Sustainability Archive

  • 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 […]
  • For decades, most people in America drank beer and soda from refillable glass bottles. These bottles could be returned to either retail stores or the manufacturer, both of which would often refund the consumer a […]

    Understanding Closed Cycle Sustainability

    For decades, most people in America drank beer and soda from refillable glass bottles. These bottles could be returned to either retail stores or the manufacturer, both of which would often refund the consumer a […]
  • This is a reprint of an article published in CMM in February 2017 Ever since the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) introduction of LEED v4 in 2016, I have been disappointed that v4 did not address some […]

    Why the Cleaning Industry Needs to get Behind Sustainable Trash Maintenance

    This is a reprint of an article published in CMM in February 2017 Ever since the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) introduction of LEED v4 in 2016, I have been disappointed that v4 did not address some […]
  • The following was published in Facility Executive Magazine, February 14, 2017 A  new report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance looks at ways sports venues throughout the U.S. […]

    Taking the Field: Advancing Energy and Water Efficiencies in Sports Venues

    The following was published in Facility Executive Magazine, February 14, 2017 A  new report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance looks at ways sports venues throughout the U.S. […]
  • The following is an article published in Cleaning Maintenance Magazine in Dec. 2016 Ten years ago, building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house cleaning professionals realized that more of their customers and building managers were serious […]

    Reprint: To Learn About Sustainability Turn To Your Distributor

    The following is an article published in Cleaning Maintenance Magazine in Dec. 2016 Ten years ago, building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house cleaning professionals realized that more of their customers and building managers were serious […]
  • 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 […]
  • Warehouse owners and managers around the world are taking steps to reduce their consumption and become more sustainable in a number of different ways. However, very often they cast away easier and less costly “low-hanging […]

    The ISSA DEAL Program: How Education, Benchmarking, and Awards Result in Cost Savings

    Warehouse owners and managers around the world are taking steps to reduce their consumption and become more sustainable in a number of different ways. However, very often they cast away easier and less costly “low-hanging […]