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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.

PM Hotel Group Among Management Company Leaders When Addressing Sustainability

CHEVY CHASE, MD.—One of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the United States—PM Hotel Group—also happens to be one of the ones most committed to corporate responsibility. The Chevy Chase, Md.-based company has its own Director of Sustainability + Facilities (Christie Berlin), manages four LEED hotels, including one LEED Platinum (Home2 Suites by Hilton Silver Spring, Md.) and purchases 100 percent green energy. “We started 10 years ago with 11 hotels,” Berlin says. “We now manage 51 and are working on three development projects at the moment.” “This company has always been committed to corporate responsibility,” Berlin adds. “It definitely...

UMF Calls for Nominations for Guest Room Attendant Excellence Award

SKOKIE, ILL.—Nominations are open for the second annual Guest Room attendant (GRA) Excellence Award, acknowledging the contributions of GRAs at hotels across the United States. Sponsored by UMF Corp., the award takes on even more importance in a year that upended the hospitality industry. GRAs serve as the first line of defense in cleaning and disinfecting guestrooms and common areas in hotels, and their role has been crucial as the world battles the pandemic. Nominations are open through July, 31, 2021. “We established the National Guest Room Attendant Excellence Award to honor the hospitality housekeeping departments that work to ensure guest safety, satisfaction and...

PathoSans Receives Virginia Green Travel Leader Award

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, ILL.—On April 28 & 29, 2021, the Virginia Green program recognized 26 Virginia tourism businesses and six individuals for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment and support green tourism in Virginia. The awards were presented during the eighth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference. PathoSans received the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award for its above-and-beyond efforts to protect the environment and support sustainable tourism in Virginia. “We are proud to recognize PathoSans for their efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of their operation and their customers,” says Tom Griffin, the Executive Director of the Virginia Green Travel Alliance. “Virginia Green Travel...

NanoVapor Biotech Chosen by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas for Disinfection

HOUSTON—NanoVapor Biotech (NVB), an innovator in self-disinfecting surface protection technology, announced that it was chosen by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, to treat their hotel and casino with its proprietary 90-Day Surface Protection Treatment System powered by OMNISOL, an anti-microbial solution that is 100 percent environmentally friendly and lasts longer than regular disinfectants. The treatment provides antimicrobial surface disinfection, and protection, that remains active for up to 90 days. Known for its long-acting technology, NVB’s 90-Day Surface Protection Treatment System powered by OMNISOL has been relied on to disinfect and protect surfaces in settings such...

EarthSafe Launches EvaClean Disposable Surface Disinfection Wipes

BRAINTREE, MASS.—EarthSafe is considered a leading authority on healthier disinfection who pioneered the use of safer chemistries and advanced electrostatic sprayer technologies. Now, the company has further enhanced its end-to-end infection prevention solution with the addition of the EvaClean Dry Wipes System. EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives, a foremost provider of infection prevention solutions, introduces EvaClean disposable environmental surface wipes for use with PUR•ONE, a safer multi-purpose cleaner and disinfectant powerful enough to kill biofilm bacteria, Covid-19 and other emerging pathogens. Powered by PUR•ONE, a broad-spectrum chemistry that works for everything from daily cleaning to floor disinfection, EvaClean disposable environmental surface wipes eliminate the potential for...

Green Lodging News Adds Advanced Vapor Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added an Advanced Vapor Technologies case study to its website that highlights the use of the company’s MondoVap® 2400 machines at Aiken, South Carolina’s The Willcox and Lake Toxaway, North Carolina’s The Greystone Inn—lauded for their southern hospitality by readers of the world’s leading travel publications. Owner Shannon Ellis is using MondoVap® 2400 machines from Advanced Vapor Technologies to keep the properties sparkling clean and disinfected with just one ingredient: ordinary tap water. | “When COVID-19 hit, I began researching new ways to clean and sanitize our hotels,” Ellis said. “We had already implemented best practice sanitizing protocols. I was interested...

Green Lodging News Adds Vapor Klean to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Vapor Klean to the Cleaning & Maintenance/Steam/Vapor category of its Green Product & Service Directory. Vapor Klean offers the MondoVap® Steam Vapor System. It is designed for cleaning pros who need the ultimate in hotel disinfecting capabilities. From carpet and upholstery cleaning to tile and grout restoration to killing bed bugs and dust mites, it is exceedingly capable. At the heart of the system is Advanced Vapor Technologies’ proprietary TANCS® nanotechnology, a factory-installed internal component that works at the molecular level in concert with superhot dry steam at the surface to eliminate bacteria and...

Owner of Two of the South’s Leading Properties Chooses Advanced Vapor Technologies’ MondoVap 2400 Machines for Cleaning & Disinfecting

AIKEN, S.C.—At Aiken, South Carolina’s The Willcox and Lake Toxaway, North Carolina’s The Greystone Inn—lauded for their southern hospitality by readers of the world’s leading travel publications—owner Shannon Ellis is using MondoVap® 2400 machines from Advanced Vapor Technologies to keep the properties sparkling clean and disinfected with just one ingredient: ordinary tap water. “There is nothing safer than working with water rather than chemicals,” says Kerry Rigg, an OSHA instructor who visited The Willcox and The Greystone Inn a year ago to train staff on the MondoVap®. “When COVID-19 hit, I began researching new ways to clean and sanitize our hotels,”...

Bradley’s New Hand Sanitizer Solutions Improve Hand Hygiene, Save Costs

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—Encourage convenient and easy access to hand hygiene anywhere in facilities with hand sanitizer dispensers and stands by Bradley Corp., an industry leader in hand hygiene products for 100 years. Touchless, durable and cost-effective, these stainless steel hand sanitizer dispensers provide reliable access to hand sanitizer within high interaction areas. With its sleek and professional design, Bradley’s commercial-grade santizer dispensers are perfect for locations throughout buildings, workplaces, outside of restrooms, near doorways and stairwells, lobbies, cafeterias, and more. In areas where a wall or counter is not present, Bradley’s 6A20 dispenser stand provides a strong sturdy freestanding solution. It...

Amglo’s Xenon Pulse Lighting Gaining Traction as Virus Killer

BENSENVILLE, ILL.—Amglo, a leading manufacturer of specialty lamps since 1935, manufactures technology that is at the forefront of safe, sustainable and powerful disinfection: xenon pulse lighting. As awareness of pathogens around the world has sharply risen due to the pandemic, facility leaders are seeking reliable and safe methods to quickly destroy pathogens of all types. Xenon pulse is gaining traction as an effective way to kill viruses and bacteria and can be used safely in many buildings like office complexes, schools, hotels, museums, healthcare centers and other facilities. “We originally built these lamps for applications like aircraft lighting, but now...