Grounds Management

LEED

6 changes in LEED and the future of green cleaning

Later this year, U.S. Green Building Council members will be voting on six changes to LEED cleaning credits.
GBAC STAR Destination

GBAC STAR launches Destination program

The program allows municipalities, tourism bureaus, and destination marketing organizations to demonstrate dedication to building healthier, safer, and more confident communities.
water damage

5 ways to mitigate losses from water damage

While climate change has increased the prevalence of weather-related floods, water damage due to plumbing and appliance failures happen daily—and sadly, they are often preventable.
roof care

Taking roof care to new heights

With roof materials and replacement costs rising, the importance of maintaining a roof to prolong its service life cannot be understated.
dusting

Why dusting is hazard protection, not just housekeeping

Recognizing the dangers of combustible dust accumulations will help to ensure the prevention of explosions.
CleanBC

10 ways the cleaning industry can fight climate change

The threat posed by climate change keeps growing, as do the warnings of its dire consequences, but what can the cleaning industry do?
facility managers

Facility managers & a cleaner experience

Open communication from management and staff will be key to normalizing new and fast-evolving cleaning procedures.
preventing wasp infestations

How to prevent mosquito and wasp infestations

Alice Sinia, quality assurance manager for Orkin Canada, shares timely tips for keeping outdoor amenity spaces free of mosquito and wasp infestations.
entertainment venues

5 steps to safer & healthier entertainment venues

As live sports and entertainment return, managers of venues are faced with an assortment of safety and cleanliness challenges.
COVID-19 vaccines

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on university campuses: An obvious solution or a problem?

Universities need to consider what a gentler return to campuses might look for students this time around compared to 2020.
water consumption

Key steps to reduce water consumption

Reducing water consumption must remain an important aim for commercial facility managers.
Yorkdale

Yorkdale becomes first Canadian retail centre to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Yorkdale is the latest Canadian facility to achieve the certification, which indicates that best infection prevention practices are in place.
reopening facilities

4 tips for reopening facilities

Commercial cleaning company OpenWorks offers advice for reopening facilities.
maintenance workers

Protecting maintenance workers in extreme heat

Extreme summer heat provides numerous challenges, but not least is the difficulty of keeping outdoor maintenance workers safe.
planning

Edmonton becomes first Canadian GBAC STAR-accredited destination

Explore Edmonton has secured the biorisk certification.
plexiglass

Just how effective is plexiglass?

Experts suggest plexiglass is not a hugely effective standalone COVID-19 transmission prevention measure.
electric vehicle charging

The merits of electric vehicle charging stations

Nearly four in five (78 per cent) drivers of electric cars complain of not having enough electric vehicle charging options at work.