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From the housekeeping department to engineering, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Home Cleaning & Maintenance
From the housekeeping department to engineering, 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: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technology and services, has been named to the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America index, a globally recognized comprehensive assessment of leading sustainability-driven companies. This is Ecolab’s fourth consecutive year on the North America index, and the company’s fifth listing since 2012. “Ecolab is committed to operating responsibly as we work to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, and we are honored to be recognized for this commitment through our inclusion on the 2018 DJSI North America Index,” said Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker,...

The Hand Dryer Versus Paper Towel Debate Continues

As an observer of the lodging industry, one of the most fascinating ongoing debates to watch is the hand dryer versus paper towel debate. You almost need a Ph.D. to understand it all. The center of the battle is the public restroom and the conversation involves many issues: environmental impact, hygiene, labor, plumbing and even plumbing code specifications. The more you learn, the more confused you can get—kind of like reading about the Mueller investigation. What prompted me to write about this topic is an online article in the Journal of Hospital Infection posted in July. The title of the article:...

Green Lodging News Adds Excel Dryer as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Excel Dryer as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Excel Dryer’s expanded and enhanced product line features the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR, XLERATOReco and ThinAir Hand Dryers, the first in the industry to receive Environmental Product Declaration certification from UL Environment. Enhanced standard features include adjustable speed and sound controls, adjustable heat settings (high, medium, low and off), an externally visible Service LED and multi-voltage options. Call (888) 998-7704 or e-mail sales@exceldryer for more information.

Hand Dryers

Excel Dryer Excel Dryer Sets Industry Standard for Clean & Green Excel Dryer’s expanded and enhanced product line features the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco® and ThinAir® Hand Dryers, the first in the industry to receive Environmental Product Declaration certification from UL Environment. Enhanced standard features include adjustable speed and sound controls, adjustable heat settings (high, medium, low and off), an externally visible Service LED and multi-voltage options. Offering the most options and complete line of accessories in the industry, Excel Dryer’s signature products create the most hygienic and best hand drying solution for any restroom environment. Call (888) 998-7704 for more...

Green Lodging News Adds TMI Sustainable Aquatics as Directory Partner

ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes TMI Sustainable Aquatics to its Green Product & Service Directory. From its inception in 1995, TMI has recognized the need for sustainability in recreational water, and concentrates on reducing the carbon footprint and energy usage of each aquatic center that it works with. TMI’s mission is to promote the advancement of sustainable aquatics. It utilizes Salt Pure chlorine generation equipment along with Salt Synergy UV and Chemistry Controllers to create the most pleasurable and healthy water possible, while reducing the amount of chemicals that are added to the water. By...

Healthy Vacation Club Coming to Orlando

ORLANDO, FLA.—A new concept in tourism is coming to Orlando in 2019. Healthy Vacation Club will be transforming the tourism landscape by meeting the needs of the sustainability, organic, and non-toxic focused travel markets. The travel industry in the United States has been slow to adapt to the quickly growing demand for organic products, leaving those who strive to remove toxins from their lives with few vacation options. The brainchild of this innovative travel concept is Emelie Kamp, a wellness entrepreneur and founder of Worth it Living, a wellness brand whose mission is to empower individuals to live with wellness and...

Pool Systems/Salt Water

TMI Sustainable Aquatics Why Upgrade Your Aquatics with the TMI System? Do you want to increase your aquatics revenue? The vast majority of our clients experience a membership increase of at least 30%. Do you want a greener facility? All our clients tell us how glad they are to have less chemicals on site and being moved through their facility. Tired of swimmer complaints? Turn them into compliments! Are you working with EXPENSIVE and AVERAGE aquatic services? Get this nationally praised support! Consider that TMI has the most advanced commercial experience with sustainable aquatics! Call (360) 769-7462 or e-mail timothy@tmisaltpure.com today! TMI Sustainable Aquatics » Email for...

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionellosis Standard

ATLANTA—ASHRAE has published a revised edition of its standard that provides a more comprehensive approach to preventing the growth and spread of Legionella. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2018, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. The 2018 edition provides clarification of compliance requirements, as well as an update to enforceable, code-intended language to facilitate adoption of the standard for code and regulatory purposes. The standard was originally developed to help designers and building operators establish water management plans that include practices specific to the systems that exist in a particular building, campus or health care facility....

Bathtub Clog Preventer DrainFunnel Now Available on Kickstarter

PHOENIX—DrainFunnel, a bathtub clog prevention device, has launched on Kickstarter. In addition to preventing clogs, DrainFunnel inventor Justin Hillsten says users will also enjoy saving time and money, avoiding hiring an expensive plumber to unclog their drain and trying to pull out gross hair balls on their own. “The number one cause of clogged drains is hair,” Hillsten says. “Hair and soap scum build up on the drain’s crossbars and around the tub stopper or grate. The majority of these clogs are superficial and able to be cleared with a pair of pliers or metal coat hanger.” In creating the DrainFunnel,...

Light Combats Mold & Mildew in the Shower

TROY, N.Y.—The first-of-its-kind ellumi germ-killing Recessed Shower Light—powered by Vital Vio’s proprietary VioSafe technology which safely, effectively, and continuously kills fungi and bacteria—has been launched by Evolution Lighting, and is now available. Now, with the flip of a switch, lights can be killing germs and visibly reducing the dreadful build-up of mold in showers and bathtubs as well as other spaces. Unlike single-purpose lights that only illuminate a room, this innovative LED multi-tasks. With the flip of a switch it goes from Standard Mode to its powerful Disinfection Mode—immediately working to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria such Serratia...