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The Cost of Going Green

Even though it is easier than ever to go green, facility managers may still worry about the costs. The good news is not only do third-party certified products and equipment work as advertised, but they also cost about the same as standard options.

How to Have the Conversation About Sustainability

Going green is nothing new. Since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970 birthed the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, awareness about human impacts on the planet has grown.

Translation Technology Brings Cleaning Programs to New Heights

When it comes to safe and effective facility management, it is essential for non-English speaking workers to have safety training materials, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and job aides delivered to them in a language they can understand.

How Facility Managers Can Offer a Path to Professional Growth

Being a facility management executive in 2023 is no easy task. The modern facility executive must maintain a delicate balance; from providing excellent customer service, being responsive to building users and the staff, and ensuring that supply chain issues are minimized to maintain operational success — all while juggling these issues within mostly slim operational budgets.

Cleaning Self-Assessment Identifies Key Areas of Improvement

When the Wisconsin-based West Allis-West Milwaukee School District first learned about the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges (HGSC) initiative, it was easy to wonder if this was just another idea that sounded good in theory, but would be too costly or take too much time to implement. After some careful research — various emails and utilizing some online resources — it became clear that this approach might be realistic.

3 Keys to Training, Sustaining and Retaining Workers

There is a strong belief in the Salt Lake City School District (Utah) that when it comes to creating a safe and healthy environment, the most important and sustainable asset is a well-trained, appreciated and valued group of employees.