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THE GREENING OF FLOOR PADS – October 2017
Floor Pads Can Earn Green Seal’s GS-20 Certification



– October 2017



FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Shifting From Green Cleaning To Sustainability


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Steps To Implementing Green Cleaning Programs


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Introducing Green Products And Processes


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
How Vendors Help Support Sustainability


EMBRACING PRODUCT EVOLUTION – October 2017
Looking For Innovation In Cleaning Products


GREEN CLEANING LAWS MAKE PROGRESS – September 2017
Legislation Mandating Green Cleaning In Schools Is Successful




THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Promoting Green Cleaning In Schools


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Soliciting Green Cleaning Buy-In


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Stats That Support Sustainability


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Partners That Help Promote Green


AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE – August 2017
Seminars Tout Green And Healthy Schools


ASSESSING YOUR SUSTAINABLE CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2017
Steps To Transitioning To Green Cleaning


ASSESSING YOUR SUSTAINABLE CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2017
Creating A Sustainability Plan



BRINGING WORKOUT LESSONS TO WORK – August 2017
Benefits Of Training Cleaning Professionals
Benefits peer training can have on a green cleaning program

THE EVOLUTION OF GREEN CHEMICALS – June 2017
How Green Cleaning Chemicals Have Improved Through The Years



UPON CLOSER INSPECTION – June 2017
Inspection Programs That Focus On Cleanliness


UPON CLOSER INSPECTION – June 2017
Defining Cleaning Standards


UPON CLOSER INSPECTION – June 2017
Protocol For Cleaning Facilities


SUSTAINABILITY BY ANOTHER NAME – June 2017
Common Sense Practices That Drive Sustainable Initiatives





PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – April 2017
Touting Training
Staff training is critical to a successful green cleaning program



THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Perfecting Cleaning For Health


THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Improving Cleaning Process And Procedures


THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Growing A Green Cleaning Program




FINDING THE GREENER LINING – November 2016
Creating Sustainable Waste Management Programs
Facilities are beginning to explore sustainable alternatives to traditional trash liners

SUSTAINABLE TRACTION – November 2016
Roundtable: Green Cleaning Product Skepticism
Green products are expected, but sustainability initiatives are gaining momentum at the distributor level





– September 2016
Living Green Outside Of Jan/san


TEACHING GREEN – September 2016
School Launches Cleaning For Health Program
Steps that Clarke County School District took to improve the health of their students and staff

TEACHING GREEN – September 2016
Healthy Schools: Getting Buy-In From Staff


‘PIONEERING’ GREEN – June 2016
Building A LEED-compliant, Green Seal-certified Program



LEADING A MOVEMENT – June 2016
Implementing A Green Cleaning Program


LEADING A MOVEMENT – June 2016
Promoting Healthy Cleaning Practices


GREEN CLEANING INITIATIVES FOR HEALTHIER SCHOOLS – May 2016
Promoting Student Health And Sustainable Cleaning


GREEN CLEANING INITIATIVES FOR HEALTHIER SCHOOLS – May 2016
Measuring Green Cleaning Milestones


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
The Future Of Floor Pads


BUILDING A GREEN TEAM – April 2016
Tips For Managers Launching Green Cleaning Programs


BUILDING A GREEN TEAM – April 2016
The Players Needed For A Winning Green Cleaning Team


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A TOUCH-FREE RESTROOM – April 2016
Examining The Life Cycle Of Restroom Fixtures


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A TOUCH-FREE RESTROOM – April 2016
When To Convert To Touch-Free Restrooms



ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Trend Toward Recycling Paper Is Growing


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Alternative Paper Fibers And Facilities That Embrace Them


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Future Trends Of Recycled Paper Towels



STUDYING GREEN – November 2015
Five Challenges To Green Cleaning In Schools



WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
Fitting Engineered Water Into Cleaning Programs


WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
Cleaning With “Water” And Technologies Available


WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
How Aqueous Ozone Technology Fits Into Cleaning



IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Using Aqueous Ozone To Clean For Health


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Green Cleaning Supports University Goals


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Involving Students To Help Grow Green Programs


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Greening Pest Control Processes


TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – September 2015
BSCs Give Electrolyzed Water Another Shot


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
The Role Of Matting In Green Programs


ENGINEERED WATER RE-ENGINEERED – September 2015
Cleaning Industry Embraces Activated Water







FANS OF GREEN – November 2014
Learn To Sell Green Products In Sports


SUSTAINABLE SUDS – October 2014
LEED v4 Requires Green Laundry Programs





BRIGHT IDEAS – October 2014
Save Energy to Save Money



EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Benefits Of Ride-on Scrubbers Extend Beyond Cleaning


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Chemical-Free Scrubber Cleans Outdoor Space


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Using Floor Equipment Drives Productivity





GETTING EVEN GREENER – September 2014
Recycled Paper Towels Are The Mainstream






MFG ROUNDTABLE: GREEN ROOTED DEEP, IMPORTANCE WILL ONLY GROW – August 2014
How Popular Is Green Cleaning?






