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The Future of Green Cleaning Amidst COVID-19

The Future of Green Cleaning Amidst COVID-19 This past year facilities faced two major global pressures: the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and the looming environmental crisis. From its inception, the U.S. Green Building Council has tackled these issues head on, becoming a leading champion for both public health and environmental concerns by providing industry-wide standards through its influential Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. In the Read more [...]

Debunking the Hygiene Theater Behind COVID-19

Debunking the "Hygiene Theater"  Dismantling the questionable disinfection practices that emerged during COVID-19  It's been nearly two years following the outbreak of COVID-19. Yet we won't soon forget those early fearful weeks of the pandemic. The public became overwhelmed with questions about how best to combat the spread. This was the time when authorities were misting entire streets in disinfectant fogs, and shoppers considered whether to disinfect all their fruits and vegetables from Read more [...]

The unexpected health benefits emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic

September 3, 2021 by  
Filed under Blog, Environmental Quality, Green and Sustainable

  The unexpected health benefits emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic Nineteen month since the outbreak of COVID-19 (but who is counting), so much of public life has turned upside down — dramatically transforming how we share spaces together. However, the pandemic has also been a revelatory experience when it comes to health awareness. More than anything else in recent memory, the virus outbreak highlighted the importance of public health practices. This has led to many positive trends in Read more [...]

Why are prices so high right now in the cleaning industry?

Why are prices so high right now in the cleaning industry? Whether at the gas pump or the supermarket, have you been suffering from sticker shock recently? From computer microchips to cereal, prices are rising across the board for both commercial and retail consumers, affecting a multitude of products. A recent report from the Labor Department says consumer prices rose 5% for the 12-month period ending in May. This marks the sharpest increase recorded since August 2008 during the Great Recession. The Read more [...]

How To Create Healthier Offices for Employees Post COVID-19

How To Create Healthier Offices for Employees Post COVID-19 As vaccination rates increase across the country, businesses are preparing to return their teams to the office. In many fields, working together in the same space can produce powerful benefits, including encouraging collaboration and innovation. Recent surveys, however, suggest major hesitancy among American employees. One survey found only 22% of workers feel positive about returning to the workplace. This anxiety is understandable, as Read more [...]

What we know now about COVID-19

April 30, 2021 by  
Filed under Blog, Cleaning Tips and Tricks, Environmental Quality

What we know now about COVID-19 How COVID-19 spreads:  The Sars-Cov-2 virus is transmitted from person to person by direct contact, through the air (either through droplets or fine airborne particles) and via surfaces. However, recent research suggests that the risk of transmissions via surfaces is significantly lower compared to direct or airborne infection. It is still not clear, however, how these findings translate in the real world. The risk changes depending on how much of the virus was Read more [...]

Why These Are The Germiest Places In The Office

March 16, 2021 by  
Filed under Blog

Top Germiest Places in the Office What to clean and what to avoid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 With the increased availability of COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide, more businesses are planning and preparing their teams to return to the office full time. However, sharing spaces again brings greater risk of infection. Current research suggests COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person, whether through respiratory droplets or airborne transmission. Touching surfaces contaminated with the Read more [...]

What is Disinfection Anyways? Germs Post COVID-19

What is Disinfection Anyways? Germs Post COVID-19 Following the COVID-19 outbreak, disinfection has become a key buzzword in public health, providing assurance for safety in shared spaces. But what exactly is disinfection, and how is it different from regular cleaning? And what does effective disinfection entail? We break down the science behind the disinfection process, and how to assess whether your own disinfection methods are really making a difference. Cleaning vs. sanitizing vs. disinfecting: Not Read more [...]

Protection from B.1.1.7 — the new, dangerous strain of COVID-19

January 21, 2021 by  
Filed under Blog, Commercial Cleaning Industry

Protection from B.1.1.7 — the new, dangerous strain of COVID-19 A new year brings hope for fresh beginnings. Amid a global pandemic, however, 2021 is already posing new challenges — most of all the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19, called B.1.1.7. What is this new variant, and how will it change our ongoing battle against the global outbreak? We break down the facts, and what measures remain effective against this new strain. What is B.1.1.7? The B.1.1.7 strain is a new, more highly Read more [...]

Office 2.0: Redesigning spaces for COVID-19 sanitation and health

December 17, 2020 by  
Filed under Blog

The Office in 2021: Redesigning spaces for sanitation and health The COVID-19 pandemic has forever transformed the way we look at the office, as the outbreak revealed our facilities’ major vulnerability to pathogens. In light of this, design and health experts are reimagining the office to better support our current needs for disinfection and social distancing. These changes focus on creating spaces focused on environmental hygiene. Some will require major infrastructural overhauls, like reconfiguring Read more [...]

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