Green Products & Technologies

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.
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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.
Elaina's Sustainability Fund

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.
green recovery

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the energyCompass.design tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
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.
waste reduction

Options for handling forgotten waste areas

There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
waste management

How IoT is making waste management smarter

The decreasing costs of sensors means the Internet of Things is rapidly moving into new areas of commercial properties, such as waste management.
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.
portal to innovation

Maintenance deemed a portal to innovation

Senior real estate executives reflected on evolving building technology as part of the kick-off to BOMEX 2017, earlier this fall in Toronto.
forest

Keeping the urban forest green

Besides providing shelter and shade, the urban forest offer environmental, economic and social benefits so it’s important to take care of them.
hospital upgrades

Utility savings fund Saskatoon hospital upgrades

After completing significant hospital upgrades last year, Royal University Hospital is now doubling the expected savings from energy improvements.
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.