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


- cp - June 2017
Green Seal, EPA’s Safer Choice, Help Improve Trust In Green


UPON CLOSER INSPECTION - hs - June 2017
Inspection Programs That Focus On Cleanliness


UPON CLOSER INSPECTION - hs - June 2017
Defining Cleaning Standards


UPON CLOSER INSPECTION - hs - June 2017
Protocol For Cleaning Facilities


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


- news - 5/5/2017
Green Cleaning Award Winners Named


- news - 5/4/2017
Tips To Choosing The Best Green Cleaning Products


- news - 5/2/2017
Report Focuses On Student Health And Wellness


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

- news - 4/25/2017
Cleaning Contractor Pays Employees To Be Green


- news - 4/25/2017
Connecticut Schools Promote Healthy Air Quality


THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING - hs - April 2017
Perfecting Cleaning For Health


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


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


- news - 4/4/2017
Updated Sustainability How-to Guide Is Now Available


- news - 4/4/2017
Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Registration Open


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

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

- sm - November 2016
Selling And Promoting Green Cleaning Supplies


- cp - September 2016
Sanitize And Disinfect With Engineered Water


THE GREEN DEFENDER - sm - September 2016
How Charles Moody Came To Believe In Green Cleaning Products


- sm - September 2016
Solutex Embraces EPA’s Safer Choice Program


- sm - September 2016
Living Green Outside Of Jan/san


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


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


- cp - June 2016
Why Janitors Support Sustainability Programs


LEADING A MOVEMENT - hs - June 2016
Implementing A Green Cleaning Program


LEADING A MOVEMENT - hs - June 2016
Promoting Healthy Cleaning Practices


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


- cp - November 2015
Green Restroom Products Can Save Money, Environment


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


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


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


- cp - November 2015
Caring For Floors With Sustainable Equipment


STUDYING GREEN - sm - November 2015
Five Challenges To Green Cleaning In Schools


- sm - November 2015
Implementing And Improving Green Cleaning Programs For Schools


WORKING WITH WATER - hs - November 2015
Fitting Engineered Water Into Cleaning Programs


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


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


FLOOR PADS ARE GOING GREEN - sm - October 2015
Floor Pads Join The Ranks Of Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products


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


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING - hs - October 2015
Green Cleaning Supports University Goals


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


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING - hs - October 2015
Greening Pest Control Processes


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


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


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


- sm - August 2015
Handling Orders For Calcium-based And Green Ice Melt


- news - 7/8/2015
USGBC Announces New Alignment with CALGreen For LEED Projects


THE DIRT ON SOAP - hs - June 2015
Where Soaps Fall Into Green And Sustainable Programs


- sm - May 2015
Green Soap Reduces Irritation, Environmental Impact


FANS OF GREEN - sm - November 2014
Breaking Into The Sports Venue Market With Green Cleaning


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


SUSTAINABLE SUDS - sm - October 2014
LEED v4 Requires Green Laundry Programs


- sm - October 2014
Green Seal, EcoLogo Introduce New Laundry Standards


- sm - October 2014
Green Certified Laundry From Start To Finish


- sm - October 2014
Distributors Can Help Clients' Laundry Programs Go Green


BRIGHT IDEAS - cp - October 2014
Save Energy to Save Money


- cp - October 2014
Use Energy-Efficient Equipment


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


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


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


- sm - October 2014
Green Mats Are Made Of Recycled Materials


- sm - October 2014
Entryway Mats In Green Cleaning Programs


- sm - October 2014
Cleaning Mats Per LEED Guidelines


GETTING EVEN GREENER - sm - September 2014
Recycled Paper Towels Are The Mainstream


- sm - September 2014
Best Markets For Green Paper Towels


- sm - September 2014
UL Environment Updates ECOLOGO Towel Certifications


- news - 9/3/2014
USGBC and American Chemistry Council Advance LEED


- news - 8/28/2014
Research Addresses Cost Of Being Sustainable


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


- cp - August 2014
Starting A Green Cleaning Program


- cp - August 2014
What Is The Next Trend In Green Cleaning Supplies?


- cp - August 2014
FTC Green Guides Impact Cleaning Product Certifications


- news - 8/26/2014
Green Building Tool Coordination and Development Gets Streamlined


2014 READER SURVEY - hs - June 2014
Facility Cleaning Decisions 2014 Reader Survey


2014 READER SURVEY - hs - June 2014
Survey: Green And Sustainable Trends - Member Content


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


SUSTAINABLE COURSE - hs - February 2014
Introducing Zero Waste To Campus Sustainable Programs


SUSTAINABLE COURSE - hs - February 2014
Implementing Zero Waste Programs At High-Traffic Facilities


SUSTAINABLE COURSE - hs - February 2014
Necessary Changes Associated With Practicing Zero Waste


SUSTAINABLE COURSE - hs - February 2014
Prioritizing Green Building And Maintenance Initiatives


SUSTAINABLE COURSE - hs - February 2014
Breakdown Of ASU's Sustainable Advancements


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
LEED Gets A Makeover


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
Green Cleaning Loses LEED EBOM Credit


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


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


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 - cp - November 2013
Additional LEED EBOM v4 Updates


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


THE POWER OF WATER - hs - October 2013
Understanding Enhanced Water Technologies


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


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


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


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT - cp - August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids


- cp - August 2013
Quantify Sustainability Solutions


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT - sm - August 2013
EPA Only Third-Party To Offer Green Ice Melt Certification


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT - sm - August 2013
Selling Points: Green Ice Melt Is Better For The Environment — And Effective, too


- news - 7/25/2013
EPA Expands List of Safer Chemical Ingredients


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


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


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


- news - 7/3/2013
USGBC’s LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall


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


GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS - hs - June 2013
Training Tips For Floor Equipment


