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augmented reality

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.
surface testing

Surface testing can be critical in the fight to control COVID-19

A biotech company has found that surface testing can detect when the coronavirus enters a building before a person even knows they’re infected.
workplace cleaning

Providing cleanliness and confidence in the workplace

It’s more crucial than ever for organizations to provide clean, safe, and healthy environments for those returning to the workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
TCU Place

Saskatoon’s TCU Place achieves GBAC STAR facility accreditation

The convention centre had previously committed to the accreditation in the second half of 2020.
teleworking

How to manage service providers remotely

One of COVID-19's major challenges has been maintaining or improving cleaning activities when the managers responsible are not on-site.
twindemic prevention

Protecting workplaces from a “twindemic”

In the second wave of the pandemic, business owners and facility managers must be unprecedentedly vigilant about protecting workplaces.
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.
bacteria corrosion

Reopening buildings face bacteria, corrosion issues

As buildings are reopened, inactive plumbing lines may cause bacteria and corrosion problems that lead to additional issues beyond the spread of coronavirus.
Paper product dispensers

An evidence-based look at the paper towel versus air dryer debate

Are paper towels the top choice for preventing the spread of coronavirus?

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.
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?