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Defining a Culture of Sustainability

May 14, 2012

A culture of sustainability refers to the knowledge that there are things we can all do every day to help conserve resources and protect the environment.


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Sustainable Carpet Care

November 14, 2011

 

There are ways building managers and owners can make carpet cleaning more sustainable and likely save money.


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Commenting on LEED-EBOM

September 14, 2011

September 14, 2011, is a big day in the professional cleaning industry. That is when the second round of public comments regarding LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance) is set to begin.


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Icing on the Cake

Facility managers are turning to cleaning workers as guides to make facilities healthier and more sustainable.
August 17, 2011
Facility managers are turning to cleaning workers as guides to make facilities healthier and more sustainable.
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Are Green and Sustainable One and the Same?

Although the two terms refer to many of the same things they are not the same.
July 11, 2011
Although the two terms refer to many of the same things they are not the same.
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Why Green Cleaning is Evolving Slower in the Home Market

June 20, 2011
Green cleaning has certainly come a long way, depending on the marketplace we are discussing.
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Third Time's the Charm

March 28, 2011
A recently released study by the University of Alberta has received considerable interest from several cleaning and facility maintenance publications. The study suggests that wiping a surface such as a countertop three times removes most of the germs and bacteria that might be present and — here’s the catch — when using just a saline solution.
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Ingredient Disclosure is on the Horizon

January 25, 2011
In the early years of Green Cleaning, purchasers were guided by product certification labeling, such as Green Seal, EcoLogo and EPA’s DfE. When third-party standards were only used by a few manufacturers, this was a good strategy. But things have changed.
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My Five Sustainability Predictions for 2011

December 20, 2010
Whenever I hear people make predictions, I think about all the predictions of the past, many from well-known leaders in business and industry, that can now be viewed only as comical. 
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The End of the Wild (Green) West

November 2, 2010
With considerable fanfare, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced clarifying rules on how green products can be advertised, labeled and marketed. This is the first update in more than ten years of what are termed the “Green Guides.”
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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.

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Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.

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