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Healthy Building Environments Require Training

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 15, 2011 - The field of employment that applies to custodial maintenance, janitorial services, or environmental health services has long been without a certified training program.  Now that GREEN has come along and focused our attention on the health impact of cleaning, more and more conversation depends upon applying Green practices.  This will cause more companies to ask the question, “what are the best Green practices, and how can they be applied to custodial services?”

Green Cleaning: What You Need to Know

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 17, 2011 - When thinking holistically about sustainability in buildings, “green cleaning” should be included along with your energy  and carbon management programs.  This article discusses the history of “green cleaning” and key success elements for facilities, the procurement and verification process.

One reason it is important to consider “green cleaning” activities is that ONE accident or chemical spill on the evening news could hurt your facility’s “green” image, even if you have saved a ton of energy!

Is Your Janitorial Service Green?

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One of the absolute worst greenwashing offenders are janitorial services.  They are not alone in this misdirection because greenwashing is popular in many businesses.  There has been no way to establish a metric or measurement for Green in nearly any business.  How many companies have installed CFL bulbs and advertised the next day that they have “Gone Green”?   Yet, janitorial services have resisted the extra effort (and cost) of Green certification because they believe the no business is asking for Green vendors.

How to Market a Green Janitorial Service

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For a long time, janitorial services have play around the edges of the Green issue.  Some have been so bold as to literally invent their own Green certification.  This is a sure clue that the ethics of those janitorial services are questionable.  Others, went over and bought their certifications from one of the several “Pay to Play websites.  Others follows the proper path by earning their certification from an authoritative body.  The Green Clean Institute is one of the best and well-recognized Green janitorial certifications.

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