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, […]

“Let Me Tell You About [the Millennials]. They Are Different from You and Me”

On March 29, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Well, that’s not quite what F. Scott Fitzgerald said in his book The Rich Boy, written back in 1926. He was referring to the rich being different from you and me, but he might as well have been talking about Millennials. As with every new generation, the older generations are having a hard time understanding […]

A Thank You to Building Owners and Managers

On January 22, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A Thank You to Building Owners and Managers Many building owners and facility managers are unaware of it, but they are changing the professional cleaning industry… again. Let me explain. Fifteen or more years ago, when advocates started promoting the many reasons to adopt environmentally preferable cleaning solutions, tools, and equipment, one of the big […]

Sustainability: The History of a Word and Its Meaning Today

On October 5, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Languages and words evolve over time. For those in the restoration and remediation industry, along with cleaning professionals, carpet cleaners, and building managers, there is one word whose meaning seems to have changed three or four times . . . in just the past 25 years!  That word is sustainability. Restoration and remediation professionals need […]

Finding the Low Hanging “Sustainability Fruit” in Older Buildings

On October 5, 2018, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

It is estimated that more than 40 percent of this country’s total energy use is consumed in commercial buildings, most often office buildings. In the two largest urban cities in the country, New York and Chicago, that jumps to about 70 percent. Many, if not most, of the new buildings now under construction in this […]

EPA Encourages Purchasing Green Certified Products from Green Distributors

On September 15, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released an “overview” of a webinar they conducted in June 2018 and have now made it available on-demand. Entitled, Routine Cleaning and Maintenance for a Healthy School Environment, it focuses on the importance of Green and effective cleaning, stating that: One of the most effective ways […]

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