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



SUSTAINABLE SUDS – October 2014
LEED v4 Requires Green Laundry Programs


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Advancements To Backpack Vacuums Result In Efficiencies


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Improving Ergonomics For Backpack Vacuums





SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
LEED Gets A Makeover


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


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


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


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


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids



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


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


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


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


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


ONE MAN VS. THE UNION – August 2013
Bego Begins His Career In The Building Service Industry


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


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


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



















ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY – June 2012
LEED 2012 Postponed, Renamed LEED v4
LEED v4 changes cleaning credits



– April 2012
Adding Pest Control To Janitorial Operations
Integrated Pest Management allows BSCs to diversify into pest control services

– May 2012
Energy-efficient Hand Dryers Are Green Machines
Hand dryer's low energy usage helps earn LEED credits





– March 2012
Tips For Promoting LEED Approved Products
Jan/san distributors should list LEED products in a special area of their website














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

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


IN THE NEWS – May 2011
USGBC Introduces LEED For Healthcare
Outlining environmentally responsible design and construction requirements for both new and existing buildings

FROM THE EDITOR – May 2011
Don't Scoff At LEED's Potential



– April 2011
Third-Party Green Certifications Lead To New Opportunities
An overview of LEED AP, GS-42, CIMS-GB and (OS1) certifications


– April 2011
Cardinal's Kismet
How Jim DeGrado, president of Cardinal Building Maintenance, helped his company realize its green cleaning destiny


EDITORIAL – April 2011
Green's Accelerated Acceptance




EDITORIAL – November 2010
Pay Attention To LEED Changes


FROM THE EDITOR – November 2010
Changes Coming To LEED


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

COVER STORY – August 2010
Greening America's Pastime
Marsden Bldg Maintenance: Leading the league in environmentally friendly cleaning at Target Field


COVER STORY – October 2009
Green Update


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

EDITORIAL – March 2009
From Janitors To Scientists?


NEWSBRIEFS – January 2009
LEED 2009 To Reduce Cleaning Credits


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


ASHKINONGREEN – January 2009
Defining Green Floor-care Equipment



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




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

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

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

FROM THE EDITOR – August 2008
Sustainable Success



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



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



NEWS – February 2008
Industry Buzz


NEWSWORTHY – February 2008
USGBC Makes Changes To LEED-EB


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





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




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


NEWS – September 2007
Industry Buzz





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

ASHKINONGREEN – July 2007
How To Become A Green Company
A green company inspires its customers to improve their own environmental practices





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



NEWSBRIEFS – January 2007
LEED Expands On East Coast



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



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

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