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

On January 9, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

LEED Version 4….Its Here

On January 5, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Here! LEED V4

On November 29, 2016, in News, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

DEAL Program Introduced at ISSA Tradeshow

On November 17, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

News Release For immediate release DEAL Program Introduced at ISSA Tradeshow Designed to help warehouse distributors reduce operating costs and be more efficient. Bloomington, IN – Among the many events at the recent ISSA tradeshow just completed in Chicago, was the introduction by ISSA of the DEAL program, developed with the help of Sustainability Dashboard […]

Thoughts on ISSA and Upcoming Events

On November 15, 2016, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

There was so much going on at this year’s ISSA tradeshow in Chicago that at times it was hard to keep up. Among the many events was ISSA’s introduction of the DEAL program, developed with the help of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC. DEAL, which stands for Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning, is an online “portal,” […]

Greenbuild Rap-Up; Green Cleaning at Google; and the Upcoming ISSA Tradeshow!

On October 19, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Greenbuild 2016, which ended last week was a terrific show, in fact one of their best ever. There was a great deal of emphasis this year on sustainability and there were several more exhibitors at this year’s show than in the past. I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel discussion entitled Green Cleaning at […]

Moving From Green to Sustainable Cleaning

On October 18, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Cleaning contractors should adopt green and sustainability initiatives, products, and procedures to help ensure they reach their own financial goals.   About a year ago, researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, began a study to understand rents and occupancy trends in commercial office buildings in the United States and Canada. Altogether, they […]

Green Cleaning at the Googleplex

On October 3, 2016, in News, by Ashkin Group

ASHKIN ALERT   Please join me at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo to be held at the LA Convention Center this week, October 5, 2016 and continuing through the week. I will be moderating a panel discussion about Green Cleaning at the Googleplex, Google’s LEED Platinum headquarters located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We are […]

Creating a Culture of Sustainability with the Four E’s

On September 29, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“Drive change from the bottom up…this is one of the most successful ways to develop a culture of sustainability.” According to Stephen Ashkin, CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, a web-based system that helps facilities measure and monitor their consumption and use of natural resources, According to Ashkin, a culture of sustainability exists “when all staff […]

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