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Plants — The Silent Cleaner

How increasing the number of plants inside a building can reduce the toxicity of indoor air.

Some authorities have suggested that our indoor environment can be between five and one hundred times more toxic than outdoor air.


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August 2013 Feature 7

Separating ‘Green’ Fact From Fiction

Though the JanSan industry has adopted more sustainable cleaning methods, many managers still have unanswered questions.

Because green cleaning has had such a major impact on the professional cleaning industry as well as the building and management industries, it might serve us well to clear up confusion about certain cleaning myths.


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August 2013 Feature 2

Tips To Create Holistic Sustainability

A successful program is not just about obtaining green certificates; instead it should be a part of every effort.

“Being green” can be achieved through a holistic approach towards sustainability. Such an approach requires looking at all aspects of your business in terms of sustainability, including cleaning, and incorporating it into your company culture so it defines your organization and is communicated to your customers.


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July 2013 Feature 5

A Guide To Environmental Cleaning

Purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products does not necessarily equate to a green policy, your staff needs to be properly trained as well.

Some cleaning agents are better for the environment than others, reducing the impact on local ecosystems and the health concerns of your staff. A green cleaning policy can help your business reduce its environmental impact and allow your team to develop safer, more effective ways of working.


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June 2013 Feature 5

How To Evaluate Today’s Green Carpet Cleaning Processes

Understand the differences between the environmentally-friendly carpet cleaning options available to you.

Understanding the key distinctions between today’s carpet cleaning options — including hot water extraction, encapsulation, spin bonnet and dry extraction — will help you select an option that best meets your maintenance goals.


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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 Raising Standards

Sustainability Beyond Green Cleaning

A comprehensive program should address the three pillars of sustainability.

Regardless of the type or size of the organization, having a comprehensive cleaning program that stems from its overall sustainability goals is essential to helping the organization meet them.


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