As the economy picks up, more facilities, especially privately owned buildings like offices, are expected to begin retrofitting and remodeling their restrooms. With the increased focus on sustainability, many building owners and managers will retrofit their restrooms with toilets and urinals that use far less water—and in some cases, no water at all.
When it comes to providing green cleaning services, there are a lot of areas for BSCs to think about. To be truly sustainable, you need to address nearly every facet of your business, not just one or two. That means looking into ways to green up your chemicals, methods, equipment, and business practices.
When the green cleaning movement first started to take hold in the professional cleaning industry 15 to 20 years ago, the key impetus was to protect human health. It was clear that many of the chemicals, tools, and equipment we used to perform cleaning tasks—while they may be effective—could also have a negative impact on human health and the indoor environment.
These days, more and more BSCs are taking steps to make their companies environmentally responsible, or “green.” While going green may have seemed like a fad when it first got off the ground a few decades ago, today it is ubiquitous within most industries, offering numerous tangible benefits that go far beyond the obvious ethical implications.