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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.

Study: Most Employees Would Take Pay Cut for Better Air Quality

READING, PENN.—A new survey of U.S. and Canadian workers revealed they would take a lower-paying job if it ensured good air quality, greater hygiene and health-conscious colleagues. The survey was commissioned by Ambius, the global leader in creating smarter, healthier spaces through hygiene, plants and scenting services. The survey found that 60 percent of workers would take a lower paid job if it had a healthier working environment than their current job, with 35 percent of those saying they already had found a new job with better hygiene practices. The survey provides evidence that a shift in the awareness of clean...

Eco Smart Health Unveils Sonic Smart Antimicrobial System

CHICAGO—Eco Smart Health announced that their Sonic Smart Antimicrobial System can effectively reduce virus transmission within schools, gyms, spas, salons, hotels, and dental/medical offices. Pure Sonic molecules attach and dissolve the virus protein envelope causing the virus to expire. The entire process takes approximately 90 seconds. The company’s patented all-natural EPA exempt (FIRFA) and FDA (GRAS) recognized formulation Pure Sonic is suspended into the air and on all surfaces by way of the company’s patent pending Sonic Smart Aero Cleaner device. With the union of both innovative products, 99.9 percent of pathogens such as SARS Associated Human Coronavirus, Norovirus; Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C,...

Dexwet Pure Air Filters Announces Deal for Rights to Sell in Sweden

NEW YORK—Dexwet Air Filters (Dexwet), an air filter manufacturing and technology company making “Pure Air Filters” for use in homes, commercial properties, and custom business applications in Europe for over 15 years, has signed a Letter of Intent with Synthesis Analytics giving them rights to sell Dexwet Filters in Sweden. Dexwet’s patented Pure Air Filter technology captures hazardous ultra-fine dust, pollen, and airborne particles that can cause health problems. It is currently used on European standard heat radiators, as well as commercially for electronics requiring advanced filtration and improved air flow capabilities. Dexwet recently announced plans to enter the U.S. market...

McDonald’s Opens First Net-Zero Restaurant at Disney World

BUENA VISTA, FLA.—Eight decades after McDonald’s restaurant revolutionized a speedier way to prepare and serve meals, the fast-food giant is once again setting new standards in the industry, laying the groundwork for a more ecologically responsible place to dine. The façade of the 8,000-square-foot McDonald’s at Disney World in Buena Vista, Fla., not only appears strikingly different than its traditional restaurant chain, but every segment of the building has been meticulously designed to create the world’s first “net-zero” fast food restaurant. “It’s McDonald’s goal to reduce its carbon emissions across its portfolio,” said Jean Gibbons, WSP USA Buildings Vice President. “McDonald’s...

How to Prevent Mold Problems in Hotels

NATIONAL REPORT—The hotel industry is one of the most successful in the world, but also one of the most competitive. Statistics show that there are literally hundreds of thousands of hotels worldwide, each competing with the surrounding establishments for the attention of each and every traveler, and all doing what they can do to stay ahead of the game and keep up with the competition. The roles and responsibilities of a hotelier can therefore be varied and numerous, as it’s vital to constantly try to think two steps ahead and explore every avenue to improve your service, appeal to the...

Resort Works with ADT to Install Xtralis Smoke Detector

WILLIAMSBURG, VA.—When a large resort in Williamsburg, Va., was upgrading its fire alarm and mass notification system, it worked with ADT Commercial to select an aspirating smoke detector called VESDA-E VEA, manufactured by Xtralis, a global provider of early detection of fire and gas threats. The device draws in air samples from each area or room through small, flexible tubing. The air is then analyzed to identify the presence of minute smoke particles in a continuous process. The technology was first introduced in the early 1980s by Xtralis as the VESDA system.  The company now offers the VEA model, which...

Steril-Aire Joins Madison Industries

BURBANK, CALIF.—Steril-Aire, a leading innovator of high performance ultraviolet-C (“UVC”) solutions for air and surface decontamination, is joining Madison Industries. Steril-Aire produces high energy germicidal UVC solutions that create a better and safer environment to live, work and breathe. “Madison Industries’ mission aligns perfectly with that of Steril-Aire—specifically, to make the world safer, healthier and more productive,” said Steril-Aire Chairman, Dr. Bob Scheir. Steril-Aire CEO and co-founder, Eli Eisenberg stated, “Steril-Aire was founded as an entrepreneurial endeavor, Dr. Bob took our science to a new level and transformed the UVC industry. We are excited for this next chapter as our culture...

Dyson Launches Cord-Free Vacuum Exclusively for Professional Settings

CHICAGO—Dyson today unveiled the Dyson V11 Pro, a cord-free vacuum engineered as an out-of-home cleaning solution for professional settings. With two batteries, two filters, an intelligent cleaner head, twice the suction of any vacuum and whole-machine filtration, this vacuum is the latest technology from Dyson engineered to help create a cleaner, more hygienic environment. Three microprocessors on board the Dyson V11TM vacuum brings intelligence to the clean, monitoring performance up to 8,000 times a second. The microprocessors are located inside the High Torque cleaner head, the Dyson Hyperdymium motor and the battery. These advances mean that suction automatically adjusts depending...

ScentAir Launches ION Protect Air Purifying Systems

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—ScentAir, a global leader in scent marketing, announces the launch of ScentAir ION Protect active air purifying systems, using patented GPS Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) technology. The patented needlepoint bipolar ionization indoor air purifying technology has been tested to confirm a 99.8 percent reduction rate on a static SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) surface strain within 30 minutes, plus many other common airborne pathogens such as Norovirus, MRSA, E. Coli, Staph Bacteria and more. “ScentAir ION Protect active air purifying systems work to safely clean the air inside buildings of many sizes and types. This technology can give business owners comfort and...

Zeftron Nylon Releases eBook for Designers, Facility Managers

DALTON, GA.—Zeftron Nylon, a premium nylon 6 solution-dyed yarn system for commercial carpets, is introducing an educational eBook, “4 Reasons Carpet Matters Now.” The free resource provides insights on how designers and facility managers can utilize carpet to improve the health and safety of commercial environments. The easy-to-read document consists of articles, research, and practical tips. It shows how carpet can be designed to create socially distanced and wellness-focused spaces. Research contained in the eBook shows how carpet contributes to improved indoor air quality, and how carpet can best be properly maintained to achieve maximum performance and aesthetics. “With the onset...