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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.

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...

Delta Five Offers Safe Bed Bug Monitoring System

NEW YORK—​​According to New York City travel and tourism statistics, more than 60 million people visit the city each year. More than 8.5 million call New York City home. It’s really no wonder why New York City often comes in as one of the top cities struggling with bed bugs. In 2016, AM New York released a story that cited that while bed bug reports to the city’s Housing Preservation and Development office have dropped, bed bugs are still flourishing in the city and becoming more resistant to treatments. Experts agree that formal city reports have dropped because people are...

SOAP DISPENSERS/ELECTRONIC

Stern Engineering Touch Free Electronic Soap Dispenser—Stern Engineering Stern’s Touch-Free Electronic Soap Dispensers are operated by infrared sensor and automatically activate when users place their hands within the sensor range, providing a measured soap dosage while preventing cross contamination. If the user removes their hands from within sensor range before the full dosage is dispensed, the soap dispenser immediately deactivates, ending waste. Any non-proprietary liquid soap, at the recommended viscosity, can be used, saving money. Customizable functions with optional remote control are soap dosage, soap tank refill, temporary off and reset to factory settings. A perfect match for Stern’s Touch Free...

Miami Mold Specialists Forges Alliance with AirBiotics

MIAMI—Prominent Miami-based indoor environmental air quality, mold inspection and mold removal company, Miami Mold Specialists, has forged an alliance with AirBiotics, an organic, green, eco-friendly cleaning products manufacturer. The mission: to improve indoor environmental conditions for the masses by creating an affordable, multipurpose, eco-friendly cleaning product line. The new product line was developed working in collaboration with AirBiotics. Both companies came together for this special product line, side by side, utilizing years of mold remediation and indoor air quality restoration experience, knowledge and project data. AirBiotics utilized this information and data, in culmination with their specialized expertise in the field of...

Chicago Faucets Joins Handwashing Leadership Forum

DES PLAINES, ILL.—Chicago Faucets, a leading manufacturer of commercial faucets, has accepted an invitation from The Handwashing Leadership Forum, an alliance of advocates who are invited to join based on their demonstrated leadership and commitment to lowering the risks of nosocomial and foodborne illnesses. “This is an important initiative for Chicago Faucets,” said Richard Nortier, Director of Marketing, “and accepting it emphasizes a philosophy that is at the core of our company: the safe delivery of water.” Jim Mann, Executive Director for the Handwashing For Life Institute, the organization behind The Handwashing Leadership Forum, points out that members agree that by...

Aquatic Solutions Provider VivoAquatics Announces Launch of VivoPoint IQ

LOS ANGELES—VivoAquatics, a leader in providing innovative and sustainable aquatic solutions, announced the launch of VivoPoint IQ, an analytics platform now integrated into the VivoPoint aquatic management system. VivoPoint IQ provides clients and partners a platform to measure and benchmark water quality, water usage and energy demand across a property or portfolio of properties. VivoPoint IQ includes a set of applications and benchmarks to assist clients maintain safe water, mitigate risks and improve guest satisfaction. For the first time, hotels, hospitals, multi-family apartments, fitness clubs, waterparks and other facilities are now able to benchmark water quality in recreational (i.e., pools,...