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USGBC’s LEED Safety First credits are helping facility management teams provide healthy spaces and assisting with building reentry.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Cleaning articles below.


USGBC Develops New Pilot Credits In Response To COVID-19

USGBC’s LEED Safety First credits are helping facility management teams provide healthy spaces and assisting with building reentry.

ViaBot Provides Facilities With Automated Outdoor Maintenance

The San Francisco-based company is offering facility maintenance and management robot-as-a-service for large properties.

BETCO Introduces List N Wipes

GE Fight Bac Wipes are on the EPA's List N and kill over 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in three to five minutes using a botanical active ingredient, citric acid.

Pittsburgh Custodian Crowned 2021 Cintas Custodian of the Year

With over 70,000 votes, Cintas Corporation crowned Mike Heiry of North Allegheny Intermediate High School the 2021 Cintas Custodian of the Year.

Register Now! Advancing Cleaning & HVAC Tools For Disinfection

Join us for this free webinar and learn about workplace cleaning and disinfection solutions, and how effective they for removing coronavirus.​

UV-C Lighting For Healthy Facilities

Already in use to combat pathogens, ultraviolet tools are now deployed against COVID-19.

Higher Education Facilities: COVID-19 On Campus, One Year Later

The efficacy of higher education facilities services remains in the spotlight, while budgets tighten.

Did You Miss Our “Healthcare Best Practices For A Safe Return To The Workplace” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn the policies and procedures various companies have used since the start of the pandemic to keep their employees safe.

Americans Still Use Public Restrooms, Want Touchless Fixtures

Half the U.S. population continued to use public restrooms throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; 84% believe it’s important to have touchless fixtures, finds Bradley Corp. national survey.

Does Your Public Restroom Rule?

If your public restroom is exceptional, Cintas is seeking nominations for its 20th Annual America’s Best Restroom nationwide contest.

GBAC Responds To Updated COVID-19 Cleaning, Disinfecting Guidelines 

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council's response addresses newly revised CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2.

ASHRAE, CDC Released Updated COVID-19 Guidance This Week

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force updated its airborne transmission guidance on the virus. And, CDC provided an update on surface transmission for community environments.

GBAC STAR Certifies First Salon To The Program For Cleaning, Disinfection Protocols

A division of ISSA, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council recently certified Honolulu's Salon Blanc, New England's Gillette Stadium, and other facilities across the U.S.

Facility Leaders Plan To Maintain Or Increase Protocols For Next Phase Of Pandemic

In new surveys, facility executives shared their plans to maintain or boost current protocols for disinfection, cleaning, and moving forward.

Tips For Preventing, Minimizing Mold Risk After Prolonged Shutdown

Mold and hazard mitigation should be a top priority ahead of reopening a previously inactive property, especially if you plan on welcoming back employees.

Hygiene, Cleaning Are Central To K-12 Reopenings

Focus on these five aspects when making the case for federal stimulus money to upgrade cleaning equipment and supplies in K-12 schools.

The Pandemic And The New Focus On Indoor Air Quality

As the pandemic enters its next phase, facility leaders are focusing on air quality to optimize their response to viral spread.

iCleanse To Help Curb Spread Of COVID-19 In Nursing Homes 

iCleanse uses UV-C technology to disinfect high touch surfaces, such as mobile phones, tablets, stethoscopes, ID badges, keycards, and more

Here Are The 2021 Custodian Of The Year Finalists!

Cintas Corporation has announced the top 10 finalists in its eighth-annual Custodian of the Year contest. Time to vote for your favorite!

Five Tips For Improving Manufacturing Facility Productivity

A new productivity guide from Tork is inspired by kaizen, the Japanese management philosophy that advocates all employees be engaged in improving a business.

3M Launches 3M™ Clean & Protect Certified Badge Program

The four-part 3M™ Clean & Protect Certified Badge Program promotes cleanliness, confidence, and compliance allowing facilities to reopen, and stay open, with peace of mind.

One World Trade Center Adopts Onvation Smart Restroom Solution

The award-winning Onvation Smart Restroom Solution proactively controls and optimizes servicing of One World Trade Center's 140 restrooms.

Streamline Cleaning Chemicals: How Dilution Control Systems Can Help

Coastwide Professional dilution control systems take the guesswork out of proper chemical dilution ratios, are more cost effective, safer, and more efficient to use.

Protecting Building Exteriors

Preventive, ongoing façade maintenance is vital to proper function and desired appearance.

Looking To Reorganize Your Janitorial Closet?

These five tips will help create an efficient and organized janitorial closet so that custodial services can perform at peak levels.

Facility Executive: February 2021 Issue

The February 2021 issue looks back at the facility management challenges of 2020, as well as exteriors, cleaning, security and more. Plus, our own office move!

Did You Miss Our “2021 Plan For Safer Facilities” Webinar?

View the free "2021 Plan for Safer Facilities" video webinar and learn about new survey data and the latest insights and best practices to help keep people safe from viral spread.

Despite Pandemic, Handwashing Diligence On The Decline

Americans seem to be backsliding on their handwashing habits, according to the Bradley Corp.'s recent Healthy Handwashing Survey.

TruShot 2.0 Mobile Dispensing System

The TruShot 2.0 mobile dispensing system automatically dilutes, mixes, and delivers effective cleaning chemistries while reducing prep time with portable no-spill cartridges.

National COSH Releases Eight-Point Agenda For Worker Safety

Group claims OSHA has been a catastrophic failure during pandemic; agenda outlines how Biden-Harris Administration can protect workers and rebuild economy.

Battery Power for Floor Care Machinery

TPPL batteries are a reliable power solution for more frequent and widespread use of floor care equipment.

P&G’s Safeguard To Protect Super Bowl LV Fans, Staff

Safeguard hand sanitizer will be available to Super Bowl fans and game staff to help prevent the spread of germs.

Super Bowl LV Stadium Earns GBAC STAR Accreditation

The largest private school in Orlando, airports, convention centers, offices, hotels, and more have also earned GBAC STAR™ Accreditation this week.

Is Your School Custodian An Unsung Hero? 

If so, be sure to nominate your hardworking custodian as Cintas kicks-off its eighth-annual nationwide Custodian of the Year contest.

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance On Coronavirus

New guidance from OSHA lists essential elements in a program to mitigate, prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

New Portable Sinks From T&S Brass

T&S Brass and Bronze Works is offering improved access to handwashing with its line of new portable stainless steel sinks.

Dyson Launches First Cord-free Vacuum For Professional Settings

The Dyson V11 Pro cord-free vacuum is engineered with extra run time and powerful suction to help create a cleaner, more hygienic environment. 

A Workplace Divided: Employees Split Over COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 60% surveyed are fearful of the COVID-19 vaccine and 40% note they would consider leaving their organization if it required inoculation, raising issues for organizations navigating how to safely return to the office.

2021 SOLUTIONS: J-Series Restroom Dispensers From Coastwide Professional

Coastwide Professional introduced its J-Series dispenser line in 2020. Susan Scapparone, director of product development there, discusses these products and other solutions for facilities’ janitorial needs.

How Safe Is Your Disinfectant Solution?

While disinfection is among the most effective ways to curb the COVID-19 virus, many are unaware of the health risks that chemical disinfectants pose.

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