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GREEN CLEAN STILL MATTERS – November 2017




THE SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE EMBRACES ECO-FRIENDLY ODOR CONTROL – November 2017
CASE STUDY: Control Odors While Protecting The Environment


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
What Is On-site Generation Of Cleaning Products?


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
Understanding Aqueous Ozone Cleaning Technology


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
Disinfecting With On-Site Generation Technologies


TEAMING UP ON GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Sustainable Cleaning Is A Shared Responsibility


TEAMING UP ON GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Communicating Green Cleaning Initiatives


GETTING THE RIGHT WORDS OUT – November 2017
Communicating Green Cleaning Advantages


GREEN CLEANING TRENDS – November 2017
Benefits Of Green And Sustainable Initiatives


GREEN CLEANING TRENDS – November 2017
Survey Outlines Sustainable Cleaning Initiatives


SUSTAINABILITY’S IMPACT ON OCCUPANT WELLNESS – November 2017
Building Operations Supports Human Health And Wellness


SUSTAINABILITY’S IMPACT ON OCCUPANT WELLNESS – November 2017
Cleaning Standards That Focus On Wellness


SUSTAINABILITY’S IMPACT ON OCCUPANT WELLNESS – November 2017
Cleaning That Limits Toxic Exposure


HEALTH BENEFITS DRIVE GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Using Green Cleaning To Promote Occupant Health





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



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





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


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



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




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?




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


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


THE POWER OF WATER – October 2013
Understanding Enhanced Water Technologies


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids



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


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


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


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


– 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
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

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

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


– 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


– 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


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




EDITORIAL – April 2011
Green's Accelerated Acceptance



EDITORIAL – November 2010
Pay Attention To LEED Changes


FROM THE EDITOR – November 2010
Changes Coming To LEED


GREEN NEWS – October 2010
New Guidelines For School Cleaning


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

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'




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: 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

COVER STORY – October 2009
Green Update


FROM THE EDITOR – October 2009
Overwhelmed By Green?


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


GREEN NEWS – September 2009
Hawaii Requires Green Cleaning In Schools


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



ASHKIN ON GREEN – July 2009
Guide To Selecting Green Chemicals




EDITORIAL – June 2009
Edging Out The Competition




REGARDING... – May 2009
Cleaning Receives Mixed Messages





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





NEWSBRIEFS – January 2009
LEED 2009 To Reduce Cleaning Credits


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


COVER STORY – November 2008
Win School Contracts


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

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






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 – 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



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

NEWSWORTHY – April 2008
Agencies Ask For Green Cleaning Help



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


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

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

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








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

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




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


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

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



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


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





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




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







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


– 1/22/2007
USGBC CEO Talks Green










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








NEWS – November 2006
Industry Buzz















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






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

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

NEWSWORTHY – September 2006
Greenstar: A New Certification Player











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














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



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

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



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

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


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

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


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

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