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ISSA Sponsors 4th Edition of Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools

LINCOLNWOOD, IL — ISSA is proud to be a sponsor of the 4th edition of The Quick and Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools soon to be released by the Healthy Schools Campaign. The 4th edition of the Quick & Easy Guide was updated and expanded with the support of more than two dozen partner organizations, including ISSA.
The Quick & Easy Guide offers an easy-to-use resource for schools that are moving forward with a healthy, effective, and affordable green cleaning program. The guide outlines five simple steps for developing a green cleaning program, including using green cleaning products and equipment, adopting new cleaning procedures, using green paper and plastic products, and involving all school stakeholders in maintaining a clean, healthy, school.

“Green Cleaning in schools provides students with a healthy indoor environment that enhances the learning experience, and the Quick and Easy Guide provides schools with pragmatic instruction to make the transition to green cleaning as simple and cost effective as possible,” says ISSA Director of Environmental Services Bill Balek. “

About the Guide Quick & Easy Guide offers has been redesigned to more effectively communicate what the guide is all about: the connection between health and students and the environment. The redesign includes elements that improve the readability of the guide and convey the essence of a healthy school environment and the importance of green cleaning to children’s health and learning. The contents have been updated to include current trends and information on the challenges facing green schools today, new technologies, case studies of innovative leaders, an expanded product directory, and new participating organizations.

The Quick & Easy Guide references the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building—i.e, CIMS-GB—as a preferred method for schools to identify service providers capable of providing high-performance cleaning in a manner that minimizes the impact to the environment.

In addition, the 4th edition of the guide recognizes Transpare as an emerging method of identifying and selecting cleaning products with preferred environmental attributes. Transpare, developed by Ecoform with the support of ISSA, is a Web-based platform that provides information on the environmental, health, and safety characteristics of cleaning products. As such, Transpare can serve as a valuable resource for schools that want to ensure that they’re purchasing products that are suitable for use in a school facility. Transpare is expected to be fully operational and available to the school community in early 2013.

Obtain Your Copy
For the first time, the Quick & Easy Guide will be available only online. To secure your copy, visit 

The award-winning ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America is the only trade show where executives come together from all segments of the jansan industry to do business and gather information to better manage distribution companies, building services companies, and facility management departments. ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and its trade show partner, Amsterdam RAI, produce ISSA/INTERCLEAN shows around the world. ISSA also hosts more than 45 educational seminars and networking opportunities in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America. For more information, visit

About ISSA
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 6,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. In its role as the worldwide cleaning industry association, ISSA is helping its members change the way the world views cleaning—promoting it as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. ISSA offers the popular Web site, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry. For more information, visit