- news - 6/25/2013
Five Easy Tips for Facilities to Become LEED-Certified


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


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

2013 READER SURVEY - hs - June 2013
Trends In Green and Sustainability


BLOWN AWAY - hs - June 2013
Hand Dryers Offer Green Benefits


- news - 6/12/2013
Experts Answer Questions Regarding GS-51 Standard


- news - 6/11/2013
Green Purchases And Spending Are Increasing, Say Studies


- news - 6/10/2013
USGBC to Offer Free LEED Certification in Select Markets


- news - 5/21/2013
Testing Your Green Cleaning Knowledge


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


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


THE NEW BOOK ON GREEN - hs - April 2013
Distributor Support Green Training


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


- news - 5/13/2013
NC House Bill Could End LEED Certifications for State Government Buildings


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


- news - 5/6/2013
Green Building Advisory Committee Recommends LEED for All GSA Buildings


- news - 5/1/2013
Diversey BSC Sales Team Earn ISSA CIMS Certified Expert Status


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


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


ON THE MONEY - sm - April 2013
Dilution Control Supports Green Initiatives


SHOWERED IN SAVINGS - hs - April 2013
Shower Amenities Result In Big Savings


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


- news - 4/22/2013
Earth Day: A Reason To Celebrate


- news - 4/15/2013
Status of the USDA BioPreferred Program


- news - 4/9/2013
USGBC Adds Green Building Finance Expert


- news - 4/8/2013
Seven Tips for Making Facilities More Sustainable


- news - 4/5/2013
Federal Team Turns in 'Hospital Sustainability Plan'


- news - 4/3/2013
EPA to Revise Design for Environment Program


- news - 3/28/2013
How to Tell if a Hotel Is Going Green


- news - 3/26/2013
Why Green Seal's GS-51 Laundry Standard Will Benefit Several Industries


- news - 3/22/2013
Life Cycle Study Shows Reusable Textiles’ Green Edge over Disposables


- news - 3/8/2013
Cascades Tissue Plant Expansion Receives LEED Gold Certification


- news - 3/6/2013
Cleaning Jobs Linked to Asthma Risk


- news - 3/5/2013
Novozymes Receives EcoLogo Certification


- news - 2/27/2013
Clarification on LEED-EBOM Version 4 and Entry Matting


- hs - February 2013
Cleaning Trends Expected In 2013


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

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

- news - 2/18/2013
GreenBlue Names Katherine O’Dea Director of Innovation


- news - 2/8/2013
Six Tips for Improved IAQ and Green and Healthy Schools


- news - 2/6/2013
Studies Indicate Green Operations Remain Strong Despite Economy


- news - 1/25/2013
Green Seal Releases New Standard for Sustainable Industrial and Institutional Laundry Products


- news - 1/24/2013
Ashkin Sees 2013 as “Tipping Point” Year for Sustainability and the Cleaning Industry


- news - 1/23/2013
Jerry Yudelson Joins HFI and HHI Advisory Boards


- news - 1/21/2013
Self Assessment Of Your Green Certification IQ


- news - 1/3/2013
Green Seal Releases Green and Sustainable Resolutions for 2013


- news - 12/21/2012
Six Ways To Improve Sustainability And Efficiency In 2013


- news - 12/14/2012
Standard for High Performance Green Health Care Facilities Open for Public Review


- news - 12/12/2012
Proposed Green Building Standard Improves Water Efficiency


- news - 12/7/2012
University Cleaning Unit Earns Green Seal Certification


- hs - 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

- news - 12/6/2012
Green Seal Hires AlturaSolutions Communications


- hs - 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

- hs - 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

- cp - 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

- hs - 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

- hs - 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

- hs - 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

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

- news - 11/27/2012
Bid To Delay Green Chemistry Law Dropped By Government Officials


- news - 11/21/2012
Ten Tips for Green Carpet Care


- news - 11/20/2012
Green Clean Institute Announces Certified Green Clean School Program in Missouri


- news - 11/19/2012
USGBC Launches Green Building Information Gateway


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

- news - 11/16/2012
USGBC Announces Grant to Promote IEQ and Human Health


- news - 11/15/2012
University of Maryland, College Park Earns GS-42 Certification


- news - 11/8/2012
Understanding Sustainability


- sm - 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

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

- news - 10/25/2012
USGBC Announces LEED Fellow Class of 2012


- news - 10/24/2012
FTC Releases New Green Guides Revision


- news - 10/23/2012
Fourth Edition of the Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools Now Available


- news - 10/4/2012
Fifth Public Comment Period Now Open for USGBC's LEED v4


- news - 10/3/2012
PortionPac First To Earn Green Seal Specialty Cleaner Certification


- news - 10/2/2012
Federal Trade Commission Issues Revised "Green Guides"


- news - 9/26/2012
Eighty Percent of Real Estate Managers and Investors Have Sustainability Strategies


- news - 9/24/2012
Music Group Train To Headline Greenbuild


- news - 9/21/2012
Green Building Councils Celebrate World Green Building Week


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

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

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

- hs - 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

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

- news - 7/17/2012
Cleaning Industry Is Urged To Sign LEED Letter Of Support


- news - 7/6/2012
Top Ten Ways to Make Your Summer Vacation More Sustainable


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

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE - cp - 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

- news - 6/11/2012
Top Ten Cities with the Most Frequent Cases of Asthma


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

- news - 6/1/2012
Chicago's Soldier Field Named First Green NFL Stadium


- news - 5/29/2012
Maryland’s Howard County Is First Public School System To Achieve GS-42


- news - 5/24/2012
Green Clean Institute Earns Praise from Members


- news - 5/14/2012
Free Sustainability Training Available


- news - 5/1/2012
LEED 2012 Opens 4th Round of Public Comments


- news - 4/30/2012
University of Pennsylvania Wins Top Honors in EPA's Green Power Challenge


- hs - April 2012
How Carpet Soil Greens Carpet Care


- news - 4/25/2012
HFI and Green Ribbon Schools Announce Educational Partnership


- news - 4/24/2012
Princeton Review Partners with USGBC to Release "Guide to 322 Green Colleges"


- news - 4/23/2012
EPA, Arizona State Partner to Engage Students in Green


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

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

- news - 4/11/2012
Professionals Unite to Green Healthcare


- sm - 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

- news - 3/19/2012
Last Chance To Comment On LEED 2012


- news - 3/16/2012
Universities Compete in Green Competition


- news - 3/13/2012
NYC Proposes Green Plans For City Buildings


- news - 3/7/2012
USGBC and the University of Michigan Release Report Showing How Sustainability in Buildings Advances Resiliency


