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Can Green Cleaning Standards Help Build Your Business? The Benefits of Becoming GS-42 Certified

Recently, a franchisee of a nationwide cleaning contractor proudly shared that he had secured 19 properties of a local library system, 39 locations of county facilities, and a 100,000 square-foot LEED Gold property.

Published in May/Jun 2013
Save Money and the  Planet by Conserving Water: Water-Saving Cleaning Technology Boosts Business

These days, going “green” is much more than a fad—it’s an important part of a BSC’s business strategy. However, with Americans using more water per day than ever before and the population constantly growing, we’re going to have to add a bluer shade of color to how we define sustainability.

Published in May/Jun 2013
Going Green, Even in Hard Economic Times

Whether we call it an economic downturn, adjustment or recession and blame it on the government, housing slump, high cost of petroleum or other reasons, reports of hard economic times are filling the media. And, frankly what’s more important—it is impacting our customers.

Published in Sustainability
GE Leads Pursuit of LEED Gold CI Certification at Connecticut Property

General Electric recently signed a 15-year lease of the property at 800 Long Ridge Road in Stamford, CT, to house the headquarters of its Energy and Financial Services divisions. This past December marked the completion of the total renovation of the four-story building, which consisted of 275,000 square feet of class A office space.

Published in Sustainability
The Green Clean Report

Green cleaning is no longer just a buzzword; it is now a way of life. For too long, we have heard how poor indoor environmental quality has had a major impact on business and our daily lives. And we know that the choices we make in cleaning products, equipment, systems and procedures affect our economy and our health.

Published in Apr/May 2010
Sustainable Solutions for Challenging Building Issues

Sustainability can be simply described as utilizing resources today without compromising the future generation’s ability to do the same. The sustainable building concept is becoming more popular with owners and managers as they realize that buildings are not just potentially healthier and safer, but that often these practices have a financial benefit as well.

Published in Feb/Mar 2010
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