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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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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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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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November 27, 2018 Torben Lund Andersen

Autonomous Floor Care Solutions Raise the Stakes on Equipment Safety

Technological improvements in equipment are not enough to ensure safety as self-operating cleaning machines become more commonplace. New industry standards are key.

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Rethinking Restroom Water Use
November 18, 2016 Erin Brereton

Rethinking Restroom Water Use

Cleaning providers need to walk a fine line between using enough water to produce an undeniably sanitary, radiant restroom and wasting a sizeable amount of both a natural resource and money.

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Cleaning Connectivity: Restroom Technology
November 15, 2016 Amanda Martini-Hughes

Cleaning Connectivity: Restroom Technology

Technology has infiltrated every facet of our lives, from how we control the temperature in our homes, to how we interact with the world around us. It has made the world a smaller place, simply by allowing us to connect from one place to another via technology and the Internet.

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Adding the Value to Clean
October 6, 2016 Judy Gillies

Adding the Value to Clean

Today’s facility managers are under constant pressure to defend the importance of a clean and safe environment, while cutting budgets to satisfy those looking only at their bottom line.

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August 24, 2016 Nicole Bowman

The Benefits of UV Technology

It can move on its own just like a robot and kills microbes by simply shining a light, sometimes disinfecting an entire hospital room in just eight minutes.

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The Ins and Outs of On-site Generation
July 11, 2016 Nicole Bowman

The Ins and Outs of On-site Generation

As new on-site generation technologies emerge that also claim to have disinfecting properties, the old standby of EPA registration isn’t always cut and dry.

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Paving the Way for Product Mapping
June 6, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Paving the Way for Product Mapping

For the small mom-and-pop cleaning contractor, cleaning supply costs may be a minor concern. Of course, everyone wants to get the best product at the best price, but in many cases, supplies may be a small cost compared to the overall business operation.

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Technology Steals the Show
June 2, 2016 William R. Griffin

Technology Steals the Show

The world’s largest cleaning show was recently held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In case you missed it, here’s a review of some of the highlights.

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Disrupt Your Janitorial Business
June 1, 2016 Judy Gillies

Disrupt Your Janitorial Business

There are already disruptions happening in the janitorial industry, and if you aren’t aware of them, much less using them to your advantage, you will be left behind.

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Creating Effective Client Surveys
May 25, 2016 Caden Hutchens

Creating Effective Client Surveys

How can client surveys be used more effectively by BSCs than for the sole purpose of gathering “good-to-know” feedback? Here are a few pointers to help your business get the most out of them.

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Making Recycling More Effective
May 20, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Making Recycling More Effective

Just because recycling is the granddaddy of the green and sustainability movement doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of room for improvement.

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Onsite Generation of Cleaning Solutions
May 2, 2016 Allen Rathey

Onsite Generation of Cleaning Solutions

Water is a very common substance; it’s virtually everywhere, and without it, we would not have anything to drink, or even a way to clean.

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Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus
April 28, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus

Developments in floor care technology are not only helping facility managers and building service contractors keep better track of their equipment, but how their cleaning crews are using it and what to do as soon as a problem arises.

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