Public Spaces

germ-repelling seat coverings

Airlines demand germ-repelling seat coverings

Demand for coverings that deter the spread of viruses and bacteria has soared as airlines look to mitigate time and financial losses.
carpet cleanliness

How carpet cleanliness creates confidence

83 per cent of respondents to a new Whittaker/Harris Poll survey say well-maintained carpet improves their confidence in a facility.
shared workspaces

Fighting germs in the era of shared workspaces

The challenges of keeping offices clean and hygienic have intensified due to the booming pandemic popularity of co-working spaces.
Hilton hotels

Hilton Hotels to eschew daily room cleanings

The chain's U.S. properties will only clean guest rooms upon request until the fifth day of a stay.
FM

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
Bell Centre

Bell Centre becomes first Canadian hockey arena to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

The home of the Montreal Canadiens is the latest notable milestone for the program in Canada.
public transit

Focusing on best cleaning practices for public transit

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has partnered with GBAC to highlight transit best practices.
Edmonton Transit

Edmonton Transit piloting innovative germ-killing doors

Edmonton Transit partnered with a local biotech company to install antimicrobial push-plates on various swing doors at transit stations.
GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation continues to saturate Canada

The program is gathering pace north of the border, as everything from hotels to arenas to convention centres secure accreditation.
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.
airline cleaning

Airline cleaning methods can be effective elsewhere during COVID-19

New and enhanced airline cleaning and disinfection has been tested with a focus on infection control, and the results have been positive.
MLB Lysol partnership

Major League Baseball partners with Lysol for cleaner stadiums

The MLB Lysol partnership will involve utilizing microbiologists and germ-kill experts to boost ongoing disinfection practices in ballparks.
GBAC STAR accreditation

ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation success is a sign of a cleaner world

The GBAC STAR accreditation was only launched in spring but has already seen huge uptake from facilities around the world.
hand hygiene

75% of Canadians now more likely to wash their hands before leaving a washroom: study

In a recent global study, Dyson looked at how attitudes towards public washrooms and general hand hygiene have changed during COVID-19.
public restrooms

Public restroom cleanliness: a great source of concern

These days, the cleanliness of public restrooms will help convince people that it is safe to return to public spaces.
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.
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?