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Environmental Stewardship Award

ISSA Canada names Environmental Stewardship Award winners

The 2020 winners are Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Manulife Investment Management, and Rogers Place.
GBAC STAR Service Accreditation

GBAC STAR Service Accreditation now available for cleaning providers

Cleaning service providers have a new way to show off their credentials.
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Facility managers turn to augmented reality

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of surveyed facility managers expect to implement AR technology over the next two years.

ISSA planning for in-person ISSA Show in November

After going virtual last year, the ISSA Show North America 2021 is set to be a live, in-person event again at Las Vegas Convention Center.

Hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated during pandemic

A recent study suggests that hospital housekeepers and environmental service staff have low self-esteem in their jobs.
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Americans beginning to drop improved handwashing habits

According to Bradley Corp's new Healthy Handwashing Survey, Americans are slackening the habits they had reinforced early in the pandemic.

CIRI to host Healthy Buildings 2021 – America conference

The conference will "bridge the gap between research and practice” and feature more than 200 science-based workshops and presentations.

Disinfectants: Are we at the end of the road?

Scientists at a South African university say there's a growing risk of SARS-CoV-2 developing resistance to disinfectants and antibiotics.

Manulife earns GBAC STAR real estate accreditation

Manulife Investment Management is the first Canadian real estate landlord to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, for 7 of its Montreal properties.

New handwashing app aimed at education

Hygiene and health company Essity, as a partner of the Global Handwashing Partnership, as a strategic partner. 

Ontario supporting air-monitoring technology

Ontario is funding CEM Specialties Inc. (CEMSI) to help commercialize and accelerate production of its air-monitoring COVID-19 detector.

IEHA renews focus on healthcare and hospitality

IEHA has announced an updated brand identity, including a new name and logo, to reflect its role in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
COVID-19 HVAC learning curve

ASHRAE tracks COVID-19 HVAC learning curve

A newly refreshed edition of the ASHRAE Epidemic Taskforce’s Building Readiness Guide provides more resources for calculating the effectiveness of building flushing and filtration.

Washington, D.C. law reinstates pandemic-hit workers

A law set to take effect later this month or in March will reinstate displaced local workers as their former positions begin to become available again.
hotel sanitation

Improving hotel sanitation with innovative new steps

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort in Mexico is not only cleaning and disinfecting its rooms but also its guests, thanks to sanitation booths.
ISSA members

ISSA members recognized for sustainability, equality

Five ISSA members have been named to Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index, and four to Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index.
Manitoba aims to elevate waste diversion rates

Manitoba aims to elevate waste diversion rates

A provincial review and public consultation has been launched to seek input on current industry-funded stewardship programs and potential new recycling and recovery technologies.