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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.

P&G Survey Highlights Importance of Cleanliness

CINCINNATI—It doesn’t matter how good the service is or how wonderful the employees are, it’s how clean and fresh a hotel, restaurant, salon or office is that matters most for 92 percent of consumers when deciding if they will become a repeat customer. In fact, 9 in 10 (91 percent) agree that they are more likely to have an overall negative opinion of an independent business if the public spaces (lounges, restrooms or lobbies) are not clean. These are just some of the results from the 2017 Consumer Cleaning Insights Survey, released by P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of...

Green Lodging News Adds CKI Solutions as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Cadence Keen Innovations as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Cadence Keen Innovations, dba CKI Solutions, was founded in 1996 by Sam Montross. CKI’s mission is to design and deliver innovative solutions that resolve hotel challenges in many areas. For example, CKI’s waterproof, bed bug proof encasements keep mattresses and pillows out of landfills. The unique designs allow for the fastest installation and, with the zip off top, washing only the top creates savings in energy and detergents. All CKI encasements can be washed in high...

MATTRESS ENCASEMENTS

Cadence Keen Innovations, Inc. Easy Care 360 Mattress Encasements & More Cadence Keen Innovations d/b/a CKI Solutions was founded in 1996 by female Sam Montross. CKI’s mission is to design and deliver innovative solutions that resolve hotel challenges in many areas. For example, CKI’s waterproof, bed bug proof encasements keep mattresses and pillows out of landfills. The unique designs allow for the fastest installation and, with the zip off top, washing only the top creates savings in energy and detergents. All CKI encasements can be washed in high temperatures. We have supplied product solutions to some of the largest or most...

Fall Ideal Time to Prepare Structures for Winter from Roof to Foundation

ST. LOUIS—Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a building or structure’s exterior if not maintained properly. Conducting an annual fall building inspection will help to identify potential maintenance issues before they become problematic and lead to costly repairs. “Maintenance of buildings or structures, whether it be the interior or exterior, horizontal or vertical construction, or a hi-rise or single-story, is a necessity across the country,” said Bob Gender, Branch Manager, Western Specialty Contractors. “Many times, a quick...

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York wrapped up earlier this week at the Javits Center in New York. As posted on Green Lodging News, it was announced that HX: The Hotel Experience has transitioned to full ownership under Hospitality Management Group (HMG), a division of ST Media Group. HX was previously co-owned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA). Also posted on Green Lodging News during the trade shows: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel...

Green Lodging News Adds Protect-A-Bed Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Protect-A-Bed case study to the Vendor Case Studies section of its website. The case study highlights the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills in Woodland Hills, Calif. and its installation of Protect-A-Bed encasements on all mattresses and box springs in the hotel. By choosing an encasement product that is waterproof, bed bug proof, and allergen-free, the hotel was afforded maximum protection. In the two years since installing encasements, replacements of damaged mattresses have been virtually eliminated. “You can clean and shampoo, but if the stain and odor...

NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Wins Innovation Award at ISSA Conference

FOREST, VA.—Are travelers paranoid about cleanliness? That question was answered at this year’s ISSA InterClean conference in Las Vegas, which had more than 16,000 attendees, 700 exhibitors and 54 innovation entries from around the world. For the second year in a row, NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces took home the innovation award. Travelers now have a cleaner surface to rest personal items in the TSA security bin with the new NanoSeptic self-cleaning mat. Portable NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces can be used by travelers and custom branded for hotels, airlines and cruise lines. Last year, NanoSeptic won the award with their line of self-cleaning touch...

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You: Improving the Air We Breathe Indoors

Forty years ago, if you didn’t see it, you weren’t worried. Today, given advances in science and technology, we now understand that gases and micro-pollutants in our air—even those we can’t detect by sight or smell—can impact our health and well-being. Air quality is no longer something we can judge by our senses alone, especially indoors. According to a 2016 Newsweek article, indoor air quality “gets about 100 times less research funding than outdoor air, even though the average American spends about 90 percent of the time inside.” Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates, carbon monoxide, and radon are among the...

Green Lodging News Adds PathoSans Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added a PathoSans case study to its website. The case study details the implementation of the PathoSans® ElectroChemically Activated (ECA) Solution system for On-Site Generation (OSG) of cleaning and disinfecting products at the Marker Hotel in San Francisco. With the PathoSans system, staff can make their own cleaning solutions on-site. PathoSans also reduces the hotel’s eco-footprint by eliminating shipping, storing and disposal of most conventional cleaning chemicals, replacing 90 percent of such products formerly used there. The Marker’s nearly 40 housekeepers clean and disinfect every room and public area daily—including 11,000 square feet of meeting space—using...

The Marker Hotel—Touchstone for a Cleaner, Greener Environment

SAN FRANCISCO—The 208-room boutique Marker Hotel in San Francisco in the heart of Union Square attracts an international clientele with its reputation for upscale, eclectic style—and cleanliness. Director of Housekeeping, Luz Alfaro, citing global guests and the potential for germs to travel with them, has found a solution to the challenge of keeping a green, pristine environment while meeting health, safety, and cost-effectiveness goals at the 4-star hotel: It’s the PathoSans® ElectroChemically Activated (ECA) Solution system for On-Site Generation (OSG) of cleaning and disinfecting products. On-Site Generation The Marker likes making its own solutions on-site, and this was a major selling point,...