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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.

GSky Expands Global Living Wall Installations in 15th Year

DELRAY, BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, marks 15 years of growth and now has four available systems: Versa Wall (interior), Versa Wall XT (exterior), Pro Wall, and Basic Wall. Founded in 2004 at the genesis of the living wall industry in North America, GSky has expanded to install walls in Europe, the Middle East, and Australia and continues to install over 100 annually. From small indoor walls in private residences to GSky’s largest wall in London—which spans 17,000 ft—GSky and its dealer network have designed,...

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation, Health & Wellness, Back of House, Communications, Staff Involvement, Community Involvement, and Climate Action & Certification. Greenview received data for 4,544 hotels across 61 countries. Of the overall data set, 2,202 properties were classified as City/Urban Hotels, 814 as Suburban Hotels, 607 as Resorts, 296...

GSky Surpasses 500 Versa Wall Indoor Living Walls

DELRAY BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, announces the recent installation of the 500th Versa Wall indoor green wall system, ideal for adding sustainable design to interior space at any scale. Engineered with a unique tray design for simplified installation and maintenance—plus higher water efficiency—the Versa Wall is a versatile and long-lasting green solution for shopping malls, residences, corporate campuses, hotels, restaurants, and more. GSky Versa Wall customers include Fortune 500 companies, international airports, hotels, healthcare centers, and major universities with multiple locations. The Versa Wall’s...

Pure Wellness Appoints Chris Connar Vice President, Sales to Drive Growth

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Pure Wellness announced that Chris Connar has joined the company as its new Vice President, Sales effective January 22, 2019. The wellness-minded traveler represents a very large, high-growth, and affluent market segment within the hospitality industry. Connar will lead the sales efforts to enable the industry to better serve this market segment, generate additional revenue, and achieve greater guest satisfaction through the company’s Pure Room program. Connar, with two decades of experience in global, high-growth hospitality operations and service-based organizations, brings deep experience to the position. He has a solid record of helping the industry identify and deploy the...

Awair Secures RESET Accreditation for Omni Air Quality Monitor

SAN FRANCISCO—Awair, the creators of intelligent air quality monitoring solutions, announced that RESET, the world’s first sensor-based and performance-driven building standard and certification program, has officially certified the Awair Omni air quality monitor as one of its Accredited Grade B monitors. With this certification, Awair Omni is now one of the few air quality monitors that building professionals can use to achieve the coveted green building standard for their properties. The RESET building certification program has emerged as an increasingly prominent and prestigious standard in the green building space in recent years. Compared to traditional certification programs, RESET prioritizes ongoing...

Why You Should Choose an Eco-Friendly Mattress

NATIONAL REPORT—Nowadays, people are very conscious about what they put in their bodies. The primary concern is about the foods they eat and the drinks they take. However, many overlook their outside environment. Part of your external environment is the mattress you sleep on. Considering you typically spend a third of your life on your bed, it is about time you upgrade to an eco-friendly one. Sure, they cost more initially, however, the quality of your life and the lifespan of the mattress ultimately rounds out to an excellent bargain. The Problem with Mainstream Mattresses Research supported by FreeYourSpine.info shows that...

Odour & Pollution: Ways of Improving Air Quality for Hotels

NATIONAL REPORT—For hoteliers, customers are the No. 1 priority. After all, how they feel about their stay can have a huge impact, both on whether they return or recommend to others. Subsequently, focusing on guest satisfaction is paramount and there are many factors to consider, including facilities, cleanliness and comfort. Another is odour control and air pollution. Maintaining high air quality is an ongoing concern and an issue that requires continual management. This is because poor quality air can contain a huge range of pollutants, allergens and chemicals, from germs and pollen to remnants from harsh cleaning products. All of...

Friedrich Offers VRP Heat Pump System in 3-Ton Size

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Bigger, more powerful and with the capability to deliver conditioned outside air, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of air conditioners and other home environment products, is now offering its award-winning VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system in a larger three-ton size. Originally available in one or two-ton capacities typically used for lodging and hospitality properties, Friedrich is debuting the larger capacity VRP as the ultimate solution for multi-family and other light-commercial applications at the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta, January 14 to 16, 2019. The expanded Friedrich VRP line up is based on the company’s...

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Headquarters Recognized as One of Highest Performing Green Buildings in Country

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company, has received a Gold recertification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for the company’s headquarters in Parsippany, N.J. The recertification designates Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ corporate campus as one of the highest-performing green buildings in the country, reflecting the company’s commitment to minimizing its environmental footprint. LEED is a third-party certification program and premier benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. It uses a point system to determine the environmental merits of a building, with four levels of...

Product Highlights from Big Apple’s HX, BDNY

NEW YORK—A solar powered USB charging station. An electric bicycle lending program. A one hundred percent recyclable wine glass. A system that integrates an alarm clock, HVAC and lighting controls, Wi-Fi and more into a single unified platform. A salad-making robot (vending machine) named “Sally” that delivers eight-component meals in seconds. These are just some of the products that were introduced at HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York (BDNY). Both events were held November 11 to 12 at the Javits Center in New York City. It would be impossible to list all the eco-friendly products and...