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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.

Radonova Relocates North American Headquarters

LOMBARD, ILL.—Radonova, a global leader in radon measurement, has relocated from their Westmont, Illinois address to just 5 miles up the road to Lombard, Illinois as part of a long-term growth plan. The new facility more than doubles their capacity to sell and process radon tests and measurements in the United States and Canada. The new office, located at 1 East 22nd Street, Suite 200 in Lombard, Illinois offers space for additional inventory and future expansion. “We had been in our old office location for 6 years and were outgrowing the space,” says Radonova, Inc. Operations Manager Steve Leslie. “The move...

L.A. City Council Addresses Workload of Hotel Housekeepers

In case you missed it, on June 21 the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure that will reduce the workload for hotel housekeepers. According to the Los Angeles Times, most hotels in the city of Los Angeles will be required to limit the daily workload of housekeepers, offer overtime pay under certain circumstances, provide “panic buttons” to protect their workers from sexual harassment and do away with policies that automatically forgo daily cleaning. Unite Here Local 11, a union representing Southern California hotel workers, filed more than 110,000 signatures on a petition to put the measure on the city’s November...

LG Demonstrates Three UL-Certified Robots at HITEC

ORLANDO, FLA.—Showing how it is providing a complete range of application-specific autonomous robots to the hospitality industry, LG Business Solutions USA demonstrated three unique UL-certified robots at HITEC 2022. Appearing together at a trade show for the first time, the LG CLOi ServeBot, the LG CLOi GuideBot tour guide robot and the newly UL certified autonomous LG CLOi UV-C Bot roamed at the Orange County Convention Center. “LG is committed to leading the way in the development of a broad range of autonomous robots that can improve and enhance the hospitality experience for our channel partners,” said Michael Kosla, LG Business Solutions USA’s Hospitality Vice President....

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...