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Plants @ Work – tips for foolproof office greenery

March 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Blog, Environmental Quality, Green and Sustainable

Plants @ Work Tips for foolproof office greenery Recent research is crystal clear on the amazing environmental benefits of indoor plants, from naturally improving air quality to providing a psychological boost in the workplace. But will indoor plants add excessive strain to your property maintenance? Plant care can be a laborious task, but there's no need to lose out on healthy vegetation, with our tips for choosing the best plant options for your space. Water, Water Often the first hurdle, Read more [...]

Is Your Commercial Flooring Maintenance Free?

Concrete is widely recognized as a sustainable commercial flooring option, and decorative polished concrete has grown in popularity in the past few years for several reasons. As a sustainable flooring option, since it can be cleaned mechanically without the use of chemicals, polished concrete allows a property manager of a LEED certified building to obtain LEED credits when this method of cleaning is used. Polished concrete is also durable, it is pleasantly attractive with a high degree of reflectivity Read more [...]

Why Should Property Management Consider Green Cleaning Practices Important? What are the Tenant Benefits?

April 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Environmental Quality, Green and Sustainable

When property managers have been asked to identify the specific green building attributes important to tenants, they collectively express the view that green buildings, “provide some value”, and most state that they value the  environmental benefits and energy savings.  The environmental benefit of clean indoor air on allergies, when using  green cleaning practices is sometimes overlooked.  A surprising statistic from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation is  that 60 million people have allergies Read more [...]

2013 Learn Green: Florida’s Green Schools Conference

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Environmental Quality

2013 Learn Green: Florida's Green Schools Conference FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center & The School District of Palm Beach County Presented, The 5th Annual Learn Green: Florida's Green Schools Conference on November 11, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The Green Schools movement in Florida is alive, well and growing! The annual Learn Green Conference is a great way for Florida students, teachers, administrators, facility professionals, parents and community members, to discover Read more [...]

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

October 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Cleaning Tips and Tricks, Environmental Quality, USGBC

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Are you concerned about the quality of the air you breathe?  Would you like to improve the indoor air quality in your building? In this article we will discuss 5 ways to improve the indoor air quality of your building that will benefit the occupants, visitors and staff. #1 HEPA Filtered Vacuums Dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander (for those who bring pets to work) in the air inside your office or work space can result in poor indoor air Read more [...]

USGBC’s LEED v4 Passes Ballot, to Launch in Fall

July 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Environmental Quality, USGBC

USGBC's LEED v4 Passes Ballot, to Launch in Fall Sources and information are contributed by Commercial Property Executive.com and contributing editor,  Keith Loria. For more information visit www.CommercialPropertyExecutive.com.  In another win for the environment, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, an improved update to the world's most visible green building rating system.  "USGBC's mission is to transform the way buildings Read more [...]

What is a HEPA Filter (in Vacuums)?

March 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Environmental Quality

What is a HEPA Filter (in Vacuums)? Are you wondering what a HEPA filter is? Are you curious as to the benefits of using a HEPA filtered vacuum? In this article we will discover how HEPA filters work and what the major benefits are for using HEPA filtered vacuums.      What is a HEPA Filter? HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. Dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander in the air inside your office or work space can cause problems such as allergies and/or asthma. Read more [...]

4 Benefits of a Green Cleaning Program

March 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Environmental Quality, Green and Sustainable

4 Benefits of a Green Cleaning Program Are you wondering how a green cleaning program can benefit your office, building and/or property? In this article we will discuss the benefits of a green cleaning program and how it can make a positive impact in the environment around you.  As the "green movement" starts to make its way into a lifestyle, many companies are starting the transition from a traditional cleaning program to a green cleaning program. However, it is important to know the major benefits Read more [...]

What are VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)?

March 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Environmental Quality

What are VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)?  Are you wondering what VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are? Are you concerned with the health and wellness of your office, building or home in relation to the chemicals used? In this article we will discuss what VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are, which products tend to have higher levels of VOCs, how they affect your health and how to make low VOC choices.   1 Volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, are emitted as gases from certain Read more [...]

Three Factors that Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality

March 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Environmental Quality

Three Factors that Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality Are you wondering if your building's indoor air quality is poor or good? Are the occupants in the building sneezing and getting sick often? In this article we describe three contributing factors to poor IAQ (indoor air quality) and what you can do to fix it.    Have you ever stopped to consider what is in the air that we breathe in our workplace? Did you know that the USGBC estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors? IAQ (indoor Read more [...]

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