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Remedying Sick Building Syndrome With Green Cleaning

Similar to outdoor pollution, an unhealthy interior environment can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellbeing.
December 12, 2012

Since conventional cleaning products have been recognized as contributors to indoor air quality problems, creating healthy indoor spaces starts by limiting the introduction of unnecessary pollutants.


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December 2012 Cover Story

Cleaning Power Begins When Lightning Strikes

Aqueous ozone can solve many of today's cleaning challenges by harnessing the power of nature and without introducing harsh formulations into the environment.
December 3, 2012

Focusing on providing reduced-chemistry alternatives to cleaning such as aqueous ozone can help us become more sustainable as an industry and as a society at large.


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December 2012 A Clean Sweep

Then And Now: The Chicago Center For Green Technology

Celebrating a decade of sustainable decadence.
December 3, 2012

We first profiled the Chicago Center For Green Technology (CCGT) in the July 2009 issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine. Now, we provide an update on this interesting endeavor.


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November 2012 Fact-based Management

Enabled Chemical-free Technologies

Part two of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.
November 20, 2012

There are three related categories in the chemical-free construct for eliminating chemical residual: Transitional, enabled and fully toxic-free, chemical-free technologies. In the end, after the specific cleaning activity, all achieve a common result in that there is no harmful chemical residual in the air or on any surface.


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November 2012 Feature 4

Sustainable Education Programs

Information gathering and distribution is evolving as quickly as the role of custodial professional.
November 1, 2012

December 6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, will mark CMI's second session of the Sustainable Cleaning for Educational Facilities program held in partnership with Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.


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Tip Of The Month

Recycling Fluorescent Lamps, Ballasts, Batteries And Electronic Waste

Air Cycle Corporation
November 1, 2012

Many states have laws requiring lamp recycling and the proper disposal of ballasts, batteries and electronic waste. Make sure you are compliant with your state regulations.


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July 2012 Cover Story

Interior Plantscapes Are A Growing Trend

Indoor gardens are challenging the notion that flora can only be found outdoors.
October 26, 2012

Vertical walls, vegitecture, living art, vertical gardens, biotecture, green walls and other interior plantscapes can be a sense of pride for occupants and owners and an impressive statement to visitors.


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January 2012 Facility Focus

What Does Green Ice Melt Really Mean?

There is little regulation of green claims in the ice melt industry, making it difficult to decipher an environmentally preferable product from the masses.
October 24, 2012

Because the ice melt industry is largely unregulated, there's nothing to prevent a manufacturer from adding small traces of additives to basic rock salt and claiming greater environmental benefits, creating a unique symbol that implies eco-friendliness, including "green" or "environmentally friendly" in the product name — or making other misleading claims without validation.


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Greening Your Facility In 10 Simple Steps

Green techniques can be incorporated into a facility at any time, regardless of age or use.
October 21, 2012

Green techniques can be incorporated into a facility at any time, regardless of age or use; do the right thing and protect your bottom line, as environmentally responsible businesses are efficient businesses.


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2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Exhibitor Profile

Plastic Disposal Is Ecological With EcoChoice

Tolco Corporation
October 10, 2012

At the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Chicago, Tolco will showcase their biodegradable plastic products. Read about the technology that can help you reduce your environmental footprint here and then visit booth 3631 to learn more.


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