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Sustainability

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.
March 7, 2014

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.
March 6, 2014

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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March 2014 Facility Focus

How To Recharge Your Recycling Efforts

Start with the idea of use — it is not recycling, it is reuse.
March 5, 2014

To succeed, all stakeholders must buy into the program and participate in a manner that conveys a clear message to the entire organization.


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March 2014

Sustainability Showcase

March 1, 2014
February 2014 Facility Focus

Achieving Energy Savings And Healthier Workplaces

Audits and procedures to increase efficiency and decrease a facility's energy bills.
February 2, 2014

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.
January 7, 2014

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.
January 7, 2014

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


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January 2014 Feature 6

Renewable Cleaning And The Hippocratic Oath

Taking advantage of new technologies and clearing the air on traditional cleaning practices.
January 6, 2014

This principle is being promoted by the “Oath Project” calling for a shift in attitude and orientation of the business community that is embodied in what they call the “Hippocratic Oath for Business” or the “Green Hippocratic Oath” — first, do no harm to the environment.


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October 2013 Feature 7

Bag it! Go Green To Save Green

Reduce your environmental impact and costs with sustainable cleaning products and materials.
December 10, 2013

Today’s universities and other large institutions are expected to be increasingly conscious of their environmental and sustainability practices and to set an example for students, faculty and their community.


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October 2013 Feature 6

Hand Dryers And Restroom Design

How hand dryers can offer cleaners relief from common restroom issues.
December 9, 2013

The dirty truth for cleaning and maintenance professionals is that restrooms play a critical role in the public perception of cleanliness.


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