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A modern restroom with automatic dispensers and fixtures
April 24, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

No-Touch Restrooms

Patrons of no-touch restrooms can activate toilet seat covers, dispense toilet paper, wash and dry their hands, and throw out trash, all without touching a dispenser or fixture.

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April 17, 2019 Stephen Ashkin

Invest in Sustainability for Growth and Stability

Businesses that take steps to protect their facilities against climate change can pour as much as US$26 billion into the world's economy and create as many as 65 million "low carbon" jobs by 2030.

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Yotel New York entrace with digital room check-in
March 26, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

How High-Tech Solutions are Shaping Hospitality

Robots may be the solution for increasing housekeeping efficiencies, while creating better experiences for hotel patrons

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Little boy lying in mess of toilet paper on restroom floor
February 15, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Dispenser Innovations Drive Sustainable Solutions

Advances in restroom dispensers are helping to cut down on toilet paper waste and drive sustainability initiatives for facilities.

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Rolls of Toilet Paper
July 17, 2018 Fabio Vitali

On a Roll: The History of Toilet Paper and Restroom Paper Products

Quality, quantity, and choice of toilet paper used in your facility may be affecting user satisfaction and your bottom line. To pick the right product, examining the history of toilet paper will help.

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Caring for Floors of the Future
June 18, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Caring for Floors of the Future

Learn the latest trends in hard floor surfaces, new developments related to modern finishes and coatings, and how evolving technology fits into the landscape of trending floor surfaces.

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June 1, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Making Sense of All This Sensor Talk

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May 31, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Avoiding Carpet Catastrophes

Carpet problems like wear and tear, fuzz lines, friction burns, and loss of color can rear their ugly heads for a variety of reasons, but a primary one is improper use and maintenance of cleaning equipment, like vacuums.

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a sustainable building
May 29, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

West Coast Takes the Lead on Sustainable Buildings

Since the 1960s, California has been the trendsetter in the environmental arena. Today, it's taking steps to become the world's first major economy to abandon the use of fossil fuels as a primary source of energy for buildings.

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blueprints for smart building
May 29, 2018 Nicole Bowman

Innovation in Building Infrastructure

Advancements in building architecture and design may impact your facility maintenance and cleaning operations. Learn how the Built industry is impacting how we clean.

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May 9, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Managing Multiple Cleaning Environments

Managing multiple cleaning environments on a single campus can be stressful and overwhelming. This Facility Focus article presented by IEHA, a division of ISSA, can help your staff get ahead.

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boxes made of recycled cardboard
May 8, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Choose a Distributor That Values Sustainability

Asking your distributors leading questions about their environmental practices will give you a clue as to their sustainability policies.

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hallway with concrete floor
May 7, 2018 Mark Warner

Concrete: the Floor of the Future

One of the fastest growing segments of the flooring industry is concrete floors. They take a minimal amount of care to maintain, if you care for them and polish them correctly.

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A blue computer mouse with training spelled out in the cord
April 12, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Taking Training Online

Setting clear expectations and creating standards is one way to ensure employees are delivering quality results and not just running down a checklist of items.

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A human-like robot watching a woman mop a floor
April 12, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

The Custodian-Robotic Relationship

Although today's robotic cleaners are highly advanced, they still need a human touch to operate efficiently. Both humans and their equipment must work together to produce the best result. Here's how.

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April 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Full Speed Ahead for the Sustainability Movement

Even though the federal government has taken environmental and sustainability issues off its priority list, the movement is still going strong.

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