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The Business of Green Cleaning book released

September 19, 2010
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A new book on green cleaning by Stephen Ashkin and David Holly, The Business of Green Cleaning, has just been published and is now available to facility professionals.

Ashkin is the founder of the Green Cleaning Network and president of The Ashkin Group, which is the leading advocacy organization promoting green cleaning in the professional cleaning industry. Holly is director of contractor services for The Ashkin Group.

The Business of Green Cleaning is designed to help facility managers and others make a successful, trouble-free and uncomplicated transition to a green cleaning program.

The book features scores of practical green cleaning tips and a collection of 25 public- and private-sector green case studies from around the world.

“What makes this book so important is that it was commissioned by the IFMA (International Facility Management Association) Foundation and comes with the credibility of IFMA,” says Ashkin. “It is specifically designed for IFMA members who are the ultimate ‘customer’ of the cleaning industry. As more facility managers transfer to green cleaning, this book will allow them to do so easily and with confidence.”

Funding for The Business of Green Cleaning was made possible by MilliCare, a textile and carpet maintenance company. The book is now available on the International Facility Management Association online bookstore:

Stephen Ashkin is available for interviews, presentations and commentary on green cleaning-related issues, sustainable buildings, industry trends and facility management. He may be reached by calling 812-332-7950.

About Stephen Ashkin and The Ashkin Group
Stephen P. Ashkin is president of The Ashkin Group, a consulting firm specializing in greening the cleaning process, and executive director of the Green Cleaning Network, both based in Bloomington, IN. In the book Environmentalism Unbound, Dr. Robert Gottlieb describes Steve Ashkin as the “leading advocate for a stronger environmental profile among cleaning product manufacturers and suppliers” and the “most visible industry figure advancing the cause of environmentally preferable products.”

The Ashkin Group provides green consulting services for school districts as well as building owners, product manufacturers and cleaning contractors. For more information on The Ashkin Group, visit, call 812-332-7950, or e-mail

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