- news - 2/15/2012
Public Comment Period for LEED Updates Scheduled


- news - 2/1/2012
Kentucky Passes School Green Cleaning Bill


- news - 1/30/2012
Brown Paper Promotes Green Programs


- sm - January 2012
Selling The Green Philosophy


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

- news - 1/24/2012
VT Schools Applaud Green Cleaning Bill


- news - 1/18/2012
Vermont Legislature Passes Green Cleaning Bill


- news - 1/12/2012
Free Virtual Conference & Expo Scheduled


- news - 1/9/2012
Chain Hotels Take Green Lead in Hospitality Industry


- news - 12/19/2011
Target Field Earns LEED Silver Certification


- news - 12/13/2011
Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Releases "Best of Green Schools 2011" List


- cp - November 2011
Challenges To Using Only Green-Certified Products


- cp - November 2011
More BSCs Are Using Green-Certified Products


- sm - November 2011
Green Takes Back Seat To Business Survival


- news - 11/3/2011
Report: Need for Information on Impact of Staff Health, Environment and Cleanliness in Hospitals


- sm - 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

- news - 10/26/2011
Survey: Gauging Knowledge On Disinfection


- sm - 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

- news - 10/11/2011
GreenBlue Names Director of Newly Expanded Chemicals Program


YOUR TWO CENTS - cp - September 2011
How Can Good Relationships With Competitors Help You Succeed?


- news - 10/7/2011
Poll: Most Americans Support Federal Investment in 'Green' Schools


- cp - 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

- news - 9/27/2011
Partnership Highlights Facility Role in Green Economy


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

ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - August 2011
Green Cleaning Award For Schools Distinguishes BSCs


- news - 8/31/2011
National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 Addresses Efficient Buildings


- news - 8/30/2011
Facility Managers Comment On Green Cleaning Chemicals


- news - 8/22/2011
States Powering New, Innovative Green Building Policy


- news - 8/19/2011
NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman and Political Commentator Cokie Roberts to Speak at Greenbuild


- news - 8/15/2011
Green Seal Introduces Standard For Specialty Cleaning Products


- news - 8/10/2011
Ashkin Sees BSC's Becoming Green Cleaning Guides


- news - 7/27/2011
Green Seal Expands Certification for Most Cleaning Products


MARKET PROFILE: EDUCATION - cp - 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

- news - 7/21/2011
University Expands LEED Certification Portfolio


- news - 7/20/2011
School Upgrades Expected to be Greenest in County


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


- news - 7/7/2011
All-Star Game Continues Green Initiatives


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

MANUFACTURER FORUM - cp - June 2011
Defining Common Green Paper Terminology


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

- sm - June 2011
If You Don't Clean, Is It Considered Green?


- news - 6/22/2011
GreenBlue Unveils New Brand Identity and Website


- news - 6/22/2011
Knollwood Becomes First Retirement Community To Earn Green Seal


- hs - 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

- news - 6/20/2011
LEED Pilot Credit Library Continues to Grow


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

- news - 6/16/2011
Survey: Growing Acceptance of Green and Bio-Based


- news - 6/15/2011
San Francisco Schools Consider Green Cleaning Program Expansion


- news - 6/13/2011
Greening Schools for the Next Generation


- news - 6/9/2011
Distributor Survey Investigates Green Cleaning Issues


- news - 6/7/2011
Cleaning Green in Restaurants


- cp - May 2011
Day Cleaning: Facility Managers Weigh In


EDITORIAL - cp - May 2011
Green Cleaning Programs Tailored For Healthcare Facilities


ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - April 2011
Contractors' Role In Earth Day


- news - 5/6/2011
Asthma In Kids Jumped Significantly


UP CLOSE: TOWEL & TISSUE - sm - 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 - cp - April 2011
Green Vs. Green-Certified Chemicals


EDITORIAL - cp - April 2011
Green's Accelerated Acceptance


ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - March 2011
Earth Day: Three Steps To An Effective Customer Event


- news - 3/10/2011
Study: Continued Growth for Green and Sustainability


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

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

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

GREEN NEWS - sm - January 2011
EcoLogo and ISSA Develop Green Product Purchasing Tool


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

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


- news - 12/15/2010
Study Finds Americans Overwhelmed By Green Product Certifications


GREEN NEWS - sm - November 2010
FTC Proposes Revisions To Green Marketing Guidelines


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


NEWS TICKER - cp - November 2010
Green Guideline Revisions Proposed By FTC


EDITORIAL - cp - November 2010
Pay Attention To LEED Changes


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - November 2010
Changes Coming To LEED


AROUND THE INDUSTRY - sm - October 2010
Green Buildings Improve Occupant Health


GREEN NEWS - sm - October 2010
New Guidelines For School Cleaning


UP CLOSE: HAND DRYERS - sm - 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 - hs - October 2010
Floor Chemicals: Shifting Towards Green
Successfully transitioning to a green floor care program requires education, training and due diligence

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

UP CLOSE: AEROSOLS AND WIPES - sm - 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 - sm - September 2010
Don't Let Customers Pass You By


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

UP CLOSE: TOWEL & TISSUE - sm - 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 - hs - August 2010
A Sustainable Approach To Green
Addressing Today's Cleaning Needs — Without Compromising Future Resources

GREEN NEWS - sm - June 2010
Iowa Passes Green Cleaning Legislation


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

IN THE NEWS - sm - June 2010
CleaningGreen Virtual Conference & Expo Celebrates Successful Debut


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - June 2010
Selecting Green Products For Which There Are No Standards


FEATURES - hs - 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

EDITORIAL - cp - June 2010
Green Legislation: Keeping Up With New Laws


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

GREEN NEWS - sm - May 2010
New Standard To Address Chemical Emissions


GREEN NEWS - sm - May 2010
Rhode Island Proposes Green Cleaning Mandates


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - May 2010
Contractors Must Fight For Effective Cleaning, Not Just Green Products


