Home Cleaning & Maintenance

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.

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.

Natureplex Introduces Natural Bed Bug Killer to Lodging Industry

MEMPHIS—Natureplex LLC has introduced SleepTight Bed Bug Killer to the lodging industry. The new bio-pesticide is aimed at the growing global bed bug problem. With SleepTight, Natureplex becomes perhaps the first bio-based product company to re-enter the battle against bed bugs, once thought to be largely eradicated in the United States. Natureplex expects SleepTight will be a new tool in the fight against an old foe. During past infestations, bed bug numbers were largely decimated by powerful chemicals like DDT. However, DDT has long been banned. Company officials hope to appeal to increased environmental concerns with a product...

Mintek Mobile Data Solutions Offers 10 Preventive Maintenance Suggestions to Cut Energy Consumption, Increase Profitability

DUNEDIN, FLA.—With energy costs jumping as much as 50 percent or higher in some areas of the United States this past year, there is no better time to evaluate the effectiveness of preventive maintenance (PM) efforts. Without proper PM, energy is wasted and profits literally evaporate into thin air. Mintek Mobile Data Solutions, a provider of asset management tools such as WinTrack PM, offers the following 10 tips to reduce the impact of escalating energy costs: 1. Improperly maintained air handlers can waste up to 32 percent of the energy they consume. Check HVAC controls for proper calibration. Also...

Sherwin-Williams Introduces New High Gloss Paint; Appropriate for LEED-Certified Buildings

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Sherwin-Williams has introduced its new ProClassic High Gloss Waterborne Interior Acrylic Enamel for interior jobs where an ultra-high-gloss finish is preferred. Formulated to meet or exceed GS-11 criteria for coatings in LEED-certified buildings, ProClassic Waterborne Enamel combines the performance characteristics of an alkyd with the environmental benefits of a waterborne. With ProClassic High Gloss waterborne, contractors will get an ultra-smooth finish with no brush or roller marks that stands up to repeated washing and daily abuse. Its wet and dry hide means that fewer coats can be applied, saving time and money. Like ProClassic Waterborne...