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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.

World-Renowned Physician Dr. Deborah Birx to Keynote Inaugural GBAC Symposium in Chicago

ROSEMONT, ILL.—The Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, announced that Dr. Deborah Birx, world-renowned medical physician, infectious disease expert, and diplomat, will be the keynote speaker at the GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, August 16 to 17, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The inaugural GBAC Symposium will bring together scientists and industry thought leaders to share innovations and best practices for improving indoor air quality in nonhealthcare settings. “The GBAC Symposium is our next step in driving innovation and advancement to make our world safer,” said GBAC Senior Director Michael Diamond. “This event will bring together environmental safety and...

Eight Ways to Stay Safe While Landscaping

NATIONAL REPORT—To the outsider, landscaping may not seem like a dangerous line of work. Yet if you look at the statistics, landscaping is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. According to the CDC, there are 25 fatalities per 100,000 workers, similar in industries like agriculture and mining. Protecting yourself and your team is critical no matter the job. Think safety and protect the lives and well-being of everyone who works under your banner. Here are some of the ways you can stay safe when you’re out in the field. Take Out Landscaping Insurance Landscaping insurance is not just a legal...

Moonlight Technologies Launches Five New Plant-Based Technologies

NEW YORK—Moonlight Technologies announced the launch of five new, sustainable, plant-based technologies. The launch of these technologies reinforces the foundation of Moonlight Technologies’ mission to use the power of nature to create a more sustainable, safer, and healthier world through plant-based innovation. The new technologies include: EcoArmor, InsectProof, MindfullyClean, OdorSafe, and Natural Dyes. What makes each unique is that they are entirely plant-based, 100 percent natural, and manufactured with a carbon negative manufacturing process. All technologies are applied via standard manufacturing processes and have strong wash durability. “We are excited to bring these innovative technologies to the market and offer new...

Commercial Facilities at Risk for Infestations During Peak Pest Season

FAIRFAX, VA.—Last month was National Pest Management Month (NPMM), an annual observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events highlighting the vital role pest control plays in protecting public health, food and property from the threats posed by pests. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is reminding commercial facility managers of the importance of working with a licensed pest control professional to continually prevent pest infestations and resolve issues when they arise. “Pest control professionals are integral to the success of commercial businesses, playing a vital role in protecting property, the health and safety of employees and customers as well as...

GenEon Presents Its New Genius of GenEon Virtual Experience

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—GenEon, a leading provider of eco-friendly products and sustainable cleaning and disinfecting systems, announced they’ve launched their new “Genius of GenEon” experience. It’s an interactive and educational community via GenEon’s web platform that aims to educate the market, general public, and distributors about the efficiencies of utilizing sustainable cleaning and disinfecting solutions using the latest technology to exceed hygiene standards within buildings without risk. The Genius of GenEon experience promotes healthier living and is against the use of harmful chemical disinfectants and cleaners. GenEon advocates that organizations use renewable and eco-friendly products that generate natural and safe cleaners and...

Housekeepers Reveal Toll of New Hotel Cleaning Policies in Digital Ad Campaign

NEW YORK—Hotel housekeepers are sharing stories about filthy rooms, painful workloads, and lost income as they ask guests to choose daily housekeeping in a new digital ad campaign by the hotel workers’ union UNITE HERE. The ads launched Monday, May 16 and will be served to frequent travelers and bookers of business meetings. Hotel guests might think it helps workers to skip cleaning, but housekeepers report that hotel brands’ decision to end automatic daily housekeeping makes rooms dirtier and harder to clean while also cutting jobs. Ads feature housekeepers from Marriott, Hilton, Caesars Entertainment, and more coming off shifts and...

Sofidel Showcases Sustainable Restroom Products at NRA Show

HORSHAM, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, today announced it will showcase its Papernet brand of sustainable restroom products at the NRA Show 2022, booth 362, May 21 to 24. Sofidel will highlight its HyTech Seas dispensers, Dissolve Tech tissue, small core toilet tissue and more. “We look forward to sharing our sustainable hygiene restroom products with restaurant operators at the NRA Show,” said Giorgia Giove, Marketing Manager – Away from Home for Sofidel America. “These products can help restaurants reduce their carbon footprint and waste, leading to a more pleasant dining experience for...

Tersano Awarded EcoVadis Medal for Commitment to Sustainability

WINDSOR, ONT.—EcoVadis recently awarded the prestigious bronze medallion to Tersano to recognize the company’s commitment to driving positive social and environmental change through its business. “We are honored to be recognized by the world’s most trusted evaluator of sustainable business practices, EcoVadis,” states Tersano’s President and CEO, Steve Hengsperger. “Harsh chemical cleaners continue to make the world unsustainable. Our mission is to change that trajectory through the innovation of Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO), a much more responsible alternative to traditional cleaning products.” Tersano designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance devices that create and dispense SAO on demand, a simple, safe, and sustainable...

Busch Donates $108,000 for Emergency Aid of German Red Cross

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.—People on the run, destroyed cities, damaged hospitals and hardly any possibilities to care for the injured: The German Red Cross (DRK) has launched an emergency aid project to respond as quickly as possible to the devastating situation in Ukraine. Busch Vacuum Solutions is supporting the humanitarian efforts to help the people directly affected by the current situation in Ukraine with a donation of $108,000. In the Ukraine war, the German Red Cross, together with the Ukrainian and Polish Red Cross, is setting up a supply line to enable the rapid delivery of relief supplies to Ukraine. Among...

Why You Should Rethink Toxic Cleaning Methods

NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s in the context of commercial or home cleaning, going green is an important consideration. The damage of the cleaning industry as it currently exists extends to individual health and impacts the larger climate. The chemicals in cleaning products can damage your health. These chemicals can also enter the environment through the water system. For example, if you flush a toilet or empty a mop bucket down a drain, then that means the ammonia, acids, and other chemicals are going into the environment. Thousands of chemicals just from cleaning products are washed into rivers, streams, and oceans every day. Below...