EDITOR'S NOTE - hs - April 2010
A Law Is A Law: Adhering To Green Cleaning Mandates


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - April 2010
IICRC Standard Revisions Take Green Into Account


NEWSTICKER - cp - April 2010
Northeast Green Legislation Trend Hits Rhode Island


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


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

ASHKINONGREEN - cp - March 2010
Earth Day Celebrations: Start Planning Now


DISINFECTANTS - cp - March 2010
Green Disinfectants: Certification On Horizon Through EPA Pilot Programs


GREEN NEWS - sm - March 2010
CRI Makes Change To Seal of Approval Program


IN THE NEWS - sm - March 2010
Green Cleaning Highlights Industry's First Virtual Trade Show


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

NEWSTICKER - cp - March 2010
Virtual Trade Show To Highlight Green Cleaning


NEWSTICKER - cp - February 2010
Green Cleaning Legislation Proposed In Wisconsin


IN THE NEWS - sm - February 2010
New Wisconsin Bill Proposes Green Cleaning Mandates


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

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

- news - 2/10/2010
Green: Higher Test Scores, Happy Staff And Savings


- news - 2/4/2010
Understanding the USGBC Green Campus Campaign


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - January 2010
The Next Trend Of The Decade


- news - 1/19/2010
Wis. Lawmaker Defends Green Cleaning Bill


GREEN NEWS - sm - January 2010
EPA Officially Launches Green Disinfectant Program


UP CLOSE: CARPET CARE - sm - 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 - sm - November 2009
The Right 'Stuff'
Are jan/san distributors meeting end user needs? How you match up

GREEN NEWS - sm - November 2009
New Programs Help Differentiate Between Green Products


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

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

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

COVER STORY - sm - October 2009
Green Update


FROM THE EDITOR - sm - October 2009
Overwhelmed By Green?


GREEN NEWS - sm - October 2009
Productivity Increases In Green Buildings


ISSA REPORTS - cp - October 2009
Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide


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


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

UP CLOSE: MICROFIBER - sm - 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 - sm - September 2009
Hawaii Requires Green Cleaning In Schools


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


- news - 7/29/2009
Higher Ed. Bill Contains Money for 'Green Schools'


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

GREEN NEWS - sm - July 2009
Green Seal Establishes Soaps and Shower Products Standard


- news - 7/9/2009
Green in Schools Passes In Connecticut


NEWS TICKER - cp - July 2009
Green Cleaning Laws Passed In Conn., Nev.


ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - July 2009
Guide To Selecting Green Chemicals


- news - 7/2/2009
Hawaii Governor Considering Vetoing Green Legislation


- news - 6/22/2009
Congress Urged to Support Green Schools Legislation


- news - 6/18/2009
U.S. Green Product Council Debated


ISSA REPORTS - cp - June 2009
Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide


- news - 6/12/2009
Conn. Green Bill Goes Through


- news - 6/9/2009
Standards for Soaps, Cleaners, and Shower Products


COVER STORY - hs - 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 - hs - June 2009
A Bright Idea: Green Cleaning
Environmentally preferable cleaning is no longer an option, but a necessity

EDITORIAL - cp - June 2009
Edging Out The Competition


IN THE NEWS - sm - June 2009
States Active In Green Cleaning Legislation


- news - 6/2/2009
Green Clean Schools Movement Accelerating


ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - May 2009
Go Green: Minimize Use Of Floor-Care Chemicals


- news - 5/27/2009
Three Additional States Pass Green Cleaning Bills


GREEN PRODUCTS - cp - May 2009
Green Cleaning Schools Legislation: How BSCs Are Adjusting


REGARDING... - cp - May 2009
Cleaning Receives Mixed Messages


- news - 5/15/2009
Maryland Governor Signs Green Cleaning In Schools Bill


- news - 5/11/2009
Conn. House Passes Green Cleaning In Schools Bill


GREEN NEWS - sm - May 2009
Maryland Passes Green Cleaning Legislation


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

COVER STORY - sm - 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 - sm - April 2009
Drive Green Initiatives


IN THE NEWS - sm - April 2009
More Than A Dozen States Propose Green Cleaning Bills


NEWS TICKER - cp - April 2009
Green Cleaning Bills Proposed In Many States


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

NEWSBRIEFS - cp - March 2009
BSCAI, ISSA To Co-Locate Trade Shows Starting In 2010


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - March 2009
Green Soap And Hand Sanitizer Options


FEATURE - hs - 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 - sm - February 2009
CRI Withdraws Support For GS-37


GREEN NEWS - sm - February 2009
Missouri Finalizes Green Specifications For Schools


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - February 2009
CRI Withdraws Support For GS-37


EDITORIAL - cp - January 2009
Be A Consultant To Customers In 2009


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - January 2009
LEED 2009 To Reduce Cleaning Credits


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


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


- news - 12/29/2008
Look For Green To Explode In 2009


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


GREEN NEWS - sm - December 2008
LEED 2009 Passes Ballot, Reduces Cleaning Credits


COVER STORY - cp - November 2008
Win School Contracts


- news - 10/10/2008
Survey: Facility Execs Strategize Green


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

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

- news - 9/29/2008
Hoteliers Go Green To Save The Planet


- news - 9/23/2008
Green Seal Gains ANSI Accreditation


- news - 9/23/2008
Build Green Schools From The Ground Up


- news - 9/9/2008
Final Version of GS-37 Released


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

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

- news - 8/26/2008
'Greenwashing' Of Cleaning Products Rampant


- news - 8/25/2008
Green Jobs Grow for Those With the Right Skills


- news - 8/12/2008
Survey: Cleaners Optimistic Of Green


- news - 8/5/2008
Strict Green Building Codes Become Law in San Francisco


COVER STORY - sm - 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 - sm - August 2008
Sustainable Success


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

IN THE NEWS - sm - August 2008
Green Legislation Passed In Boston, California And Missouri


EDITORIAL - cp - August 2008
Green Initiatives Up To BSCs To Implement


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - August 2008
Green Legislation Passed From Coast To Coast


