Sustainability

sustainable cleaning

Sustainable products & practices for a sustainable future

Sustainable cleaning doesn’t mean that cleaning isn't happening as well or as often; just that more sustainable tools and processes are used.
future-proofing cleaning

Future-proofing cleaning for the new normal

The present is painful for property and facility managers and it's made future-proofing cleaning more important than ever.
energy efficiency

Report suggests new building codes aren’t tough enough on energy efficiency

An Efficiency Canada report suggests a lack of mandatory air leak testing in buildings hinders attempts at net-zero energy efficiency.
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.
Paper product dispensers

Paper product dispensers: Which one is right for your restroom?

One of the most common complaints about buildings relates to the upkeep of restrooms. Research shows that restroom cleanliness affects a company’s bottom line, as
Coil cleaning HVAC

Cut costs, save energy and improve indoor air quality with coil cleaning

As facilities prepare for the fall, an important aspect for maintaining a clean environment is HVAC deep cleaning.
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.
refrigeration energy

UNIDO offers guidance for refrigeration energy efficiency

UNIDO is launching its latest guidance document supporting domestic and commercial refrigeration manufacturers seeking to improve energy efficiency.
low risk waterways ACI

Polycarboxylate polymers pose low risk to waterways: ACI

Some water-soluble polymers pose a low ecological risk to the United States' waterways, according to new research from ACI.
Elaina's Sustainability Fund

USGBC develops COVID-focused LEED credit

The USGBC's new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system supports building operators as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
recycling

Alberta’s recycling program expanding to accept additional electronics

Up to 24,600 tonnes of electronics products not previously accepted in Alberta's program could be recycled under the two-year $43 million pilot project.
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.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
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?
waste management

Built Green Canada promotes waste management

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national year-round program that kicks-off in October and focuses on the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction.