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More on Steam Cleaning—This Time with TANCS Technology Built In
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More on Steam Cleaning—This Time with TANCS Technology Built In

NATIONAL REPORT—In a recent article, Green Lodging News highlighted two companies that offer different types of steam cleaning systems. One company not included in that article was Advanced Vapor Technologies. The company takes a different approach with steam—it relies on steam vapor and its proprietary Thermal Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation (TANCS) technology to disinfect and...

Enliven Bed and Breakfast Successfully Caters to Chemically Sensitive Travelers
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Enliven Bed and Breakfast Successfully Caters to Chemically Sensitive Travelers

KENMORE, WASH.—When planning for her four-bedroom Enliven Bed and Breakfast in Kenmore, Wash., owner Teresa Molitor Luttrell decided to create a haven for people with chemical sensitivities. Luttrell suffered from Lyme disease for many years and understands the needs of the chemically sensitive. “I turned my house into a place for people with chemical sensitivities....

Steam Systems Offer Chemical-Free Path to Cleaning & Disinfection
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Steam Systems Offer Chemical-Free Path to Cleaning & Disinfection

APX1250 Cleaner from APEX Steam NATIONAL REPORT—While only a small percentage of hotels in the United States currently use steam cleaners in their daily cleaning, an increasing number of properties are discovering that steam cleaning is an effective way to disinfect, deodorize and clean while eliminating chemicals and using a minimal amount of water. Steve...

Research Conducted for Clean the World: Bacterial Contamination Common in Refillable Dispensers
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Research Conducted for Clean the World: Bacterial Contamination Common in Refillable Dispensers

ORLANDO, FLA.—A research study conducted on behalf of Clean the World by the University of Arizona (UA) showed a 100 percent bacterial contamination rate in refillable dispensers that contain shampoo, body wash, conditioner, hand soap, or lotion. Of 82 samples taken, 63 (76 percent) yielded bacterial numbers greater than 1,000 colony-forming units per gram of...

Travelodge by Wyndham Fuels Growth Momentum with Streamlined Operations
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Travelodge by Wyndham Fuels Growth Momentum with Streamlined Operations

Travelodge by Wyndham Low Moor Near Covington, Va. PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Travelodge by Wyndham—part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with more than 9,200 hotels in over 80 countries—is building upon its 2019 growth momentum with the introduction of a new program in 2020 touting initiatives that streamline operations to drive value...

Is Green-Certified Carpet Cleaning for You?
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Is Green-Certified Carpet Cleaning for You?

NATIONAL REPORT—Many of us have concerns over how cleaning products are harming us and the environment. The chemicals in cleaning products have been proven to cause serious illnesses such as respiratory disease and cancer. And when these chemicals get rinsed down drains, they move into our ecosystem, where they contaminate and harm plants and animals....

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....

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...