BLOOMINGTON, IL — Stephen Ashkin, chief executive officer (CEO) of Sustainability Dashboard Tools LLC, once again called for the adoption of an industry-wide, sustainability color-coding system at the just completed ISSA trade show in Chicago, according to a press release.
A sustainability color-coding system would allow building managers and cleaning professionals to place unobtrusive colored dots that stick on to a variety of power sources and power using devices in facilities, the release stated.
According to the release, Ashkin offered the following color coding system as an example:
"Color-coding systems are not new to the professional cleaning and building industries. This is just a new use for the concept…and considering that 'plug load' represents 10 to 20 percent of a building's electricity consumption, turning these devices off when unneeded can save money and reduce environmental impacts," said Ashkin.
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