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From the housekeeping department to engineering, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department to engineering, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

PURE Rooms Welcomes Jill Dean Rigsbee as V.P., Business Development

BUFFALO, N.Y.—PURE Rooms has named Jill Dean Rigsbee as Vice President, Business Development. Rigsbee will be responsible for the leadership of the PURE sales and business development team, managing new business opportunities and customizing solutions to meet hotels’ needs and guest demands. Rigsbee is a well-known trusted advisor in the hospitality industry with over 30 years of experience. She began her career working in hotels with various management companies for over a decade. For six years, she focused on hotel room operation supplies, FF&E and innovative products with Guest Supply. Rigsbee joins PURE Rooms from Avendra, a leading hospitality procurement and services company,...

VivoAquatics Releases Report on Recreational Water Safety

LOS ANGELES—VivoAquatics, a leader in providing innovative and sustainable aquatic solutions, has just announced the publication of the first data driven assessment of water safety and management: “State of Market - Recreational Water Safety in Commercial Facilities”. The report, the result of analyzing over 7 million data points and surveying hundreds of commercial hotels, waterparks, apartment buildings, fitness clubs and municipalities is the first publication of its kind to provide detailed analysis of water safety and management practices in commercial properties. The State of the Market report also provides insights into emerging regulations, trends and technologies that properties are using...

A Laundry Game Changer—Recyclable, One-Time-Use Linens

It takes a lot for me to call a new product or process a game changer in our industry but the new recyclable—yes recyclable—sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers being produced by Pürlin, LLC are just that. Can you imagine reducing your laundry load and related costs by about 50 percent? Offering your guests linens that are high quality, hypoallergenic and that have never been used by any other guest—every single time a guest stays in that room? My article posted this past week explains these new products. I had a chance to sit down and chat with the lodging...

Johnson Controls Partners with AtmosAir Solutions

FAIRFIELD, CONN.—Johnson Controls (JCI), a leading supplier of air handling and building controls equipment worldwide, and AtmosAir Solutions, a leading manufacturer of air purification systems using Bi-Polar Ionization, have partnered to deliver measurably cleaner indoor air quality. This collaboration will help JCI provide outstanding air purification performance in their YORK Air Handling Systems. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Johnson Controls,” stated Steve Levine, President and CEO of Clean Air Group, Inc. who manufacturers the AtmosAir Solutions product line. “There has been so much recent press and research on the negative impact poor indoor air quality has on people’s...

With Recyclable Linens, Entrepreneur Seeks to Revolutionize Laundry Operations

SARASOTA, FLA.—Hotel industry veteran Richard Ferrell, President of Pürlin, LLC, is aiming to revolutionize how sheets and pillow cases are managed in hotels across the United States. His company’s linens are not laundered; instead, after being used by a guest they are picked up to be 100 percent recycled. Made of high-quality microfibers designed to simulate cotton—the same as those used in products such as baby diapers and athletic wear—the sheets and pillowcases are produced and recycled by companies based in Florida and North Carolina. Once heated to 500+ degrees Fahrenheit, the linens are liquefied and become the ingredients...

Extend the Life of Your Mattress, Box Spring Investments with Encasements

NATIONAL REPORT—Been sleeping around a lot? That is what just about every hotel mattress and box springs does every night and the results can be not only unhealthy but creepy as well. Dust mites, bed bugs, other insects, bodily fluids of one kind or another—at some point in time a mattress and box springs will experience these. Mattresses, especially, impacted by such things, often are thrown away—far short of their intended life span—not recycled, and end up in the landfill. Fortunately, hoteliers can easily extend the life of a mattress and box springs with encasements that form a protective...

Ecolab Reaches Second in Latest Newsweek Green Rankings

ST. PAUL, MINN.—For the fourth consecutive year, Ecolab has been recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices by Newsweek, which ranked the company second on its 2017 list of the greenest companies in the United States. “It is an honor to again be recognized by Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings,” said Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab Vice president of Corporate Sustainability. “Our commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably is core to our culture, and demonstrated both within our own operations and at the more than one million customer locations we serve throughout the world.” Ecolab’s Green Score ranked second on the 2017 U.S....

Green Lodging News Adds Stern Engineering as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Stern Engineering as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Stern’s Touch-Free Electronic Faucets are operated by infrared sensor and automatically activate when users place their hands within the sensor range, providing cold or premixed water. The water efficient, touch free faucets automatically shut down after being used for more than 90 seconds. The faucets combine minimalistic designs with high quality materials to ensure washrooms remain hygienic, safe, cost efficient and sustainable. Customizable functions with optional remote control are sensor range, security time, delay in, delay out,...

SOFTWARE/UTILITY ANALYTICS

Verdafero Inc. MyVerdafero—Utility Analytics Platform Developed for the Hospitality Industry MyVerdafero—Utility Analytics Platform is an easy to use cloud-based software platform developed to provide hospitality owner/operators with the valuable insights they need to make informed decisions during the asset acquisition, operations and disposal process. Specifically designed for the hospitality industry, we run automatic billing analysis on every bill for errors, help identify saving opportunities and alert you to problem areas within a single property or across multiple properties and multiple utilities (electric, gas, water usage, waste streams) while calculating real-time accurate CO2 calculations for the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) reporting....

Conscious Hotels Has Sustainability in Mind

I recently came across a group of hotels that are a perfect fit for Green Lodging News: Conscious Hotels. In case you are not familiar with the properties, there are three located in Amsterdam and one more in The Netherlands slated to open in 2018. Details can be found on the company’s website but here is how the hotels are described: “Conscious Hotels strive to be as green, sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. But they’re more hip than hippy. And by hip we don’t mean our staff are too cool to answer the phone. You might not even notice...