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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.

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation, Health & Wellness, Back of House, Communications, Staff Involvement, Community Involvement, and Climate Action & Certification. Greenview received data for 4,544 hotels across 61 countries. Of the overall data set, 2,202 properties were classified as City/Urban Hotels, 814 as Suburban Hotels, 607 as Resorts, 296...

VivoAquatics Receives Growth Investment, Led by Level Equity

LOS ANGELES—VivoAquatics, the leading water management and real-time monitoring platform for hotels, resorts, fitness clubs and other commercial facilities announced it has secured Series A financing led by Level Equity, a growth equity firm focused on software and automation companies. The funding represents another milestone for the company as leading brands and properties continue to adopt the VivoPoint software and IoT platform to proactively manage the risks and costs of water within a facility while improving the guest experience. Funds will be used to expand the suite of integrations across a commercial facility, expand sales and marketing, and drive...

Rentokil Steritech Launches Lumnia Fly Control Solution

READING, PA.—Rentokil Steritech, the North American arm of Rentokil Initial, has launched Lumnia, a new environmentally-friendly fly control solution for businesses. Lumnia is the first range of insect light traps in the world to use LED lighting to reduce energy consumption by up to 61 percent when compared to traps using traditional fluorescent tubes. Lumnia’s high-output LED lamps are optimized to attract and catch more flies while still reducing energy costs. Rentokil Steritech’s proprietary insect light traps reduce the risk of contamination from flying insects and the fragmentation or blow out of dead pests, eliminating flies without the need for...

LaFonda on the Plaza Hotel Named ‘Sustainability Champion’ in Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence

SANTA FE, N.M.—La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel has been named “Sustainability Champion” in the Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide 2018 Awards of Excellence. Each year, the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence honor the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices in multiple categories. The winners were chosen from more than 200 nominees. “Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “These 2018 winners represent more than 400 years of history and include the finest legendary and iconic historic...

Nuvola Launches Preventive Maintenance & Asset Management System

MIAMI—Nuvola, a hotel optimization and guest engagement software company, announced the release of its newest intelligence tool, Preventive Maintenance & Asset Management. The latest addition to Nuvola’s suite of intuitive hospitality-specific solutions creates a new avenue for both monitoring the status of assets, in addition to scheduling, assigning, and closing work orders in a user-friendly digital format. “Our mission is to continue modernizing hotel operations by looking for new ways to maximize efficiency and ultimately reduce costs for hotels around the world,” said Juan Carlos Abello, Nuvola CEO. “Our Preventive Maintenance & Asset Management product is the next step in...

Lapels Dry Cleaning Lands Boston Harbor Hotel

BOSTON—Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry-cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Mass., recently signed an agreement to provide dry cleaning to the Boston Harbor Hotel. Lapels Dry Cleaning of South Boston and its satellite locations—Lapels Dry Cleaning of Boston Longfellow and Lapels Dry Cleaning of the Seaport District—will offer dry cleaning services to Boston Harbor Hotel guests and staff. “We formed our corporate/hospitality division a little over a year ago with the express purpose of providing better service to hotels, restaurants and corporate accounts that require and/or offer dry cleaning services for guests and staff,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO...

Ecolab Investing in Renewable Power Project with Clearway Energy Group

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc. has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, Texas. Construction of the Mesquite Star wind farm is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019. Through a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA)—Ecolab’s first—the company will support construction of 100 MW of new renewable electricity capacity within the Mesquite Star wind farm. The renewable electricity generated under Ecolab’s 100 MW VPPA is expected to cover 100 percent of the company’s annual domestic energy use and builds upon the 5 MW of community solar subscriptions in Minnesota...

New NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Surfaces Address Hygiene Issues for Hotels

FOREST, VA.—With a flurry of news reports about germs in airports and hotels, travelers have never been more concerned with cleanliness, and businesses have never been more concerned with traveler experience. NanoTouch Materials’ new self-cleaning surfaces address these traveler concerns. In just the first few months after moving to their new headquarters, The Center for Innovation in Smart Materials, NanoTouch has released a self-cleaning film for touch screens that can turn any airport check-in kiosk or in-flight screen into a continuously self-cleaning surface. They have also released self-cleaning elevator button covers. These innovations add to their current lineup of travel...

Green Lodging News Adds BioBag Americas to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News welcomes BioBag Americas, Inc. to its Green Product & Service Directory in the “Cleaning & Maintenance/Bags” category. BioBag compostable liners can alleviate cleanliness issues that come alongside collecting organic waste and reduce landfill tipping fees. BioBags: • Reduce labor costs, keeping containers clean; • Offer a very high penetration barrier against bacteria, viruses, spores and mold; • Are Star sealed for extra strength and durability; • Manufactured in the USA with resin sourced from Italy; • Non-GMO Project Verified; • Certified Compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute, meet the US Standard ASTM D6400; and are available in different sizes. Call (727) 789-1646...

P&G Named One of America’s Best Corporate Citizens

CINCINNATI—The Procter & Gamble Co. was recognized this week as the eighth Most JUST Company in America and first among personal care companies, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most. The ranking compares America’s companies head-to-head, based on performance in environmental sustainability, employee treatment, community support, product impacts and sourcing responsibly. The JUST Capital rankings encompass nearly 1,000 of the largest publicly-traded companies in the United States and are based on comprehensive surveys conducted on public attitudes toward corporate behavior, involving...