Businesses Going Green & Improving Air Quality

 
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As a commercial contractor, I’ve seen ways in which businesses are changing their practices to become more eco-friendly. The travel industry in particular is constantly changing what they do in order to be LEED certified. While much of it has to do with the materials and practices, it’s what hotels are doing within the building themselves to improve the experience for their guests. These improvements hotels have made, namely to improving indoor air quality, can also be done right at home.

One city in particular seems to be at the forefront of this eco travel trend. Las Vegas contains a booming construction industry and a number of hotels in Las Vegas alone are all trying to become more sustainable. Las Vegas is actually the city that boasts the “Most Eco Friendly Hotel in America”. Beyond the materials, these organizations have realized indoor air quality is an issue and have taken steps to improve it. Many hotels across the country are continuing to eliminate any cause of mold and mildew odor. By repairing leaks, watching for condensation/wet spots, and maintaining a low indoor humidity hotels are able to achieve this. In addition, they are using higher quality eco-friendly cleaners and have eliminated the use of harmful chemicals.

Many of the practices and techniques hotels take part in can be translated to the homes. Using cleaners and deodorizers that are environmentally friendly, the abrasive chemically potent products while tough on stains, are tough on your lungs. Also, ditching the air fresheners is a good idea as they actually do a number on air quality. The most important tip in my eyes is changing the filter on your furnace or air conditioner every three months. In addition, it is a good idea to use a high-efficiency chemical filter like SMELLEZE Reusable Deodorizers to keep out pollutants and chemical odors. These eco-smart products can simply be placed on return air vents or before your paper filter to absorb chemicals and keep your air clean.

Businesses are taking giant leaps to improving the indoor air quality within their buildings. Many of these practices can actually be translated back to the homes of the hotel guests. Its great to see the buildings I work on striving for sustainability and improving the experience for their guests and employees.

Comments

  1. donna samuel says:

    I recently moved into an apartment building. The apartment below me, has a young adult who smokes weed
    supposedly for medicinal purposes. I, have a severe allergy to smoke of any kind especially that kind. My eyes tear up, my nose runs continuously, and I sneeze repeatedly throughout the day. I do not want any bad karma to develop between us by informing the landlord, and this person does not seem to be very friendly. What can I do? I’ve tried automatic sprayers and I have covered my vents. I need some advice, thank you.

  2. Jerrie Berger says:

    I purchased a townhouse where the previous owners were burning some kind of menthol candles. We have used ozone, plants, charcoal filters in the air vents, washed all the walls, furniture, etc. We are unable to get this smell out of the townhouse and it has permeated everything in it. HELP, does anyone have any other ideas beside selling the property?

  3. Margaret Morris says:

    We have recently purchased a small diner and it has a bad smell when you walk in, It’s a breakfast diner, and we believe it’s coming from cooking and the lack of cleaning, even though we have clean most of it the smell is still there, like old grease, do you think this product would help? Or even another one that you sale? Thanks for all your help!

  4. Leo barrows says:

    Will this product reall eliminate dead rodent scents such as mice or at least help with it while moving everything in your house as you search for the problem

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