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Green Cleaning | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings
Facility Executive | September / October 2016 Issue
Our annual "green" issue looks at sustainability trends including green cleaning, water conservation, LEED, green building programs, and energy storage. Plus, security, space planning strategies, HVAC and more.
Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.
A new online feature from The International Executive Housekeepers Association assists in finding qualified commercial cleaning professionals.
The Commercial Collection is a line of ready to use organic cleaners.
Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to be certified under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)
This issue takes a comprehensive look at sustainable facilities, including green cleaning, water management, LEED certification, and energy efficiency. Plus, wireless technology and security.
Professionals in the cleaning industry are taking a closer look at “engineered water,” regular tap water that has been transformed into an effective cleaning solution.
Specific facility factors are important, and pilot programs can help evaluate green cleaning options.
As of January 2015, LEED has redefined the requirements for LEED-compliant de-icers.
Five challenges (real or perceived) that prevent many facilities from transitioning to green cleaning programs
GS-42, introduced in 2006, is updated to clarify and streamline requirements.
Cleaning products have an impact on the environment and the workers, so an effective program must be executed carefully.
A cleaning expert provide tips to help businesses create healthier work environments.
Rooting out potentially harmful chemicals from the products they specify is increasingly important to facility managers. TFM spoke with Roger McFadden, senior scientist for Staples, Inc. about green cleaning products.
Survey finds collegiate sports programs are becoming greener and more sustainable.
A resource for facility managers, the Green Guides from the Federal Trade Commission address marketing claims on "green" products and services.
A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.
The nonprofit Renewable Cleaning group has announced its support of The Green Hippocratic Oath – Renewable Cleaning Edition.
This chemical free process may help facilities further green maintenance goals. From the October 2013 issue.
Simply targeting the least expensive product options is a potential lost opportunity for long-term cost efficiency and sustainability.
A line of non-bleach cleaners uses a patented activated hydrogen peroxide formula to eliminate germs on a variety of surfaces.
This chemical dispensing system for foodservice operations is designed with safety and ease of use in mind.
Occupant behavior coupled with effective disinfection practices helps to minimize the spread of illness.
Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and products.
TFM's Facility Executive of the Year headlines this issue, which also looks at HVAC trends, emergency preparedness, high-tech facilities, and green cleaning.
Yahoo!'s 1 million square foot campus consisting of seven buildings is the first of its kind to receive LEED EBOM gold certification.
This Q&A with Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses pursuing sustainability and health goals through cleaning products and practices.
Diversey, Inc. and Standard Textile Co., Inc. have joined forces to bring cost-effective, sustainable options to lodging and healthcare.
This line of commercial cleaning products is formulated from plant and mineral based ingredients.
Employees at a New Jersey firm recently donated time and products to clean a school in nearby Newark.