Green Cleaning

Environmental Stewardship Award

ISSA Canada names Environmental Stewardship Award winners

The 2020 winners are Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Manulife Investment Management, and Rogers Place.
sustainable cleaning

Sustainable practices for a sustainable future

Sustainable cleaning doesn’t mean that cleaning isn't happening as well or as often; just that more sustainable tools and processes are used.
future-proofing cleaning

Future-proofing cleaning for the new normal

The present is painful for property and facility managers and it's made future-proofing cleaning more important than ever.
cleaning with microfibre mop

Microfibre mops: A laundry list of questions

Effective cleaning of high-touch surfaces and floors in healthcare facilities requires proper cleaning tools like microfibre mops.
low risk waterways ACI

Polycarboxylate polymers pose low risk to waterways: ACI

Some water-soluble polymers pose a low ecological risk to the United States' waterways, according to new research from ACI.
sustainability plan

USGBC develops COVID-focused LEED credit

The USGBC's new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system supports building operators as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.

Green school cleaning 101

A growing number of schools are opting to participate in “greener” practices that benefit the students, budget, and environment.
cleaning products industry

Cleaning products industry blasts research

The American Cleaning Institutes chastises the slate of 15 authors affiliated with health sciences faculties of six Canadian universities for overlooking the role disinfectants play in infection control.
multi-res landlords

Urbanization turbocharging pesticide resistance

Canada’s growing cities are fueling pesticide resistance as rodents, bed bugs and cockroaches better adapt to human environments.
VOCs

‘No VOCs’ product claim not always what it seems

Building occupants may still be inhaling VOCs and other chemical emissions despite the use of eco-friendly products.
infection prevention

Better infection prevention needed in schools

Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
synthetic grass

A healthy case for maintaining synthetic grass

New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
Rogers Place

Rogers Place scores green, sets stadium standard

Opening a brand new facility is no easy feat, especially one like Rogers Place, the first LEED Silver-certified NHL facility in Canada.
cleaning technology

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
lafarge water treatment residuals

Cleaning carpets: hot water versus cold water

While hot water machines typically use more energy, they may be more effective at cleaning and protecting the indoor environment.