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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.

Company’s Titanium Dioxide Coated Light Bulbs Save Energy, Sanitize, Deodorize at Same Time

RIGBY, IDAHO—An enhanced technology used on the International Space Station to purify and clean the air—Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis—is being used by Rigby, Idaho-based Pure-Light Technologies, Inc. on its indoor and outdoor LED light bulbs to produce super oxygen molecules that dissolve viruses, bacteria, mold and break down toxic VOCs. The bulbs are coated with an ultra-thin layer of Titanium Dioxide. According to Pure-Light, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is one of the more common elements in the world and is rated as inert and non-toxic (MSDS rating). Because it is non-toxic, it is used in a large variety of items including vitamins,...

Whittaker Delivers Six Maintenance Musts to Improve Carpet Care

NEW CASTLE, PENN.—With summer in full swing, many facilities are seeing a sharp uptick in foot traffic coupled with heightened expectations around cleanliness. In celebration of July as National Carpet Cleaning Month, Whittaker, a leader in low-moisture carpet care, highlights six best practices for in-house custodial teams and building service contractors to consider for their carpet care programs. “The right carpet care plan helps commercial facilities uphold cleanliness and enhance brand reputation,” said Joe Bshero, Director of Technical Services at Whittaker. “Proper maintenance also prolongs the lifespan of carpet, which reduces costs and environmental impacts over the long term.” Consider the following recommendations...

The Resort at Pelican Hill Becomes First Hotel to Obtain UL Verified Healthy Buildings Mark for Indoor Air & Hygiene

NORTHBROOK, ILL.—UL, the global safety science leader, announced that The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif., has become the first hotel globally to earn the UL Verified Healthy Buildings Mark for Indoor Air and Hygiene. Set on 504 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 332-room resort, operated by Irvine Company Resort Properties, recently underwent an extensive process to earn UL’s Verification, demonstrating that both front and back of house have excellent indoor air quality (IAQ) and hygiene. To achieve the UL Verification Mark, the hotel participated in numerous desktop audits and on-site IAQ performance testing and assessment inspections. These included assessment...

ABCO Cleaning Products Launches New Dustpan and Mop Bucket

MIAMI—ABCO Cleaning Products, a leader in sustainable cleaning tools, introduced its newest essentials for upholding cleanliness: a professional, lobby dustpan and a 35-quart single-cavity mop bucket complete with side press wringer. These versatile tools help make floor care more efficient and effective in all commercial settings, from hotels to restaurants to schools. “The appearance of a facility impacts the way that occupants and customers perceive a brand,” said Carlos Albir, President, ABCO. “With cleanliness expectations at an all-time-high, facility managers and their teams need high-performance solutions that remove soils and keep indoor environments safe and looking their best.” ABCO’s new dustpan features a 13-inch-wide head to make sweeping easy, along with a convenient broom holder and rear wheels for seamless movement. It also has built-in broom-cleaning teeth that quickly remove debris stuck on broom bristles. Ergonomic Handle The new mop bucket and wringer...

PathoSans Launches ‘The Clean That Says You Care’

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, ILL.—Gone are the days of toxic and hazardous cleaning chemicals. PathoSans Technologies is leading the world toward a new era in cleaning and sanitizing with proprietary products that are non-toxic, completely safe for people and places, and 99.999 percent effective at killing disease-causing microbes. A provider of electrochemically activated solutions (ECAS) and application equipment for cleaning and disinfecting, PathoSans showcased that mission with a new brand logo and message, “The Clean That Says You Care”. “At PathoSans, we believe that cleaning is truly an expression of caring—about the well-being of your loved ones, your friends, your business, your reputation and even...

UVC Disinfection is the Key to Welcoming Back Customers at Sustainable Hotels

As a hotel property, you are already focused on the cleanliness and safety of the facility. You cannot be in business without doing so daily. Couple a global pandemic with weary customers, and your attention to detail is seriously tested. Further, there are so many regulations coming from different organizations that it is hard to both commit to being sustainable and follow the rules. Fortunately, there is one solution that addresses all your pain points. Without using harmful sprays or toxic chemicals, UVC light is the most efficient way to render illness-causing viruses, bacteria, and other airborne pathogens harmless. By...

Wooster Products Adds Representative for Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana

WOOSTER, OHIO—Wooster Products, the industry leader in anti-slip safety stair treads and walkway products, has appointed Arcspec as their new representative to serve the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana. Industry veteran Barry Meyer leads a team of four outside consultants and three inside sales/support personnel. Since 1994 the company has provided architects and contractors with product expertise and technical support for the architectural specialty products they represent. They will represent the full line of Wooster Products safety stair nosings and treads, anti-slip tapes, and coatings to architects, specifiers, contractors, OEMS, and end-users within the territory. Wooster Products...

Global Biorisk Advisory Council Enhances GBAC Online Course

NORTHBROOK, ILL.—The GBAC Online Fundamentals Course 2.0 is now available via GBAC Academy, an online learning portal for cleaning professionals from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. Those who complete the course within 30 days of enrollment will receive a Certificate of Completion from GBAC and be able to use the title GBAC-Trained Technician to promote their expertise. “With more than a year of learning and cleaning and disinfecting against SARSCoV-2 under our instructors’ belts, we are excited to share best practices that will help participants effectively manage infectious disease risks,” said GBAC Academy Education Manager Melissa Wernersbach. “GBAC-Trained Technicians...

Maintenance—Can It Be Completely Eco-Friendly?

NATIONAL REPORT—Greening of the maintenance cycle is an important step in ensuring the carbon neutrality and eco-progressiveness of any lodging sector business. The importance of retrofitting and enhancing the green credentials of any maintenance process are highlighted by the EPA as one of the key challenges in the climate change goals, not only of the United States, but any country with an active tourism sector. However, with maintenance often demanding the use of heavy machinery and chemicals and solvents in their day-to-day processes, this can seem like a tall order. The good news is that there are plenty of options to achieve...

Baltimore Aircoil Enhances Modular Hybrid Cooler

BALTIMORE, MD.—Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) announces enhancements to the Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler, the world’s first intelligent, plug-and-play, modular hybrid fluid cooler for HVAC and light industrial applications. The Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler, which already led the industry for lowest installation costs, lowest operating costs, lowest maintenance costs, and maximum uptime now provides best water quality resulting from enhanced water management. An optional water disinfecting system as well as a product redesign now meet even the most stringent local building codes regarding fire safety and noise reduction. The BAC Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler was designed to minimize maintenance cost by reducing spray water volume...