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Articles Tagged with ''green''

July 2013 Bidding & Estimating

It’s All About Price

Though pricing may be important, contractors today are still expected to meet or exceed contract specifications and customer expectations.

Oh, we’d certainly like to think otherwise, but when it comes right down to it, price is what bidding is all about. The customer’s goal is to determine which company can provide the best service at the most competitive price.


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July 2013 Feature 5

A Guide To Environmental Cleaning

Purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products does not necessarily equate to a green policy, your staff needs to be properly trained as well.

Some cleaning agents are better for the environment than others, reducing the impact on local ecosystems and the health concerns of your staff. A green cleaning policy can help your business reduce its environmental impact and allow your team to develop safer, more effective ways of working.


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April 2013 Raising Standards

Sustainability Beyond Green Cleaning

A comprehensive program should address the three pillars of sustainability.

Regardless of the type or size of the organization, having a comprehensive cleaning program that stems from its overall sustainability goals is essential to helping the organization meet them.


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March 2013 Bidding And Estimating

Gazing Toward The Horizon

A brief on some of the hot topics facing contractors now and how they will affect business in the months to come.

As I travel the country performing third-party certification audits, I see the best of the best operations and organizations.


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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.

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.

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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