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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.

ChlorKing Offers New Line of Salt Chlorinators

NORCROSS, GA.—ChlorKing’s new Chlor MSM (Mini Switch Mode) line of salt chlorinators is designed to meet the lower capacity needs of spas and smaller commercial pools, such as those at hotels and motels, while giving them the operating efficiencies and safety benefits offered for larger pools by the company’s Chlor SM (Switch Mode) line. Two models are available: Chlor MSM2 for spas and pools holding up to 2,500 gallons of water and Chlor MSM5 for pools holding up to 75,000 gallons. They are capable of using salt to produce up to 2.2 pounds of chlorine or 6 pounds, respectively,...

Premium, Greener, Healthier, Allergy-Conscious Guestrooms Getting More Attention

NATIONAL REPORT—Two months ago, Delos announced the expansion of its Stay Well hotel room program into six Marriott hotels in the United States. According to Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos, the Marriott properties are the first hotel additions to the Stay Well program since October 2012. It was then that Delos landed the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as a client. (Delos has since launched a Stay Well Meetings program.) Stay Well rooms feature a number of upgrades to enhance the health and quality of a room environment—water purification, vitamin C infused shower, mattress...

What You Need to Know About Ozone Cleaning

OMAHA, NEB.—A recent check using Google Trends, which indicates how often a particular search-term is used, revealed that the term “cleaning with aqueous ozone” is receiving more than a third more queries today it than it did in July 2015. The search term was used more than 79,400 times a year ago; as of June 1, 2016 it has already been used more than 114,280 times. Because these systems are used in professional cleaning, most likely these inquiries are coming from facility managers and cleaning professionals. Yet, many people are not exactly sure what aqueous ozone is or how it can...

NSF, ASHRAE Agreement Addresses Building Water Health

ANN ARBOR, MICH.—Global public health organization NSF International and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices for building water systems. These systems include cooling towers, air-conditioning units for large buildings, hot tubs, large complex water systems (in hotels, hospitals, cruise ships and institutions) and decorative fountains, which can be attributed to public health concerns such as Legionella.Under the terms of the MOU, NSF International will provide its 70-plus years of water industry expertise and ASHRAE will leverage its building systems expertise to jointly develop NSF 444: Prevention of...

CleanCore Technologies Rolls Out New Website

OMAHA, NEB.—CleanCore Technologies, manufacturer of aqueous ozone cleaning systems, announces the launch of a new website: www.CleanCoreTech.com. The home page headings “Cleaning Simplified” and “Sustainability Meets Performance” were purposely selected because, according to Matt Montag, Distribution Sales Manager for CleanCore, “They say everything we want people to know about our aqueous ozone cleaning systems.”Ozone, a proven and effective cleaning agent used for more than 150 years, can be mechanically made using electricity and oxygen. The ozone can then be infused into water and dispensed through a wall-mounted “fill station” or from a portable rolling “caddy,” which looks like an...

Green Lodging News Adds Hartdean Ltd. as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Hartdean Ltd. to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Linens & Towels” category. The company’s EcoKnit Terry Towels are luxury hospitality cotton towels with two to three time’s longer lifespan and provide energy and water savings which recover the cost of the product. EcoKnit Towels are snag free, dry up to 40 percent quicker than standard terry towels, reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, and use 15 percent less water with every laundering cycle. EcoKnit Towels also require less detergent. E-mail enquiries@hartdean.com, or go...

Ecolab Named Top Green Company by Newsweek

ST. PAUL, MINN.—For the third consecutive year, Ecolab’s commitment to sustainable business practices has been recognized by Newsweek, which named Ecolab to the publication’s 2016 list of the Top Green Companies in the World. For 2016, Ecolab ranked sixth on the U.S. 500 list and 13th on the Global 500 Green Rankings lists.“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability within our own operations and through the positive impact we have at more than one million customer locations around the world,” said Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab Vice President of Corporate Sustainability.The Newsweek Green Rankings evaluate the 500...

UV-C LED Systems: Answer to the Hospitality Industry’s Water Infection Problems

One of the big factors for success in any industry is customer care and satisfaction. In the hospitality industry it takes precedence over everything else. Customer experience in hospitality is what drives the popularity and hence, the revenue. So the more the customers are comfortable in the environment the better experience they will have. The biggest driver for their comfort is the feeling of being safe. However, recent incidents have marred the hospitality industry with health concerns over water safety. If the Global Risks 2015 Report by Global Economic Forum is to be believed, the spread of infectious diseases is...

EPA Announces 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners across 12 states, the District of Columbia and Canada for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion and use of a range of cleaning and other household products that carry the Safer Choice label. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the winners at an event at a local hardware store in San Francisco. “Everyone wants products with ingredients that are safer for their kids, pets, communities and the environment,” McCarthy said. “Using technology and innovation to turn challenges into profitable opportunities makes our...

Hobart Introduces New Glasswasher for Bars, Restaurants

TROY, OHIO—Hobart introduces the new Advansys LXGe glasswasher, the first machine specifically designed to clean and sanitize glassware in bars and restaurants. The new Energy Star qualified washer produces cleaner glasses by eliminating chemical sanitizers, resulting in better-tasting drinks and an improved customer experience.“As the trend in craft beers and handcrafted cocktails continues to grow, bars and restaurants are looking at the entire drink experience, and a cleaner glass is a key part of that,” said Carrie Sherman, Product Line Manager. “The LXGe glasswasher gives operators the ability to serve customers their best, in a glass that’s free from...