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80TH ANNIVERSARY COVERAGE September 2023
Events in the 1990s that Shaped the Jan/San Industry

































GOOGLE GOES WITH GREEN CLEANING November 2019
How Google Embraces Zero Waste





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


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT August 2013
Embracing Sustainable Practices In Business



SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT August 2013
Seal The Deal With Cleaning Case Studies


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 Credits


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



ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY November 2012
As Implied By Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change Is Real
How BSCs can help prepare themselves and customers for weather-related emergencies


ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY September 2012
Sustainability: Look For It At ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2012
Sustainability tips for trade shows and beyond


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



ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY April 2012
Reducing Energy Consumption For Customers
Tips to help create a "culture of sustainability"

April 2012
Carpet Drying Times




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

ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY March 2012
Set Realistic Sustainability Goals
Goals can inspire sustainable initiatives, but unrealistic expectations can discourage efforts


ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY February 2012
Creating A Sustainability Team
A successful sustainability team will include members from all company departments

ASHKIN ON GREEN November 2011
BSCs Plan For Success In 2012







ASHKIN ON GREEN May 2011
Sustainability Is Simply Good Business


ASHKIN ON GREEN April 2011
Contractors' Role In Earth Day



ASHKIN ON GREEN February 2011
Ingredient Disclosure: Proof Of Green



ASHKIN ON GREEN October 2010
See Green At ISSA/INTERCLEAN








ASHKINONGREEN February 2010
Sustainability: How To Grow Beyond 'Green'



ASHKIN ON GREEN October 2009
Green Paper And Plastic



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


ASHKIN ON GREEN July 2009
Guide To Selecting Green Chemicals




ASHKIN ON GREEN April 2009
Promote Yourself On Earth Day


ASHKINONGREEN March 2009
Green Soap And Hand Sanitizer Options



ASHKINONGREEN January 2009
Defining Green Floor-care Equipment


ASHKINONGREEN November 2008
Greening Facilities: How Occupants Can Help


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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”


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

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


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

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

ASHKINONGREEN August 2006
Looking for Green at ISSA/INTERCLEAN®


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

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

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

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


ASHKIN ON GREEN September 2004
Join The Green Cleaning Party



ASHKIN ON GREEN May 2004
Just Showing Up Isn't Good Enough


ASHKIN ON GREEN February 2004
Whats and Whys: A Green Cleaning Primer