Thoughts on ISSA and Upcoming Events

On November 15, 2016, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

There was so much going on at this year’s ISSA tradeshow in Chicago that at times it was hard to keep up. Among the many events was ISSA’s introduction of the DEAL program, developed with the help of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC. DEAL, which stands for Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning, is an online “portal,” […]

Greenbuild Rap-Up; Green Cleaning at Google; and the Upcoming ISSA Tradeshow!

On October 19, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Greenbuild 2016, which ended last week was a terrific show, in fact one of their best ever. There was a great deal of emphasis this year on sustainability and there were several more exhibitors at this year’s show than in the past. I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel discussion entitled Green Cleaning at […]

Moving From Green to Sustainable Cleaning

On October 18, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Cleaning contractors should adopt green and sustainability initiatives, products, and procedures to help ensure they reach their own financial goals.   About a year ago, researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, began a study to understand rents and occupancy trends in commercial office buildings in the United States and Canada. Altogether, they […]

Green Cleaning in Prisons

On October 10, 2016, in Default, by Ashkin Group

Interview with Stephen Ashkin on how to Bring Green Cleaning to Correctional Facilities Because there are likely many correctional facilities in the U.S. that have not adopted a green cleaning program, Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group, provides suggestions as to how to start and implement such a program in your facility. “But first we […]

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 […]

Green Cleaning at the Googleplex

On October 3, 2016, in News, by Ashkin Group

ASHKIN ALERT   Please join me at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo to be held at the LA Convention Center this week, October 5, 2016 and continuing through the week. I will be moderating a panel discussion about Green Cleaning at the Googleplex, Google’s LEED Platinum headquarters located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We are […]

Creating a Culture of Sustainability with the Four E’s

On September 29, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“Drive change from the bottom up…this is one of the most successful ways to develop a culture of sustainability.” According to Stephen Ashkin, CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, a web-based system that helps facilities measure and monitor their consumption and use of natural resources, According to Ashkin, a culture of sustainability exists “when all staff […]

Questions about Sustainability and Green Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities

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

The following are questions and answers from Stephen Ashkin for Healthcare Facility News 1. What green and sustainability trends do see happening in healthcare today? • Healthcare administrators are looking for more green and sustainability information that is both comprehensive and easy to interpret. • Administrators want more information regarding their distributors and all vendors as to their environmental performance such as […]

Green Cleaning Joins Hands with Sustainability

On September 26, 2016, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

There is considerable confusion among cleaning professionals as to what green cleaning, “sustainable” green cleaning, and sustainability are all about. So let’s start out with a situation that might help us address at least two of these quandaries: You are a contract cleaning company and have been invited to submit a cleaning proposal for a […]

Great article from Stephen Ashkin*

On September 22, 2016, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

One of the things we hear frequently in the professional cleaning industry is that we do not appear to be attracting millennials. The most-often-heard explanation for this is that marketing high-technology tools and equipment like computers and smartphones is a lot more fun and exciting than selling mops and buckets. However, I beg to differ. […]

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