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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.

Bradley Survey Finds Office Workers Taking Coronavirus Precautions

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—As office workers in the United States continue returning to their places of employment, Bradley Corp. conducted its Healthy Handwashing Survey and found that coronavirus concerns persist, especially as new variants emerge. In response, employees are taking preventive actions. A total of 86 percent are bringing a mask with them to work and 73 percent have been fully vaccinated. In addition to masks, office workers are packing a few other personal protection items: 66 percent have their own hand sanitizer; 39 percent are taking cleaning wipes; and 29 percent are prepared with disinfectant spray. The survey also revealed that,...

Registration Opens for ISSA Show North America 2021

DALLAS—Attendee registration is now open for ISSA Show North America 2021, which will take place in person at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas, November 15 to 18. Featuring more than 500 exhibitors and 65-plus educational sessions, ISSA Show North America is the one week when the entire professional cleaning industry comes together for top-tier education, networking, commercial opportunities to grow business, and to showcase the latest innovative products and solutions. This year’s event will be hosted in the newly expanded West Hall of LVCC. In August 2020, LVCC earned GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division...

Green Lodging News Adds Pure-Light to Product & Service Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—A technology used on the International Space Station to purify and clean the air—Titanium Dioxide has been improved upon by Pure-Light Technologies, Inc., the newest addition to the Green Lodging News Green Product & Service Directory. Patent pending, LED bulbs, produce super oxygen molecules that purify and deodorize the air of musty odors from mold, bacteria and breaks down toxic VOCs. The bulbs are coated with a formula of Titanium Dioxide. Various bulb types are available—dimmable or non-dimmable bulbs for table lamps, globe bulbs, candelabra bulbs, can bulbs, & 4-foot tube bulbs. The bulbs use 70 to 90 percent...

Acuity Brands Filtered Far-UVC Module UL Certified

ATLANTA—Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that its Care222 filtered far-UVC module with patent-pending dosing electronics is the first germicidal UV (GUV) source in the wavelength range 200-230 nm (i.e., “far-UVC”)  to be UL LLC Certified to meet U.S. and Canadian standards for germicidal equipment for use in occupied spaces. When properly installed and administered, the module is in the Exempt risk group for photobiological hazards, as described in the IEC 62471:2006, Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems. “This tremendous technical achievement has come at a time when the worldwide awareness of the need to control pathogens has never been greater. Substantive pathogen...

LIGHTING & CONTROLS

Pure-Light Technologies, Inc. Purify & Clean the Air While Saving Energy A technology used on the International Space Station to purify and clean the air—Titanium Dioxide has been improved upon by Pure-Light Technologies, Inc. Patent pending, LED bulbs, produce super oxygen molecules that purify and deodorize the air of musty odors from mold, bacteria and breaks down toxic VOCs. The bulbs are coated with a formula of Titanium Dioxide. Various bulb types are available—dimmable or non-dimmable bulbs for table lamps, globe bulbs, candelabra bulbs, can bulbs, & 4-foot tube bulbs. The bulbs use 70 to 90 percent less energy compared to...

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Director of Global Sales

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, has welcomed a new Director of Global Sales to their team. Tammy Stone joins Excel Dryer with more than a decade of experience. “When looking for someone who could head up our global sales, Tammy was the perfect fit,” said William Gagnon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Excel Dryer. “In addition to speaking five languages, Tammy holds three degrees, two of which she received at overseas universities. She is knowledgeable, driven and will share her vast expertise in business and global solutions with our team.” Born in the Republic of Georgia,...

All Hotels in Qatar Are Now Qatar Clean Certified

DOHA, QATAR—Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) recently marked a milestone in its Qatar Clean program, with 100 percent of QNTC-licensed hotels now “Qatar Clean” certified. Launched in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in June 2020, QNTC’s Qatar Clean program ensures the highest standards in hygiene and cleanliness, with rigorous procedures in place to ensure the safety of customers. QNTC’s Secretary General, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, as well as COO Mr. Berthold Trenkel, marked the anniversary with a visit to the W Doha, which was the first hotel to be certified Qatar Clean. With 100 percent of hotels now fully certified,...

iCleanse Launches New Versions of UV Disinfection for Mobile Phones

AVON, CONN.— iCleanse (formerly ReadyDock), a leader in chemical-free UV-C disinfection technology for over ten years, announced three new customer engagement versions of the patented Swift UV rapid disinfection station for smartphones: Stand, Wall-Mount, and Table-Top. Businesses place the innovative Swift UV disinfection stations anywhere needed to showcase digital video or still image content in tandem with fast and effective smartphone disinfection, keeping their employees and customers safer from infection. While users wait just 15 seconds for Swift UV to kill 99.99 percent of pathogens (including coronavirus, the common cold, and influenza) on their smartphones, businesses will continuously display educational,...

Passage of Oregon House Bill 2344 Boosts Accountability for Responsible Flushing

EUGENE, ORE.—Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law House Bill 2344, requiring manufacturers of personal care and household wipes for sale in the state of Oregon to clearly label “Do Not Flush” on those wipes that are not intended for disposal in the toilet. Introduced in January 2021, this legislation received broad support from the wipes industry, as well as Oregon municipal wastewater agencies. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many municipalities saw an increase in volumes of inappropriately flushed baby wipes, hard surface cleaning/sanitizing wipes and other items not intended to be disposed via the toilet. Elevating consumer awareness of what should...

MicrobeProof Launches Clean-a-Card for Key Card Disinfection

ENGLEWOOD, COLO.—The recent pandemic has posed never-before-seen challenges for the hospitality industry, requiring owners, managers, and brands to take new precautions to keep both guests and staff safe. Despite tourists’ enthusiasm to travel again, they are more conscious than ever before about sanitation, safety, and cleanliness. Those vital concerns led MicrobeProof, Inc. to introduce Clean-a-Card, a proprietary countertop key card disinfection unit that effectively cleans and refreshes hotel key cards, regardless of the type of lock system. The unit is superior to manual cleaning methods for several reasons. “Hotels that employ Clean-a-Card for guest key disinfection show that they care about the...