Green Cleaning Best Practices for Cleaning Locker Rooms

On July 8, 2017, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

Patrick Pizzo, administrator for operations, elaborates on how the East Meadow Union Free School District in New York undertakes the difficult job of cleaning locker rooms with green cleaning methods: The staff uses a hydrogen peroxide-based product called H2 Orange Envirox 117 to clean and sanitize the locker rooms on a daily basis. “The best […]

Having a Custodial Green Team

On March 14, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

The custodial green team is extremely important to success, whether starting a new green cleaning program or improving an existing one. The process itself has been well-defined. Assessment tools and awards programs are in place. Product manufacturers offer a wide range of products that meet performance requirements and are cost-effective compared with traditional products. And […]

If ISSA Could Show Distributor Members How to Save $42 Million Annually, Would You Be Interested?

On October 6, 2016, in Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

We are all too familiar with the pressures of being a jansan distributor in today’s world. At one time, we were just about the only source in town to purchase jansan-related products. But end customers now have scores of options for purchasing jansan products including mega-retailers, e-commerce sites, and office product suppliers. It’s made it […]

Green2Sustaianble

On August 16, 2016, in Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

We’ve come such a long way when it comes to environmentally preferable cleaning that it is a bit astonishing to look back at its evolution. A decade ago, many jansan manufacturers were still a bit hesitant to jump on the “Green bandwagon.” Looking back now, this is understandable. Introducing an entire new line of cleaning […]

Understanding a Sustainability Color-Coding System

On August 12, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

Understanding a Sustainability Color-Coding System  About a decade ago, doctors at Johns Hopkins Medical Center separated a pair of two-month-old identical twins who had been joined at the abdomen. Even though the babies were identical twins, were “conjoined,” and likely shared organs, doctors knew that for the health and safety of each baby they should […]

How an Effective Sustainability Dashboard Works

On August 3, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

The word dashboard, as it applies to sustainability dashboards,  did not come about until the 1990s. Early developers likely coined the term “dashboard” because automobile dashboards were often used as a model for the software programs designed for these systems. The goal was to provide a quick and easy way to present a variety of information all […]

Using the Information Provided by an Effective Sustainability Dashboard System

On August 3, 2016, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

Once data has been inputted into the dashboard system, building owners and managers can use these systems to compare, say, past and current electricity usage and related costs. And, for KPI (key performance indicators) purposes, also track their progress toward reducing that consumption and its expense. Additionally, an effective dashboard system allows users to do the following: […]

Tips on Using a Sustainability Dashboard System

On August 3, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

  Select a dashboard system that is intuitive, easy to use, and cost effective; there are many systems available, and they can vary significantly in ease of use as well as costs. Get broad stakeholder agreement on why the dashboard system is needed and the goals of the program: to reduce consumption and cost savings. […]

Green Cleaning: Read The Label

On March 17, 2015, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

It soon will be time for some facilities and organizations to release bid specifications prior to summer deep cleaning activities. The following are recommended changes to product specifications that make it simpler to procure green consumables while minimizing changes to legal and other contracting requirements. Specifications are based on the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for […]

Cleaning Professionals

On January 6, 2011, in Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

In the effort to “green” existing buildings, cheap building maintenance professionals are often on the line, fighting design limitations, toxic materials introduced from the outside environment as well as from furnishings and decorative materials inside the building, heavy traffic, tight budgets, and chemical manufacturers that don’t understand the issues. Whether you manage an in-house staff […]

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