Earth Day has grown into an international event, and different acts of sustainability have become a part of everyday life.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
To succeed, all stakeholders must buy into the program and participate in a manner that conveys a clear message to the entire organization.
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.
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.