2014 READER SURVEY – June 2014
Facility Cleaning Decisions 2014 Reader Survey



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
How To Prevent Carpet Wicking


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Cleaning Carpets for Occupant Health


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Maintain Carpet Appearance


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Hard Floors Vs. Carpet Debate


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Spot Cleaning Tips


K-12 SCHOOLS: IDEAL FACILITIES FOR GREEN CLEANING – February 2014
H2Only Renewable Cleaning Puts Water Tech Into Practice


K-12 SCHOOLS: IDEAL FACILITIES FOR GREEN CLEANING – February 2014
Commercial Cleaning Corp. Shares Green School Cleaning Guidelines


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Introducing Zero Waste To Campus Sustainable Programs



SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Necessary Changes Associated With Practicing Zero Waste


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Prioritizing Green Building And Maintenance Initiatives


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Breakdown Of ASU's Sustainable Advancements


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Proper Carpet Care Starts With A Plan


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
What's The Difference Between A Spot and A Stain?


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Maintain The Life Of Carpet With Interim Cleaning


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Minimize Downtime With Effective Carpet Extractor Machines


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Carpet Drying Tools Reduce Resoiling


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
Paul Greenland Leads Aetna Building Maintenance Into A New Era


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
From Washing Floors To Aetna Company President


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
'Think Green, Think Aetna'


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
Aetna Reinvents Itself As A Facility Maintenance Organization


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
LEED Gets A Makeover


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
Green Cleaning Loses LEED EBOM Credit


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
LEED EBOM v4 Expands Green Cleaning Prerequisite


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
75 Percent of LEED Cleaning Product Purchases Must Be Green


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
Additional LEED EBOM v4 Updates


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Must-have Vacuum Attachments


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Increase Cleaning Efficiency With Backpack Vacuums


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Foot Traffic, Floor Surface Dictate Vacuum Cleaning Frequencies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Are Extra Vacuum Features Worth The Cost?


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Reap The Benefits of Ergonomic Vacuums


LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – October 2013
Ice Melt's Place In A Green Cleaning Program


LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – October 2013
Green Certified Ice Melt And It's Effectiveness


THE POWER OF WATER – October 2013
Understanding Enhanced Water Technologies


SHEDDING LIGHT ON ENZYMATIC CLEANERS – August 2013
Controlling Odors Using Enzyme Cleaners


SHEDDING LIGHT ON ENZYMATIC CLEANERS – August 2013
Performance, Green Benefits Of Enzymatic Cleaners


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Green Disinfectant Options


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids



SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
U.S. Green Building Council Updates LEED Cleaning Requirements


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
New LEED v4 Green Cleaning Points and Requirements


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
Stricter Requirements for LEED Credit


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
LEED Eligible Equipment And More


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
Distributors Important Role in LEED v4 Certification


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
How To Spot Green Floor Maintenance Equipment


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Green Floor Cleaning With Recycling Carpet Extractor Machines


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – August 2013
Purchasing And Practicing Green Cleaning In Schools


LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – August 2013
Standards For Green Ice Melt Are Lacking


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT – August 2013
Low Consumer Demand For Green Ice Melt Products





IN THE FIELD: SUSTAINABLE VACUUMS – June 2013
Shopping For Sustainable Vacuum Cleaners


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – June 2013
A Durable Vacuum Is A Sustainable One


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – June 2013
Sustainability Includes Availability of Replacement Vacuum Parts



GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
LEED: Green Cleaning With Sustainable Equipment


GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
Training Tips For Floor Equipment



GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
Floor Care Equipment That Contributes To LEED Certification


2013 READER SURVEY – June 2013
2013 Housekeeping Solutions Reader Survey
A snapshot of the industry as it pertains to in-house custodial managers

2013 READER SURVEY – June 2013
Trends In Green and Sustainability


BLOWN AWAY – June 2013
Hand Dryers Offer Green Benefits






THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Green Guides Updated By FTC


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Differentiating One Green Label From Another


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Distributor Support Green Training


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN – April 2013
Get To Know The Green Guides



TACKLING FLOORS WITH OSCILLATING MACHINES – April 2013
Scrub Floors Using Less Chemical




THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
Proper Carpet Care Starts With Vacuuming


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
Greener Options For Carpet Extraction



SHOWERED IN SAVINGS – April 2013
Shower Amenities Result In Big Savings


SHOWERED IN SAVINGS – April 2013
Financial Savings To Wall-Mounted Amenities
















– February 2013
Get to Know the 2012 FTC Green Guides
FTC Green Guides were recently revised, here’s what you need to know

– February 2013
FTC Green Claims: Certifications and Seals of Approval
New FTC guidelines distinguish between third-party and self-certification













– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Outlining the specifics of FSC, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products


– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: EcoLogo
Outlining the specifics of EcoLogo, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products

– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Green Seal
Outlining the specifics of Green Seal, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products

– November 2012
BSC Showcases Green Cleaning Program At New Philadelphia Art Museum
Team Clean Inc., led by Donna Allie, cleans the LEED-Platinum certified Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia

– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Outlining the specifics of EPA, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products

– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Green Restaurant Association (GRA)
Outlining the specifics of GRA, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products

– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Green-e
Outlining the specifics of Green-e, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products

– November 2012
Green Certifications For Towel And Tissue
Breaking down the green certifications outlined on towel and tissue products





– November 2012
Sensitive Occupants: Best Cleaning Practices
Cleaning around sensitive occupants increasingly important




– October 2012
Chemicals With Low Volatile Organic Compounds Benefit Janitor And Occupant Health
Switching traditional chemicals to low VOC green alternatives can create safer working environments

– October 2012
Selling Low VOC Cleaning Products
When end users want green chemicals, distributors should suggest low VOC cleaning products










– September 2012
Foodservice Disposables Going Green
From cups to containers, environmentally friendly foodservice disposables can be recycled or composted once used

– August 2012
Cleaning Processes For Green Restrooms
Green cleaning in restrooms is as much about processes as it is about products

– August 2012
Cleaning Restrooms Using Green Products
Identifying green restroom cleaning products and water conservation initiatives

– August 2012
Campus Sustainability Is A Strong Focus at Ohio State University
Custodial Services emphasize training in order to perfect the goals of campus sustainability

– August 2012
Implementing Change At Ohio State University
Updating products and technology has proved beneficial for Ohio State University facilities



– June 2012
Microfiber Cleaning: Just The Facts
How switching to microfiber cloths and mops can raise the bar on cleaning

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – June 2012
Green Floor Strippers: Addressing Efficacy
Green floor strippers usually work on all floor care chemicals, and a prolonged strip cycle is dependent on finish selection


COVER STORY – June 2012
2012 Housekeeping Solutions Reader Survey
A snapshot of green/sustainability, management, budget, staffing and purchasing trends.











– April 2012
The Evolution of Green Carpet Cleaning
Looking at the big picture in terms of green products and processes

– April 2012
Hilton Outlines Their Green And Sustainable Initiatives
The housekeeping department at Hilton Americas-Houston captures the essence of green and sustainability


– March 2012
Waste Audits Can Help Improve Recycling Efforts
Jan/san distributors can offer waste audits as a value-added service to reduce customers’ trash and increase recyclables








– January 2012
Selling The Green Philosophy


– January 2012
Green Consultants
When selling green cleaning programs, distributors should help customers identify sustainable practices already in place and pinpoint areas for improvement











– October 2011
Green Chemicals And Biobased Chemicals Can Overlap
Not all green chemicals are biobased, nor are all biobased chemicals considered green. But end users should be aware that there are instances when the two categories coincide


– October 2011
Differentiating Green Chemicals From Biobased Chemicals
End users use the terms green and biobased interchangeably when discussing green chemicals. Doing so is inaccurate




– September 2011
Is Green Still Growing?
What BSCs are saying about their use of green cleaning products, the popularity of green cleaning programs among customers and why the recession may have had a negative impact


– September 2011
Hand Dryers: Clearing The Air
Today's feature-laden hand dryers are changing otherwise negative public perceptions









MARKET PROFILE: EDUCATION – June 2011
In Schools, Cleaning For Health Prioritizes Children's Wellness
As outsourcing of educational accounts continues to rise, BSCs are developing partnerships by providing green expertise



ASHKIN ON GREEN – June 2011
Why Green And Sustainable Are Not The Same



– June 2011
Gaining Third-party Certification For Private Label Products
Third-party certifications are not carried over from their private label manufacturer

MANUFACTURER FORUM – June 2011
Defining Common Green Paper Terminology


– June 2011
Proposed LEED-EBOM Revisions
USGBC targets 2012 for certification updates




– June 2011
What is LEED-EBOM?
It's a certification designed to help green building operations and maintenance, and it's one custodial departments need to pay attention to


– June 2011
2011 Housekeeping Solutions Reader Survey
A snapshot of the industry as it pertains to in-house custodial managers








ASHKIN ON GREEN – April 2011
Contractors' Role In Earth Day



UP CLOSE: TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2011
Paper Manufacturers Are On A Sustainable Roll
Paper manufacturers have taken towel and tissue products to a whole new level with sustainable forestry

MANUFACTURER FORUM – April 2011
Green Vs. Green-Certified Chemicals


EDITORIAL – April 2011
Green's Accelerated Acceptance




FEATURES – February 2011
Defining Green and Sustainability
Sorting through the green and sustainable lexicon

FEATURES – February 2011
Outlining Green Certifications — Special Online Feature
Updating the latest green certifications and what they mean to HS readers

SOAP & HAND SANITIZERS – February 2011
Anti-Microbial and Green Soap Differences Explained
Manufacturers outline the differences between various types of soap options on the market


