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From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department, where green cleaning is considered and implemented, to engineering, where mechanical systems are maintained and fine-tuned, hotel operators have implemented innovative products and processes to save energy and minimize the impact on the environment. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Interplay Learning Announces Release of Hotel Maintenance Training

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Interplay Learning, a leading provider of online and virtual reality training for the essential skilled trades announced the release of its highly anticipated Hospitality catalog which helps hotel brands and hospitality management companies save time and money by streamlining operations and empowering them to deliver an exceptional guest experience across all properties. With a growing catalog of expert-led training and hands-on 3D simulations in HVAC, plumbing, facilities maintenance, electrical, and workplace safety, Interplay Learning’s Hospitality training gives building engineering leaders the flexibility to deliver a hands-on experience for skills training—anytime, anywhere, on any device including VR. With Interplay, teams...

GLN Adds Charlie’s Soap to Green Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Charlie’s Soap to the “Cleaning Products/Laundry/Other Areas” section of its Green Product & Service Directory. Charlie’s Soap offers a premium line of naturally derived cleaning and laundry products that deliver an all-natural clean. They have 40 years of experience built on family, good science, and smart chemistry, resulting in an effective clean for the most delicate laundry and toughest outdoor stains. The products are always safe to use and easy on your skin. Ideal for eco-friendly hotels and resorts, Charlie’s Soap’s professional line features all-purpose cleaners and laundry detergents that are safe, effective, fragrance free, and...

Deadline Approaches for Sofidel’s Sustainable Hygiene Heroes Contest

HORSHAM, PENN.—There are only two weeks remaining to nominate a hardworking individual of a small business or facility for the 2022-2023 Sustainable Hygiene Heroes awards, hosted by Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use. The contest honors facility maintenance and cleaning professionals who go above and beyond to provide clean and safe facilities, while implementing sustainable cleaning practices. The grand prize winner will receive $4,000 cash and $500 worth of paper products from Sofidel, and the two runners-up will receive $500 cash each. “We are excited to honor cleaning professionals and facility managers across the country...

Charlie’s Soap: An Example of a Company That Chose EPA’s Safer Choice Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Its most recent version was updated in February 2015, but the EPA’s Safer Choice Standard remains a go to standard for suppliers seeking a Safer Choice label for their products. According to EPA, “When consumers see the Safer Choice label on a product, they can be confident that the ingredients have been through a rigorous EPA review. The label means that EPA scientists have evaluated every ingredient in the product to ensure it meets Safer Choice’s stringent criteria.” In addition to meeting stringent safety criteria, every product with the Safer Choice label has met high standards of performance. That...

CLEANING PRODUCTS/LAUNDRY/OTHER AREAS

Charlie’s Soap Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions & Laundry Care Charlie’s Soap offers a premium line of naturally derived cleaning and laundry products that deliver an all-natural clean. They have 40 years of experience built on family, good science, and smart chemistry, resulting in an effective clean for the most delicate laundry and toughest outdoor stains. Always safe to use and easy on skin. Perfect for eco-friendly hotels and resorts, Charlie’s Soap’s professional line features all-purpose cleaners and laundry detergents that are safe, effective and fragrance free, hypoallergenic, and safer for people and the planet. Call Taylor Sutherland, President, at (800) 854-3541. Charlie’s Soap...

Seven Sustainability Trends That Will Impact Cleaning Industry in 2023

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR, CALIF.—According to Steve Ashkin, the professional cleaning industry’s leading advocate for sustainability, 2023 is going to be a pivotal year for the professional cleaning industry when it comes to sustainability. “While many larger companies have sustainability strategies in place, it remains a ‘slow burn priority’ for smaller companies in the industry,” says Ashkin. “That’s going to change in 2023.” Among the reasons Ashkin cites for this are the following: Awareness of the correlation between violent storms and climate change; Volatile energy costs/inflation; Supply chain disruptions; The need to enhance efficiencies to lower operating costs; Consumer demand; and New...

Blueland & Plastic Pollution Coalition Petition EPA to Require Testing of PVA Plastic in Laundry Detergent Pods & Sheets

NEW YORK—Blueland and Plastic Pollution Coalition announced their formal action to petition the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the use of plastic film (PVA) in consumer-packaged goods, including all laundry detergent pods and sheets by requesting health and environmental safety tests of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), and removing it from the Safer Choice List and Safer Chemical Ingredients List until the EPA can complete the requested health and environmental safety testing. They are joined in this petition by Made Safe, Beyond Plastics, Plastic Oceans International, 5 Gyres, Lonely Whale, and the Shaw Institute and hope to garner support from the public with their petition. This announcement follows first-of-its-kind research published in...

Ecolab Again Recognized for Sustainability Leadership by CDP & Dow Jones

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab, Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, announced it has been recognized for climate and water leadership by CDP and named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Ecolab received leadership-level rankings from CDP, earning an A- ranking for both climate and water security. This marks the fourth consecutive year of being recognized by CDP for water security and second consecutive year for climate. It’s Ecolab’s third consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and eighth consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. “Taking action on sustainability, climate...

Wooster Products Adds Webstaurantstore.com As Distributor

WOOSTER, OHIO—Wooster Products, an industry leader in anti-slip safety stair treads and walkway products, has added Webstaurantstore.com as a new distributor. For nearly 20 years the company has created and fostered an innovative and easy to use website to serve the purchasing needs of foodservice professionals, and now they are branching out to serve industrial users as well. They will offer the FlexMaster and Stairmaster brands of Wooster Products safety stair treads, as well as Flex-Tred anti-slip tapes, and Safe Stride anti slip paint. These products are ideal for new construction, renovation, and industrial safety. In addition to restaurants...

USGBC: More Than 1,000 Hotels Now LEED Certified Globally

The idea for the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system was hatched almost 30 years ago in 1993. Today, there are more than 100,000 buildings participating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) certification program. Approximately 1,000 of those buildings are lodgings located around the world. According to USGBC, “LEED certified buildings are proven to save money, improve efficiency, lower carbon emissions, and create healthier places for people. They are a critical part of addressing the climate crisis, meeting ESG goals, enhancing resilience, and supporting more equitable communities.” The most recent version of LEED is LEED...