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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.

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,...

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...