Management

pest control

Green goals in pest control are worth setting

Green initiatives are more than a trend. Many industries are putting greater emphasis on ensuring products are sourced and processed in an environmentally conscious manner
GBAC STAR grant

New GBAC STAR grants program now available for facilities

The grant offers qualifying facilities a chance to help offset the costs of the GBAC STAR accreditation program and a free 6-month trial of a cleaning task management software.
sanitation

Examining ergonomic impacts to sanitation staff

Increased cleaning frequencies and heavy waste removal due to the use of more disposable commodities means the bodies of essential workers are taking a beating.
campuses

How will campuses change because of COVID-19?

Colleges and universities are questioning how much space will be needed in the future campus, how it will be operated, and how to make our built environment more healthy, sustainable and resilient.
FireSmart measures emphasis no-cost/low-cost maintenance and upgrades

FireSmart measures begin with maintenance

About 11 million people currently reside in Canada's wildland-urban interface areas, enjoying the benefits of proximity to forests and other natural features, but perhaps overlooking the perils.
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.

GBAC STAR accreditation to steer reopenings

The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.
living walls

Survival prospects upbeat for living walls

Like humans, living walls might be overdue for a trim, but few are imperilled in the now largely empty surroundings of commercial and institutional buildings.
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.
zero-energy schools

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
caring for rubber floors

Helping rubber floors bounce back

Rubber floors require specialized care to keep them looking and performing at their best. In fact, maintenance requirements are often underestimated.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

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

Spotting irrigation system problems early

Regularly inspecting the irrigation system and making any necessary fixes or upgrades is the best way to ensure as little water is being used.
disinfectant

Some disinfectants safer than others

The list of active ingredients used in disinfectants is lengthy and full of trade-offs.
layoffs online tool

Selecting the best e-training technology

E-learning systems are becoming a popular training option in the cleaning industry, but how do employers determine which is the best investment?
autonomous cleaning

Integrating cleaning robots into the workforce

Companies across North America have been testing cleaning robots for the past few years, but the turning point may have been last fall.
racing surfaces

How Woodbine maintains its racing surfaces

With horses worth six and seven figures, it's paramount that Woodbine maintain optimal conditions on both of its racing surfaces: Tapeta and turf.