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Articles Tagged with ''facilities''

August 2013 Raising Standards

Choose The Right Time For Cleaning

How qualified operations can tailor their offerings to better meet customer needs.

Scheduling cleaning tasks and labor load at the right time for the building and its occupants results in cleaner buildings, optimized cleaning performance and healthier building occupants.


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July 2013 Contractor Success

The New Office Landscape

Today’s facilities tend to be used very differently from those in the past.

The days of putting together cleaning bids with such basic information are now over. Today’s facilities tend to be used very differently from those in the past.


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May 2013 Feature 3

The Rainbow Of Sustainability

Establishing a color-coding system through symbolization is a simple way to practice resource reduction and promote sustainable operation.

We are now seeing a new use for color-coding systems, this time as an efficient way to help facilities become more sustainable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, curb energy and water use and cut operating costs


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April 2013 Hard Floor Care Case Study: ProTeam Inc.

Seeing The Cost Savings More Clearly

ProTeam’s Super Coach Pro backpack vacuums deliver the healthy indoor air demanded by an optometry surgical facility.
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Cleaning For Appearance Is The Problem

A treatise against the superficial nature of perceived cleanliness.

Our society’s love affair with cleaning based primarily on “surface” or “superficial” aspects might lead to short-term, unhappy and even “cheap” relationships between cleaners and customers.


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March 2013 Let's Talk Shop

Knowledge Is Power

Without knowledge, we place control in others' hands and lose our power to influence situational outcomes.

There is a shift taking place in the industry; increasingly, building operators see clean facilities as an investment that both attracts and protects occupants and customers.


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February 2013 Raising Standards

The Facilities Management Connection

Instead of being autonomous, facilities management departments have huge influences on entire organizations and companies.

Not only is cleaning the largest component of the facilities budget, but it is also the most visible piece of the management function — and, it has an impact on occupant health and hygiene.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Eliminating Bedbugs The Right Way

Heading advisories against using pesticides to treat bedbug problems.

In November 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) issued a health advisory about the dangers of misusing pesticides to treat bedbug infestations.


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