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Sustainability by the Numbers

August 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, Green and Sustainable

Sustainability by the Numbers New survey outlines trends in green cleaning initiatives Sustainability programs are making major strides in the cleaning industry, according to the new tenth annual Clean Link Reader Survey. The report questioned custodial executives in diverse fields, including healthcare, commerce, hospitality, government and education. Results show a surprising influx in green practices, and a changing attitude towards sustainability. Explore the full breakdown below, and how Read more [...]

Is Solar Energy right for you?

July 27, 2017 by  
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Is Solar Energy right for you? Solar energy is making strides in the Sunshine State, with more cities and local businesses investing in the technology. The City of South Miami most recently increased their support, passing a groundbreaking law that requires new homes to install solar panels. Effective September 16th, the law however stopped short of commercial buildings. Though solar power poses many benefits, there’s more to consider for commercial properties, with their higher energy demands. Read more [...]

Creating Wellness at Work

Creating Wellness @ Work How to clean your way to a healthier office Today’s workplace feels primed for a wellness overhaul. Despite its celebrity trendiness, the wellness movement proves far more than super-fruit smoothies and 5-day cleansers. Instead, fostering wellness requires a closer examination of how our environment affects us. So for those living the 9-to-5 lifestyle, a healthy office becomes more important than ever. Fostering wellness at work need not become overwhelming with an effective Read more [...]

Design a Sustainable Summer

May 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, Environmental Quality, Green and Sustainable

Design a Sustainable Summer Stylish ways to beat the heat at the office The summer season means higher temperatures, and renewed efforts to reduce your facility’s consumption. Yes, you can do the usual – unplug idle equipment, install LED bulbs, and monitor your water usage. Making an eco-friendly office this summer is also a great opportunity to create a more imaginative – and beautiful – space. For some inspired sustainable ideas, check out these tips below. In the Shade Thanks Read more [...]

Earth Day Every Day

April 20, 2017 by  
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Earth Day Every Day The South Florida guide  Wondering how to honor Earth Day past this weekend? For a sustainable workplace year-round, check out our friendly guide on how to live and work greener every day. Clean up This weekend is packed full of opportunities to participate in community clean-ups. These events make ideal team-building exercise for companies. Miami will be celebrating the 35th annual Baynanza Clean-up. In addition, Palm Beach will also host their Great American Clean-Up Read more [...]

Plants @ Work – tips for foolproof office greenery

March 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, Environmental Quality, Green and Sustainable

Plants @ Work Tips for foolproof office greenery Recent research is crystal clear on the amazing environmental benefits of indoor plants, from naturally improving air quality to providing a psychological boost in the workplace. But will indoor plants add excessive strain to your property maintenance? Plant care can be a laborious task, but there's no need to lose out on healthy vegetation, with our tips for choosing the best plant options for your space. Water, Water Often the first hurdle, Read more [...]

Countdown to Zero Waste

February 23, 2017 by  
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Countdown to Zero Waste Is zero waste possible in the office? “Zero waste” has become the latest buzzword in sustainability, thanks to popular bloggers like Lauren Singer -- famous for reducing four years' worth of personal waste to fill a mason jar on her website, Trash is for Tossers. But is this goal feasible for a commercial property, like an office? The communal demands of the workplace can create obstacles for this noble goal. Yet with a few tip, in collaboration with your cleaning Read more [...]

Better Alternatives to Antibacterial Hand Cleaners

January 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Better Alternatives to Antibacterial Hand Cleaners 2017 already marks a banner year for banning certain antibacterial soaps, thanks to major policies activated this year. Starting January 1st, Minnesota became the first state to ban triclosan, a now controversial germ-killing ingredient with potential connections to antibiotic resistance and hormonal disorders. This follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent nationwide ban of the substance in many personal products, including Read more [...]

Cleaning for the Holidays

December 19, 2016 by  
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Cleaning for the Holidays Tips for a sustainable season The end of the year marks a time for celebration, recognizing milestones and accomplishments. But it’s not too late to cross off that last 2016 New Year resolution – creating a sustainability program. Start the season fresh by exploring better eco-friendly practices. The holiday season provides many opportunities to go green. Check out these ideas below for a truly greener celebration. Carpets Between the party punch, and the tinsel Read more [...]

The Dark Side of Disinfectant

November 19, 2016 by  
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The Dark Side of Disinfectant Why moderation is key in sanitation There’s nothing like the sharp scent of commercial disinfectant to convey a sense of super clean. But can disinfectants do as much harm as good? Some products leave behind residue that includes volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These materials can seriously affect the skin, eyes and respiratory system. Research also suggests that excessive disinfection removes harmless bacteria that builds natural immunity, making us vulnerable Read more [...]

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