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

- news - 8/1/2008
Houston’s Largest Hotel Goes Green


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

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

- news - 7/31/2008
California To Require Green Building On New Construction


- news - 7/17/2008
Boston & Oakland Latest to ‘Go Green’


- news - 7/14/2008
Missouri Now Requires Green Cleaning in Schools


- news - 7/11/2008
Proposed LEED Changes Prioritize Energy Savings


- news - 7/10/2008
Schools See Benefit To Cleaning Green


- news - 7/10/2008
Green Cleaning Requirements Vary By State


- news - 7/9/2008
Boston Law Requires Green Cleaning


- news - 7/7/2008
Campground Builds Green Restrooms


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

EDITORIAL - cp - July 2008
Midwest's Green Reputation Growing


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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

- news - 6/23/2008
North Carolina School Cleaning Going Green


- news - 6/10/2008
Report: Green Cleaning and Sustainability


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - hs - June 2008
Assessing The Overall Green Mission
Stretching beyond cleaning to identify green initiatives that benefit state and federal governments

NEWS - hs - June 2008
Industry News


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

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

- news - 5/28/2008
Open For Comment: USGBC's Proposed Improvements to LEED


- news - 5/27/2008
Despite Shaky Housing Market, Green Building Surges


- news - 5/9/2008
Laundromat Emphasizes Sustainability


- news - 5/9/2008
Illinois Schools Set to Go Green


- news - 5/8/2008
Cal. Sustainability Workshop Teaches Going Green


- news - 5/6/2008
Green Efforts Pay Off For School District


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - May 2008
Green Cleaning Initiatives Launched By Various Organizations


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - cp - 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

- news - 4/30/2008
Outlining Illinois Green Clean Schools Act


- news - 4/28/2008
Green Workplaces Of The Future Could Produce Their Own Power


- news - 4/24/2008
Green Schools Top the Agenda for U.S. Communities


- news - 4/23/2008
Green Seal Provides GS-42 Certification Checklist


- news - 4/10/2008
Palazzo Las Vegas Named Largest 'Green' Building in the World


- news - 4/9/2008
Program Promotes Greening & Cleaning America


- news - 4/3/2008
EPA Focuses on Healthy Schools in Time for Earth Day


NEWSWORTHY - sm - April 2008
Agencies Ask For Green Cleaning Help


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

ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - cp - 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 - hs - April 2008
IAQ: Greening Your Cleaning
Environmentally friendly products and practices offer a breath of fresh air for housekeeping managers

NEWS - hs - April 2008
Industry News


- news - 3/24/2008
ISSA Urges Industry to Assist in GS-37 Revisions


- news - 3/17/2008
Pittsburgh Pirates Go Green


- news - 3/14/2008
Custodians Monitor Green Cleaning Progress


- news - 3/14/2008
Green Cleaning Legislation Spreading at the State Level


- news - 3/12/2008
Illinois Finalizes Green Guidelines for Schools


- news - 3/6/2008
Green Initiatives Sweep College Universities


- news - 3/4/2008
Green Schools Healthier, Smarter?


MARKET PULSE - sm - 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

NEWSBRIEFS - cp - March 2008
Janitors Campaign For Better Wages, Improved Health Insurance


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

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


- cp - March 2008
cleantip CleanTips: A Green Culture Starts From Within


- news - 2/28/2008
Company Cleans Up By Going Green


- news - 2/26/2008
America's Top Performing Buildings Announced


- news - 2/6/2008
Deirdre Imus Helps Schools Go Green


FACE OF THE INDUSTRY - sm - February 2008
ISSA Backs Cleaning Act


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


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

NEWS - hs - February 2008
Industry Buzz


- news - 1/22/2008
Manufacturers Answer Green Demands


- news - 1/21/2008
Publication Provides Energy Efficiency Guidance for K-12 Schools


- news - 1/18/2008
New Standard Looks at Carpeting Products


- news - 1/16/2008
Green Seal Extends GS-37 Comment Period


- news - 1/15/2008
USGBC Publishes Catalog of LEED Innovation & Design Points


- news - 1/11/2008
LEED-EB Revision Wins Approval


- news - 1/10/2008
ANSI Standard Targets Carpet Sustainability


- news - 1/10/2008
ISSA Supports Green Cleaning for Schools Guidelines


- news - 1/9/2008
Five Steps to Sustainability


- news - 1/7/2008
Smaller Companies Explore Green Options


- news - 1/3/2008
First City Commits to LEED Platinum Certification


- news - 1/3/2008
Public Comment on Ill. Green Cleaning Guidelines Deadline January 8


EDITOR'S NOTE - sm - January 2008
New Year's Resolution: Become A Green Distributor


NEWSWORTHY - sm - January 2008
Organizations Take Green To Next Level


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


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 - cp - January 2008
Autoscrubber Advancements


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - cp - 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

- news - 12/19/2007
Green Schools Caucus


- news - 12/17/2007
USGBC Takes LEED to the Next Level


- news - 12/11/2007
EPA, District of Columbia Agree to Go Green


- news - 12/10/2007
UT Certified as First Green Cleaning University


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

MARKET PULSE - sm - 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

- news - 11/30/2007
New California Workshop Focuses on LEED for Schools


- news - 11/29/2007
Survey Identifies 'Green Gap'


- news - 11/28/2007
Survey: U.K. Government Not Helping Businesses Turn Green


- news - 11/27/2007
Study Finds Misleading Green Claims


- news - 11/26/2007
Group Urges 'Green' Cleaning


- news - 11/15/2007
Chicago Bumps Up Green Initiatives


- news - 11/5/2007
New Caucus Raises Awareness of Green Schools


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

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

NEWSWORTHY - sm - November 2007
CleanTips Podcasts: Green Cleaning's impact on distribution


- news - 10/3/2007
Shift Towards Greener Cleaning


- news - 10/2/2007
Retailers are Going Green


- news - 10/1/2007
BOMA Teams with ALM and USGBC to Assess Green Initiatives in Commercial Real Estate


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - October 2007
LEED Certification: Ohio Schools Aim For Green Buildings


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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

