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Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels. As travelers and workers demand clean air, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Air Quality

Home Air Quality
Allergy friendly rooms, air purifiers, smoke-free hotels. As travelers and workers demand clean air, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Two More Incidents of Carbon Monoxide Leaks at Hotels

Two recent hotel emergencies highlight the importance of placing carbon monoxide detectors throughout an entire hotel building—not just in guestroom areas. First, last Friday morning, a Jacksonville, N.C. Holiday Inn Express was evacuated after a carbon monoxide leak. Sixteen people required medical treatment at a local hospital. The cause of the leak is yet to be determined. Some of those evacuated were homeowners displaced after Hurricane Florence. Yesterday morning, emergency crews evacuated a portion of the Westin Hotel in downtown Nashville after a carbon monoxide leak was detected in the building. According to fire officials, the leak sickened 14 people, and...

Why Green Workplace Design Creates a Feel-Good Factor for Employees

LOS ANGELES—In the Los Angeles offices of Cuningham Group architecture firm, natural daylight streams in through four skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, while discreet vents manage the flow of fresh air. Individual offices are set in upcycled shipping containers, with a central indoor garden that filters the air and enhances the space with morale-boosting greenery. “Sustainability in the office has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last five or ten years,” says Stuart Finnie, Head of Design at Tétris. “Design measures that can enhance a firm’s environmental credentials are coming to the top of every client’s wish list.” Common eco-friendly measures include the...

Airfree Offering Week-Long Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale

BOSTON—Airfree, a leading provider of air purifying technology and innovative solutions for indoor atmospheres, announced that the company will be offering a week-long Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale price on one of its top selling air purifiers. The sale price will begin at 12.01 a.m. EST on Friday, November 16, 2018 and will end on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 23:59 p.m. EST. Consumers can find this price by shopping online at major retailers like: Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart and by visiting their website at Airfree.com. A complete list of participating websites can be...

Larry Hall Named CEO of Pure Wellness Rooms

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Ashford Inc. and Pure Wellness Rooms announced that hospitality industry veteran Larry Hall joined Pure Wellness as its new CEO. Hall is taking the helm of Pure Wellness at a time when there is growing demand for health and wellness offerings in the hospitality industry. With a solid foundation in place, Hall will focus on driving significant growth for Pure Wellness as the company further solidifies its market position as a leading provider of wellness-oriented hotel rooms in the United States. Hall brings over three decades of leadership experience in global hospitality and service-based organizations. He has a solid...

USGBC: Employees Happier, Healthier, More Productive in LEED Green Buildings

WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to a new survey released from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings. The survey also shows that most office workers want to work for companies that are value-oriented, take stances on important issues like sustainability, and do their part for making a positive difference in the world. In fact, 84 percent of respondents prefer to work for a company that has a strong, concrete mission and positive values. “Employees know that green building programs like LEED help companies...

Breathe by Milliken Earns New Placements at High Point Market

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company, a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, has secured several new key placements for its eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric, Breathe by Milliken. For Fall Market, Four Seasons has expanded its Breathe line to include a new cotton fabric called Loft and added several new colors in Everyday Twill. Breathe by Milliken will also be displayed by several new companies. Among these are Younger Furniture, EJ Victor, and Bauhaus. Younger will feature Textured and Amalfi, a cotton-linen blend in several shades and EJ Victor will...

Delos, EDGE Partner to Advance Healthy Building Management Systems

MUNICH—EDGE Technologies and Delos announced a collaboration to explore the integration of their respective platforms and capabilities toward advancing the deployment of smart-healthy building management systems for commercial buildings. Delos’ DARWIN Wellness Intelligence, paired with EDGE Technologies’ all-inclusive building technology platform, has the potential to deliver the most comprehensive confluence of data, data analytics and real time space optimization to benefit users and owners within the commercial real estate industry. The catalyst for this collaboration is based in part on the recognition that a new age of building users, enterprise tenants, landlords, and operators are demanding that data be intelligently...

Friedrich VRP Lands Gold for HVAC Innovation

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Friedrich’s VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system has landed top honors as one of the best new products of 2018 by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in the “HVAC: Air Movement and Compressors” category. “The Friedrich VRP is a game changer for the industry because it offers so many benefits in an easy-to-install, highly efficient package,” said TJ Wheeler, Friedrich VP of Marketing and Product Management. “Engineers in particular recognize and appreciate true innovation, so we are very honored to be selected for this award.” The Gold award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer is the latest in a string of honors that the...

Green Lodging News Adds TMI Sustainable Aquatics as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes TMI Sustainable Aquatics to its Green Product & Service Directory. From its inception in 1995, TMI has recognized the need for sustainability in recreational water, and concentrates on reducing the carbon footprint and energy usage of each aquatic center that it works with. TMI’s mission is to promote the advancement of sustainable aquatics. It utilizes Salt Pure chlorine generation equipment along with Salt Synergy UV and Chemistry Controllers to create the most pleasurable and healthy water possible, while reducing the amount of chemicals that are added to the water. By...

Healthy Vacation Club Coming to Orlando

ORLANDO, FLA.—A new concept in tourism is coming to Orlando in 2019. Healthy Vacation Club will be transforming the tourism landscape by meeting the needs of the sustainability, organic, and non-toxic focused travel markets. The travel industry in the United States has been slow to adapt to the quickly growing demand for organic products, leaving those who strive to remove toxins from their lives with few vacation options. The brainchild of this innovative travel concept is Emelie Kamp, a wellness entrepreneur and founder of Worth it Living, a wellness brand whose mission is to empower individuals to live with wellness and...