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Sustainability

April 2014 Feature 4

Packing A Punch Against Plastic Waste

Minimized landfill deposits add up to significant global impact.

With as much as 85 percent of the plastics found in everyday use winding up in landfills, it’s not surprising that more cleaning industry professionals and consumers alike are committing to doing their part to leave the smallest impact on the environment.


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April 2014 Raising Standards

Streamlining LEED-EBOM Certification

CIMS-GB simplifies the process as a direct compliance option for green cleaning requirements.

One of the most fool-proof ways to earn these 5 points is to have an in-house staff or a building service contractor (BSC) that is certified under ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB).


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March 2014 Cover Story

Rethink, Recreate, Recycle

Today’s responsible, sustainable equipment solutions offer an answer for producing more with less.

Professional cleaning operations call upon a wide array of sustainable techniques and technologies to generate higher profits, improve worker productivity and lessen their environmental impact.


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March 2014 Feature 1

Sustainability Color Coding For The Cleaning Industry

Helping facilities implement and manage a system is a great opportunity to provide extra value for clients.

Color-coding has proven to be effective as it helps overcome language barriers and helps cleaning professionals identify which products and tools should be used to clean what surfaces, which are to be used together, and in some cases, which are to be used for which cleaning task.


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March 2014 Feature 3

The Evolution Of Chemical-free Cleaning

Nature can provide some of what is needed to clean safely and effectively.

This industry has begun to explore this idea of less harmful cleaning strategies, including completely non-toxic, chemical free substitutes and technologies that use no chemicals.


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February 2014 Facility Focus

Achieving Energy Savings And Healthier Workplaces

Audits and procedures to increase efficiency and decrease a facility's energy bills.

Operations and management procedures that will lead to overall improvements in the working and learning environment, including reduced operating costs, healthier indoor air, improved comfort and reduced water consumption.


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January 2014 Maintenance Matters

In Consideration Of Outdoor LED Lighting

LED technology can help address traditional priorities, while also significantly reducing facility energy use and maintenance costs.

The role of outdoor lighting has expanded to complement aesthetics, enhance architectural elements and monuments, support navigation, highlight nighttime sports events and even support retail sales.


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January 2014 Feature 4

Sustainable Laundry Room Practices

New washing technologies raise standards and meet the needs of sustainable facilities.

By installing or upgrading to eco-efficient laundry operations, managers can positively impact the environment and their bottom line.


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