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Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Water Conservation

Home Water Conservation
Profits go down the drain, literally, when water is not conserved. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to reduce consumption. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and best practices. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

LINEN & TOWEL REUSE PROGRAMS

Project Planet Save the Planet One Laundry Load at a Time SAVE up to tens of thousands of dollars per year while demonstrating your environmental commitment to guests! Project Planet’s variety of creative & colorful pillow cards, hangers and conservation items promote towel and linen reuse. Promotional materials available in a variety of nature and regional designs. Let Project Planet show you how to reduce water, energy, labor and chemical costs. Project Planet » Email for Details »

San Diego Convention Center Earns LEED Gold

SAN DIEGO—San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined the staff of the San Diego Convention Center at a public celebration last month to publicly celebrate the venue’s certification as a LEED Gold facility. Mayor Faulconer praised the venue’s efforts in achieving the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “San Diego is one...

LAUNDRY / WATER RECYCLING

AquaRecycle Take a Big Bite Out of Laundry Water & Sewer Costs! AquaRecycle manufactures systems that recycle 100 percent of laundry wastewater. That water is then reused within the laundry. AquaRecycle’s proven technology provides customers with 80 percent water and sewer savings and 50 percent energy savings. Our “Green Technology” can qualify your facility for LEED points. Payback of two years or less! Call (866) 272-9253. AquaRecycle » Email for Details »

LAUNDRY / WASHERS & DRYERS

Electrolux Professional Laundry Systems Lower Water Consumption by Up to 30 Percent and Use 25 Percent Less Gas! Save a fortune on water with Automatic Water Savings (AWS)—as much as 30 percent on small wash loads! Combine with Electrolux dryers and ironers for the maximum benefit. Electrolux dryers dry 12 percent faster and use 25 percent less gas than leading competitors. Certification in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards ensures Electrolux Professional’s long-term commitment to quality and the environment. Go green with Electrolux, the #1 selling on-premise laundry brand in the world. Call (800) 645-2205 or e-mail kshady@laundrylux.com today. Electrolux...

LAUNDRY / OZONE SYSTEMS

AWOIS The Most Reliable & Technologically Advanced Ozone System in the Market The Aquawing Ozone Laundry System is the most reliable and technologically advanced ozone system in the market. With more than 6,000 installations worldwide using Aquawing patented technology, Aquawing delivers the quickest ROI by using primarily cold water, eliminating excess flushes and rinses, reducing drying time and extending linen life. Furthermore, the Aquawing system is the only ozone system with clinical validation to kill over 99.999% of Viruses and Superbugs including MRSA, C. diff, E.coli, Aspergillus niger and many more. The system activates wash chemistry better than hot water, extends...

Greening Your Boutique Hotel

NATIONAL REPORT—Standing out as a small business is all about setting yourself apart, highlighting the things that make you better than competitors. A great way to do that today is to be ecologically responsible. One of the best things about taking an eco-friendly approach to operating your hotel is that it can become a marketing tool for you. Travelers today, like consumers of all kinds, have expectations beyond simply the products and services they consume. They have particular issues that they care about, and they want to support companies that feel the same way. The environment is a major one. While...

Bring Your Laundry Room into a Digital World with New Technology

How is your hotel’s laundry running? I love asking this question. There’s no grey area on the answer. It’s either “not so great,” which means something is leaking and the technician has been here a scary long time. Or, “pretty good,” which means nothing is leaking. My response for the latter is “how do you know?” As anybody in the lodging industry knows, being green isn’t a plug-and-play endeavor. It is a constant evolution. Why then is the laundry different? Why is it we buy a high G-force washer-extractor and a moisture-sensing tumble dryer and call our laundry “greened up?” One...

Ozone Water Technologies Earns Corporate Vision Award

STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND—Corporate Vision Magazine has awarded Ozone Water Technologies “Best Sustainable Laundries Company 2017” & “Most Green Energy Reduction Product: LaundrOzone” as part of its 2017 Technology Innovator Awards. Now celebrating its third year, the Technology Innovator Awards return in 2017 to showcase talented individuals, teams and firms. Ozone Water Technologies was born from many years of laundry operations experience by its founder, Jim Gross, who managed his family laundry for 17 years, operated all Marriott laundries for three years, and operated his own laundry consulting business for many years. As a consultant, he reviewed ozone washing possibilities and decided...

HOTEL SUPPLIES / GENERAL

HD Supply Hospitality Solutions Your Single Source For Hospitality and Maintenance Supplies With more than 27,000 in stock items, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is focused on making your job easier and exceeding guests’ expectations. From guestroom essentials, including linens and in-room amenities, to maintenance, repair and operations supplies, we provide the everyday basics you need to keep your property well maintained and running smoothly. Call (800) 431-3000 for more information. HD Supply Hospitality Solutions » Email for Details »     Impact Enterprises Impact Enterprises: Passion Drives Our Eco-friendly Innovation We find durable eco-friendly materials to create our custom designed Menu Covers, Binder Covers, Guest Services Directory Covers,...

Innovation, Conservation on Display at HD Expo

LAS VEGAS—HD Expo 2017 wrapped up in Las Vegas on May 5 after attracting more than 800 exhibitors and more than 10,000 attendees. The reconfigured show floor allowed for 275,000 square feet of show floor space. The annual event was an opportunity for suppliers to display their latest innovations and that they did. Many of the new products and technologies on hand have a green story behind them—whether having to do with the material they are made of or the energy or water they conserve. It would be impossible in this space to include all of the green news...