New tool for tracking sustainability

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces the release of the SGP Impact Tracker, in collaboration with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC., now used by many facility managers as well as jansan manufacturers and distributors to enhance their sustainability efforts.

By |2018-09-20T17:39:19-05:00August 24th, 2018|Green Cleaning, School Cleaning|

Is your cleaning service really green?

In a new blog post on Castle Keepers House Cleaning, Janice Stewart asks the question, "What is green cleaning?" Her answer gives consumers insight into what it takes for a company to create an authentic green cleaning process. Stewart examines environmentally preferable products, third-party certifications, green equipment, and more.

Better decisions from better air

Researchers enrolled 24 “knowledge workers,” people who were corporate managers, architects, and designers. The workers spent six days in a controlled work environment, working from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

5 ways to protect your family during flu season

Quick tips for your cleaning business customers in a shareable infographic about the flu season. The advice to "stay away from people" may sound funny, but it's best to avoid crowded rooms when the flu is prevalent. If you yourself have the flu, you're not doing anyone at your work or school a favor [...]

By |2020-06-08T12:39:38-05:00February 5th, 2018|Green Cleaning, Residential / Home / Maid Cleaning|

Seven cost saving sustainability ideas for 2018

Cost savings is fast becoming one of the key reasons businesses now adopt sustainability programs. Bloomington, IN - Whether you run a small business or head a large corporation, sustainability can help reduce operating costs. For example, ISSA's DEAL program, developed in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, Inc., helped twenty participating distributors collectively save [...]

By |2020-06-12T13:35:35-05:00December 15th, 2017|Green Cleaning|

Disinfectants – Are we doing more harm than good?

In most residential cleaning scenarios there are less toxic and problematic ways to achieve a sanitary home. It’s a common belief that in order to have a clean and healthy home every surface must be disinfected. In fact, one cleaning company has advertised that they will fog your whole home with a disinfectant to [...]

Green Seal proposes revisions to cleaning product standards

Seeks feedback from industry professionals and all other interested parties Washington, D.C. –  Green Seal, the nation’s premier third-party environmental certification organization, is inviting comment on proposed revisions to nine cleaning product standards. Green Seal would like comment from a diverse group of stakeholders including product manufacturers, public health experts, environmental organizations and other [...]

By |2020-08-10T12:22:26-05:00December 7th, 2016|Cleaning Science, Green Cleaning|

Climate change and the indoor environment

The EPA report states that there are three broad approaches to help moderate indoor air pollution as climate changes advances Laval, QC - A report, recently posted on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), finds that "climate change may worsen existing indoor environmental problems and indoor air quality (IAQ)."* One reason for this is [...]

By |2020-08-13T15:11:27-05:00November 22nd, 2016|Green Cleaning, Safety and Health|

Read any good (disinfectant) labels lately?

Cleaning pros should know what the following terms mean when reading the label on a disinfectant. Hamilton, OH - Most of us now have a "learn-as-we-use" mentality when it comes to using new products. This is an outgrowth of technologies like computers, smartphones, and tablets. Typically their "operating manual" offers little information beyond how [...]

By |2020-08-31T13:16:23-05:00September 26th, 2016|Cleaning Science, Green Cleaning|

Fast-acting tips for at-home pet accidents

Bringing home a new puppy or adopted older dog is an exciting time for any family, filled with plenty of excitement and joy. But alongside the fun, the new addition of a pet in the home will most likely require some housetraining, and inevitabley, some pet related accidents. Pet urine can be extrememly difficult [...]

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