NEWS: DEAL Webinar to Offer Winterization Tips for Distributors

Bloomington, IN – Snow piles have grown across the United States as an arctic chill and winter storms brought plunging temperatures and winter conditions to major portions of the country. Such conditions can wreak havoc on small and large businesses alike and send operating costs such as fuel and energy through the roof.

To help distributors manage these costs, ISSA and Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC will present a Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (DEAL) program webinar, December 16, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. EST. This session will outline specific ways distributors can keep winter weather from negatively impacting their operating costs.

Presenters will include Clark Reed, program manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR program, and a representative from a major transportation leasing service.

“Winter is coming, and that means it’s a good time to protect your profits from disappearing into cold air,” Reed says. “Reducing energy waste ought to be on everyone’s mind because you can easily stop it from happening in your warehouse if you take the time now to schedule preventative maintenance, insulate and seal to prevent leaks, and adjust lighting schedules for shorter days.”

Distributors will learn how to:

  • Measure and monitor fuel, water, and energy consumption
  • Prevent heat loss via windows and doors
  • Ensure company vehicles, especially diesel-powered trucks, operate efficiently in cold weather
  • Keep safe when employees may want to bring in space heaters and driving conditions can be treacherous
  • Implement preventative maintenance to ensure no fleet drivers are left out in the cold.

“Since winter presents unique obstacles, this webinar will focus on actions distributors can take right now to reduce energy and fuel consumption and, along with it, costs,” says Jon Adkins, director of market research and analytics at ISSA. “Fortunately, there are many opportunities for companies to do so.”

To learn more about the seminar and ISSA’s DEAL program, contact Adkins at 800-225-4772;, or Katrina Saucier at Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, by email at

Additional information about the DEAL program is available at


About ISSA

With more than 7,000 members including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associated service members, ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. The association is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. For more information on ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.


The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Mainz, Germany, and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit, follow ISSA on social media at and, or join the discussion in ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association LinkedIn group at


About Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC

Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC provides comprehensive facility performance data management services, including data gathering, data analysis software, the Sustainability Dashboard, and performance reporting to a range of business sectors. The Sustainability Dashboard is an advanced reporting system designed for business owners and managers and property developers involved in sustainability programs. The system measures and monitors energy, water, fuel consumption, and other metrics, and is specifically designed to be easy to use, reduce environmental impacts, save money, and create a culture of sustainability. For more information, visit



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