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August 01, 2012
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Second Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo Highlights Innovative Technologies to Help Attendees Move “From Concept To Reality”

University of Maryland conference’s roster of scientists, experts, and manufacturers continues to grow;
Focus is on how to create safer, healthier ways to maintain places we live, work, and play everyday

College Park, Maryland. — The Chemical-Free Cleaning Network, in partnership with the University of Maryland’s Department of Residential Facilities & Building Services at College Park and Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine, is pleased to announce the commitment of three more speakers to its second Chemical-Free Cleaning Network Expo and Conference taking place September 18—19, 2012 at the University’s Stamp Center. The newest addition to its prestigious roster of speakers includes:

DAVE THOMPSON The President of the Green Clean Institute (GCI), Mr. Thompson has responsibility for the organization’s worldwide operations as well as its live educational events. Mr. Thompson’s passion is leading GCI to become the premier educational resource for green cleaning. Prior to the Green Clean Institute, Mr. Thompson worked for New System and OK Vacuum and Janitor for 25 years achieving awards as a top earner at both organizations. In 2012, Dave earned a Chemical-Free Cleaning Advisor certification from the Chemical-Free Cleaning Network and is excited to share his extensive industry knowledge with the attendees of the expo and conference.

BETH BITTENBENDER The President of Elliott Affiliates, Ltd., Beth has worked for over 17 years with innovative facilities and property managers who want performance data and benchmarking to drive their strategies and decisions. Her clients include major airports and utilities, universities and schools, governments and Fortune 500 companies across the US. She specializes in paradigm shifts for facilities management professionals at all levels, from operations managers to VP of Facilities to executive leadership. Her strategic approach, practical knowledge, and systems expertise to chemical-free cleaning solutions create meaningful change, resulting in more efficient, effective, safe and sustainable operations which ultimately save money.

PATRICK LUCCI A microbiologist and scientist in both research and clinical laboratories in Boston and New York City, Mr. Lucci has taught clinical microbiology at Whidden Hospital School of Nursing In Boston. He also has been a science instructor at Brooklyn Friends, a prestigious private academy in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Mr. Lucci has served as a science and technology reporter at WEEI News Radio, Boston’s only all-news station, and a CBS affiliate. He was the first vice president of marketing at Electrolyzer Corporation, a pioneering electrolyzed water company, and is currently executive director at Lynnfield Green Technologies.

“The enthusiastic response to our first expo at NOVA University last winter confirmed our hunch: professionals are hungry for alternative ways to clean, sanitize, and disinfect sustainably,” commented Vince Elliott of Elliott Affiliates, Ltd., and founder of the Chemical-Free Cleaning Network. “At the conclusion of the event, virtually all attendees I spoke to asked when the next Expo would take place. Well, it’s now scheduled and attendees can expect even more speakers, better case studies, and of course, the newest innovations and technologies to help them continue—and in some cases even start—the journey to chemical-free.”

At the Expo, members of the cleaning industry, contractors, facilities and real estate managers, attendees, as well as interested members of the general public, will experience informative presentations by other innovative leaders like:

VINCE ELLIOTT The Founder of both Elliott Affiliates, Ltd., and The Chemical-Free Cleaning Network, Vince has worked as a consultant and advisor to the cleaning industry since 1973. He is one of the first to apply the concepts of performance based contracting and the application of cleaning measurement sciences in the real estate industry.

TOMMY LITTLE The Manager of Building Services for the Georgia Institute of Technology Facilities Department, Tommy established and has led Georgia Tech’s Green Cleaning Program since 2003, progressively reducing the University’s dependency on synthetic chemicals to clean and maintain the campus. Mr. Little has a strong commitment to protecting the health of faculty, staff, and students without harming the environment. Mr. Little’s department was awarded the 2007 Green Cleaning Award by the American School and University Magazine, the Green Cleaning Award, and the Healthy Schools Campaign. In 2008, the University presented Mr. Little with the Environmental Leadership Award for his work in reducing chemicals on the University campus

ANNE STEINEMANN Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and Visiting Researcher at the University of California San Diego, Ms. Steinemann will share recent study discoveries that 25 commonly used scented cleaning and laundry products emit an average of 17 chemicals each. Of the 133 different chemicals detected, nearly a quarter are classified as toxic or hazardous under at least one federal law. Only one emitted compound was listed on a product label, and only two were publicly disclosed anywhere.

REX MORRISON President of the non-profit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) Consortium, Inc., Rex pioneered PCHS in 100 schools in the Washoe County School District, Reno, NV - one of the few districts in the nation to achieve ISO 9001 Certification due to its focus on quality and standardized process. Rex now helps school districts across the nation implement the PCHS program to improve the health of the indoor environment by implementing chemical-free systems, and save money and jobs by making cleaning processes more efficient and effective.

DR. ROBERT POWITZ A Forensic Sanitarian, Dr. Powitz will speak about the importance of data and measurement. With a Ph.D and M.P.H. in environmental health and environmental microbiology from the University of Minnesota, Bob is past Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Wayne State U in Detroit, and Biological Safety Officer for USDA at Plum Island Animal Disease Center. His firm provides forensic, public health and general environmental health and safety advisory services to law firms, insurance companies, industry and governmental agencies. Bob is currently a contract instructor with NSF International and serves as part-time Health Director for three towns in Connecticut.

