What Are the Key Differences between WELL and LEED?

On March 11, 2019, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

This is a question we are hearing from more and more building owners and managers.  The following is designed to highlight some of the key differences between the WELL program and LEED.   WELL refers to the WELL Building Standard®, which was launched in October 2014 to encourage green and sustainable practices. It is a […]

Earth Day — Why Schools and Universities Should Care

On March 21, 2018, in Default, News, by Ashkin Group

Earth Day is coming up.  It is celebrated each year on April 22nd and for many it is a very important event. Most schools and universities will celebrate the day with speeches from environmentalists and school leaders, educational programs, tree plantings, habitat and campus clean-ups, recycling events, energy and water conservation competitions, fairs, community service activities, […]

Green Cleaning 101

On February 24, 2017, in Default, Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In just a couple of months it will be spring and with Spring Cleaning right around the corner, this is a good time for us to have a little review period about Green Cleaning—Green Cleaning 101, if you will—with a focus on Green Cleaning in healthcare facilities. This includes a review of the principles and […]

Green Carpet Care

On February 24, 2017, in Default, Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Building managers, working with their custodial crews, are transferring to environmentally preferable cleaning systems and products in record numbers. What started as a trickle just a few years ago is now beyond a trend. For many building managers and in many industries, having their facilities Green-cleaned is a given. However, the situation gets a bit […]

Trash Can Liner Consequences

On February 15, 2017, in Default, Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following was published in Cleaning Maintenance Magazine in February 2017 Ever since the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) introduction of LEED v4 in 2016, I have been disappointed that v4 did not address some of my concerns about plastic liners. In my view, plastic liners used in facilities should be made of recycled content; […]

Green Cleaning: Disinfectant Fool’s Gold

On February 6, 2017, in Default, Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following was published in American School and University Disinfectants and sanitizers are important tools for keeping buildings clean, safe and healthful. But as cleaning budgets and staffing levels have declined, the amount of time spent cleaning and disinfecting also has dropped. The importance of those tools has grown amid heightened public awareness of the […]

Ashkin Sees Change and Opportunity with New Administration

On January 31, 2017, in Default, Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In a recent issue of DestinationGreen, the monthly newsletter published by The Ashkin Group, Stephen Ashkin addressed the fact that there may be uncertainty about the direction of Green Cleaning and the sustainability movement due to the recent election. “While I do not take political stands, it is pretty clear that a number of things […]

Happy Holidays from The Ashkin Group

On December 22, 2016, in Default, by Ashkin Group

As we celebrate this holiday season, we at The Ashkin Group are filled with gratitude and hope. It is wonderful to work with so many friends, clients, and loyal partners. When you succeed, we all succeed, and we have been blessed with many successes in 2016. We have made great progress this past year moving forward with […]

ISSA “DEAL” Webinar Emphasizes “Cool” Cost Savings

On December 19, 2016, in Default, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – The recent webinar presented by the ISSA DEAL program and Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC., offered distributors a variety of ways to make sure this winter’s chill does not freeze profits. DEAL, or Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning, is a program designed to help distributors reduce operating costs, improve profits, and promote sustainability. […]

NEWS: DEAL Webinar to Offer Winterization Tips for Distributors

On December 13, 2016, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – Snow piles have grown across the United States as an arctic chill and winter storms brought plunging temperatures and winter conditions to major portions of the country. Such conditions can wreak havoc on small and large businesses alike and send operating costs such as fuel and energy through the roof. To help […]

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