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University of FL Bathroom Do's and Dont's

In order to serve the 2016 era student population, the Reitz Union renovation added two showers which will impact the Reitz Union’s ability to achieve LEED certification. They increased bathrooms from eleven to thirty-one, nine of which are gender neutral. There previously was only one gender neutral facility. Mironack says, “The University of Florida has a large lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender population and the Reitz Union was built to be attentive to their needs.”

What Millennials Want in the Workplace

Descriptors that millennials use to describe their ideal workspaces include inviting, spacious, open, and comfortable, naturally lit, and modern. The unique preferences for this sector have already changed the corporate landscape, and in turn how commercial cleaning companies navigate through these spaces, the tools they will utilize to clean them and how to best bid on maintaining these facilities. These are factors to consider if you are bidding on a facility whose industries employing Millennials.

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Toxic Shock

Think again if you believe your chemical choices don’t matter. Bathrooms are the most utilized and most germ infested spaces in a facility. How you choose to clean these areas is largely based on efficacy and cost. Sustainable ingredients are now readily available, so be on the look-out for those compounds that are both affordable and minimize the risk to employees, building occupants and the environment after disposal.

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How Unisex Restrooms Affect BSCs

According to Kim Bellware’s article “Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Quietly Becoming the New Thing at Colleges,” which appeared in the Huffington Post in 2014, the number of gender-neutral restrooms in the United States has increased significantly over the past few years. Realizing that a gender-neutral restroom is likely on the horizon for many cleaning contractors, it’s time to talk about actually cleaning these restrooms.

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July / August 2016

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