Public Spaces

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?

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.
school restroom

Why your locker room flooring needs teeth

Both the type of locker room floor you choose and the way you choose to clean it can mean the difference between safe users and a slip and fall disaster.
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.