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Articles Tagged with ''green''

February 2013 Fact-based Management

A Synergistic Strategy For Success

Cleaning for health while simultaneously enhancing appearances is possible with a performance-based strategy that minimizes harm.
Vince Elliott
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We must recognize the balance of risks and rewards from the chemical mixtures we adopt and form a hierarchy of toxicity to weigh the pros and cons.


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January 2013 Contractor Success

Building Loyalty Through Consulting

Becoming your customers' cleaning consultant is a surefire way to increase your worth.
Dawn Shoemaker
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Many contractors and distributors have become their customers’ “experts” when it comes to building maintenance — helping facilities managers lower overall operating costs, transfer to green cleaning strategies and become more sustainable.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Remedying Sick Building Syndrome With Green Cleaning

Similar to outdoor pollution, an unhealthy interior environment can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
Briana Davis
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Since conventional cleaning products have been recognized as contributors to indoor air quality problems, creating healthy indoor spaces starts by limiting the introduction of unnecessary pollutants.


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December 2012 A Clean Sweep

Then And Now: The Chicago Center For Green Technology

Celebrating a decade of sustainable decadence.
Amanda Martini-Hughes
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We first profiled the Chicago Center For Green Technology (CCGT) in the July 2009 issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine. Now, we provide an update on this interesting endeavor.


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December 2012 Letters And Views

Letters To The Editor

Insight from the JanSan industry.
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Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals. The following is some of the correspondence we have received in recent weeks.


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November 2012 Feature 6

A Colony Of Microscopic Workhorses

Bioenzymatic cleaners are agricultural facilitators of clean, hygienic surfaces.
Mike Sawchuk
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Facilities that are cleaned using environmentally preferable products are also becoming more sustainable, ensuring that natural resources are used as efficiently as possible.


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November 2012 Cleanthoughts

The Art Of Trade Show Messaging

Branding de jour at the commercial cleaning industry's largest gathering.
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Trade shows are a collective showcase of marketing and branding. Latching on to one of several buzzwords, organizations tout specific offerings or an overall corporate culture.


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January 2012 Facility Focus

What Does Green Ice Melt Really Mean?

There is little regulation of green claims in the ice melt industry, making it difficult to decipher an environmentally preferable product from the masses.
Rob Peterson
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Because the ice melt industry is largely unregulated, there's nothing to prevent a manufacturer from adding small traces of additives to basic rock salt and claiming greater environmental benefits, creating a unique symbol that implies eco-friendliness, including "green" or "environmentally friendly" in the product name — or making other misleading claims without validation.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Greening Your Facility In 10 Simple Steps

Green techniques can be incorporated into a facility at any time, regardless of age or use.
Richard Marriott
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Green techniques can be incorporated into a facility at any time, regardless of age or use; do the right thing and protect your bottom line, as environmentally responsible businesses are efficient businesses.


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2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Exhibitor Profile

Increase Productivity And Reduce Operating Expenses

Sanitaire Commercial/Electrolux
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At the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Chicago, Sanitaire Commercial will detail how their Quiet Clean® line of vacuums can make an operation more productive. Read about the reliability and warranty they offer here and then visit booth 1033 to learn more.


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