Four Ways to Reduce Energy Bills – Now

On September 5, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“Retro-commissioning typically requires minimal capital outlay and produces large savings.”   Bloomington, IN – Far too many businesses and building owners still file their energy bills under “uncontrollable expenses.” While they may have taken steps over the years to reduce consumption, many now view these utility charges as merely the cost of doing business However, […]

A Systematic, Sustainable Approach to Demolition

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to an April 2018 report, at least 50 buildings are going up in Chicago of ten stories or more. Moreover, with the summer season – when building construction typically picks up – there may be even more buildings going up or about to be completed. It’s getting hard to keep up with them all.  […]

The Greening of the Printing Industry

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The printing industry in the United States does not appear to be getting the attention—or the applause—it deserves for its considerable efforts at bringing sustainability and environmental responsibility into its daily operations. The industry has been aware for more than two decades that the entire printing process—whether it is to print brochures, cards, packaging materials, […]

Climate Change Has Entered a New Phase: We Are Beginning to Live It

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A Recent Ashkin Group Press Release   On a global scale, 2018 is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record.  The only years hotter were the past three.  In fact, 17 of the past 18 years have been the warmest since 2001. We cannot consider this just a hot year, according to Stephen […]

Let’s Remain Optimistic

On August 27, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Our August 2018 DestinationGreen Newsletter  Hello. There is an old Chinese saying, “may you live in interesting times.”  I have to admit that at times I feel overwhelmed by the amount of “interesting” things going on. Yet with every challenge, I remain incredibly optimistic and would like to share why: Industry Associations — I remain […]

Sustainability Puts Money in the Bank

On May 18, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Very often, when distributors think about Green Cleaning and sustainability, they believe they are pretty much one and the same.  They are not. In fact, the gap between them is expanding. However, there are similarities.  We likely should address those first. Environmentally preferable cleaning solutions, for example, are normally manufactured without the use of non-renewable […]

What Does Sustainability Mean Today?

On May 10, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

Sustainability is one of those buzz words we often hear when we discuss Green and environmental issues. It typically applies to our use of natural resources; social responsibility; fair business profits; agriculture; the use of Green Cleaning products; etc. While the word sustainability seems to be getting more and more “buzz,” there seems to be […]

Our “Sustainability” Nations Capital is Now in Sacramento

On May 10, 2018, in Items of Interest, News, by Ashkin Group

When it comes to Green and sustainability issues, our nation’s capital has just moved.  It’s now located in Sacramento. With the sixth largest economy in the world, California can and does have the power to impact environmental programs throughout the country.  Plus, nine other states, including New York and Washington, have joined forces with California […]

Five Sustainability Pre-Construction Tips

On April 27, 2018, in News, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – Thanks to a vibrant economy, many building developers, owners, and managers are investing funds into new construction projects as well as renovations. This makes this a perfect time for developers, owners, and managers to start thinking about sustainability, according to Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, and the leading advocate for […]

Earth Day is April 22, 2018

On April 18, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In case you do not know or remember, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River has had a long history of catching fire.  By 1868, it had caught fire thirteen times.  One of the worst blazes occurred in 1912, causing five deaths.  A fire in 1952, resulted in millions of dollars in damage. But it was the fire in […]

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