Green Hotels Association
    December 2012  


We at "Green" Hotels Asscation® are so proud of our members, and want to share with you their successes. Tim Schultz, Resident Manager at PARTNER MEMBER Madden Inn, Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN tells us how thrilled and happy they are with their new ozone laundry system! You'll like his story!

Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake (287 rms) in Brainerd, MN, hosts thousands of visitors each year April until October. In 2009, they started using a NuTek ozone laundry system. When used in laundry wash water, ozone allows for shorter wash cycles, works best with cold water, attacks most organic soils and kills bacteria much faster than chlorine bleach. Ozone is totally biodegradable and when it completes its function, it reverts rapidly back to oxygen, leaving no chemical residue behind. And because there is no chemical residue, the laundry is much softer.

The units that create the ozone are attached to the washers and inject ozone into each wash cycle.


■ Drying time is significantly less because the laundry is cool. Natural gas and electric bills were cut by almost 9% in 2011.

■ Two 100-gallon hot-water heaters were eliminated because the system uses only cold water creating a huge energy savings.

■ Uses 1/3 less water than before.

■ No phosphates from soap are being introduced into the sewer system.

■ No detergent or bleach expense, handling, storage, fumes or residue.

■ No detergent residue means sheets and all linens are much softer.

■ Payback for the system was realized in only 6 months!

Madden’s received the Explore Minnesota “Sustainable Tourism Award” in 2009. Madden's on Gull Lake is celebrating 80+ years as a family-owned and operated, full-service resort, conference and recreational complex located on 1,000 acres on the Pine Beach Peninsula of Gull Lake.

Contact Tim Schultz, Resident Manager, Madden Inn, Madden’s on Gull Lake, at 218/855-5941, or visit Madden's on Gull Lake for more information on this exciting project.

To learn more about GHA and how your property can be greener, jump to "Green" Hotels Association® !


Lemons have similar properties to bleach, and can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. To combat soap scum or stains on tile, cut a lemon in half and dip it in kosher salt, then start scrubbing the tile or glass soap scum.




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Unique Visitors Hits
Jan 11,360 890,196
Feb 10,628 779,617
Mar 12,693 937,200
Apr 11,283 726,114
May 10,997 667,475
June 9,515 578,873
July 9,883 580,884
August 9,809 590,792
Sepember 10,135 541,873
October 11,185 640,824
November 12,040 641,196
TOTAL 2012 120,526 7,625,597

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