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A Clean Campus is a Healthy Campus

“When you walk onto a campus, you want it to be an educational environment that is conducive to learning,” says Larry Price, director of facilities at Everett (Wash.) Community College. “Good cleaning helps with that philosophy; when you walk onto our campus, you know you’re in an environment that will foster success."

Published in Apr/May 2010
Saving Energy and Boosting Income with BEMS

Due to the stagnant state of the economy and rising energy costs, BSCs should constantly be on the lookout for ways to save clients’ money through reduced energy consumption. One excellent way for BSCs to not only conserve energy, but also create a valuable new source of revenue is through the use of building energy management systems (BEMS).

Published in Sep/Oct 2012
The Latest Innovations and Sustainability in Floor Pads

“How long will this job take?” “How can I continue to provide my customers with a quality service but still reduce my costs?” These are two very common questions in the mind of nearly every BSC, and floor care is no exception.

Published in Sep/Oct 2012
Beyond Green: Making Hotels Sustainable

When selecting a URL for the website of my new company—the Sustainability Dashboard Tool—I was lucky enough to get my first choice, green2sustainable.com. I chose that URL because of what it says about the ways environmental issues and Green Cleaning are now evolving. The Green Cleaning movement is expanding its focus beyond human health and the environment to include sustainability as well.

Published in Jul/Aug 2012
PRODUCT FOCUS: A High-Tech, Green Future for BSCs

While the stagnant economy has garnered lots of attention lately, two other issues—technology and the green movement—have also transformed the janitorial business over the past few years.

Published in Jul/Aug 2012
How Green Seal Certification Fights Greenwashing

With the recent surge in environmentally sensitive policies, many product manufacturers and service providers are taking stock of their own practices and taking a greener approach to their market. And for many, this means seeking third-party certification.

Published in Sustainability
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