Monday, January 19, 2009

Green Project- Go green !

What is Green Project and why is it a hot topic today?
Due to recent awareness of increasing damages taking place on earth's environment, many agencies,

private or government sponsored have been set up to monitor the worsening situations,

to educate and promote many ideas to control and reduce the damages that are being done.

Go green involves many aspects of conserving the resources, reducing the agents that cause damages,

and even to protect the nature, environment, resources and etc. With this thought, anything,

any ideas, projects, that helps to reduce energy resources such as fuel, water, and reduce

the damaging effect on our environment such as water, air, soil are considered green projects.

In line with this trend, many new regulations are being considered and put into effect already by many

government sponsored agencies and many of its regulations and ideas are directly affecting

janitorial cleaning aspects of it.

We will discuss how it effects janitorial cleaning/maintenance area:

What you need to know, why go green, what obstacles in going green, and what is the future

with green cleaning concept, etc.

As a janitorial cleaning contractor, janitor, operation director, supervisor, maintenance director/supervisor,

you should be keenly interested and aware as to what is happening with the green

cleaning movement and what options you have.

As of today, green movement is in high gear so to speak. In few more years, if you are behind in the

green cleaning concept, you will be left behind and it could even affect your business.

Many new regulations from EPA (Envronmental Agency Of USA), and other sponsered

agencies, or government regulations directly affects cleaning industries.

Therefore, anyone or businesses who are in the janitorial maintenance business must be aware of

what is happening and need to adjust their business aspect in conjunction with the green

movement in the areas of green cleaning ideas, products, training, equipment, tools, and

how the cleaning or maintenance is being done, etc.

So, please read and educate yourself and your employees, concerning green cleaning

concept. Start now, if you do not have any program/s put into this area of going green,

and please consider doing it as soon as possible in the near future.

Do not think it is still years away to affect your business with the green movement.

It is sooner than you might think !!

You can learn more about this green movement by visiting these websites and other websites by

using search engine such as Google or Yahoo, etc. Just enter a word "green" or

"green products", you will get a host of information about going green.

Helpful websites:

What is Green Seal?

See more information on Green Seal Products, what it is.

Click right: Green Seal

Volatile Organic Compounds

See more information on EPA

Click right: EPA

What is LEED?

See more information on US

Click right: USGBC

What is noise polution?

Learn more about it.

Click right: NPC

Green Purchasing/gov

Learn more about it.

Click right: The Office of Federal Environmental Purchasing Green Janitorial Products.

Why go green?
Ultimately, to reduce the damaging affects to our enviornment, to humans, animals, and all other living


If all can contribute in this regard, we are helping to reduce the damages that are being done right

now at this moment.

Another reason is that is good for business. In the very near future, many businesses must comply with

new regulations that will affect their way of doing business and how it is being done with the

green laws.

With this in mind, go first and be in front of the pack, instead of trying to catch up.

Keep in mind that many large institutions, manufacturers, businesses are in sync with the

new green movement and making adjustments in their business decisions.

So, don't be left behind !!

See page below "Total Green Cleaning" for ideas. These are only ideas and suggestions.

There are many new products and ideas available with green cleaning ideas.

Please take a look at the ideas, suggestions, and consider, if you would like to implement

any of these ideas into your janitorial services that you provide.

Green cleaning is a method of cleaning. Not only with cleaning solutions, but tools, equipment,

how we do clean, and etc, can be modified to meet the green cleaning concept.

It also involves recycling programs, waste management, VOC, noise pollution,

harzadous waste, indoor/outdoor air pollution and much more.

So, please take a look at it with an open mind and consider what you could do individually or as a company.

As you might have already tried the idea of going green and found out that it is not an easy thing to do.

Many are concerned that green products are more expensive in price, less effective, and

difficult to implement. People are not used to the idea and do not want to

change the way of doing things.

It is true in some green products, that price is slightly higher than conventional cleaning

solutions, due to being a new product and not being produced in great quantities.

It is also might be the case with capabilities of the cleaning solutions that certain product/s

might be little less stronger than conventional cleaning solutions.

It is also true that people nomally do not want to change habbits.

Note: Most of green cleaning solutions do not add fragrance in the solutions and

this has caused some cleaners to refuse using green cleaning solutions.

Many people are accustomed to using cleaning solutions with some fragrance and

cleanness is somewhat subconsciously connected to some fragrance.

This is more than a little obstacle to overcome, but with proper education and training,

cleaning crew can be easily converted into using green cleaning solutions.

Let them know how they personally benefit from using green solutions.

However, considering the benefits that comes with going green this will more than compensate

for all the obstacles one has to go through.

We stock many green solutions in our show room, please come and visit us or call your sales rep for more information on going green !!!