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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.

Two Suppliers Offer Bed Bug Applications with Staying Power

Articles about bed bugs are among the most read on the Green Lodging News website and for good reason. As tiny as the creatures are, they can become a dinosaur-size problem for you—in many ways. As mentioned in an article just posted on Green Lodging News, a year ago, a California family was awarded $1.6 million as a result of a lawsuit filed against their former landlords for not properly addressing a bed bug infestation. The lawyer representing the family said the award was the largest he had seen given to a single family. While the $1.6 million settlement...

Long-Lasting Applications Can Keep Bed Bugs Away for Months, Even Year

NATIONAL REPORT—A year ago, a California family was awarded $1.6 million as a result of a lawsuit filed against their former landlords for not properly addressing a bed bug infestation. The lawyer representing the family said the award was the largest he had seen given to a single family. While the $1.6 million settlement was unusually high, bed bug settlements in the six figures are not uncommon. Also, not unusual: attorneys who specialize in bed bug cases. There are many ways to address bed bug infestations—the Green Lodging News website has almost 100 articles that mention the pesky critters—but few...

North Star Mohican Casino Resort Earns Travel Green Wisconsin Certification

BOWLER, WIS.—North Star Mohican Casino Resort has received certification to become a member of The Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Travel Green Wisconsin program, a program that supports Wisconsin’s conservation tradition. With Wisconsin’s longstanding conservation and environmental legacy, this program furthers the commitment to sustainability. North Star Mohican Casino Resort shows continued dedication to reducing its environmental footprint in several ways. The installation of ozone infusers throughout the property has allowed North Star to eliminate the need for countless chemical cleaners. Ozone, a highly soluble gas, is dissolved into water and that water works as a powerful disinfectant. Since removing...

CleanBrands Names Linda Bill V.P. Sales, North America

WARWICK, R.I.—To meet strong demand and surging momentum across North America, CleanBrands, the world’s leader in patented waterproof bedding technology that offers the best in healthy, clean sleep, has appointed sales executive Linda Bill to the newly created position of Vice President, Sales, North America. Bill brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development in the hospitality industry. An experienced and tenacious sales executive with demonstrated ability to strategically increase business and consistently surpass sales goals, Bill has a deep knowledge of CleanBrand’s market, products, customers and channel partners, and the ability to transform that...

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...