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Playing Against the A-Team:
How you can help alleviate seasonal allergies for your clients
IT and Hardware Choices Aid BSCs Immensely

Depending on the size of your company, IT (information technology) and hardware systems can run the gamut from fairly simplistic to too futuristic for even the Jetsons. However, when broken down into manageable sections, ensuring your company has the right-sized IT system need not be as frightening a prospect as you might think.

Software Applications That Make Life Easier

In today’s building services contracting industry, the need for sophisticated computer systems has never been greater. As the industry continues to progress, BSCs are faced with a growing number of software applications that can make both their businesses and lives run more efficiently.

Pricing Your Proposals Accurately: Determining Labor’s Hidden Costs

Have you ever delivered a proposal (not a bid) where you “just knew” you were going to get the account? Your presentation went excellent, all the buying signs from the prospect were there, and you left confident you would be selected to perform the service. But then they proceed to explain that you came in second to another company.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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