RUBEN RIVES The owner of Miami-based H2Only Renewable Cleaning, Mr. Rives has created virtually the only school-focused maintenance company in the nation cleaning and disinfecting 100% chemical-free. He maintains schools in the Somerset Charter Schools system almost exclusively using water and low-moisture steam vapor. Mr. Rives has been featured in School Planning and Management Magazine, and Cleaning and Maintenance Management Magazine.

The Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo also continues to build its array of leading manufacturers and distributors of chemical-free cleaning technologies that will be presenting new technologies and invaluable information at the event. The current distinguished exhibitors are:

TORNADO ACS, a patented chemical-free and waterless negative pressure jet system, is the ideal eco-friendly cleaning and restoration solution for property owners who need to clean, restore, and beautify virtually any building or valuable piece of commercial property. The Tornado ACS system transforms almost any damaged surface back into its original condition safely, quickly, affordably and with no environmental damage, hazards, or risks. Tornado is excited to demonstrate its unique system at the Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo.

IPC EAGLE, a leading manufacturer of cleaning equipment and tools known throughout the world, is committed to providing customers with quality products and support—all while maintaining a clean, respected habitat. IPC is conscious of its role and its responsibility towards the community, the workers, and the environment in which it operates. IPC has defined its own ethical environmental policy that seeks to minimize the life-cycle impact of each of its products from project to production, transport to usage, and waste to recycling. IPC is thrilled to share its commitment to chemical-free cleaning with expo attendees.

Advanced Vapor Technologies, an innovator in products for commercial, industrial, and residential settings, will display and demonstrate MondoVap, a superheated, low vapor cleaner that both cleans and disinfects.

AQUAOX will present its ''NEW (Neutral Electrolyzed Water)'' solutions. NEW effectively destroys microorganisms, so they cannot build up resistance to ''NEW'' as they can to other sanitizers and disinfectants.

STERILE-AIRE will exhibit their multi-patented UVC emitters, applied in an HVAC system, which continuously clean coils, drain pans, plenums and ducts, without using harsh chemicals. Chemical cleaning, expensive and potentially harmful to employees and building occupants, is eliminated permanently.

ELLIOTT AFFILIATES, a leader in performance-based measurement and management
of facilities services for over 35 years, will present information on
performance-based chemical-free custodial, IPM and grounds contracts.

GENEON TECHNOLOGIES helps professionals bring greater health and safety to how they maintain the places we live, work and play every day through proven, sustainable, high-performing chemical-free solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to try the new Geneon Trio as well as review test data on the cleaning and microbial efficacy of the Geneon solution. Geneon: Better Cleaning Through Advanced Technology.

ORBIO TECHNOLOGIES, a Tennant Company Group, will present their sustainable
technology portfolio. Orbio Blended Stream Technology (ec-H2O), cleans effectively in on-board floor scrubbers using only water and electricity.

TOMCAT is a leading manufacturer of battery-powered floor care equipment and will
present its ZerO3 aqueous ozone technology. Tomcat''s EDGE surface preparation machines remove multiple layers of finish without using chemicals.

The conference will examine and showcase innovative cleaning technologies and strategies that are changing the way buildings are maintained in 2012 and beyond. Methods for understanding the budget, health, and environmental consequences will be explored and critiqued. Regulatory information, end-user case studies, peer networking, and equipment demonstrations will highlight the conference and help attendees understand how the newest technologies can safeguard the health of all building occupants.

“Those who adopt the emerging technologies that will be featured at the conference will lower costs, improve property image, and gain an advantage in a competitive market,” stressed Elliott.

The case for chemical-free cleaning can be found in the statistics surrounding the use of synthetic chemicals to maintain our buildings and spaces:

• 6,000,000,000 pounds of toxic chemicals are dumped into our environment each year;
• 10,000,000 office workers are annually affected by use of cleaning chemicals;
• 200,000 cleaning workers suffer chemical-related injuries each year;

Employing the innovative cleaning processes, equipment, and strategies featured at the conference will reduce worker injuries, increase productivity, and save on chemical expenses.

Media sponsors for the Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo include:
THE GREEN BUILDING INSTITUTE, a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on education, collaboration and networking to support the ever-growing trend of sustainability in buildings, is proud to support the conference. The Institute is active in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia and continues to grow throughout the east coast.

CLEANFAX MAGAZINE, a long-time maintenance industry media partner, has been providing cleaning and disaster restoration professionals with information designed to help them manage and grow businesses for over 20 years. The magazine seeks a balanced editorial content focused on business management and technical know-how and reaches more than 25,000 subscribers.

HOME CLEANER MAGAZINE is a multimedia publication providing readers with true insight into starting and running a successful home cleaning business. Articles from industry leaders and consultants offer powerful information for cleaning professionals to use to meet the goals of their home cleaning business.

The registration fee to attend the two-day conference is $109 at the door or $79 online in advance. Members of the Chemical-Free Cleaning Network can attend the conference for just $20. All attendees will have the opportunity to win a new GenEon Technologies Trio™ cleaner and sanitizer with a retail value of $375, and a new Lotus Pro cleaner and sanitizer with a retail value of $350.
For more information, please visit or call 410.296.0120.

Sponsored by Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine.

About The Chemical-Free Cleaning Network
The Chemical-Free Cleaning Network was established by industry visionary Vince Elliott, B.S., M.H.S., who brings nearly four decades of professional experience developing innovative cleaning strategies for commercial and industrial applications. The Network brings these disparate technologies and strategies under one connected organization to benefit building proprietors, janitorial service managers, homeowners, and our ecosystem as a whole.

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