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COVID-19, caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, has hammered the lodging industry harder than any event ever before. Every element of a hotel’s operation has been impacted—from cleaning & maintenance to food and beverage. Many hotel companies are responding aggressively with revamped operations plans. What we all can agree on is that hotels may never be the same again. This area of Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

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COVID-19, caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, has hammered the lodging industry harder than any event ever before. Every element of a hotel’s operation has been impacted—from cleaning & maintenance to food and beverage. Many hotel companies are responding aggressively with revamped operations plans. What we all can agree on is that hotels may never be the same again. This area of Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

GLN Adds Advanced Vapor Technologies Video to Home Page

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added a new video from Advanced Vapor Technologies to the Featured Vendor Video section of its website home page. The video explains the technology at the heart of the company’s steam vapor cleaning systems—TANCS. TANCS stands for Thermal Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation, a factory-installed internal component that uses the minerals found in tap water to break down pathogens at a molecular level including viruses, bacteria, and fungi. It is designed to kill microscopic organic matter in just seconds. In a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, researchers in the School of Environmental...

Clean Air in Buildings Challenge Provides Roadmap for Ensuring Superior IAQ

In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, a roadmap to move the country forward safely and continue to fight COVID-19 as Americans get back to their more normal routines. Of course, a big part of getting back to normal is improving air quality in whatever dwelling we happen to be in—hotels included. As part of its Preparedness Plan, on March 17, the Administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge. It calls on all building owners and operators to assess their indoor air quality and make ventilation and air filtration...

energyware Launches Olympia Disinfection Lighting to Eliminate COVID-19

NEW YORK—energyware, a leading national provider of energy-efficient technology solutions, has announced the latest edition to its portfolio in the Olympia Disinfection Lighting system. In addition to Olympia’s multifaceted ability to enable air and surface disinfection, the lighting features innovative disinfection devices that have been proven to reduce bacteria, mold, and viruses such as COVID-19 by 99.9 percent. Research conducted by third-party laboratories, such as Microbac Laboratories Inc., has verified these results. Olympia launches with the best warranty opportunity across the entire industry. The five-year, 30,000-hour warranty on the lighting system ensures that customers will have access to unparalleled air...

Bradley Survey Finds 25 Percent Decrease in Handwashing

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—The Healthy Handwashing Survey from Bradley Corp. has found handwashing frequency decreased 25 percent among adults compared to when the coronavirus first hit. Specifically, in the spring of 2020, Americans were washing their hands an average of 10.5 times per day. This January, that number dropped by one-fourth to 7.8 times per day. While the adult population may be shortchanging their handwashing routine, the survey found that 79 percent of parents take some sort of action to encourage their children to suds up. A total of 44 percent say they regularly ask their young ones to wash their hands, 26 percent...

JAWS Refillable Cleaning System Uses Safer Ingredients to Eliminate Grime

TOLEDO, OHIO—The Just Add Water System is an effective eco-friendly household cleaning system designed to reduce single-use plastic bottles, and provide safer, more effective cleaning solutions. JAWS starts with a refillable spray bottle and a childproof cartridge of concentrated cleaning solution. Fill the JAWS bottle with water to the fill line, drop a cartridge into the neck of the bottle, and twist on the sprayer to release the concentrate. The JAWS lineup of cleaning solutions includes six EPA Safer Choice Certified formulas including JAWS Glass Cleaner, Daily Shower, Kitchen Cleaner, Floor Cleaner, Granite Cleaner, and Foaming Bathroom Cleaner. JAWS also offers a Multi-Purpose Cleaner and a one-stop...

Sunland RV Resorts Partners with Molekule to Provide Purified Air

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.—Sunland RV Resorts, a leader in outdoor hospitality, has teamed up with Molekule to bring an added layer of protection against exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the Covid-19 virus, to guests at its nine premier RV resorts in California and Florida. “RV vacations are already recognized as the safest form of travel during the pandemic. As we’re confronted with new variants in this prolonged pandemic, we realize cleaner indoor air is our final line of defense. Sunland is utilizing Molekule’s groundbreaking and proprietary PECO air purification technology, that captures and destroys viruses at a molecular level, to better protect guests...

PathoSans Launches PathoSans Direct Retail Platform

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, ILL.—PathoSans Technologies announced the launch of PathoSans Direct, its retail platform for consumers and businesses to purchase electrochemically-activated (ECA) cleaning and disinfecting solutions and application equipment. PathoSans offers two ECA products made from salt, water and electricity: PathoPure is a multi-purpose cleaner/degreaser and PathoNex is a hospital-grade broad-spectrum disinfectant, virucide and food contact surface sanitizer. “Heightened concerns around cleanliness have led to more frequent and thorough cleaning, often with caustic ingredients that can increase risks to people and the environment,” said Jim McCann, Marketing Leader of PathoSans Technologies. “ECA solutions are just as effective as conventional chemicals and provide a greater level of...

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Partners with WellAir to Improve IAQ

STAMFORD, CONN.—WellAir, a leading provider of indoor air disinfection and purification solutions, announced that its Plasma Air HVAC air purification products have been selected by the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, Greece to help reduce exposure to airborne pathogens and pollutants throughout the hotel. This partnership expands WellAir’s portfolio of partnerships with a variety of hotels across the world. The Plasma Air ionization solutions are designed to neutralize and reduce airborne pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The hotel is deploying solutions in all common areas, such as lobbies and restaurants. Guestrooms and suites also benefit from the improved...

GreenTech Environmental Introduces New Air Purifier

JOHNSON CITY, TENN.—GreenTech Environmental is introducing a new technology in the air purification industry: pureAir Active HEPA+ with ODOGard, the only air purifiers on the market that feature proprietary ODOGard technology in combination with True HEPA and advanced active air purification technologies. The new purifiers eliminate 99.98 percent of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and are proven effective against VOCs, odors, pollen, dust, pet dander and other pollutants. The pureAir Active HEPA+ with ODOGard utilizes both active and passive air purification, continuously cleaning and removing airborne pollutants while reducing indoor odors. The science-backed bipolar ionization and photocatalytic oxidation processes...

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Partners with WellAir to Improve IAQ

STAMFORD, CONN.—WellAir, a leading provider of indoor air disinfection and purification solutions, announced that its Plasma Air HVAC air purification products have been selected by the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens, Greece to help reduce exposure to airborne pathogens and pollutants throughout the hotel. This partnership expands WellAir’s portfolio of partnerships with a variety of hotels across the world. The Plasma Air ionization solutions are designed to neutralize and reduce airborne pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The hotel is deploying solutions in all common areas, such as lobbies and restaurants. Guestrooms and suites also benefit from the improved...