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The Evolution of Green Cleaning

When the concept of green cleaning began to gain momentum in the 1990s, many people considered it to be a joke. Its proponents were part of a larger cultural wave that sought to curb the hedonistic consumerism of the 1980s with a shift towards more environmentally-conscious consumption.

Published in Jan/Feb 2013
The Health and Finances of Green Cleaning

Imagine two scenarios that take place commonly across America. The first is in a private-sector boardroom of a corporation looking for ways to improve its bottom-line. The second in the public-sector board meeting of a school district seeking to improve fiscal efficiencies, as well as student results on standardized tests.

Published in May/Jun 2012
Microfiber Cleaning Systems

One of the major recent innovations in cleaning products is based on microscopic technology: man-made fibers much finer than a single human hair. Comprehensive professional cleaning systems designed around microfiber fabric have been developed and refined over the past several years.

Published in May/Jun 2012
How to Take the LEED in Green Pest Control

Today, building owners across the world are looking for ways to minimize their operating costs and cut down on their environmental impact. As a result, interest in LEED certification has continued to grow. An owner seeking LEED certification for their building may be surprised to learn that reducing the environmental impact of a property’s pest management program is a relatively easy way to obtain two LEED credit points.

Published in May/Jun 2012
LEED 2012 What’s Changing and How to Comply

Green cleaning standards are growing ever more stringent, and the new LEED 2012 certification requirements reflect the new benchmarks for sustainable cleaning.

Published in May/Jun 2012
Water: The Next Step in Sustainability

As water becomes an increasingly limited resource, water conservation, reuse, and (in many parts of the country) rationing, will become more important in ensuring a water supply that is accessible to all, and that can remain a truly renewable resource.

Published in May/Jun 2012
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