WELL, LEED, and Hotels

On June 13, 2019, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Water Street Tampa is a billion-dollar, 50-acre real estate development, designed to revitalize the city’s waterfront area.  The project, which was launched in 2016, includes open parks and public gathering spaces, and more than one million square feet of retail, cultural, and office space, as well as two high-end hotels. Developers predict more than 230,000 […]

Change for Good, Change for Growth

On June 13, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The World Economic Forum is an independent, not-for-profit foundation that strives to promote business interests around the world as well as provide insights into new and upcoming changes that are likely to impact both the public and private sectors. In a recent white paper, Two Degrees of Transformation: Businesses Are Coming Together to Lead on […]

We Need to Communicate Our Industry’s Sustainability Efforts

On May 31, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – At 55 million, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce, according to an analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Further, studies tell us that these Millennials are much more sustainability-focused than previous generations. To attract them to our industry, says Stephen Ashkin, president and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, […]

The Parallels Between Climate Change and the Tobacco Industry

On May 23, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

It’s 1953 All Over Again I’d like to recommend a movie to watch over the Memorial Day Weekend that seems to have gotten very little attention. In fact, among Amazon’s top rated movies, it’s ranked 66,125.  The film, the Merchants of Doubt, portrays: “How a loose-knit group of high-level scientists, with extensive political connections, ran […]

A Trilogy of Risks in the Jansan Industry

On May 10, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Just like all businesses and organizations, those of us in the professional cleaning industry cannot close our eyes and think climate change will not impact our companies. It will. In fact, it already has. Distributor deliveries in areas of the country such as Houston, key parts of North Carolina, and Florida have all seen their […]

Altenative Energy Sources

On April 26, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following article was published in Facility Executive Magazine It’s official. Starting in 2020, all new homes built in California will be required to have solar panels installed. Although there are some exceptions—for instance, homes built in shaded areas—it is the first housing rule of its kind in the United States. Because California is still […]

Slowing Millennial Churn and Burn

On April 26, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Right now, many employers are in a very challenging situation when it comes to finding employees, especially younger workers commonly known as millennials.   With the country’s unemployment rate at 3.7 percent, there are not that many available takers.  And making matters worse, once you do have millennials working for you, don’t count on them staying […]

The Perfect Thing to Do for Earth Day (April 22): Take the Trashtag Challenge

On April 15, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A new challenge has gone viral just in the past couple of months, encouraging you, me, and people around the globe to visit nearby green and wilderness areas and do two things: Take photos of trash left in these areas and post them on Facebook and Instagram. Take a second photo of the same area […]

“Let Me Tell You About [the Millennials]. They Are Different from You and Me”

On March 29, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Well, that’s not quite what F. Scott Fitzgerald said in his book The Rich Boy, written back in 1926. He was referring to the rich being different from you and me, but he might as well have been talking about Millennials. As with every new generation, the older generations are having a hard time understanding […]

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 […]

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