ALBANY, NY — Members of the Cleaning Industry Research Institute
(CIRI) International''s Science Advisory Committee
(SAC) recently traveled to Europe and Latin America where they were featured speakers at ISSA/INTERCLEAN
forums, according to a press release.
Dr. Steven Spivak, SAC chair and professor emeritus at the University of Maryland
, and Dr. Eugene Cole, professor of environmental health at Brigham Young University
, played major roles in the events'' science and technology programs, the release stated.
"Sustainability is going well beyond clean. It is moving more toward sustainable facilities care and a broader business approach with a basis in managerial standards and industry best practices," Spivak explained.
"This vision also represents CIRI International''s broad-based and unbiased approach to cleaning science and research. CIRI is placing renewed emphasis on international relationships and partnerships with global industry leaders and associations, such as ISSA
," Spivak added.
CIRI will be reporting on its major research accomplishments that are based on intensive, multi-year studies in conjunction with a large U.S. urban school district: The Institute''s extensive research team involves three universities, a specialized IEQ research laboratory and an international team of scientists and statisticians, the release noted.