- news - 9/28/2007
New Guidelines Help New York Schools Go Green


- news - 9/27/2007
CRI’s Seal of Approval Goes Green


- news - 9/24/2007
Green Truth Behind Hotels


- news - 9/21/2007
EPA Announces Green Building Design Competition Winners


- news - 9/20/2007
Students and Teachers Notice Green Cleaning Efforts


- news - 9/19/2007
Wal-Mart Pledges To Go Green


- news - 9/18/2007
Green Seal Answers Top 10 Questions About GS-42


- news - 9/17/2007
Hotels That Focus on Green Initiatives


- news - 9/14/2007
Hospitals Announce Code "Green"


- news - 9/13/2007
Green Clean Schools Act Becomes Law in Illinois


- news - 9/11/2007
Hotels Focus on Allergen Elimination


- news - 9/10/2007
Global Green Panel Series: Green Schools for New Orleans


- news - 9/6/2007
Green Seal Re-Opens Registration for GS-37 Revision Process


- news - 9/5/2007
Contractors Pushed Towards Green


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

NEWS - hs - September 2007
Industry Buzz


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - sm - September 2007
Seed Of Change
Eco-friendly operations taking root in jan/san manufacturing

EDITOR'S NOTE - sm - September 2007
Green Starts At The Roots


- news - 8/31/2007
NY Sets Standards for Green Buildings


- news - 8/28/2007
New Jersey Township Goes Green


- news - 8/24/2007
Green Category Added To ISSA Innovation Awards


- news - 8/22/2007
Illinois Governor Signs Green Cleaning Schools Act


- news - 8/21/2007
Health Care Exhibit Spotlights Green


- news - 8/20/2007
Illinois Green Grant Programs Get Thumbs Up


- news - 8/9/2007
Green Cleaning Network Launches New Web Site


- news - 8/6/2007
Examining Green Cleaning Products


MARKET PULSE: WASHROOM CARE - sm - 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 - sm - August 2007
Award To Recognize Green Schools


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - hs - August 2007
Cleaning for Health
Preventing cross-contamination starts with the right products and proper training

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

- news - 7/24/2007
New Generation of Products Meet Strict Criteria for Children's Health and Safety


- news - 7/24/2007
Green Cleaning Awards to Honor School Programs


- news - 7/23/2007
Students Release Public School Evaluation for Green Restrooms


- news - 7/18/2007
Survey: Green Carpet Cleaning


- news - 7/17/2007
Survey: Hotel Guests Ditch Green Habits


- news - 7/13/2007
Colleges Consider 'Green' To Get The Edge


- news - 7/12/2007
Green Cleaning Competition Offers Chance to be Recognized


- news - 7/10/2007
Green Building A First On Capitol Hill


- news - 7/9/2007
Green-minded Tourists Finding More Options


- news - 7/6/2007
USGBC Hits 10,000 Member Mark


- news - 7/5/2007
U.S. Mayors Champion the Greening of America's Schools


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

- news - 6/27/2007
Energy Performance Requirements Within LEED Scheduled to Increase


- news - 6/27/2007
Sustainability and Green Buildings Embraced by the Health Care Industry


- news - 6/26/2007
Green Roofs Become Trend


- news - 6/25/2007
LEED Spreads To New Parts of Missouri


- news - 6/20/2007
USGBC makes $1 Million Commitment to Support Green Building Research


- news - 6/18/2007
Green Starts in the Restroom


- news - 6/5/2007
Annual EcoMarket Summary Released


- news - 6/5/2007
Kentucky Schools Embrace Green Initiatives


- news - 6/4/2007
Promoting that you're Green


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

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

ISSA REPORTS JUNE 2007 - hs - June 2007
ISSA: Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide


NEWS - hs - June 2007
Industry Buzz


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

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

- news - 5/31/2007
Proposed Green Building Standard Now Open for Public Comment


- news - 5/30/2007
USGBC and ICC Commit to Joint Educational, Business, and Policy Initiatives to Further Green Building Practices


- news - 5/29/2007
Georgia Takes On Green School Movement


- news - 5/24/2007
USGBC Testifies Before the U.S. Congress about Green Building


- news - 5/21/2007
Hotel Workers Embrace Green Cleaning


- news - 5/17/2007
Green Seal Clarifies Stakeholder Process for GS-37 Revision


- news - 5/17/2007
Illinois Becomes Second State to Require Green Cleaning in Schools


- news - 5/14/2007
Green Initiatives in Maine Focus on Energy


- news - 5/8/2007
Illinois Schools Impacted by New Green Cleaning Regulation


- news - 5/7/2007
Green Building Not a Priority in Texas


- news - 5/3/2007
Study Reveals that Green is Here to Stay


- news - 5/2/2007
USGBC’s LEED Green Building Rating System Awards Credit for Product Certification


NEWSWORTHY - sm - May 2007
Community Commits To Green Cleaning


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

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

ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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

- news - 4/30/2007
Catching up with N.Y. Green Cleaning Law


- news - 4/24/2007
USGBC: House Speaker and Majority Leader Announce Plans to Green the U.S. Capitol


- news - 4/23/2007
Racine First U.S. Community to Commit to Green Cleaning


- news - 4/20/2007
Green: Companies Urged to go Climate Neutral this Earth Day


- news - 4/18/2007
'Green' School Groups Announce Partnership


- news - 4/16/2007
Green Cleaning: Environmentalists Focus on Disney to Promote Green


- news - 4/11/2007
Building: Hoteliers Growing Green Properties


- news - 4/6/2007
Green Cleaning for Dummies Knocks Down Barriers to Going Green


- news - 4/5/2007
Green Cleaning: Some Predict that Green is the New Black


- news - 4/3/2007
Recycling is One Step Towards Green


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

NEWS - hs - April 2007
Industry Buzz


FACE OF THE INDUSTRY - sm - April 2007
Linking The Green Community


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

ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - cp - 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

- news - 3/27/2007
Green Buildings Combat Climate Change, Encourage Innovation


- news - 3/23/2007
Illinois House Passes Green Clean Schools Act


- news - 3/15/2007
Janitors Request Green Cleaning Products from School Board


- news - 3/9/2007
Going Green Gains Chicago Building Toby Award


- news - 3/6/2007
Green Cleaning Update from Multiple States


FEATURE - sm - 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

NEWSBRIEFS - cp - March 2007
Illinois To Consider Green Cleaning In Schools Act


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

- news - 3/1/2007
Green: Hotel Makes Recycling a Priority


- news - 3/1/2007
Green: Univeristy Cleaners Evaluate Cleaning Products


- news - 2/27/2007
Green: EcoLogo Simplifies Product Formulation for Manufacturers


- news - 2/26/2007
Green: BOMA International Launches The G.R.E.E.N.


