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Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Oct 7, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Reducing Consumption with Smart Purchasing Decisions

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  October 7, 2021

Part five of an ongoing series guiding you on the path to creating a cleaner, healthier, greener and safer building for re-entry and beyond.

 

In this blog series, we’re breaking down the process of developing a sustainable building program into eight steps, as reflected in our WAXIE GPS® (Green Partner Support™) Program, which progresses from easier to adopt green cleaning procedures and techniques to higher level strategies and stewardship.

In part 5 of this series we will be exploring greener alternatives and more conservation minded methods regarding consumables. 

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Topics: environmentally preferred purchasing, sustainability, facility maintenance, consumables

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jan 18, 2012 3:47:00 PM

Looking for Safer Cleaning Chemicals? – Consider EPA DfE

What Is It?


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Topics: green cleaning, environmentally preferred purchasing, Executive Order 13101, environment, green cleaning products

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jan 10, 2012 3:50:00 PM

Green Cleaning Trends to Watch in 2012

New Year, New Predictions
The beginning of each year is a natural time to take a quick look back and take inventory of what has happened in the preceding year, and then attempt to make some educated predictions for what might be expected to happen in the coming year.  And since sustainability remains such a vital topic of interest, it makes sense for us to identify some green cleaning trends to watch for in 2012.

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Topics: USGBC, WAXIE Sanitary Supply, environmentally preferred purchasing, green cleaning products

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Nov 9, 2011 8:20:00 AM

Looking for Safer Cleaning Chemicals? – Consider EPA DfE

What Is Design for the Environment (DfE)?

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Topics: green cleaning, environmentally preferred purchasing, Executive Order 13101

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Sep 1, 2011 2:30:00 PM

Making the Connection – Green Cleaning and CIMS-GB

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)

The ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) sets forth a management framework designed to assist building service contractors and in-house cleaning service providers develop quality, customer-centered organizations and is based on universally-accepted principles that have proved to be the hallmarks of well-managed, successful cleaning operations.

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Topics: green, cims, waxie, green partner support, LEED, Green Seal, Scientific Certification Systems, recycling, green cleaning, workplace wellness, cleaning, environmentally preferred purchasing, Executive Order 13101, Executive Order 13423, environment, green cleaning products, sustainable environment, ISSA, EcoLogo

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Aug 9, 2011 4:34:00 PM

Do You Have A BigBelly?

A Work Party
On Thursday July 7, there was an Opening Reception for the new Boundless Energy Exhibit at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California – and the BigBelly (and WAXIE) was there!

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Topics: compactor, trash compactor, trash can, trash, litter, solid waste, sanitation, waste services, disposal, bin, container, litter can, litter bin, compaction, dumpster, refuse, receptacle, trash liners, recycling, environmentally preferred purchasing, Executive Order 13101, sustainability, sustainable environment, sustainable cleaning

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jun 28, 2011 2:37:00 PM

“Green” and “Disinfect” – Do They Go Together?


One of the biggest trends in the cleaning industry over the last several years has been the move toward selecting green cleaning products, and using them in a way that reduces impact on human health and the environment.

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Topics: green cleaning, environmentally preferred purchasing, sustainability, environment, green cleaning products, sustainable environment, sustainable cleaning, disinfectants, disinfectant cleaners, cleaners

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Apr 8, 2011 11:05:00 AM

The Power of Green Cleaning

Green cleaning can be defined as “effective cleaning that protects health without harming the environment.”

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Topics: green cleaning, environmentally preferred purchasing, Executive Order 13101, Executive Order 13423, sustainability, environment