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Green Cleaning 101

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 […]

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Trash Can Liner Consequences

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; […]

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Singing Kids into Regular Face Washing

One of the priorities of The Ashkin Group in 2017 is to promote more frequent face washing, especially for children in schools. According to Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, the need to encourage children to wash their faces more frequently is more serious than we realize. “Kids literally touch their worlds with their […]

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Ashkin Sees Change and Opportunity with New Administration

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 […]

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Video: Controlling the Spread of Germs

You can’t always control what germs come into your facility, but you can keep from spreading them around. For example, if your custodial staff is using the same cloth to clean both a bathroom and a desk, they could be cross-contaminating surfaces without even knowing it. In this Educational Quick Clip from ISSA-TV, green cleaning […]

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Change Equals Opportunity

From our January 2017 DestinationGreen Newsletter Let me begin by wishing you a happy New Year!  Frankly I think it is going to be a terrific year — and like you, I plan to make it so.  And together, let’s do something great as our organizations, families and future generations are counting on us. Whether […]

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Working With Your Distributor:…Utilize their expertise to enhance facility sustainability

The following was published online by CMM on Dec. 9, 2016 Working With Your Distributor Utilize their expertise to enhance facility sustainability Ten years ago, building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house cleaning professionals realized that more of their customers and building managers were serious about adopting a green cleaning program. However, while contractors and in-house […]

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LEED Version 4….Its Here

If you have been receiving my monthly newsletter, DestinationGreen, you know that the US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED* 2009 (version 3) will be replaced by LEED v4 on October 31, 2016.  This mean’s V4 is now in operation. This will result in all new LEED projects being registered under LEED v4. And it comes […]

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NEWS: DEAL Webinar to Offer Winterization Tips for Distributors

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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It’s Here! LEED V4

If you have been receiving my monthly newsletter, DestinationGreen, you know that the US Green Building Council (USGBC) will be introducing LEED v4* in November of 2016. You also know that it includes a number of changes that will impact facility managers as well as building service contractors. I was directly involved with many of […]

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