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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.

New Statistics Show That All Floors Should be Included in Workplace Radon Measurements

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Research measurement data of over 15,000 Swedish workplaces indicates that there can be unexpectedly high levels of radon, regardless of floor level or where you specifically measure. The findings confirm the importance of measuring sufficiently and not being satisfied with a small number of measuring points. An inadequate measurement can in the long run contribute to an unnecessary health hazard. In Radonova’s Laboratory database, it is evident that in workplaces there is not a definite pattern in terms of where high radon levels can be found, as opposed to when you measure apartment buildings, for example. This is because...

Triplett Announces GSM250 Desktop Indoor Air Quality CO2 Meter

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Triplett Test Equipment, a leading maker of test equipment tools, announces the Triplett GSM250 desktop indoor air quality carbon dioxide (CO2) meter, ideal for monitoring air quality in office buildings, schools, exhibition halls, shopping malls, meeting rooms, fitness centers, restaurants, and other public places. Simultaneously displaying CO2, temperature, and relative humidity, the GSM250 display features a 3-color (green/yellow/red) light bar that changes color according to CO2 concentration and offers easy reading from long distances. The GSM250 can be wall mounted or used on a desktop. With touch panel programming and a user-adjustable CO2 level alarm with a disable function, the GSM250 uses...

Surfacide Debuts Eos UV Disinfection Device

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Surfacide, a global leader in UV-C technology, announced Eos—a portable, hospital-grade UV light disinfection device for high-traffic, everyday spaces such as schools, offices, gyms, hotels and restaurants. Designed and engineered to deliver powerful disinfection at an affordable price, Eos is an easy-to-use, standalone alternative to Surfacide’s hallmark product, The Helios System, a trio of UV robots used simultaneously to fight deadly pathogens in leading hospitals and healthcare facilities. For just under $20 per day, Eos delivers Surfacide’s trusted, hospital-grade UV technology in a cost-effective package to facility managers and building owners in a range of different industries. Unlike many other UV...

Associated Luxury Hotels International Partners with Delos

DALLAS—Associated Luxury Hotels International, a global sales force dedicated to connecting luxury independent hotels with meeting professionals, joined forces with Delos, a global wellness and real estate technology company, to be the first to bring the Delos Wellness Accreditation for Meetings and Events to market. This inaugural offering, focused on bringing awareness to the value of wellness practices in meetings and conventions, is the first credential program under the ALHI x Delos partnership, with additional advanced training options planned in the future. “Wellness around meetings goes well beyond the Protocols that have become part of our vernacular,” said ALHI President and...

Carrier Air Monitor Helps Users Understand Quality of Air They Breathe

INDIANAPOLIS—Carrier introduced its new air monitor, a simple, cost-effective way to monitor the quality of indoor air in almost any room of a house, apartment or office space, and the most recent addition to Carrier’s growing suite of Healthy Homes solutions. As people are more focused on the health of their indoor environments than ever before, it is imperative that they take steps to improve their living and working spaces, including the air they breathe. With a Carrier air monitor, they are one step closer to being more informed about their indoor air quality and determining solutions for creating...

Puradigm Announces Results of Air Purification System Tests

SAN DIEGO—Puradigm, a leading manufacturer of proactive air and surface purification technologies that have been proven to inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, and the Delta Variant, announced that two studies conducted by the Kansas State University Food Science Institute showed that both ozone and hydrogen peroxide levels produced by the Puradigm Air HVAC 9 Inch Air Purification System pose no risk to building occupants per U.S. safety standards. The Puradigm system tested produced maximum equilibrium concentration of ozone below 0.05ppm whereas safety thresholds established by U.S. regulatory organizations range from 0.05ppm by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for indoor...

TSI’s AirAssure IAQ Monitor Wins New Product Award

SHOREVIEW, MINN.—Environmental Protection recently announced the winning companies in its 2021 New Product of the Year contest. This year’s contest attracted a wide variety of products and services, all created with environmental sustainability in mind. TSI Inc. announced the new AirAssure Indoor Air Quality Monitor has won in the Air Quality and Climate category. “We are thrilled to have our new AirAssure IAQ Monitor recognized in Environmental Protection’s Air Quality space,” said Jacky Schmit, Director of Market Development at TSI. “At TSI, we strive to provide trusted measurement and data analytics solutions that enable our customers to make informed decisions and the AirAssure Indoor Air...

Aircuity Calls for ‘Ventilation Optimization’ During IAQ Month

NEWTON, MASS.—Aircuity, the leader in creating healthy and sustainable buildings, marked National Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) month last month by recognizing the increased need for “ventilation optimization” in commercial buildings. This strategy creates healthier IAQ and reduces carbon emissions enabling buildings to meet goals and standards for both which are being created on the national, city and corporate levels. Ventilation Optimization Reduces IAQ-Associated Health Risks Ventilation optimization strategies support a recent announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that provided guidelines for lower thresholds for several IAQ parameters including particulate matter which has a direct association with cardiovascular and respiratory health risks. Additionally,...

TSI Expands Indoor Air Quality Monitor Line

SHOREVIEW, MINN.—TSI Incorporated, a global leader in performance measurement solutions, announces the expansion of the TSI AirAssure Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitor product line. The newest addition, the AirAssure 8144-2, a two-gas model designed to help one understand and manage common indoor air pollutants utilizes low-cost sensor technology to continuously monitor carbon dioxide (CO2), total volatile organic compounds (tVOC), particulate matter (PM), and other indoor air conditions. The AirAssure model 8144-2 also connects to the same TSI Link Solutions cloud-based monitoring platform as the four and six-gas models which allows one to deploy any combination of the three AirAssure monitors around the building...

Ambius Identifies Five Common Air Pollutants

READING, Pa.—October is National Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) month, and this year more than ever, it is important to educate and evaluate the IAQ where people live, work, learn and play. Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, and it is vital to understand what is in the air we breathe. Ambius, a global leader in creating smarter, healthier spaces, identified five common air pollutants and how to solve IAQ issues: COVID-19 and other Viruses—The COVID-19 pandemic is the most recent virus to spread across the globe. Aerosol viruses spread through tiny droplets that are expelled into the...