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Air Quality

Home Air Quality
Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels. As travelers and workers demand clean air, hotels are finding new and innovative ways to provide it, and getting a marketing kick to boot. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Eco-Focused Resort, Marina Coming to Cortez, Fla.

CORTEZ, FLA.—A new recreational focused resort and marina is coming to Cortez from the developer behind Mirabella, the LEED Platinum certified, 160 home, adult community in nearby Bradenton, Fla. The 148 cottage community, named Hunters Point Resort and Marina, will also feature 49 boat slips, a public marina and community center, all designed to provide a modern, environmentally respectful and energy efficient fishing village style community to the historic town of Cortez, Fla. Of the 148 “Cracker” cottages, 62 are designed as hotel rooms for short term rentals. The development seems to be in line with the long-time quest of...

Green Lodging Trends Report Survey Approaches Closing Date

NATIONAL REPORT—The survey that is the basis for the annual Green Lodging Trends Report has launched and will remain open through 7 p.m. EST June 20. Click here to participate! The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. Participants benefit from a free compare report—an opportunity to learn how their property is aligned with best practices, and where it is behind among peers locally and worldwide. Participants also have an opportunity to discover new innovative practices that hotels are...

enVerid’s HLR Technology Wins Product Award

BOSTON—enVerid Systems, Inc. announced that BUILDINGS magazine has selected its HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) 1000E technology as a 2017 Money-Saving Product winner. The finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy efficiency, water savings, and maintenance. enVerid’s technology is a part of an elite group of 13 products selected in the “HVAC Boosters” category in the June 2017 issue of BUILDINGS and online. “We are honored to receive this recognition for our HLR technology as a 2017 Money-Saving Product,” said Dr. Udi Meirav,...

POOL / MINERAL ALGAECIDE & SANITIZER

Clear Pool USA Non-Chemical Mineral Algaecide & Sanitizer Clear Pool USA offers two choices to manage your algae problems. The blue cylinder kills algae and reduces scaling for up to six months—just drop it into your pump basket. The other is an automatic water purifier that kills algae, reduces scaling and kills bacteria and pathogens including E.coli, pseudomonas, legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires Disease), staphylococcus, steptococcus, salmonella and others, some of which have been proven to be resilient to high levels of chlorine. Both products will help balance pH and chlorine levels that are important for swimmer comfort, (eyes and skin). The automatic...

ChlorKing Highlights Need for ‘Crypto’ Prevention

NORCROSS, GA.—A report this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing a two-fold increase in cryptosporidium, more simply known as “crypto,” outbreaks points to the need for ultraviolet lights to enhance public swimming pool sanitization, according to Steve Pearce, Executive Group Vice President, ChlorKing, manufacturer of Sentry UV systems and salt-based chlorination systems. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that can make otherwise healthy adults and children feel incredibly sick with stomach cramps, nausea and bouts of diarrhea that can last up to three weeks. Its levels can be mitigated by treatment. “UV lights are designed to destroy...

The Dangers of Asbestos—Remodeling & Recycling a Harmful Substance

NATIONAL REPORT—Asbestos is a natural mineral, but it is also extremely harmful to human health. Exposure to it can cause tissue damage in the body that over the years ultimately results in serious illness, including the rare but aggressive cancer known as mesothelioma. One of the most common places in which exposure occurs is in older buildings. Remodeling and renovating buildings with asbestos requires careful protection and trained workers. Disposing of asbestos is also problematic, but new research is determining that there may be ways to recycle it. Asbestos was mined for many years and used in a variety of industries,...

AIR FILTRATION / PURIFICATION

Catalytic PURE AIR LLC Catalytic PURE AIR Purifier We all strive to make the best choices for a healthy environment, but often fragrances, scents, contaminants and allergens leave us with compromised indoor air quality. The Catalytic PURE AIR purifier uses eco-friendly PCO (photo catalytic oxidation) technology and HEPA filtration to reduce airborne contaminants and odors. These air purifiers are currently being used in hotel rooms, meeting spaces and public areas in major hotels to keep guests breathing easier. Improving indoor air quality is a trend of keen interest to guests with respiratory issues and operators focused on wellness at your property....

Element Kuala Lumpur Debuts in Southeast Asia

KUALA LUMPUR—Marriott International, Inc. announces the debut of the Element Hotels brand to Southeast Asia, with the opening of Element Kuala Lumpur. The hotel was designed by globally-acclaimed architects Foster+Partners. In collaboration with owners IB Hotel Management Sdn Bhd, the hotel is housed within Ilham Tower, making it the tallest eco-conscious hotel, raising the city’s standards in sustainable hospitality. Element Kuala Lumpur is Green Building Index (GBI) certified with eco-friendly design and best practices including a rainwater harvesting system, indoor air quality CO2 monitor and energy-efficient LED lighting. Built green from the ground up, Element Hotels incorporates sustainable design and...

JQH Launches PURE Guestrooms in Six Hotels Across United States

SPRINGFIELD, MO.—John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) announced that as a part of the company’s commitment to innovation and an enhanced guest experience, it is collaborating with PURE Solutions to help create some of the freshest sleeping environments in the hospitality industry. Initially, JQH is launching PURE guestrooms in six of the award-winning company’s hotels spanning five states, including Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas. With the PURE allergy-friendly hotel rooms, in-room filtration systems remove air particles, while surfaces are treated to minimize growth of bacteria. These hypoallergenic hotel accommodations are nearly 99.9 percent allergen-free. A PURE room...

More Than 1,000 Companies Call for Strengthening ENERGY STAR Program

WASHINGTON – More than 1,000 U.S. companies and organizations signed a letter to Congress and the administration calling for lawmakers to strengthen the ENERGY STAR program that was recently proposed for elimination under the Trump administration’s budget. “ENERGY STAR is a model for successful collaboration between the public and private sectors,” the letter states. “It enjoys a long track record of success and should be strengthened, not weakened, to ensure it continues providing these important benefits to the public while helping us meet our energy and environmental goals.” The letter, which was sent Monday and can be found here, was led...