- news - 2/22/2007
Green Cleaning Legislation Introduced in Illinois


- news - 2/20/2007
EcoLogo Clients Audited for Compliance Program Involves Unannounced Visits


- news - 2/20/2007
Green: Wisconsin Schools Target Energy


- news - 2/14/2007
Green Cleaning: Drive Towards Green


- news - 2/12/2007
Green Cleaning: Medical Center Leads Capitol Hill in Greening


- news - 2/12/2007
Trade Show: Greenbuild 2007 Moves to Chicago


- news - 2/9/2007
Analyzing Green Cleaning


- news - 2/8/2007
Green: AASHE Recognizes USGBC’s LEED® Silver Standard as part of Climate Change Commitment


- news - 2/8/2007
LEED for Schools Public Comment Period Now Open


- news - 2/7/2007
NJ Expands Green Cleaning Program


- news - 2/5/2007
Building: Green Movement Goes Mainstream


- news - 2/2/2007
Olympic Games in China go for Green


- news - 2/1/2007
Green: CRI Meets ANSI Requirements for Eligibility


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

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

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


ISSA REPORTS FEBRUARY 2007 - hs - February 2007
ISSA: Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide


NEWS - hs - February 2007
Industry Buzz


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

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

- news - 1/31/2007
First Medical Facility in D.C. to Implement Green Cleaning


- news - 1/29/2007
Green Schools the Hottest Market for Green Building


- news - 1/26/2007
Green Seal Initiates Revision of GS-37 Standard for Cleaners


- news - 1/26/2007
Green Heads to Sin City


- news - 1/23/2007
Airport Commissioners Adopt "Green" Building Policy Standards


- news - 1/22/2007
USGBC CEO Talks Green


- news - 1/17/2007
Green Label Vacuum Program Lauded by Martha Stewart


- news - 1/16/2007
BOMA International and U.S. Green Building Council Sign Memorandum of Intent


- news - 1/16/2007
USGBC Offers Free Registration and Certification


- news - 1/12/2007
Green Cleaning: Critics Debate Green Laws for Schools


- news - 1/11/2007
Diocese Embraces Green Cleaning


- news - 1/9/2007
Green Buildings Making Progress


- news - 1/5/2007
The Ashkin Group Presents Green Cleaning Champion Awards


- news - 1/2/2007
Kentucky Strives to Improve Green Goals


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - January 2007
LEED Expands On East Coast


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

OPERATIONSLOG - cp - January 2007
BSCs Adopting Green, Despite A Lack of Customer Demand


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



- news - 12/29/2006
California Researches Green


- news - 12/22/2006
Green Cleaning: School Boards Look Towards Green


- news - 12/22/2006
Green Building Targeted in Buffalo


- news - 12/21/2006
Building: Boston is First in Nation to Require Green


- news - 12/20/2006
Green Seal Certification and FIFRA Registration


- news - 12/20/2006
Green: California EPA Puts Worms to Work


- news - 12/7/2006
LEED: Washington D.C. Passes Green Construction Legislation


- news - 12/6/2006
Green Cleaning: Green Seal Certifies Cleaning Services


- news - 12/5/2006
Energy: America's Largest Companies Start with Energy in Pledge for Green


- news - 12/4/2006
Green Cleaning in Government Buildings Mandatory in N.Y. County


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

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


MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE - sm - 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 - 11/24/2006
Green: N.Y. Schools Comment on Green Cleaning Laws


- news - 11/24/2006
Immigrants Start Eco-Friendly Cleaning Business


- news - 11/16/2006
Green Cleaning Network Launched


- news - 11/13/2006
Green Cleaning: Hotels See Benefit to Green


- news - 11/10/2006
Survey Says: Workers Prefer Green


- news - 11/10/2006
Green: Tissue Manufacturers Targeted in Environmental Assessment


- news - 11/7/2006
Green Cleaning: First LEED Certified Hotel on the West Coast Opens


- news - 11/3/2006
Green: Schools Save by Going Green


NEWS - hs - November 2006
Industry Buzz


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - November 2006
Green Seal Ready To Certify Cleaning Service Providers


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

- news - 11/1/2006
Green: University of Georgia Experiments With Water-Free


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

- news - 10/31/2006
Safety: ASHES Board of Directors Renews Pledge on Patient Safety


- news - 10/31/2006
Green Cleaning: Rochester Hosts "Turning Green Into Growth"


- news - 10/30/2006
Green Cleaning: Michigan's Hospitality Industry Goes Green


- news - 10/27/2006
Green: USDA Designates 10 Biobased Items for Federal Procurement


- news - 10/26/2006
Green Cleaning: GSA Says LEED Most Credible Green Building Rating System


- news - 10/26/2006
Green Cleaning: Minneapolis Goes Green


- news - 10/25/2006
Green: CRI and AHAM Agree on Transition of Vacuum Cleaner Program


- news - 10/20/2006
ISSA: Cleaning Industry Innovations In the News


- news - 10/19/2006
Certification: Green Seal Outlines New Cleaning Standard


- news - 10/17/2006
Green Cleaning: Minneapolis Going Green?


- news - 10/11/2006
Green Cleaning: U.S. EPA Pilot Program Helps Anaheim Convention Center Go Green


- news - 10/11/2006
Green Cleaning: Top 10 Green Schools Announced


- news - 10/10/2006
JohnsonDiversey Cleaning System Awarded GREENGUARD Certifications


NEWSWORTHY - sm - October 2006
Plastic Liner Company Gets Green Recognition


EDITORIAL - cp - October 2006
How Green Are We?