UP CLOSE: GREEN PRODUCTS – January 2011
Green From Start To Finish
Life-cycle thinking can help distributors choose between green products

FROM THE EDITOR – January 2011
Life Cycle: The New Industry Buzzword




SOAP & HAND SANITIZERS – November 2010
Green And Biobased Products Continue To Evolve


NEWS TICKER – November 2010
Green Guideline Revisions Proposed By FTC


EDITORIAL – November 2010
Pay Attention To LEED Changes


FROM THE EDITOR – November 2010
Changes Coming To LEED


AROUND THE INDUSTRY – October 2010
Green Buildings Improve Occupant Health


GREEN NEWS – October 2010
New Guidelines For School Cleaning


UP CLOSE: HAND DRYERS – October 2010
Hand Dryers: Green Attributes That Aren't Just A Bunch Of Hot Air
Studies show hand dryers have a minimal impact on the environment

FEATURES – October 2010
Floor Chemicals: Shifting Towards Green
Successfully transitioning to a green floor care program requires education, training and due diligence

COVER STORY – October 2010
The Sustainable School
The University of Alberta Focuses on the "Triple Bottom Line" — People, Planet and Profits

UP CLOSE: AEROSOLS AND WIPES – September 2010
Aerosols And Wipes: Simple Solutions
Today's aerosols and premoistened wipes are still easy to use, but now they're also considered green

FROM THE EDITOR – September 2010
Don't Let Customers Pass You By


COVER STORY – September 2010
Green Credentials
WAXIE and NICHOLS earn LEED certification — and enhance green credibility with customers

UP CLOSE: TOWEL & TISSUE – August 2010
Know Your Green Paper Certifications
Green paper products come with a laundry list of certifications. Breaking down what each one means

COVER STORY – August 2010
A Sustainable Approach To Green
Addressing Today's Cleaning Needs — Without Compromising Future Resources

GREEN NEWS – June 2010
Iowa Passes Green Cleaning Legislation


COVER STORY – June 2010
Embracing Sustainability
BSCs are saving money and increasing revenue as they go beyond 'green'



FEATURES – June 2010
IAQ: Cleaning Boosts Student Health And Productivity
Going green and taking steps to improve indoor air quality has proven to aid in education


COVER STORY – June 2010
2010 In-House Reader Survey
Managers reflect on how the economy has influenced staffing, budgets and purchasing, while making environmental headway







FROM THE EDITOR – April 2010
Don't Just Move Product, Educate


COVER STORY – April 2010
Flagging Green Cleaning in State Schools
The number of states requiring green cleaning in schools grows at a steady clip

ASHKINONGREEN – March 2010
Earth Day Celebrations: Start Planning Now





UP CLOSE: GREEN PRODUCTS – March 2010
Environmentally Friendly Products Have Sales Reps Seeing Green
Selling green programs to new and existing customers is no longer an uphill battle




UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – February 2010
Floor Stripper Chemistry Continues To Evolve
Environmentally friendly advancements to floor care chemicals have made them more appealing to customers

COVER STORY – February 2010
Walmart: Save Money, Build Better
Walmart sets new precedent for facility green standards



FROM THE EDITOR – January 2010
The Next Trend Of The Decade




UP CLOSE: CARPET CARE – January 2010
Examining Green Carpet Care Chemicals
Today's third-party certifiers put chemicals through stringent testing in order to gain green certification

COVER STORY – November 2009
The Right 'Stuff'
Are jan/san distributors meeting end user needs? How you match up


COVER STORY – November 2009
Polling Green
Four out of five BSCs now use green cleaning products, according to a Contracting Profits survey

FEATURES – November 2009
Designing A Greener Disinfectant
As the EPA launches pilots to green disinfectants and sanitizers, organizations can begin greening disinfectant use today

FEATURES – November 2009
Finishes & Strippers: Evolution Of Floor Care Chemicals
Advancements make green floor finishes and strippers more appealing to end users

COVER STORY – October 2009
Green Update


FROM THE EDITOR – October 2009
Overwhelmed By Green?


GREEN NEWS – October 2009
Productivity Increases In Green Buildings



ASHKIN ON GREEN – September 2009
Selecting Disinfectants For A Green Cleaning Program


COVER STORY – September 2009
Green Training: Extra Credit
State-Mandated Green Standards Send Cleaning Crews Back To School

UP CLOSE: MICROFIBER – September 2009
Easily Green
Microfiber has become a component of green programs, despite the product category not being certified by a third party

GREEN NEWS – September 2009
Hawaii Requires Green Cleaning In Schools


ASHKIN ON GREEN – August 2009
Green Vacuuming Not Just About The Carpet



UP CLOSE: ICE MELT – July 2009
Ice Melt: Remember ‘Mother Earth’ When Fighting ‘Mother Nature’
Environmentally friendly ice melt is available, but distributors need to avoid greenwashing




