Green Cleaning Archive

  • Each year, millions of school days are lost due to illness. While this includes many things that are outside of the school’s control, nonetheless there are numerous opportunities for the custodial staff to reduce unintentional […]

    A Green Handbook to Student Health

    Each year, millions of school days are lost due to illness. While this includes many things that are outside of the school’s control, nonetheless there are numerous opportunities for the custodial staff to reduce unintentional […]
  • In the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies disinfectants as pesticides.  They are required to be strictly regulated by the EPA as a result of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act […]

    Where Things Are With Green Disinfectants

    In the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies disinfectants as pesticides.  They are required to be strictly regulated by the EPA as a result of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act […]
  • Back in 1961, IBM introduced the Selectric typewriter. Although IBM knew it was a fine machine, the typewriter was pricey and nobody was sure how well it would be received. Well, it turns out office […]

    The Connection between IBM Typewriters and Green Cleaning

    Back in 1961, IBM introduced the Selectric typewriter. Although IBM knew it was a fine machine, the typewriter was pricey and nobody was sure how well it would be received. Well, it turns out office […]
  • You can’t always control what germs come into your facility, but you can keep from spreading them around. For example, if your custodial staff is using the same cloth to clean both a bathroom and […]

    Video: Controlling the Spread of Germs

    You can’t always control what germs come into your facility, but you can keep from spreading them around. For example, if your custodial staff is using the same cloth to clean both a bathroom and […]
  • A decade ago when green cleaning was first taking hold in the professional cleaning industry, where did cleaning contractors and in-house cleaning professionals turn to help guide them through the transition? They turned to their […]

    Implementing a Sustainability Program

    A decade ago when green cleaning was first taking hold in the professional cleaning industry, where did cleaning contractors and in-house cleaning professionals turn to help guide them through the transition? They turned to their […]
  • The U.S. Green Building Council will be releasing LEED V4 in November 2016. This has been a long time coming. To get LEED v4 finalized and approved took more than three years, five rounds of […]

    LEED v4 and the Beginnings of a Green Cleaning Culture

    The U.S. Green Building Council will be releasing LEED V4 in November 2016. This has been a long time coming. To get LEED v4 finalized and approved took more than three years, five rounds of […]
  • What do Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Magic Johnson all have in common? Well, the fact that they are all sports leaders is well known. What might not be as obvious is how each […]

    Will Professional Sports Help Green America?

    What do Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Magic Johnson all have in common? Well, the fact that they are all sports leaders is well known. What might not be as obvious is how each […]