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Defining a Culture of Sustainability

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


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, 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.
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.
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

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

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

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

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

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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