ASHKIN ON GREEN – July 2009
Guide To Selecting Green Chemicals








COVER STORY – June 2009
2009 Housekeeping Solutions Reader Survey
What a difference a year makes. In-house managers reflect on the shift in industry-wide spending, purchasing and green and management decision-making

FEATURE – June 2009
A Bright Idea: Green Cleaning
Environmentally preferable cleaning is no longer an option, but a necessity

EDITORIAL – June 2009
Edging Out The Competition







REGARDING... – May 2009
Cleaning Receives Mixed Messages





COVER STORY – April 2009
Green Goes Platinum
How Chicago's FBI building became the first LEED-EB: O&M Platinum-certified facility

COVER STORY – April 2009
Campaigning For Green
More and more states are proposing green cleaning legislation aimed at schools. A look at how civic-minded distributors are leading the charge

FROM THE EDITOR – April 2009
Drive Green Initiatives




UP CLOSE: CLEANERS & DISINFECTANTS – March 2009
Green: The Only Option?
Green cleaners have their place in a cleaning program, but end users must be aware of their limitations


ASHKINONGREEN – March 2009
Green Soap And Hand Sanitizer Options


FEATURE – February 2009
Green Regulations: Thou Shalt Not...
...disregard green cleaning mandates. Abiding by the law is made easier through education and training

IN THE NEWS – February 2009
CRI Withdraws Support For GS-37



NEWSBRIEFS – February 2009
CRI Withdraws Support For GS-37


EDITORIAL – January 2009
Be A Consultant To Customers In 2009


NEWSBRIEFS – January 2009
LEED 2009 To Reduce Cleaning Credits


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Customers Demand Green; BSCs Supply It


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Green Cleaning Helps Improve IAQ



FROM THE EDITOR – December 2008
Does Green Take A Back Seat To Science In '09?



COVER STORY – November 2008
Win School Contracts



UP CLOSE – October 2008
Carpet Care: Breaking Down Carpet Chemicals
Distributors must help end users wade through the plethora of available products

ASHKINONGREEN – October 2008
APPA Custodial Effectiveness Audit Included In LEED
The value for contractors is that LEED-EBOM provides two potential points based on performance





ASHKINONGREEN – September 2008
Avoiding Greenwashing
Being branded a ‘greenwasher’ not only affects credibility, but it could lead to legal action

FEATURE – September 2008
Clean For Health: Achieving Green and Clean
New technologies strike the right balance between environmentally friendly and germ-free





COVER STORY – August 2008
Gone Green
Distributors are 'talking the talk' when it comes to selling green products, but are they really 'walking the walk?'

FROM THE EDITOR – August 2008
Sustainable Success


UP CLOSE – August 2008
Oxy, Citrus, Soy: Products Continue To Evolve
New ingredients, greener outlook and greater efficacy help fuel demand




ASHKINONGREEN – August 2008
Green: Find It At ISSA/INTERCLEAN
At ISSA/INTERCLEAN, anticipate lots of exhibitors with green products and training programs


FEATURE – August 2008
LEED Facilities: Going For The Gold, And Even Platinum
LEED takes 'going green' to a new level

MARKET BY MARKET: RETAIL – August 2008
Green: One Step Ahead Of Uncle Sam
Retailers embrace green initiatives, despite the lack of regulations









UP CLOSE – July 2008
Matting: Leaving Dirt At The Door
High performance matting systems play a key role in reducing cleaning costs

EDITORIAL – July 2008
Midwest's Green Reputation Growing


ASHKINONGREEN – July 2008
Cradle To Grave Vs. Cradle To Cradle
While cradle to cradle is just emerging in the cleaning industry, it is the next step in green cleaning



ASHKINONGREEN – June 2008
Green Terminology: Educate Yourself
Organizations can't solely focus on profits, but must also consider impacts on people and the planet

MARKET BY MARKET: GOVERNMENT – June 2008
Assessing The Overall Green Mission
Stretching beyond cleaning to identify green initiatives that benefit state and federal governments

NEWS – June 2008
Industry News


FEATURE – June 2008
Wholesalers: Understanding And Selling Green
Wholesalers help take the guesswork out of sustainable product lines

UP CLOSE – June 2008
Green: Greenwashing A Growing Problem For End Users
Help customers make sense of the crowded green-cleaning market








ASHKINONGREEN – May 2008
Green Growing During A Recession
Green cleaning can be a point of differentiation and add value during hard economic times

OPERATIONSLOG: LEED AND GREEN – May 2008
New LEED Specifications Take Green Cleaning To The Next Level
Green cleaning is really cleaning for health and safety, then the environment, and most people focus entirely on the products








NEWSWORTHY – April 2008
Agencies Ask For Green Cleaning Help


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION – April 2008
CEOs on Sustainability
Industry suppliers share their views on green products and processes

ASHKINONGREEN – April 2008
The Greening Of Consumer Products
This year, three retail ‘giants’ launched green cleaning products. The rest won’t be far behind

