Greening Your Trip to the ISSA Convention in Vegas

On October 23, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Over 16,000 people will be descending for the annual ISSA Convention. The event will be filled with great educational sessions, meetings between vendors and buyers, introductions of exciting new products and programs, and just plain fun. However, with an event this big, we also have a significant environmental footprint. There are several easy and fun […]

The Sustainablity Gap Between Knowing, Doing, and Hoping

On October 1, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to a research report published in May 2017 by the MIT Sloan Management Review,* 90 percent of companies around the globe consider a sustainability strategy necessary to remain competitive. Among the leaders in this sustainability movement include well-known firms such as Nike and Adidas, Unilever, Nestle, Walmart, IKEA, BMW, Toyota, and retailer H&M. We […]

Long-Term Care Facilities Finding Dividends In Unexpected Ways

On September 16, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to the centers for disease control and prevention, as of 2016, there were more than 15,600 nursing homes in the United States. These primarily are long-term or senior-care facilities. Of these, nearly 70 percent are “for-profit” nursing homes. This means, they are businesses, and like any business, they must be continually on the lookout for […]

Can Churches Afford Not to Embrace Sustainability?

On September 16, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following case study about a U.S. distributor, just published, should help church administrators better understand the reasons they should embrace sustainability. This distributor is the largest family-operated distribution company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware area.  Recently, it became involved with a program sponsored by ISSA, the nonprofit worldwide cleaning association. The Distributor […]

Seven U.S. Companies Top Fortune Magazine’s 2019 Sustainability All-Stars List

On September 5, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

This year’s list included ten “Sustainability All-Stars,” seven of which are headquartered here in the U.S. Bloomington, IN –  Fortune Magazine has just released its 2019 list of “Change the World” companies. Fifty-two companies are selected each year, which have proven they are taking significant steps to reduce their impact on the environment.  This year’s […]

Five Frequently Asked Questions About Sustainability Dashboard Tools

On June 28, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

What is the Dashboard? The Sustainability Dashboard Tool is a tool that allows companies to measure monitor, and reduce their use of energy, fuel, electricity, natural gas, and other metrics.  The result is helping an organization reduce their environmental impact and invariably reduce operating costs. The Dashboard was based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines […]

Can the Environment and Sustainability Unite the World’s Religions?

On June 28, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Article Previously Published in a Leading Cleaning Trade Publications Although there are differences among the world’s religions, we find similarities as well. In addition to having some of the same fundamental outlooks, structures, and practices, many are adopting Green, eco-friendly building and operating practices because the teachings of their religions mandate that they be kind […]

Presenting Sustainability Information in a More Tangible Manner

On June 20, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Millennials are on the cusp of outnumbering Boomers to become the nation’s most significant living—and working—adult generation, according to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, who were between the ages of 20 and 35 in 2016, now number about 71 million. By comparison, Boomers, aged 52 to 70 in 2016, number approximately 74 million. […]

Visualizing Sustainability with the Engagement Display

On June 16, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

  Visualizing Sustainability with the Engagement Display The Engagement Display shows how your facility is reducing its environmental impact Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, introduces the Engagement Display, an all-new technology that helps organizations tell their sustainability story by bringing their data to life. The Engagement Display allows building users to see all the steps your facility is taking […]

Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC

On June 16, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

This Web-based tool helps users measure, track, and report their sustainability efforts, improve their performance, and lower their operating costs. The tool is built around the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative and LEED-EBOM requirements. It analyzes things like: Energy, fuel, and electricity use. Greenhouse gas emissions. Water Use. Waste and recycling. Transportation (delivery trucks, […]

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