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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.

Zogics Introduces New Suite of Cleaning Products

LENOX, MASS.—Zogics’ new suite of cleaning products is concentrated to yield gallons of usable cleaning solution, all while promoting environmentally-responsible application. The lineup is ECOLOGO approved and offers the diversity needed to meet a wide range of uses and specialties. The lineup includes all-purpose cleaners to degreasers and odor eliminators. The general-purpose cleaner safely and thoroughly performs all cleaning applications including removal of heavy grease and soil. This moderate foam formula leaves a clean, film free surface, making it the ideal product for scrubbing and recoating without the use of harmful chemicals, such as: phosphates (promote algae blooms), EDTA (carcinogen)...

Soul Community Planet Opens First SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced the opening of its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs after a nine-month, $6 million renovation. The 98,000 square-foot, 176-room property, located at the base of the majestic Pikes Peak, is in its final stages of renovation. SCP Hotels represents a fresh holistic hospitality concept for both travelers and the surrounding community. Inside each SCP Hotel, guests will find opportunities to recharge their minds, refresh their bodies and re-center their souls, while connecting with fellow travelers and the community. SCP Hotels aims to help make the planet a better place through the extensive...

Club Car Releasing New Customizable, Job-Specific Showcase Vehicles

AUGUSTA, GA.—Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has launched a new line of vehicles through its Custom Solutions Department. Known as Showcase Vehicles, each is intended for a particular application and based on the appropriate Club Car platform. However, customers can configure the vehicles for their individual needs and sites. “Our customers often have unique requirements,” says Custom Solutions Manager Rick Whitfield. “These vehicles give them a framework to build on, yet let them select the accessories that will solve their problems, speed productivity and reduce drive time for particular applications.” The vehicles are available now and include: Carryall 1700...

Field Measurement to Validate Cleaning Using ElectroChemically Activated (ECA) Solutions

NATIONAL REPORT—Like most disruptive technology introduced to the cleaning sector, on-site generation of ElectroChemically Activated (ECA) solutions has been questioned and faced skepticism: How well does it clean? Disinfect? If it doesn’t smell, bubble, or have a color, how do I know it’s working? Still, ECA solutions have become an important part of the professional cleaning toolbox because: On-site generated cleaners and disinfectants can replace up to 97 percent of packaged cleaning products at a fraction of the cost of off-the-shelf products, yielding quick ROI, especially via equipment rental programs. They promote sustainable practices by eliminating buying and off-site production, packaging,...

GLN Adds HydroTech Solutions Case Study to Website

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has just added a new case study to its Vendor Case Studies section. The case study details the efforts of a Fortune 100 company to improve water conservation in its cooling system to reduce costs, save energy and reduce chemicals. HydroTech Solutions initiated its Total Water Management program in April 2016 that continues as a monthly service. Each of the two headquarters buildings has a 1,000-ton cooling tower on the rooftop and two chillers in the basements. The water consumption for each building exceeded 500,000 gallons per month during summer. The facility manager sought to safely...

Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey Set to Launch July 9

NATIONAL REPORT—The Third Annual Green Lodging Trends Report Survey will be launched by Greenview on July 9, 2018. The survey will close on August 10, 2018. You can participate in the survey by clicking here. There is no cost to participate. Tens of thousands of green lodging establishments around the planet are being encouraged to benchmark their sustainability practices by completing this survey which last year saw some 2,100 properties participating from 46 countries. The survey encompasses topics ranging from energy management to communication to Health & Wellness. The Green Lodging Trends Report Survey has the support of Green Lodging...

How to Use Electricity to Keep Ice Machines Clean & Safe for Guests

NATIONAL REPORT—Ice machines operate continuously to manufacture large quantities of ice, and while the low temperatures will slow the development of bacteria and algae, they actually provide an ideal environment for many strains of bacteria, which must be controlled continuously to prevent contamination. Ice machines are central to daily life, whether at home, restaurant, or wherever we have a drink we will have ice in our beverages. Health departments in most cities visit every restaurant on a schedule, and the ice machine is usually the first place they look for potential health issues. Ice makers require scheduled disinfection and wiping down to...

A Total Water Management Service Delivers Cost Savings & Cooling System Efficiencies

A Fortune 100 LEED Gold certified headquarters in Houston, Texas identified the need to improve water conservation in the cooling system to reduce costs, save energy and reduce chemicals. HydroTech Solutions initiated the Total Water Management program in April 2016 that continues as a monthly service. It’s important to note that it took a few months to remove existing deposits and stabilize the system, to allow significant cost savings. The Challenge Each of the two headquarters buildings has a 1,000-ton cooling tower on the rooftop and two chillers in the basements. The water consumption for each building exceeded 500,000 gallons per...

Ecolab Releases New Sustainability Report

PAUL, MINN.—In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy. “Many companies have complex sustainability needs and aspirations,” said Emilio Tenuta, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability. “Our industry-leading expertise and solutions help them reduce water and energy use for everything from industrial water boilers and cooling towers to warewashing processes for restaurants and foodservice facilities. All of these individual interventions add up to a significant global impact.” In 2017, Ecolab helped customers...

Organization Offers Quick Certification for Bed Bug Detection

It is every hotelier’s aim to offer the best experience for his or her guests. That includes a healthy experience free of bed bugs. Chances are you have never heard of NOBBEL, Inc. NOBBEL is the National Organization of Bed Bug Education for Lodging. Using guidelines set forth by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), NOBBEL has created an online training and certification program for the lodging industry to deal with the growing bed bug epidemic. NOBBEL’S mission is two-fold: 1. To educate the public and the lodging industry about the bed bug epidemic. 2. To offer bed bug training and...