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - October 2006
Healthy Schools Campaign Releases Green Handbook


TECHTALK - cp - October 2006
Green Web Sites Offer Variety Of Educational Tools


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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

- news - 9/21/2006
Green Cleaning Just Makes Sense for Minneapolis Convention Center


- news - 9/20/2006
ISSA and Green Seal Establish Discount Program for Small Businesses


- news - 9/19/2006
Survey Reveals Distributor Thoughts on Green Cleaning Products


- news - 9/18/2006
Green Cleaning: New Schools Push for Green Building


- news - 9/15/2006
ISSA Sponsors CleanGredients Database


- news - 9/14/2006
Green Cleaning: National Parks Go Above and Beyond


- news - 9/11/2006
Green Cleaning: California University Joins Movement


- news - 9/6/2006
Unisource To Launch 'Green' Product Line


NEWSWORTHY - sm - September 2006
Greenstar: A New Certification Player


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

NEWSBRIEFS - cp - September 2006
Greenstar Offers Alternative In Green Certifications


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

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

OPERATIONSLOG: HAND TOOLS - cp - 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

- news - 8/25/2006
Green Cleaning: Schools Focus on Safety


- news - 8/17/2006
Green Cleaning: Building Occupants Embrace Environmental/Health Benefits


- news - 8/15/2006
Green Cleaning: Pacific Building Care Leads the Green Cleaning Movement in Southern California


- news - 8/9/2006
Green Cleaning: NYS Finalizes Product Specifications


- news - 8/8/2006
Green Cleaning: Contractors Change Cleaning Objectives


- news - 8/7/2006
Green Cleaning: USGBC Addresses Global Climate Change


- news - 8/4/2006
Green Cleaning: ISSA Comments on NY Exclusion of Products


- news - 8/2/2006
Green Cleaning: New York State Responds to Comments on Proposed Guidelines


- news - 8/1/2006
Green Cleaning: University Now Available


CLEANING FOR HEALTH - hs - 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 - hs - August 2006
Industry Buzz


NEWSBRIEFS - cp - August 2006
Green Cleaning in New York And Vermont


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - August 2006
Looking For Green Products At ISSA/INTERCLEAN


- news - 7/25/2006
Green Cleaning: CIRI Outlines Position


- news - 7/20/2006
Revised Cleaning Standard Open for Review


- news - 7/18/2006
Ashkin Group will Offer Green Cleaning University


- news - 7/7/2006
Schools Focus on Green Cleaning


- news - 7/6/2006
EcoLogo Announces Extended Surveillance Plan


- news - 7/5/2006
Two Top Communications Experts Join the Ashkin Group


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

GREENGUIDE - cp - 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

- news - 6/26/2006
SC Johnson Honored With Presidential Award for Environmental Leadership


- news - 6/22/2006
Green Buildings Are Going Mainstream


- news - 6/21/2006
First Hospital in Connecticut Starts "Greening the Cleaning"


- news - 6/20/2006
Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services Expected this Summer


- news - 6/19/2006
EcoLogo and Green Seal Launch Green Hand Soap Criteria


- news - 6/14/2006
JohnsonDiversey Inc. Announces Product Development Plan to Remove APEOs


- news - 6/14/2006
EPA Teams Up to Make Health Care Environmentally Sustainable


- news - 6/13/2006
An Emphasis on Green Cleaning


- news - 6/12/2006
ISSA Supports EPA's Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative


- news - 6/9/2006
New "Green" Fraud Advisory


- news - 6/6/2006
IRS Issues Guidance on Energy Efficiency Deductions for Commercial Properties


- news - 6/5/2006
Oregon Embraces Green Cleaning


- news - 6/5/2006
Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches 'Get Clean & Get Green' Sweepstakes


- news - 6/2/2006
EPA Announces Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative Public Meeting


- hs - June 2006
Industry Buzz


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

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

FEATURE - hs - 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 - sm - March 2006
ISSA Releases Green Cleaning Guide


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

OPERATIONSLOG - cp - 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 - cp - February 2006
Schools Clean Green, And BSCs Profit


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


ISSA REPORTS JANUARY 2006 - cp - January 2006
ISSA: Updates from the Leading Association for the Cleaning Industry Worldwide


ASHKINONGREEN - cp - 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 - hs - November 2005
News


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

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


INDUSTRY BUZZ: BENCHMARKS - hs - September 2005
news


NEWS BRIEFS - cp - August 2005
Green Certification: Green Seal Reports Cooperation; Develops Stakeholders Group


GREEN GUIDE - cp - August 2005
Green Cleaning: Make That Connection


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

GREEN GUIDE - cp - 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 - hs - June 2005
editors note


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

GREEN GUIDE - cp - June 2005
Validate And Increase Your Green Appeal


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

EDITORIAL - cp - May 2005
Green Cleaning, Re-Revisited: A Quiet Revolution


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

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

GREEN GUIDE - cp - March 2005
Green Cleaning: Need Buy-In? Look To Aristotle


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

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

GREEN GUIDE - cp - February 2005
Green Cleaning: Customers Are Doing It, Shouldn't You?


BUSINESS BUILDER - cp - January 2005
Rethinking Green Cleaning: Are We Hacking At Branches?


GREEN GUIDE - cp - January 2005
Green Cleaning: Change Is Good, So Spread The Word


EDITORIAL - cp - January 2005
2005: The Year Green Comes Of Age?


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


ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - September 2004
Join The Green Cleaning Party


GREEN HOTELS - hs - 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 - cp - July 2004
Green Customers' Wish Lists
Green Cleaning

ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - July 2004
Green Cleaning: Shared Responsiblity


GREEN PRODUCTS & TECHNIQUES - sm - 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

ASHKIN ON GREEN - cp - May 2004
Green Cleaning: Just Showing Up Isn't Good Enough


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

MEDICAL FACILITIES - hs - 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 - cp - February 2004
A Green Cleaning Primer


CLEANING OPERATIONS: GREEN CLEANING - hs - 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