Green Cleaning: Where We’ve Been and What’s Next

On September 25, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

For more than two decades, I have been discussing the value and the reasons for green cleaning in the professional cleaning industry. While the first few years of my journey – and it certainly has been a journey – were difficult, with few people attending my seminars or presentations, I am happy to report that […]

Statement of Support: Creating a Sustainable Cleaning Industry

On March 8, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

We are building owners, facility managers, and industry leaders concerned about the health of our building occupants and our impact on the environment. Therefore, we require and encourage using Green Cleaning products. They are healthier for our occupants, healthier for the cleaning staff, and healthier for our planet. Green Cleaning products comprise an estimated 30% […]

Sports, Leadership, and Changing the World

On August 26, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

From the August 2016 Edition of Our Monthly Newsletter DestinationGreen I want to quickly discuss leadership using the language of sports (especially since the Olympics just concluded), update the schedule from the Green Sports Alliance for the next Greener Cleaning in Sport Facilities workshops, and provide an update on the new sustainability program that ISSA […]

Ashkin Video about LEED v4

On July 26, 2016, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Steve Ashkin Previews LEED v4 Has your company developed products or services to help clients comply with the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)? Then you’ll want to know all about its updated rating system, LEED v4, which the U.S. Green Building Council is introducing in October 2016. In this Educational Quick […]

For Churches Only: Going Green Economically

On July 19, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

By 2010, the Army Distaff Foundation/Knollwood, the first military retirement community in the country located in Washington, D.C., had decided to transfer from a traditional cleaning strategy – using cleaning products that are not Green certified or considered environmentally preferable – to one that is. According to Cynthia Akins, director of Environmental Services at the […]

Back to Basics

On June 3, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Somewhat surprisingly, I am still meeting building managers that are unsure how to start a Green Cleaning program.  For them and for all of us, I have outlined the key steps below: Implementing a Green Cleaning Process: The 10 Steps The goal of a Green Cleaning program is to reduce the total impact of cleaning […]

First Cold Water Washing…Now Cleaning With Engineered-Water?

On September 7, 2015, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Mention cleaning clothes in cold water 20+ years ago, find and most people would have thought you were slightly off your rocker. Mention cleaning facilities today using engineered-water, help and most people would once again suspect you were missing a few marbles. However, help washing clothes in cold water is now very common in both […]

Green Apple Day of Service Project Now Benefits Nearly 311,000 Students

On August 27, 2015, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The project is designed to draw attention to the importance of cleaning and the need for training the people who keep our schools and universities healthy and safe, especially during a period when many are dealing with budget cutbacks.  The ultimate goals are to help improve student performance, as well as protect the health and […]

Webinar: Healthy Buildings, Happy People: Green Cleaning Tips, Strategies and Frameworks

On August 21, 2015, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Wednesday, ampoule August 26th 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT At the 5th Annual Green Sports Alliance Summit in Chicago, capsule the Green Sports Alliance released the Greener Cleaning Playbook: A guide to help sports venue operators develop a greener cleaning program. A how-to guide including information on establishing a green cleaning policy, view finding the […]

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