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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.

VivoAquatics Releases Report on Recreational Water Safety

LOS ANGELES—VivoAquatics, a leader in providing innovative and sustainable aquatic solutions, has just announced the publication of the first data driven assessment of water safety and management: “State of Market - Recreational Water Safety in Commercial Facilities”. The report, the result of analyzing over 7 million data points and surveying hundreds of commercial hotels, waterparks, apartment buildings, fitness clubs and municipalities is the first publication of its kind to provide detailed analysis of water safety and management practices in commercial properties. The State of the Market report also provides insights into emerging regulations, trends and technologies that properties are using...

Airfree Introduces Its Air Purifiers to Lodging Industry

NATIONAL REPORT—Airfree introduces its air purifiers that are effective against bacteria, viruses, mildew, mold, dust mite allergens, pet allergens, pollen, and tobacco odors. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and dozens of other international laboratories have proved the effectiveness of Airfree air purifiers at reducing the amount of microorganisms and harmful substances from the air. The TSS technology used is an exclusive and patented technology used in Airfree’s air purifiers, is established in over 50 countries worldwide, and is completely silent. There are no fans or turbines. Airfree air purifiers do not require any maintenance or...

enVerid Expands HLR Product Line with Rooftop Model

BOSTON—enVerid Systems, Inc. announced at AHR Expo 2018 the launch of its new HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) module for rooftop installations. Designed for outdoors, the HLR 1000E-R system builds on the success of enVerid’s HLR modules for indoor deployments in commercial, government and academic buildings. “Adoption of our HLR solutions has accelerated among Fortune 500 companies and major universities,” said Dr. Udi Meirav, CEO and founder, enVerid Systems, Inc. “We have listened closely to the needs in the marketplace and are pleased to meet the demand we’re seeing for an outdoor solution that provides the immediate payback on HVAC designs...

Friedrich Launches FreshAire PTAC, VRP Dehumidification Option

CHICAGO—For the lodging, multi-family and commercial building industry, it’s sure to be a breath of fresh air when Friedrich, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heating, cooling and other air-conditioning products, launches its new PTAC system at this year’s AHR Expo in Chicago, January 22 to 24. Called Friedrich FreshAire PTAC, the company is once again pioneering what’s possible for achieving exceptional indoor air quality by introducing the first-ever PTAC to combine an energy efficient inverter compressor with the ability to bring in conditioned make-up air (MUA). Friedrich FreshAire PTAC is a game-changer for being able to meet ASHRAE 62.1-2013 standards, which...

Johnson Controls Partners with AtmosAir Solutions

FAIRFIELD, CONN.—Johnson Controls (JCI), a leading supplier of air handling and building controls equipment worldwide, and AtmosAir Solutions, a leading manufacturer of air purification systems using Bi-Polar Ionization, have partnered to deliver measurably cleaner indoor air quality. This collaboration will help JCI provide outstanding air purification performance in their YORK Air Handling Systems. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Johnson Controls,” stated Steve Levine, President and CEO of Clean Air Group, Inc. who manufacturers the AtmosAir Solutions product line. “There has been so much recent press and research on the negative impact poor indoor air quality has on people’s...

Miami Mold Specialists Forges Alliance with AirBiotics

MIAMI—Prominent Miami-based indoor environmental air quality, mold inspection and mold removal company, Miami Mold Specialists, has forged an alliance with AirBiotics, an organic, green, eco-friendly cleaning products manufacturer. The mission: to improve indoor environmental conditions for the masses by creating an affordable, multipurpose, eco-friendly cleaning product line. The new product line was developed working in collaboration with AirBiotics. Both companies came together for this special product line, side by side, utilizing years of mold remediation and indoor air quality restoration experience, knowledge and project data. AirBiotics utilized this information and data, in culmination with their specialized expertise in the field of...

Group Urges USVI to Stop Incineration of Hurricane Debris

JOHN, USVI—As the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) picks up the pieces from the ravages of two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes, Island Green Living Assn. is urgently pleading with Governor Mapp and members of the legislature to resist pressure from FEMA and the US Army Corp of Engineers and ban the incineration of hurricane debris. Most of the debris is clean wood from fallen trees, limbs and other vegetation. FEMA and the US Army Corp of Engineers have influenced the governor to reverse his original stance and the potential health and environmental implications of local burning, a process that will...

Green Lodging News Adds CKI Solutions as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Cadence Keen Innovations as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Cadence Keen Innovations, dba CKI Solutions, was founded in 1996 by Sam Montross. CKI’s mission is to design and deliver innovative solutions that resolve hotel challenges in many areas. For example, CKI’s waterproof, bed bug proof encasements keep mattresses and pillows out of landfills. The unique designs allow for the fastest installation and, with the zip off top, washing only the top creates savings in energy and detergents. All CKI encasements can be washed in high...

MATTRESS ENCASEMENTS

Cadence Keen Innovations, Inc. Easy Care 360 Mattress Encasements & More Cadence Keen Innovations d/b/a CKI Solutions was founded in 1996 by female Sam Montross. CKI’s mission is to design and deliver innovative solutions that resolve hotel challenges in many areas. For example, CKI’s waterproof, bed bug proof encasements keep mattresses and pillows out of landfills. The unique designs allow for the fastest installation and, with the zip off top, washing only the top creates savings in energy and detergents. All CKI encasements can be washed in high temperatures. We have supplied product solutions to some of the largest or most...

News-Packed HX, BDNY Wrap Up in Big Apple

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York wrapped up earlier this week at the Javits Center in New York. As posted on Green Lodging News, it was announced that HX: The Hotel Experience has transitioned to full ownership under Hospitality Management Group (HMG), a division of ST Media Group. HX was previously co-owned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA). Also posted on Green Lodging News during the trade shows: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the American Hotel...