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Ecolab Commits $2 Million to The Nature Conservancy

10/30/2014

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has committed $2 million through the Ecolab Foundation to The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization working to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. The funds will support The Nature Conservancy’s initiative: “Securing and Restoring Water Sources Around the Globe.”


Evolve Detergent Receives Green Seal GS-51 Laundry Certification

10/27/2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—Agaia, Inc., makers of Evolve, an eco-preferred, natural green cleaning technology capable of matching or exceeding the performance of petroleum-based laundry detergents and jan-san cleaners, announced that the company’s premier industrial laundry detergent, Evolve Laundry Complete 203L, has been certified by Green Seal as the first detergent to meet its recently published GS-51 guidelines for Laundry Care Products for Industrial & Institutional Use.


Brookside to Showcase Green Cleaning Products at ISSA Show

10/9/2014

O’FALLON, ILL.—Brookside Agra will be showcasing its all-natural DrainXcel, Advanced Bio Pro and H2OExcel products at the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) INTERCLEAN North America trade show, November 4 to 7 in Orlando, Fla.


P&G Professional Rolls Out Tide Coldwater System

10/8/2014

CINCINNATI—P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, announced the launch of the Tide Professional Coldwater System, an on-premise laundry program that enables facilities to save as much as $8,700 per year based on water, energy and linen replacement cost savings.


When Cleaning Tools Spread Contamination

10/6/2014

HAMILTON, OHIO—Many cleaning professionals are unaware of studies that indicate how the very tools we use to clean surfaces—specifically, cleaning cloths and mops—are sometimes the very ones that cause cross-contamination.


Embassy Suites Brea Adds PURE Rooms

10/1/2014

BREA, CALIF.—The Embassy Suites Brea (Calif.), North Orange County’s only full-service, all-suite hotel, has added 10 new allergy-friendly guestrooms. The hypoallergenic rooms will be provided by PURE Rooms, an allergy travel company with nearly 300 affiliated hotels nationwide.


EPA Seeks Input on Proposed Label Options for Safer Products

9/18/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is redesigning its Design for the Environment Safer Product Label to better convey to consumers that products bearing the label meet the program’s rigorous standard to be safer for people and the environment.


Liberty Building Warns Developers About Mold, Moisture

8/26/2014

ORLANDO, FLA.—Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group, a leading building forensics firm that has solved complex building moisture and mold problems, has a warning for hotel design and construction teams. Rigid adherence to brand standards in new hotel construction without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues.


GLN Adds Marble Shine Services as Directory Partner

8/13/2014

TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Marble Shine Services as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Marble Shine Services represents a line of environmentally sound cleansers, sealers, impregnators and renewable finishes for stone, tile, concrete, VCT, wood, and a host of other hard surface flooring types. Marble Shine Services’ StoneClean Concentrates biodegrade quickly and do not include toxic compounds.


AH&LA Webinar on Carbon Monoxide Safety Set for August 21

8/13/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A webinar on carbon monoxide safety will be held for AH&LA members on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST). The moderator will be Tony Mendez, corporate safety/security services, resort management, Bluegreen Corp. Speakers will include: Byron Briese, Rolf Jenson Associates; Tom Daly, The Hospitality Security Consulting Group; and Stacy Welch, PE, Senior Director, Fire Protection and Life Safety, Marriott International, Inc.


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