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Vince Elliott

Vince Elliott

Vince Elliott is the founder, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Elliott Affiliates Ltd. of Hunt Valley, Maryland. For more information on consulting and performance-based measurement, visit www.EALtd.com. He is widely recognized as the leading authority in the design and utilization of best practice, performance-driven techniques for janitorial outsourcing and ongoing management. Elliott is also the founder of the Chemical Free Cleaning Network (CFCN). More information about that initiative can be found at www.CFCN.info.

ARTICLES

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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April 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Procurement Conflict

Weighing the importance of cost savings through outsourcing against the value a good or service provides.

The outsourcing question has grown from a discussion solely about cost savings to the idea of how outsourcing can support my performance goals and the strategic vision of a company for growth.


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February 2013 Fact-based Management

A Synergistic Strategy For Success

Cleaning for health while simultaneously enhancing appearances is possible with a performance-based strategy that minimizes harm.

We must recognize the balance of risks and rewards from the chemical mixtures we adopt and form a hierarchy of toxicity to weigh the pros and cons.


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January 2013 Fact-based Management

Fully Toxic-free, Chemical-free Technologies

The conclusion of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.

We must seriously consider the use of transitional, enabled and fully chemical-free technologies to meet our need for professional appearance, occupant safety and ecosystem health.


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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.

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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October 2012 Fact-based Management

Transitional Chemical-free Technologies

Part one of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.

There are three related categories in the chemical-free construct for eliminating chemical residual. 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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September 2012 Fact-based Management

Least Harmful Cleaning

It's about time we not only reduce harm, but eliminate it altogether.

At its least harmful level, chemical-free cleaning is emerging as the go-to choice for implementing the latest ideas for effective cleaning systems.


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The Sustainability Bottom Line

Taking the notion of environmental preferability into account regarding the triple bottom line.
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In Praise Of (The Late) Activeion

Kudos to a fallen soldier who changed everything.
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Your Building Is Clean, Green And Dangerous: Part Two

Attempting to do good by cleaning may be causing inadvertent harm.
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