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Unraveling the Mystery  of Cleaning for Health

If you’ve been in the cleaning business for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the terms “cleaning for appearance” and “cleaning for health.” In recent years, cleaning for health has been a way for building services contractors to differentiate themselves from their competitors and to proactively respond to societal concern about environmental safety and human health.

Published in Jul/Aug 2013
Using Waste Audits to Increase Sustainability and Revenue

Say the word “audit” and people tend to scatter like a bunch of marbles. The audit does not have a very positive reputation to begin with, so most people would certainly not associate audits with anything as beneficial as sustainability.

Published in Jul/Aug 2013
The Evolution of Green Floor Care: Eco-Friendly Floor Cleaning on the Rise

Paying a visit to my old elementary school, the school’s custodian showed me how using a magic marker he placed colored dots between each coat of floor finish as it was applied in certain hallways. If I remember correctly, he used a red dot after the second coat of finish, a blue dot after the third, and a yellow dot after the fourth. As time went on and the finish wore away, the dots told him how many coats of finish were still left on the floor.

Published in May/Jun 2013
Making Pest Control More Effective—and Green: The Latest Advances in Pest Control Technology

In the past decade, new technologies have given facility managers and BSCs the opportunity to make their buildings run more effectively and efficiently. The same goes for the pest management industry, which over the past few years has introduced new technology that can help your facility manage pests more efficiently—and with less impact on the environment.

Published in May/Jun 2013
Improving a Building’s Health Using Green Cleaning to Fight Sick Building Syndrome

Headaches, fatigue, eye irritation—all of these conditions seem like natural symptoms of working in front of a computer screen for 40 hours a week. Even the occasional runny nose or sore throat shouldn’t come as a surprise to someone who interacts with numerous other people on a daily basis.

Published in May/Jun 2013
Lessons from the 2012 Green Cleaning Awards for Schools and Universities: 6 Winning Strategies for Green Cleaning

The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities was created through collaboration between American School & University magazine, the Green Cleaning Network, and Healthy Schools Campaign. Each year, the award recognizes the efforts of schools around the nation with outstanding green cleaning programs.

Published in May/Jun 2013
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