OPERATIONSLOG: SOAP, TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2008
The Attributes Of A Complete Green Restroom
Truly green restrooms are those where users leave and have used the least amount of product in the most hygienic way

FEATURE – April 2008
IAQ: Greening Your Cleaning
Environmentally friendly products and practices offer a breath of fresh air for housekeeping managers

NEWS – April 2008
Industry News









MARKET PULSE – March 2008
Disinfectants: Finding A Green Alternative
Disinfection plays a significant role in most facilities' cleaning regimes. But because disinfectants can't be certified green, distributors are helping end users find healthy alternatives


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – March 2008
Gary Walker, Magic Touch Cleaning
Giving Customers The Royal Green Treatment

OPERATIONSLOG: FLOOR CARE – March 2008
Floor Stripper Chemistry And Odor Continue To Improve






FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – February 2008
ISSA Backs Cleaning Act


NEWSBRIEFS – February 2008
USGBC's LEED-EB Undergoes Changes


ASHKINONGREEN – February 2008
MRSA: Is Green Cleaning Effective?
For green cleaning, use a traditional disinfectant against MRSA, but limit its use to only high-risk areas

FEATURE – February 2008
Green Labeling
Third-party organizations are expanding certification programs to help in-house cleaning managers achieve sustainable goals

NEWS – February 2008
Industry Buzz















NEWSWORTHY – January 2008
Organizations Take Green To Next Level


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Green Cleaning In Educational Facilities


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Autoscrubber Advancements


ASHKINONGREEN – January 2008
Green Cleaning In The New Year
For those who have already begun a green journey, 2008 should be a time to begin the next steps

OPERATIONSLOG: GREEN EQUIPMENT – January 2008
Green Equipment Gives Cleaning Programs A Boost
If you don’t have a vacuum that’s sealed up and has proper filtration, all it’s going to do is blow dust all over the place

– 12/19/2007
Green Schools Caucus





FEATURE – December 2007
2008 Customer Forecast
In-house service providers and building service contractors' challenges and expectations for the new year

MARKET PULSE – December 2007
Floor-care Chemicals For The Busiest Of Areas
Floors in high-traffic facilities receive constant wear and tear. Choosing the right products — including green chemicals — will go a long way in maintaining a clean appearance








GS-42 CHECKLIST – November 2007
Green Seal Certification Checklist
A helpful checklist for BSCs seeking Green Seal certification for their green cleaning programs

ASHKINONGREEN – November 2007
Going Green: A Step-By-Step Approach
Don’t waste your time reinventing the wheel. Instead, concentrate on implementing your green program






ASHKINONGREEN – October 2007
Green Cleaning In Commercial Facilities
Don’t just switch to a green product or two — make sure your cleaning procedures protect occupant health















MARKET BY MARKET: RETAIL – September 2007
Retailers Focus Their Attention on Sustainability Issues
Large retailers throughout the United States are answering consumer demands for greener initiatives

NEWS – September 2007
Industry Buzz


ASHKINONGREEN – September 2007
Go Green At ISSA/INTERCLEAN®
Look for exhibitors that will help you differentiate your green company from others in the market

COVER STORY – September 2007
Seed Of Change
Eco-friendly operations taking root in jan/san manufacturing

EDITOR'S NOTE – September 2007
Green Starts At The Roots










MARKET PULSE: WASHROOM CARE – August 2007
Eco-Responsible Paper Products Gain Momentum
As a disposable product, paper isn't typically regarded as green. However, strides are being made by the industry's manufacturers to reuse materials and reduce waste

FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – August 2007
Award To Recognize Green Schools


ASHKINONGREEN – August 2007
The Geography Of Green Cleaning
If you act quickly, you can take advantage of a state’s slower pace and make a name for yourself as a green trailblazer

FEATURE – August 2007
Cleaning for Health
Preventing cross-contamination starts with the right products and proper training

CLEANING OPERATIONNS: VACUUMS – August 2007
Vacuum: Lean, Green, Quiet Machines
New technology and design make vacuuming easier than ever












GREEN CLEANING – July 2007
LEED Continues To Open Doors For BSCs
Keeping current with new LEED certifications can prove advantageous



– 6/26/2007
Green Roofs Become Trend








FEATURE – June 2007
Turning Clean Into Green
Outlining the return on investment when "greening" cleaning products and procedures

MARKET BY MARKET: GOVERNMENT – June 2007
State Facilities Focus On Green
Sustainable initiatives rank high on lawmakers' lists, but implementing these programs can be a challenge


NEWS – June 2007
Industry Buzz


FEATURE – June 2007
Red, White And Green
Interest in green cleaning continues to grow. In many cases, the government is leading the way

ASHKINONGREEN – June 2007
Green Cleaning: Overcoming Early Challenges
Moving your company toward green cleaning can be daunting, but the rewards are significant













NEWSWORTHY – May 2007
Community Commits To Green Cleaning


COVER STORY – May 2007
CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS
A CP survey finds out what facility managers want from their BSCs

