Video: Keep Greening the Industry

On April 13, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

During the past 15-20 years, the cleaning industry has made some remarkable sustainability advancements in almost every product category. In this Educational Quick Clip, Steve Ashkin examines how we can continue to drive the green cleaning movement forward while taking advantage of all the health, safety, and cost benefits it accrues. Tune in now at […]

IFMA Updates “Sustainability How-to Guide: Global Green Cleaning.”

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

From CleanLink News: The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship (ESUS) Strategic Advisory Group has released the latest update in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-to Guide: Global Green Cleaning.” This guide, which was originally published in 2009 and updated in 2011, has been updated again […]

Interest in Earth Day has Moved Beyond Politicians and Environmentalists

On March 28, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Our nation seems more polarized than ever on environmental issues. Students, however, are increasingly concerned about their future, including the quality of water they drink and the air they breathe. Interest in Earth Day has moved beyond politicians and environmentalists to students, millennials and Main Street America. This has clearly affected our schools and universities, […]

Green Cleaning History and Growth

On March 24, 2017, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In 1962, Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book “Silent Spring” was published. It forced the general public and members of the U.S. government to take a serious look at society’s use of chemicals and pesticides. By the end of the decade, young people around the world took up the cause for “ecology,” as it was then called. […]

Video: Stephen Ashkin Discusses Taking the Lead on LEED

On March 21, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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 Clip, Steve Ashkin previews some […]

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 […]

Dropping Old Green Baggage

On March 10, 2017, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The whole concept of being Green and sustainable still carries a lot of old baggage. But these days, most of that baggage can be left behind. For instance, there is the “it costs more” baggage. Many people think that construction of a Greener, sustainable, and more environmentally responsible building costs considerably more than conventional construction. […]

The New White House Administration and Sustainable Cleaning

On March 8, 2017, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

With a new president and administration in the White House, it is hard to predict how the next four years will unfold, particularly for our industry. However, we would be naive not to assume the following: Changes are coming that will likely impact our industry; this could apply to cleaning worker wages as well as […]

Green Cleaning 101

On February 24, 2017, in Default, Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In just a couple of months it will be spring and with Spring Cleaning right around the corner, this is a good time for us to have a little review period about Green Cleaning—Green Cleaning 101, if you will—with a focus on Green Cleaning in healthcare facilities. This includes a review of the principles and […]

Green Carpet Care

On February 24, 2017, in Default, Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Building managers, working with their custodial crews, are transferring to environmentally preferable cleaning systems and products in record numbers. What started as a trickle just a few years ago is now beyond a trend. For many building managers and in many industries, having their facilities Green-cleaned is a given. However, the situation gets a bit […]

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