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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.

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...

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Partners with WellAir to Improve IAQ

STAMFORD, CONN.—WellAir, a leading provider of indoor air disinfection and purification solutions, announced that its Plasma Air HVAC air purification products have been selected by the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, Greece to help reduce exposure to airborne pathogens and pollutants throughout the hotel. This partnership expands WellAir’s portfolio of partnerships with a variety of hotels across the world. The Plasma Air ionization solutions are designed to neutralize and reduce airborne pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The hotel is deploying solutions in all common areas, such as lobbies and restaurants. Guestrooms and suites also benefit from the improved...

Oklahoma City Dream Project Includes Two Hotels, Residential Tower

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA—Matteson Capital will soon break ground on its highly anticipated development in Oklahoma City, Okla.—The Dream Project. The landmark project is inclusive of two luxury, wellness hotels by hotel brand and management company, Dream Hotel Group and a state-of-the-art, residential tower, The Dream Residences. Designed by architecture firm CUBE3 and built by Hensel Phelps alongside development partners Brad Hogan and Randy Hogan, the project will add over one million square feet to Oklahoma City’s visionary urban expansion. The Dream Project will also be among the country’s first developments offering innovative wellness systems throughout the build to provide...

Radtrak3 Now Available in Canada & United States

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Radonova, a global leader in radon measurement, has brought the more accurate Radtrak³ alpha track radon detector to Canada and the United States. The Radtrak³ is significantly smaller, which simplifies both deployment and shipping. Plus, with its reusable plastic components, this new detector is very “green.” The Radtrak³ has officially launched in North America, replacing its predecessor, the Radtrak². The Radtrak² has been the gold standard for alpha track radon detection since its debut in 2014. Over four million units were sold across the globe during its life cycle. The Radtrak³ is now poised to replicate and surpass the...

An Interesting, Even ‘Stunning’ Lesson in Indoor Air Quality

Since Covid-19 hit us all, I have been hearing from a lot of makers of air filtration/purification equipment. Sometimes the technology is unique to that supplier. Other times it is pretty much the same as others on the market. One thing is for sure: indoor air quality (IAQ) and air filtration/purification will remain hot topics for a long time to come. I heard from one maker of air quality systems in the past few weeks and the company had an interesting story to share. Wynd, led by Ray Wu, CEO, conducted a study of the air quality of 28 hotels...