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Sustainability

Sustainability is used to describe many facets of the cleaning and maintenance operation, including green cleaning, recycling programs, waste handling, minimizing energy usage, renewable energy sources, using green certified products, etc. The trend toward more sustainable operations, especially in government buildings and public schools, is growing and we keep you on top of the most recent news and information related to green or sustainable certifications, sustainable products and technologies and procedures to make any cleaning operation more sustainable.

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Podcast: Talking Sustainability With Green Seal

Linda Chipperfield, vice president of marketing & communications, discusses steps for instituting a sustainability program as well as new green technologies.


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June 2014 Facility Focus

Implementing A Green Cleaning Program

A successful change goes beyond buying the right cleaning products.

Certain best practices have emerged for implementing a green cleaning program.


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June 2014 Feature 3

Selecting And Maintaining Sustainable Carpet

Being green is now expected, including in the carpet and flooring industry.

Millions of people go in and out of schools, hospitals, retail establishments and office buildings every single day, not realizing how environmentally-sustainable the floors they walk on have become.


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June 2014 Feature 5

Business Sustainability Through Shared Value

Finding benefical ways to address the needs of people, profit and planet.

Considering the impacts to human capital and communities is important to the overall success of any business.


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May 2014 Survey Feature

Macro Trends Identified As The International BSC Community Gathers

WFBSC event identifies the biggest impacts to hit facility service contractors in coming years.

Service providers must evaluate their most pressing challenges and understand that there is a technology to help solve those issues.


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CM e-News Daily

Earth Day and the cleaning industry

Earth Day has grown into an international event, and different acts of sustainability have become a part of everyday life.


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April 2014 Feature 4

Packing A Punch Against Plastic Waste

Minimized landfill deposits add up to significant global impact.

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.


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April 2014 Raising Standards

Streamlining LEED-EBOM Certification

CIMS-GB simplifies the process as a direct compliance option for green cleaning requirements.

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).


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March 2014 Cover Story

Rethink, Recreate, Recycle

Today’s responsible, sustainable equipment solutions offer an answer for producing more with less.

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.


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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.

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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