GREEN CLEANING – May 2007
Examining Green Certification Updates
Lead third-party organizations are offering more ways than ever for BSCs to be environmentally friendly

ASHKINONGREEN – May 2007
Proving The Value And Effectiveness Of Green
By just using toilet paper with recycled content, we can save up to 25 million trees a year











FEATURE – April 2007
The Green Continuum
As the momentum towards green cleaning grows, cleaning managers find alternative ways to implement environmentally friendly cleaning practices

NEWS – April 2007
Industry Buzz


FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – April 2007
Linking The Green Community


HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – April 2007
Schools Ripe For Green Cleaning
The time is now for BSCs to win green cleaning contracts in schools

ASHKINONGREEN – April 2007
Earth Day Gives BSCs A Chance To Tout Green
Use Earth Day as a hook to tell building occupants, “We care. We are making a difference”

OPERATIONSLOG: OXYGEN CLEANERS – April 2007
Oxygen Cleaners Are Winning Over BSCs
The multi-purpose nature of an oxygen cleaner allows it to take the place of several more specialized chemicals






FEATURE – March 2007
Matching Green With The Marketplace
A green cleaning program that includes disinfectants is possible. How to work with your customers to determine and meet their needs and expectations


ASHKINONGREEN – March 2007
Does ‘Green’ Mean Cleaning For Health?
Typically, cleaning is seen as a commodity because customers think all cleaning is the same


















COVER STORY – February 2007
Faster, Cleaner, Cheaper, Greener
(Even) Higher Expectations From Upper Management

CLEANING OPERATIONS: FLOOR CARE – February 2007
Floor-Care Chemicals Go Green
More and more manufacturers are unveiling environmentally-preferable stripping options

MARKET BY MARKET: EDUCATION – February 2007
Healthy Cleaning Goes to the Head of the Class



NEWS – February 2007
Industry Buzz


– February 2007
LEED And Porter Industries: Setting the Standard
Porter Industries challenges the cleaning marketplace by earning LEED-EB certification

ASHKINONGREEN – February 2007
What Makes A Disinfectant Green?
Even though disinfectants don’t have green standards, they are still a part of green cleaning programs




– 1/26/2007
Green Heads to Sin City



– 1/22/2007
USGBC CEO Talks Green










NEWSBRIEFS – January 2007
LEED Expands On East Coast


ASHKINONGREEN – January 2007
Looking Back At Green In 2006
In 2006, New York became the first state to pass green legislation. Expect others to follow


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDES – January 2007
FLOOR CARE
Using Green Floor-Care Chemicals













COVER STORY – December 2006
Green Certification
Helping distributors see the forest for the trees

EDITOR’S NOTE – December 2006
Jan/San Education Is A Two-Way Street


MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – December 2006
Combating Wear And Tear Essential To Floor Finishes
Manufacturers are developing floor finishes that meet new green ideals and safety standards. However, the focus remains on durability as well as proper training









NEWS – November 2006
Industry Buzz



GREENGUIDE – November 2006
Green-Dusting Methods Mean Better IAQ
Removing contaminants at entryways cuts subsequent dusting and vacuuming in half


FEATURE – November 2006
Green Cleaning: Taking The LEED
How three organizations moved beyond rhetoric and ‘walked the walk’ on the path to green certification















EDITORIAL – October 2006
How Green Are We?




ASHKINONGREEN – October 2006
Stay Up To Date On Green Requirements
As green-building initiatives grow, it will fuel the demand for green cleaning by your customers









NEWSWORTHY – September 2006
Greenstar: A New Certification Player


COVER STORY – September 2006
Green Cleaning: Leafing Through the Green
The ABCs of defining green practices with confidence and clarity


HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – September 2006
Green Cleaning 101
BSCs go back to school as New York classrooms switch to green clean

GREENGUIDE – September 2006
Selecting A Greener Disinfectant
Each year, six out of every 100 janitors experience lost-time chemical-related injuries

OPERATIONSLOG: HAND TOOLS – September 2006
Applying Green Attributes To Mops, Cloths And Sponges
Microfiber products are easily identifiable as green: They reduce chemical usage and improve indoor air quality










CLEANING FOR HEALTH – August 2006
Cleaning for Health: Healthy Alternative to Clean
From products to practices: The art of cleaning with a serious eye on building occupant health

NEWS – August 2006
Industry Buzz


NEWSBRIEFS – August 2006
Green Cleaning in New York And Vermont


ASHKINONGREEN – August 2006
Looking For Green Products At ISSA/INTERCLEAN








HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – July 2006
LEED: A New Look
Contractors share their evolving experiences with green-building certification

GREENGUIDE – July 2006
Health Care Green Cleaning: Healthy Cleaning For Healthy Patients
Hospitals and contractors are finding that good old water can work a lot better than chemicals















– June 2006
Industry Buzz


GREEN – June 2006
Green Cleaning's Roots
Green is huge, this we know. A look at green milestones and noteworthy events helps explain how we got here

See this month's Green Product Directory of Web sites



GREEN – June 2006
Green Product Directory
The following list of companies have a product or products with “Green Seal” certification, the Carpet and Rug Institute’s “Green Label” approval and/or the Environmental Choice Program’s “EcoLogo.” These company names were gathered directly from the certifying organizations’ Web sites on May 17. Any updates to the sites after May 17 will not be reflected in this listing. If no Web site address is listed, there either was not one provided on the certifier’s Web site, or the company’s Web site could not be conclusively determined.

