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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.

Why You Should Rethink Toxic Cleaning Methods

NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s in the context of commercial or home cleaning, going green is an important consideration. The damage of the cleaning industry as it currently exists extends to individual health and impacts the larger climate. The chemicals in cleaning products can damage your health. These chemicals can also enter the environment through the water system. For example, if you flush a toilet or empty a mop bucket down a drain, then that means the ammonia, acids, and other chemicals are going into the environment. Thousands of chemicals just from cleaning products are washed into rivers, streams, and oceans every day. Below...

Independent Lab Tests Prove CASPR Technology Beats Competitors

DALLAS—Environmental health technology company CASPR Technologies has beat two competing technologies in independent laboratory testing. Kansas-based Aerosol Research and Engineering (ARE) Laboratories tested CASPR technology against air and surface purification units from two other companies and found that CASPR Tech’s models topped out at a 99 percent reduction in pathogens compared to its competitors’ 45 percent reduction. CASPR—which stands for Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction—uses proprietary Natural Catalytic Conversion (NCC) technology, which uses photocatalysts to convert the moisture in the ambient air into low levels of gaseous hydrogen peroxide. These highly effective oxidizing molecules blanket the surface of the targeted area and eliminate air and...

Oransi Ranks No. 81 on 2022 Inc. 5000 Mid-Atlantic List

RADFORD, VA.—Oransi, a leading air purification company known for its efficient, intuitive, and reliable products, announced Inc. magazine has named it No. 81 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list. It is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. This regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Mid-Atlantic region economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. “Recognition on this list is a testament to Oransi’s vision to build best-in-class air purification products for consumers, schools, companies and organizations...

Clean Air in Buildings Challenge Provides Roadmap for Ensuring Superior IAQ

In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, a roadmap to move the country forward safely and continue to fight COVID-19 as Americans get back to their more normal routines. Of course, a big part of getting back to normal is improving air quality in whatever dwelling we happen to be in—hotels included. As part of its Preparedness Plan, on March 17, the Administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge. It calls on all building owners and operators to assess their indoor air quality and make ventilation and air filtration...

Ambius: Most Americans Feel Anxious When Entering Spaces with Poor IAQ

NATIONAL REPORT—A new survey reveals that 74 percent of North Americans feel anxious when entering spaces with poor indoor air quality. This heightened anxiety has led to a shift in priorities for many adults who work, learn, and operate in indoor spaces. The survey of 3,000 U.S. and Canadian adults discovered that 76 percent of North Americans would consider joining the great resignation if wellness factors such as work, life and health balance, indoor air quality, hygiene and cleanliness, mental health support and availability to green space or plants were not provided by their employers. “As we continue to struggle with consequences of...

Carrier Launches Certified Healthy Air Systems Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carrier continues to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) with a new site certification that provides building owners, facility managers and occupants confidence in the health of their buildings. Carrier Certified Healthy Air Systems employs proprietary software to complete an independent assessment of ventilation, filtration, thermal comfort, and airborne pathogen transmission risk in a building to determine if IAQ meets or exceeds recommended standards. Buildings that meet IAQ and operational standards receive a certification, seal, and other display materials to improve occupant confidence in indoor environments. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy,...

JAWS Refillable Cleaning System Uses Safer Ingredients to Eliminate Grime

TOLEDO, OHIO—The Just Add Water System is an effective eco-friendly household cleaning system designed to reduce single-use plastic bottles, and provide safer, more effective cleaning solutions. JAWS starts with a refillable spray bottle and a childproof cartridge of concentrated cleaning solution. Fill the JAWS bottle with water to the fill line, drop a cartridge into the neck of the bottle, and twist on the sprayer to release the concentrate. The JAWS lineup of cleaning solutions includes six EPA Safer Choice Certified formulas including JAWS Glass Cleaner, Daily Shower, Kitchen Cleaner, Floor Cleaner, Granite Cleaner, and Foaming Bathroom Cleaner. JAWS also offers a Multi-Purpose Cleaner and a one-stop...

Sunland RV Resorts Partners with Molekule to Provide Purified Air

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.—Sunland RV Resorts, a leader in outdoor hospitality, has teamed up with Molekule to bring an added layer of protection against exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the Covid-19 virus, to guests at its nine premier RV resorts in California and Florida. “RV vacations are already recognized as the safest form of travel during the pandemic. As we’re confronted with new variants in this prolonged pandemic, we realize cleaner indoor air is our final line of defense. Sunland is utilizing Molekule’s groundbreaking and proprietary PECO air purification technology, that captures and destroys viruses at a molecular level, to better protect guests...

CASPR Group Rebrands as CASPR Technologies

DALLAS—Environmental health technology company CASPR Group announced its new name is CASPR Technologies. The updated branding will launch initially on the company’s new website CASPRtech.com and will continue to roll out onto products and company materials through the coming year. CASPR—which stands for Continuous Air & Surface Pathogen Reduction—uses proprietary Natural Catalytic Conversion (NCC) technology to provide healthier indoor air and surface environments across industries including healthcare, education, transportation, and commercial real estate. The brand change better reflects the company’s technology solutions. “Let’s be clear about what type of company we are and the solutions CASPR provides,” said Co-Founder and Executive Chairwoman Gail Warrior. “We’ve always...

Study Measures Microfibers Released into Atmosphere by Dryers

Which appliance emits more fibers into the atmosphere? A washer or dryer? Previous research has shown that washer agitation loosens fibers from clothing that ultimately ends up in the environment. Now a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters in early January 2022, and referenced by Treehugger in a recent post, shows that tumble dryers are even more guilty of releasing microfibers into the environment, particularly when clothes are dried at high temperatures. The authors of the study, “Microfibers Released into the Air from a Household Tumble Dryer," wrote that because vented air is usually not...