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Legionella Conference 2019: Water Management Programs, Policies, Communication and Regulation Needed to Stem Spread of Legionnaires’ Disease
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Legionella Conference 2019: Water Management Programs, Policies, Communication and Regulation Needed to Stem Spread of Legionnaires’ Disease

Dr. Patrick Breysse of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) delivers the keynote address at Legionella Conference 2019. Photo credit: NSF International ANN ARBOR, MICH.—Environmental and public health experts agree that proactive water management plans, stronger policies, collaboration, communication and regulation are needed to stop the rapidly increasing number of Legionnaires’ disease...

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Exhibitors Unveiled Latest Green Innovations
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Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Exhibitors Unveiled Latest Green Innovations

ORLANDO—The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show wrapped up last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando with more than 400 exhibitors demonstrating their products to restaurateurs and hoteliers from all over the state and beyond. Many of the suppliers on hand offered products to reduce energy and water consumption as well as waste....

Travelers Have Option of Sleeping with Succulents, Palms & Ferns at First Plant Pop-up Hotel from Orbitz
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Travelers Have Option of Sleeping with Succulents, Palms & Ferns at First Plant Pop-up Hotel from Orbitz

CHICAGO, Illinois – Millennial travelers have spoken: they want more plants, please. In a recent survey by Orbitz, 63 percent of millennial vacationers said the hotel amenity they’d most like to see is more plants in their hotel rooms and the same amount said they are seeking out plant-filled spaces and activities such as botanical gardens...

ASHRAE Resources Can Help Reduce Risk of Legionella
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ASHRAE Resources Can Help Reduce Risk of Legionella

ATLANTA—ASHRAE, a nonprofit technical society headquartered in Atlanta, has developed resources to help reduce the risk of Legionella, including Standard 188, which provides a comprehensive approach to help prevent the growth and spread of Legionella within building water systems. “With the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Atlanta, we would like to increase awareness of...

Why It’s Critical to Integrate Legionella into Crisis Management Programs
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Why It’s Critical to Integrate Legionella into Crisis Management Programs

NATIONAL REPORT—Legionella can make people ill and has been linked to dozens of deaths. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Legionella bacteria, normally found in fresh water such as lakes and streams, can infiltrate water systems and colonize in showerheads, sinks, water heaters, cooling towers and even fountains if they...

Inn at Moonlight Beach Becomes First in World Awarded Well Certification
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Inn at Moonlight Beach Becomes First in World Awarded Well Certification

ENCINITAS, CALIF.—The Inn at Moonlight Beach announced that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum level by the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Going a step further than LEED certification, the prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard (WELL), which is the premier building standard...

Hyatt Regency Seattle Officially Receives LEED Gold Certification
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Hyatt Regency Seattle Officially Receives LEED Gold Certification

SEATTLE—Hyatt Regency Seattle, a 45-story premier meeting and event hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle, has officially received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, becoming the first and only LEED Gold–certified hotel in the Seattle area. It earned LEED as part of the...

Is Your Building Ventilated Like It’s 1978?
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Is Your Building Ventilated Like It’s 1978?

Did you know that you breathe over 11,000 liters of air a day? If you’re reading this, you will probably spend around 2,000 hours per year breathing the air in the office for which you are about to sign that lease.  This year alone, you will bring into your lungs over 900,000 liters of whatever...

Élan Hotel Debuts First Ever Allerwell Allergy-Friendly Rooms
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Élan Hotel Debuts First Ever Allerwell Allergy-Friendly Rooms

The Élan Hotel LOS ANGELES, CA.—The Élan Hotel—a recently renovated boutique property located in the heart of West Hollywood—has partnered with AllerWell Travel—a division of the Wellness Hospitality Association International—to implement eight allergy-friendly guestrooms within the hotel. The only AllerWell Certified hotel, the Élan is the first property in the nation to offer AllerWell accommodations....

Sweden’s Scandic Hotels Introduces Standard for Allergy-Friendly Rooms
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Sweden’s Scandic Hotels Introduces Standard for Allergy-Friendly Rooms

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—Scandic is the world’s first hotel company to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect considerations including wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Assn. The rooms are also prepared according to strict cleaning procedures and are not located on...