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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.

RV Resort Joins California Green Business Network

When thinking about resorts leading in sustainability, you don’t often think about RV resorts but there are some with very green stories to tell—the Golden Village Palms RV Resort in the San Jacinta Valley in California, for example. The property has been certified as the only RV resort within the California Green Business Network. Golden Village Palms Green Practices The use of energy efficient lighting. The use of certified non-toxic laundry, cleaning and building maintenance products in non-aerosol containers to reduce pollution. The donation of previously used furniture, supplies and materials to local nonprofit organizations for waste diversion. The placement...

Sofidel’s Papernet HyTech Seas Dispensers Win ISSA Innovation Award

HORSHAM, PENN.—Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, won a 2022 ISSA Innovation Award for its Papernet HyTech Seas dispensers. The dispensers are made using recovered ocean plastic, primarily from fishing lines, and Sofidel earned an Environment & Sustainability Award for its dedication to environmental innovation. “This award demonstrates our commitment to sustainability,” said Giorgia Giove, Marketing Manager at Sofidel America. “We are dedicated to developing products that help protect our planet now and into the future.” Sofidel’s Papernet HyTech Seas dispensers are made by taking recovered ocean plastic and turning it into an injectable material....

Tarkett Offering CERTIFIED Asthma & Allergy Friendly Soft Surface Flooring

SOLON, OHIO—Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), an independent global certification company, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, have deemed Tarkett Powerbond RS flooring as CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly—the world’s first soft surface flooring to receive this designation. “Powerbond was introduced in 1967 and, decades later, is still ahead of its time,” said Roxane Spears, Vice President, Sustainability for Tarkett North America. “Health and wellbeing are important topics for our customers. Powerbond RS was specifically developed to address potential problems associated with indoor air quality and building-related illness. This...

Bradford White Enhances Protection with Exclusive Partnership

AMBLER, PA.—Bradford White Corp., an industry-leading American manufacturer of water heaters, boilers and storage tanks, announces that its proprietary Vitraglas tank lining will now incorporate Microban antimicrobial technology to provide additional protection against the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface of the interior tank lining. “We’re delivering unprecedented protection that no other water heater manufacturer can offer,” said Louise Prader, Senior Director of Product Management for Bradford White. “Microban antimicrobial product protection* enhances the premium protection of our Vitraglas technology and offers our customers an additional layer of protection.” Bradford White water heaters are the only water heating products that...

EcoClear Offers Green Cleaning Alternatives Made in U.S.A.

SARASOTA, FLA.—Recurring supply chain issues have businesses seeking reliable suppliers, while concerns about pollution and health risks from chemicals have consumers looking for “green” alternatives. EcoClear Products solves those concerns with commercial and household products made entirely in the United States. EcoClear was founded in 2013 with the mission of creating pesticide products that were safe for the environment, people, pets, livestock, and wildlife. The EcoClear team of scientists, winner of four presidential awards for “green chemistry,” formulates all of EcoClear’s products. “All EcoClear products are now made in the United States,” said EcoClear founder Christopher Stidd. “This provides benefits to both customers...

Chicago Faucets Adds Matte Black Finish to E-Tronic 80 Sensor Faucet

DES PLAINES, ILL.—Chicago Faucets introduced a matte black finish to the E-Tronic 80 electronic touchless faucet and soap dispenser family of commercial restroom fixtures. Building owners, schools and facility managers appreciate the clean look with above deck intelligent electronics that eliminate clutter below the deck and enhance the overall design of the room. They also like the innovative engineering and solid construction that makes for intuitive, feature laden and vandal resistant faucets and soap dispensers. “More and more customers requested (or prefer) matte black finish for commercial restrooms so we came out with the E-Tronic 80 handsfree faucet and matching soap dispenser...

Cintas S.H.I.N.E. Award Honors Housekeepers Who Go Above & Beyond

CINCINNATI—Cintas Corp. announced the grand-prize winner and runners-up in the 2022 Cintas S.H.I.N.E. (Star Housekeepers in a New Era) Award. Christine Perkins, a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar City in Cedar City, Utah won the contest’s $5,000 cash grand prize. Additionally, her property will receive a comprehensive product, training and consultation package from Cintas and its contest partners. “This year’s S.H.I.N.E. Award finalists truly embody what a strong work ethic looks like,” said Nicole Beall, Vice President—Hospitality & Gaming Strategic Markets at Cintas. “Housekeepers in the hospitality industry have shown great resilience and dedication to overcome tremendous...

Evidence of Sustainability Commitment Abundant Among Suppliers at HX, BDNY

NEW YORK—HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York (BDNY), two adjoining trade shows held at the Javits Center November 13 to 14, wrapped up this week with numerous first-time suppliers introducing green products and services. In addition, veterans of the two shows were back to tout the green upsides to their products and services to the thousands of attendees. It would be impossible to list all the suppliers deserving of publicity, but the following are many of them, along with a brief description of what they featured at the shows. Sapphire Beverages introduced its water in easy-to-recycle aluminum...

Holloway House Named 2022 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year

FORTVILLE, IND.—Holloway House, Inc., the maker of the Quick Shine family of floor care products, was named the 2022 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrating the company’s commitment to products that are safer for families, pets, workplaces, communities and the environment. “We were honored to accept the 2022 EPA/Safer Choice Partner of the Year award in Washington D.C.,” said Christopher Eck, President of Holloway House, Inc. “Our 14-year commitment to the EPA/Safer Choice Program is in keeping with our goal of environmental stewardship. Our priority in formulating products is to be safer for the consumer...

UMF’s Klorese Registered on All 14 EPA Lists Covering Disinfectants

NORTHBROOK, ILL.—UMF Corporation’s Klorese disinfectant is registered on all 14 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disinfectant lists, which include disinfectant products that are effective against superbugs such as SARS-CoV-2, MRSA, and emerging viral pathogens such as monkeypox. Klorese (EPA #71847-7-94101) is registered on EPA Lists B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, O, P, and Q. It is the only EPA-registered disinfectant with approved claims for C. diff endospores, Candida auris, and Biofilm that also is registered for use in electrostatic sprayers. The EPA lists provide users with a roadmap for which disinfectant products are registered against which pathogens. They take the guesswork...