See this month's feature article Green Roots


ASHKINONGREEN – June 2006
Green Distributors? Five Questions To Ask
More janitorial-supply distributors are making it easy for contractors to be green

GREENGUIDE – May 2006
Green Carpet Care
It's often assumed that because carpets hide soil, the soil isn't there

FEATURE – April 2006
Green Cleaning: “Green’s” Momentum
Are we in the midst of a ‘sea change’ regarding green product acceptance and innovation?

FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – March 2006
ISSA Releases Green Cleaning Guide


ASHKINONGREEN – March 2006
It's Earth Day: Make It Matter
BSCs can use Earth Day to demonstrate they can offer something different

OPERATIONSLOG – March 2006
FLOOR CARE
Floor Finishes and Strippers Are Entering The Green Arena

The reality is that people won’t use what doesn’t work. Green products have evolved to where they now perform well

GREENGUIDE – February 2006
Schools Clean Green, And BSCs Profit


FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – January 2006
Ashkin To Help Mexico Achieve Green Goals



ASHKINONGREEN – January 2006
The Year In Green Cleaning: 2005
2005 was an incredible year for green cleaning, and going into 2006, it will continue to grow

INDUSTRY BUZZ: BENCHMARKS – November 2005
News


COVER STORY – November 2005
Green Cleaning: In Good Company
Suddenly, housekeeping has the ear of executives bent on 'greening' their facilities

GREENGUIDE – November 2005
Green Seal's Cleaning Service Standard: Making A Move Toward Certification
Taking a closer look at Green Seal's Cleaning Service Standard

GREENGUIDE – September 2005
Green Cleaning: A Vacuum Is A Vacuum - Right?


INDUSTRY BUZZ: BENCHMARKS – September 2005
news



GREEN GUIDE – August 2005
Green Cleaning: Make That Connection


MARKETING – July 2005
Finding The "LEED"-ers
BSCs are ready to offer services for LEED certification, but who's interested?

GREEN GUIDE – July 2005
Steam Vapor Cleaning: It's Just Water!
The fact that you can achieve sanitation from tap water frees you from chemical-safety concers

EDITOR'S NOTE – June 2005
editors note


FACILITY ISSUES: MANAGEMENT EDGE – June 2005
Management: The Guests’ Bill of Rights
Would you pledge to provide customers a cleaner and healthier environment?

GREEN GUIDE – June 2005
Validate And Increase Your Green Appeal


– May 2005
Green Seal, OS(1) Certification: Guaranteed Green
A look at two new BSC certification programs - the impact on business and credibility


CLEANING OPERATIONS: GREEN CLEANING – April 2005
Green Cleaning:
Housekeepers Continue to Embrace Philosophy

A look at how far green cleaning has come and where it’s going


FACILITY ISSUES: MANAGEMENT EDGE – February 2005
Management: Rethinking Green
Consider ‘greener’ processes and practices in addition to products

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – February 2005
Green Cleaning Certification: Gone Green? Got Evidence?
Manufacturers are putting their money where their mouth is and proving their green-cleaning worth




EDITORIAL – January 2005
2005: The Year Green Comes Of Age?


ASHKIN ON GREEN – November 2004
Uncover The "Green" Needs, Supply Expertise


ASHKIN ON GREEN – September 2004
Join The Green Cleaning Party


GREEN HOTELS – July 2004
Hospitality: Green Cleaning Checks In
Hospitality facilities turn to products and practices that are safer and healthier for guests and the environment

OPERATIONS LOG – July 2004
Green Customers' Wish Lists
Green Cleaning

ASHKIN ON GREEN – July 2004
Green Cleaning: Shared Responsiblity


GREEN PRODUCTS & TECHNIQUES – June 2004
Customers and Green: Growing Demand
Coming to a customer near you: A need for green training and know-how. Are you wondering what to do now? Get with the program


COVER STORY – March 2004
Green’s Growing Reach
The quest for facility sustainability, and its impact on jan/san distribution

MEDICAL FACILITIES – March 2004
Healthcare: A Closer Look at Waste Management
How health-care organizations can protect the environment — and their budgets — by watching what goes into the waste stream

ASHKIN ON GREEN – February 2004
A Green Cleaning Primer


CLEANING OPERATIONS: GREEN CLEANING – January 2004
Green Cleaning: Turning a new leaf when it comes to green products?
Be persistent

Switching to green products is an ongoing process with a number of options ... and steps