ISSA/HSC initiative to include forum at ISSA/Interclean and a Leadership Institute.

Northbrook, IL, USA  ― ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) are announcing a five-year partnership that will promote the implementation of green cleaning in schools across the nation, including K-12 and universities.

The effort is designed to establish a professional network of facility staff to improve how schools are cleaned in order to better protect student health and the environment.

“Over the past decade, we have encouraged schools to make cleaning for health a priority,” says Rochelle Davis, HSC’s president and CEO. “Now we are focused on engaging directly with school facility directors. Our partnership with ISSA [will allow] us to expand the programming we can offer to school facility directors.”

In 2016, the initiative will include:

  • Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute. The event will bring together top university and K-12 facility operators for a two-day training program focusing on management skills and developing green cleaning initiatives. The Leadership Institute will take place in Ellicott City, MD, July 28-29, 2016.
  • Green Clean Schools Forum at ISSA/INTERCLEAN. ISSA and HSC will host a two-day event during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show. The forum will engage attendees on pressing topics related to green cleaning and guide them through the ISSA/INTERCLEAN experience. It will include educational workshops, networking opportunities with sponsors, and a guided tour of the show floor. The event will take place in Chicago, IL, October 25-28, 2016.

“ISSA is excited about taking our long-standing relationship with HSC to the next level for the common goal of promoting cleaner and healthier schools and universities across the nation,” says ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “It’s also an important step toward fulfilling our brand promise to change the way the world views cleaning.”

To find out more about ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America, visit

About ISSA

The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows, produced in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI, under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®.

ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website,, and by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry. It is through these initiatives that ISSA helps its members demonstrate the true value of clean to their varied constituents.

The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Mainz, Germany; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit, follow ISSA on social media at and, or join the discussion at

About Healthy Schools Campaign

Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making schools healthier places for all students. HSC believes that health and wellness should be incorporated into every aspect of the school experience, and green cleaning is an important component of those efforts. Founded in 2002, HSC advocates for children to have better access to nutritious school food, physical activity, school health resources, and clean air to shape their lifelong learning and health. HSC facilitates collaboration among students, parents, teachers, administrators, and policymakers to help prepare this diverse group of stakeholders to lead change for healthier schools at the school, district, state, and national levels. For more information, go to or follow HSC on social media at and


Contact: Lisa Veeck, ISSA Director of Media Communications & Publications; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.