Better Decisions from Better Air

Better Decisions from Better Air In the 1700s, Ben Franklin professed, “I am persuaded that no common air from outside is so unwholesome as the air inside a closed room that has been often breathed and not changed.” Franklin was 260 years ahead of his time when it comes to poor indoor air quality (IAQ).  This has been proven once again in a study conducted by researchers at Harvard and Syracuse Universities. In this study, the researchers enrolled 24 “knowledge workers,” people [...]

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“Green” Winter Floor Care

If you are a steadfast believer in the Farmer’s Almanac, get ready now for the coming winter. According to the 2018 Canadian Farmer’s Almanac, here is what you can expect: “Anticipate a return to a colder, more normal winter from Quebec east into the Maritimes, with many locations experiencing above-normal precipitation. From the Great Lakes going east across Quebec, and into the Maritimes, snowier-than-normal conditions are expected. Winter temps should also be 1–2°C below normal over the eastern two-thirds of the [...]

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Benefits of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Study indicates the benefits of healthy indoor air quality in improving cognitive functioning by reducing VOCs and CO2.   A study published in 2015 from Harvard University about the benefit of healthy indoor air quality appears to say it all. According to the study, “people who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores—in such crucial areas as responding to a crisis or developing strategy—than those that work in [...]

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Focusing on Indoor Air Quality

School administrators have known for years that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can have a negative impact on the health and performance of students, teachers, and all other staff. And, according to the Asthma Initiative of Michigan (AIM), which is designed to help educate parents, teachers, and school administrators about the negative impacts of poor IAQ, one of the many triggers of asthma, especially for children, is the cleaning solutions normally used to maintain schools. Cleaning chemicals—traditional as well as [...]

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Go Green! Use Ecofont!

Cultural awareness of the environmental impact humans have has become extremely prevalent in our society with new programs and innovative undertakings constantly changing our lives to help the world become greener. Ironically, in the ‘digital age’ we still consume enormous amounts of mashed up, bleached tree pulp, most of which gets used once or twice and then tossed or recycled. Environment Canada has stated that “paper and paper products accounts for more than one third of all Canada’s waste” [...]

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Canada’s Environment Week

Canada’s Environment week is taking place from June 1st to 7th with the theme “Strengthening our Environment Today for Tomorrow”. It is composed of individual days dedicated to call others to action on certain areas of the environment. These specific days include Clean Air Day and World Oceans Day. The goal is for grass roots organizations to run activities that inform the public in order to preserve, protect, and restore our environment. In the spirit of creating a better tomorrow, [...]

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What is Earth Day?

April 22nd marks the 45th annual Earth Day the first of which significantly changed the way global citizens related to the environment. The first Earth Day was followed by environmental laws including Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and many more. The Earth Day Network strive to “inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children”. Essentially, Earth Day strives to bring awareness to individuals all over the world about the [...]

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The Importance of Sustainability

The Importance of Sustainability Sustainability might manifest itself in several different ways within your business and facility. Ultimately sustainability entails constant adherence to commitments to endured practices. Green cleaning is a fundamental component of a sustainable business model that will positively impact your facility and everyone within it whether it be for property managers, building service contractors, senior living facilities, educational facilities or food service establishments. WHAT IS GREEN CLEANING? Green cleaning refers to using cleaning procedures and products with environmentally friendly [...]

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The Importance of Clean

Maintaining a Clean Environment is Vital There’s a reason why every generation is subjected to the same dreaded “clean your room” maternal slogan: cleanliness matters! In fact, maintaining a clean environment is vital to ensuring full productivity, health, safety, sustainability, reputation, and overall success in all aspects of our lives. Pre-assessment A great place to start when evaluating your buildings cleanliness is to take proactive strategies and use methods that provide an accurate evaluation of the level of cleanliness in your [...]

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