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Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels, chemical sensitivities, volatile organic compounds. As travelers and workers demand clean air and a healthy environment to work and sleep in, hotels are finding new and innovative ways to provide it, and getting a marketing kick to boot. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Air Quality

Home Air Quality
Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels, chemical sensitivities, volatile organic compounds. As travelers and workers demand clean air and a healthy environment to work and sleep in, hotels are finding new and innovative ways to provide it, and getting a marketing kick to boot. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Largest Element Hotel Yet, With 460 Guestrooms, Opens in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA—Element Hotels—part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 leading brands and designed for today’s healthy, active traveler—announced the opening of Element Philadelphia, marking the brand’s debut in the city. Developed by Conshohoken-based Chestlen Development, the hotel will be the newest addition to Philadelphia’s reemerging hospitality scene, with travelers planning an average of 2.7 trips this year, according to a recent Visit Philadelphia report. Designed with a focus on sustainability and well-being, Element is ideal for families, groups and business travelers who want to maintain a balanced lifestyle while on the road. “Bringing the Element brand to Philadelphia was a strategic decision to appeal...

Dyson Introduces Purifier to Deliver Cleaner Air in Public Spaces

CHICAGO—Today, Dyson unveiled its latest purification technology designed to tackle indoor pollution within businesses and commercial spaces. A common concern is that conventional ventilation, air circulation and air conditioning systems in public spaces may not have adequate HEPA filtration. Dyson’s latest purifier, Dyson HEPA Cool Formaldehyde, is engineered to provide high-quality filtration and powerful projection to support existing HVAC systems and provide cleaner, purified air throughout public spaces such as offices and schools. Dyson engineers have re-engineered the machine airflow pathways to achieve fully-sealed HEPA 13 standard filtration—not only ensuring that no air bypasses the filter but blocking any potential...

Friedrich Adds IAQ Solutions to Combat Pathogen, Pollutant Threats

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Thanks to added capabilities and available new options, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. is solidifying its reputation as the leading U.S.-based manufacturer of complete room air-conditioning solutions designed to deliver healthier indoor air quality (IAQ) and tackle serious issues such as the removal of pathogens and pollutants from the air. Under a suite of new accessory offerings called Friedrich FreshAire™ IAQ https://www.friedrich.com/freshaire-indoor-air-quality, the company has embraced scientific recommendations for how to best achieve exceptional indoor air quality by addressing not only advanced make-up air and filtration, but also integrating sophisticated dehumidification and air purification capabilities. The launch of Friedrich FreshAire IAQ makes...

Brilliant Scents Launches World Class Luxury Fragrance System

BOCA RATON, FLA.—Brilliant Scents, a pioneer in bringing the power of scent to the home, announced the launch of its affordable luxury home fragrance system and subscription service designed to help homeowners and small businesses transform their environments into an oasis inspired by the world’s most iconic locations, resorts and hotels. As part of the company’s expanding consumer and commercial product lines, Brilliant Scents’ all-natural fragrances are easily installed into any HVAC system to harness the emotional power of designer fragrances and help provide the health and emotional benefits of uplifting scent, including a better mood in the home...

RGF Introduces HALO-ROVE Portable Active Air Purification System

PORT OF PALM BEACH, FLA.—RGF Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, introduces the HALO-ROVE, a standalone, portable active air purifier capable of treating commercial spaces up to 1,000 square feet. Utilizing RGF’s proprietary PHI-CELL product with Photohydroionization technology, the HALO ROVE provides significant reductions in viruses, bacteria, mold, and odor within minutes of operation. “As a part of RGF’s commitment to a whole-building approach to healthy indoor air quality, the HALO-ROVE provides our customers with a plug-and-use system for commercial spaces up to 1,000 square feet,” noted Dr. James Marsden, Executive Director of Science & Technology at RGF Environmental Group. “Because...

Onsite Utility Services Capital Announces Clean Air as a Service Program

DELAVAN, WIS.—The immediate pandemic-related challenges facing businesses, schools and institutions has led to a drastic shift in the way they all address how to provide a safe, healthy, and smart process for reopening and operating their buildings. Thankfully, they now all have a sensible path to reopening and operating safely without risking any of their own capital. Onsite Utility Services Capital (OUS Capital) announces the Clean Air as a Service program: An affordable and efficient air purification system that removes odors, particulates, viruses (including Covid-19), bacteria, and volatile organic compounds from a building’s indoor air, without discharging any harmful byproducts, all without requiring any capital, debt or maintenance costs. Using patented cold plasma...

Carbon Lighthouse Introduces New IAQ Solution

SAN FRANCISCO—Carbon Lighthouse, a cleantech leader focused on revenue-generating ESG solutions for commercial real estate (CRE), released its new Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solution, the only IAQ solution that shows real-time IAQ metrics for a building through a simple, occupant-facing app. The IAQ app is purpose-built to increase consumer confidence, such as when a tenant is considering their leasing options, an employee is reentering their workspace, or when a guest is booking a hotel. Today’s consumers have emerged from the early days of the pandemic knowing far more about healthy air than they did a year ago. A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers...

Smith & Fong Introduces Durapalm Sugar Linear Panels

SAN FRANCISCO—Smith & Fong announced the introduction of Durapalm Sugar Linear Panels, according to company founder and CEO Dan Smith. “We are really excited to offer this new linear look in the sugar palm range of plywood and panel goods,” Smith said. “It is hard to describe the radiant, multidimensional visual aesthetic of this product. In a line of one-of-a-kind palm-based products, this one still stands out.” Produced from Indian black palm (sugar palm), the graining of this panel is derived from the varying color range of stem wood available from this palm species. Colors of black coffee and nutmeg tones...

RGF Results Show Effectiveness of Product Against SARS-CoV-2

PORT OF PALM BEACH, FLA.—RGF Environmental Group, Inc., a leading environmental design and manufacturing company, has released the results of a third-party test that proves the PHI-PKG14 PHI-CELL product with Photohydroionization technology inactivates greater than 99.96 percent of airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus. The report is the first-of-its-kind to test for viral reductions occurring within the actual air. Utilizing a direct air sampling method rather than surface or in-duct measurements, researchers analyzed the efficacy of neutralizing airborne SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as coronavirus, is the virus that causes COVID-19. Given the CDC’s determination that SARS-COV-2 is an airborne virus, meaning it spreads from person-to-person...

Friedrich Introduces Space-Saving HVAC Solution

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of air conditioners and other home environment products, has introduced a space-saving 7,000Btu version of its award-winning VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system to address the needs of the lodging industry for a high-efficiency, cost-effective in-closet heating solution that delivers outstanding indoor air quality for smaller spaces. Designed to accommodate the latest trends in the lodging industry where smaller, better insulated rooms are increasingly common, the smaller unit called VRP studio, takes up less space, provides effective heating, cooling and dehumidification, and yet still allows customized comfort and sophisticated...