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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.

FreshAir Announces New FreshCheck Room Inspection Verification App

LEBANON, N.H.—FreshAir, an industry leader in the development of sensors to detect and alert for hazardous chemicals, announces the release of its new FreshCheck room inspection verification app. Using FreshAir's connected devices and an easy-to-use mobile app, managers can now verify room inspections. “It is common knowledge within the hotel industry that cleanliness drives guest satisfaction and thus customer loyalty. This has become even more important with COVID-19,” said Joseph BelBruno, Chief Technology Officer of FreshAir. “By developing this new app-based technology, we are enabling hotel management to ensure those high levels of cleanliness by verifying daily room inspections.” The FreshCheck...

eLichens to Unveil Its New Indoor Air Quality Station at CES 2021

SAN FRANCISCO—eLichens will exhibit its latest Indoor Air Quality Station including their own high end NDIR CO2 sensor at the CES 2021, digital event, from January 12 to 13. Other on-screen technologies, all focused on state-of-the-art air quality and gas sensing technologies from eLichens, would include NDIR gas sensors, outdoor pollution monitors, and a new global air quality map offering Air Quality hyper-local data for more than 300 cities around the world. contact info@elichens.com to schedule a meeting or to request a demo. About eLichens Founded in December 2014, eLichens’ mission is to pioneer the Smart Sensor Network to enable Air Quality...

Study: Dexwet Pure Air Filters Effective Against Airborne Pathogens

NEW YORK—A recent study conducted by renowned European air filtration expert, Dipl. Ing. Peter Tappler of IBO Interior Analysis OG, said that Dexwet’s patented Pure Air Filters tested effective in capturing nano-fine dust particles and airborne pathogens carried by aerosols including allergens, bacteria, and viruses such as the coronavirus. Dexwet Air Filters is an air filter manufacturing and technology company making “Pure Air Filters” for use in homes, commercial properties, and custom business applications in Europe for more than 15 years. Dexwet, with more than 60 patents worldwide, announced its plans to make the filters available for purchase in the United States in...

Modine Adds New Control System Option for Heating, Make-Up Air

RACINE, WIS.—Modine Manufacturing Co., a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, has announced a new Modine Control System (MCS) option for their line of Indoor Separated Combustion Heating and Make-Up Air units. Equipped with a 32-bit microprocessor for fast processing speed, the MCS Carel pCOOEM+ programmable controller features a number of I/O’s for complex HVAC/R applications. The controller is fully configured at the factory for the customer’s preferred application settings to make job-site startup and commissioning easier. “With this new control system, Modine has addressed the increasing demand for building management system integration,” said Mike Schires, Senior Product Manager for...

Cleveland Clinic, Standard Textile Join to Develop Reusable Face Masks

CINCINNATI—Standard Textile, a global manufacturer of healthcare, hospitality, and consumer products, and Cleveland Clinic will collaborate to produce a non-medical grade, reusable face mask that is designed for comfort and customization. Standard Textile will sell the face masks on its consumer website, standardtextilehome.com. On the forefront of biomedical research, Cleveland Clinic is leading a number of research projects related to COVID-19. Cleveland Clinic formed a multidisciplinary committee to evaluate therapies for mild to severe cases of the disease, with the goal of supporting trials that are scientifically sound and prioritizing those with the potential for significant impact on clinical care. In...

The Top 10 Most Read GLN Articles Posted in 2020

In this, my last column of 2020, I would like to thank Green Lodging News readers, advertisers, guest columnists, public relations representatives, and others for their support during this unprecedented year. This year, to be able to say your business survived, is an accomplishment. My heart goes out to all of you who lost your business or jobs in 2020. My wish for everyone in our industry is for a much healthier and safer 2021. No matter what my website article tracking data says, COVID-19 was of course the story of the year in 2020—how our industry was hurt by...

CALI Launches New Cork Flooring

SAN DIEGO—CALI, the omni-channel sustainable building products company, is launching a new collection of cork flooring—CALI cork. The fresh, four-sku line-up ushers in an improved generation of cork while remaining true to the material’s renewable and planet-safe roots. A high resistance finish and water-resistant construction make CALI cork a more durable upgrade from the cork planks of yesteryear. Plus, a 15-year residential and five-year commercial warranty make this collection an attractive option for storefronts and fitness studios. VIDEO: See and learn more about CALI cork. Cork is naturally renewable; the material is trimmed from the bark of the cork oak tree and regenerates without harming the plant or surrounding environment. The cork in this flooring is also recycled, demonstrating cork’s ability to be reprocessed over and over for different uses. Customers looking to purchase responsibly and opt...

Quail Systems’ Vortex Cleans Air, Sanitizes Surfaces

ADAMSVILLE, TENN.—With decades of experience developing ozone technology, the team at Quail Systems introduces the latest addition to its family of products designed to offer a sanitizing solution that uses ozone to safely eliminate microbial contaminants including the common cold, the flu, and SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19. In a matter of minutes, Vortex provides a quick, powerful blast of ozone in an unoccupied space for the most effective, efficient sanitization possible without leaving any harmful residue. Vortex features include an automated timer, four heavy-duty wheels for easy movement between rooms, and a 20-foot retractable power cord. The Vortex is made...

Green Lodging News Adds Donastar Enterprises to Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Donastar Enterprises LLC to its Green Product & Service Directory in the Cleaning & Maintenance/Ozonated Water category. Donastar is a North American leader of hot and cold beverage service and installations. Donastar is working with Enozo (see video). The Enozo is a perfect way for any business to stop using plastic bottles and aerosol cans. The EnozoPRO is a portable spray bottle that replaces six cleaning products and kills 99.9 percent of all viruses and bacteria including the virus that causes COVID-19.* One need only fill it up with tap water and then recharge...

Rancho Mirage Resort Recognized as Health Security VERIFIED

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF.—Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), a global authority on genuine Five-Star service, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced that Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only resort casino in the United States to successfully become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED. The newly established Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide badge is addressing the critical need to establish confidence with guests and travel planners in the age of COVID-19. The recognition seal will be on display throughout Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa and on the...