According to a recent press release, beginning April, 2007, commercial or institutional cleaning executives will have no excuse for not starting a Green Cleaning program. That's when ISSA will publish a special industry-specific edition of Green Cleaning for Dummies, written by industry experts Steve Ashkin and David Holly, which demystifies and simplifies the Green Cleaning process.   

"Setting up a Green Cleaning program is easier than people think," said Ashkin, who has spent more than 25 years in the cleaning industry and the past 17 years advocating for environmentally preferable cleaning. "Based on our extensive experience greening the cleaning industry, we were able to cut this somewhat technical and confusing topic down to size, making it easy for anyone to get started."

In a time when the concept of "green" is being applied to many things, Green Cleaning for Dummies provides important and practical information for building owners and facility managers, as well as cleaning product manufacturers, product distributors and service providers.. It includes chapters on selecting green chemicals, green equipment, green paper, and other green cleaning tools and supplies. It also provides specific coverage on several types of organizations, including schools and universities, health care facilities, and office buildings.  Readers will also discover how to measure the impact of going green, choose green products, communicate with clients about their new processes, and implement a green training program. Green Cleaning for Dummies will be available from ISSA or from The Ashkin Group for around $40.

According to Bill Balek, Director of Legislative Affairs for ISSA, the association's decision to publish the book was easy. "We are committed to greening the cleaning industry and the time to do it is now," he said. "Steve and David were able to provide trustworthy and unbiased information about this important trend. They were involved in Green Cleaning long before it became mainstream, and they continue to provide outstanding leadership as Green Cleaning gains momentum and becomes the norm."