infection control

COVID-19

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How Canada can learn from Taiwan in beating COVID-19

Taiwan's proactivity in revamping its cleaning procedures can serve as a model for Canada going forward.
campus

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

A year like no other for campus cleaning

Large-scale post-secondary campuses hold an almost incomprehensibly wide range of cleaning and maintenance challenges.
disinfection

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

CDC highlights concerns over disinfectant use

The CDC notes the chances of being infected by COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces are "generally less than one in 10,000."
airborne transmission

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE provides updated airborne transmission guidance

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released clarified guidance for evaluating and mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
residential landlords COVID-19

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Weathering the 3rd wave of COVID-19

As COVID-19 variants surge throughout the country, what do the latest lockdown measures mean for residential landlords?
UV-C

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The power of UV-C light

The pandemic has led to rapid growth in the UV-C market, and there is science behind its power against microbes.
urinals

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Why cleaning around urinals is vital

A study finds traces of coronavirus can become airborne when urinals are flushed after being used by an infected person. 
floor and carpet care

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Optimizing floor and carpet care in a pandemic

“Proper and effective cleaning strategies” do not just apply to high-touch surfaces, but also to floor and carpet care.
cleaning habits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Will heightened cleaning habits remain post-COVID-19?

Survey data suggests strengthened cleaning habits will remain front and centre for a large majority of people post-pandemic.
Avenue Living Edmonton

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Edmonton becomes first Canadian city to commit to city-wide GBAC STAR accreditation

Edmonton would be the first Canadian and second North American destination to obtain the accreditation.
cleaning service providers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

First cleaning service provider achieves GBAC STAR accreditation

CCS Facility Services is the first business in the world to achieve GBAC STAR Service Accreditation for cleaning service providers.
flu shots

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Flu shots still have a place for workplace employees

The odds of testing positive for COVID-19 were reduced by 24 per cent in patients who received an influenza vaccine compared to those who did not.
vaccine

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The whys and hows of COVID-19 vaccination

As COVID-19 vaccinations are approved and administered to a select population, many businesses wonder what it means for them.
disinfectants

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Disinfectants: Are we at the end of the road?

Scientists at a South African university say there's a growing risk of SARS-CoV-2 developing resistance to disinfectants and antibiotics.
Facility management

REMI Network

Adapt today, optimize tomorrow

Four solutions for a smarter, safer, and cleaner building as cleaning and maintenance is reinvented.
Manulife

REMI Network

Manulife earns GBAC STAR real estate accreditation

Manulife Investment Management is the first Canadian real estate landlord to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, for 7 of its Montreal properties.
cleaning contractor

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hiring a cleaning contractor in 2021

As the industry continues to change against the backdrop of COVID-19, so do the processes and needs of hiring a new cleaning contractor.