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Fitwel's v3

Fitwel’s v3 brings new climate adaptation strategies

The newly released version 3 of Fitwel’s evidence-based standard includes new strategies on how to future-proof buildings for climate adaptation.
Ela Hultsi

BGIS and Des Nedhe Group form Ela Hultsi Facilities Management

The official launch of Ela Hultsi is well underway, with several significant projects already in the pipeline.
Emerging Leaders

ISSA launches Emerging Leaders Awards

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 ISSA Emerging Leaders Awards. The inaugural awards program is designed
skilled trades

Skilled Trades Ontario launches resource hub

The newly released online information hub is being touted as a go-to source for anyone interested in learning more about skilled trades.
mould remediation

New ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for professional mould remediation

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the publication of a newly-revised ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mould Remediation (4th edition,
Clean washrooms tapped to be employers' duty

Clean washrooms tapped to be employers’ duty

Proposed amendments to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act would make employers responsible for the cleaning regimen in workplace washrooms.
Eco Jam

Smith + Anderson celebrates Eco Jam 2024’s success

On April 25, Canadian engineering firm, Smith + Anderson, hosted their eighth Eco Jam fundraising event at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. This year’s
Annual Report

Green Seal releases its 2024 Impact Report

Green Seal has released its 2024 Impact Report, highlighting the meaningful impacts the global nonprofit and the brands that partner with it achieved over the past
Ali Hoss honoured for sustainability leadership

Ali Hoss honoured for sustainability leadership

Ali Hoss, chief sustainability officer with Triovest, has been identified as one of Canada’s best executives in the Globe & Mail’s 2024 search for leading business influencers.

Proposed LEED V5 may be a setback for the cleaning industry

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is proposing several changes to its LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance Rating System Version 5 (LEED-EB: O+M V5).
Green Seal

U.S. government announces PFAS-free purchasing requirement

The Biden-Harris Administration announced it is directing government contractors to buy only Green Seal- or Safer Choice-certified cleaning products and hand soaps for use in

ISSA announces latest CIMS Advanced by GBAC certifications

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce that 24 ISSA member companies have successfully achieved Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Advanced by

Honeywell fire alarms recalled

Honeywell is recalling defective System Sensor-L low-frequency fire alarm sounders, sounder strobes, and compact sounders due to a failure to alert users to a fire.
independent contractors

Promoting the ‘value of clean’ and supporting staff during International Cleaning Week

SC Johnson Professional, a leading provider of skincare, cleaning, and hygiene solutions for institutional and healthcare users, shares tips for promoting the ‘value of clean’
Vancouver to gain more authority over landscaping

Vancouver to gain more authority over landscaping

Proposed amendments to Vancouver’s charter would allow Council to set conditions for landscaping new development and hand off dog licence revocation to City staff.
repetitive strain

International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day set for February 29

As International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day approaches, CCOHS is asking workplaces to be mindful of one of the leading causes of workplace injuries.

EPA highlights Green Seal’s PFAS prohibition for federal purchasers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) released an update to its federal purchasing search tool that highlights the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) prohibitions and