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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.

DuPont Tedlar Wallcoverings Earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification

WILMINGTON, DEL.—DuPont Electronics & Imaging announced that DuPont Tedlar Wallcoverings have earned GREENGUARD Gold certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a third-party certifier of product and sustainability claims. GREENGUARD Gold Certification demonstrates that the new DuPont Tedlar Wallcoverings are certified for low chemical emissions from volatile organic compounds (VOCs), contributing to healthier indoor air in offices, medical facilities and schools. DuPont Tedlar Wallcoverings also received an Environmental Claim Validation from UL for mold resistance. “UL congratulates DuPont for achieving GREENGUARD Gold Certification for their wallcoverings, which demonstrates their commitment to creating products that do not contribute to poor indoor air quality,” said...

WELLNESS/GREEN WALL SYSTEMS

Moss Walls Self-Contained LIVE Moss Wellness Wall Moss Walls is the first and only company to offer a self-contained LIVE Moss Wellness Wall System for beautifying and improving air quality for indoor spaces. The Verdure Wellness Wall is biomimicry, simulating the health benefits associated with pristine eco-systems where moss and mist abound, and bringing these natural air cleansing and visually soothing elements into indoor spaces. Verdure systems are solid stainless steel, and come pre-assembled with all lights, pumps, water purification, misters, moss and a water feature. Total set-up time is less than one hour. Maintenance is minimal. Sizes can be customized....

After Evolving for 500 Million Years, Moss Finds Home as Air Cleaner in Hotels

HONESDALE, PA.—Moss has been around for 500 million years but only now is its potential being maximized for hotel spaces. Moss Walls, based in Honesdale, Pa., is just launching its Verdure Wellness Walls—self-sustaining “live” moss walls that include specialized misters, grow lights, a recirculating water feature that creates the sound of a babbling brook, and pre-programmed app/timer. An in-house test using an EPA approved Particles Plus monitoring system showed that after three days a 4' X 8' Moss Wall reduced CO2 levels in a 1,176 cubic feet room by 225 percent and decreased harmful .5-micron airborne particulate by approximately...

GSky Living Green Walls Introduces Versa Wall XT

DELRAY BEACH, FLA.—GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, introduces the Versa Wall XT system, an exterior living wall alternative to pre-grown panels. Unlike the pre-planted panels most exterior green walls on the market rely on, each Versa Wall XT features one-gallon potted plants in lightweight trays, so full-grown plants can be swapped in quickly and cleanly. This system can be a seasonal alternative in colder climates where plants can be removed for the winter or replaced entirely in the spring. The system is easy to install,...

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 ohttps://ecoterrabeds.com/products/ecoterra-latex-mattressesutside 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...