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1 1 Going Green An Introduction to Implementing Green Cleaning Programs David R. Holly

2 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 2 Handouts On-Line Entire presentation (inc. notes) Click on - Trade Show Presentations Be sure to checkout

3 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 3 The Cleaning Industry is One of the Largest in the World

4 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 4 Why Do We Clean?

5 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 5 Cleaning Has Come to be Perceived as a Commodity Green CleaningTraditional Cleaning Comprehensive ProgramSingle Products Focus on HealthFocus on Appearance Focus on PeopleFocus on Cost Shared ResponsibilitySuppliers are “Tolerated” Perceived as Added ValuePerceived as a Commodity

6 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 6 The Opportunities to Benefit From Green Cleaning are Now

7 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 7 Putting the Green Cleaning Pieces Together Can Be Puzzling

8 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 8 This Presentation Will Help You Put Your Puzzle Together

9 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 9 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Your Company Can Make A Difference

10 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 10 We’ll Start by Defining the Green Cleaning Puzzle

11 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 11 The First Piece of Our Puzzle - “What is Green Cleaning?”

12 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 12 We Must Reduce Health & Environmental Impacts “…products and services that reduce the health and environmental impacts compared to similar products and services used for the same purpose…” Executive Order 13101

13 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 13 Green Cleaning is More Than Changing to a Milder Soap

14 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 14 The Simplest Definition is an Excellent Working Definition Green Cleaning Cleaning that protects health without harming the environment.

15 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 15 A Green Cleaning Program is a Complete Approach to Cleaning

16 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 16 There are Many Misconceptions about Green Cleaning

17 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 17 However, The Reality of Green Cleaning is Very Positive

18 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 18 Green Cleaning Is Not a Fad, It Has Become Mainstream

19 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 19 The Next Piece of Our Puzzle - “Why Green Cleaning?”

20 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 20 The Quality of the Indoor Environment Impacts Everyone

21 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 21 Green Cleaning Improves Occupant Health & Productivity

22 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 22 Green Cleaning Improves a Building’s ROI

23 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 23 Cleaning Can Impact a Student’s Ability to Learn If children are sick in class, or too ill to attend – how will they learn? If teachers & staff are sick during the day, or too sick to report – how will they teach?

24 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 24 Green Cleaning Can Improve a Student’s Ability to Learn 25% improvement in number of students meeting or exceeding basic levels on math & reading tests Dramatic decreases in reported illnesses & nurse visits Dramatic improvements in reported attitudes from students & staff

25 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 25 Patients & Staff in Health Care Facilities are Vulnerable to Cleaning Patients may suffer with compromised immune systems Difficult to isolate them from the impacts of cleaning 2 Million nosocomial infections acquired annually

26 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 26 How We Clean Also Impacts The People Who DO the Cleaning

27 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 27 The Cleaning Industry Has a Major Impact on the Environment

28 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 28 The Next Piece - Implementing a Green Cleaning Program

29 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 29 Green Cleaning is More Than Choosing a New Product…

30 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 30 Begin by Planning Your First Green Project

31 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 31 Set & Communicate Clear Goals and Expectations

32 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 32 Consider Starting with a Pilot Project

33 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 33 Begin by Choosing Certified Green Cleaning Chemicals Environmental Choice Green Seal Glass Cleaners General Purpose Cleaners Washroom Cleaners Carpet Extraction Chemicals Dispensing Equipment

34 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 34 Add More Green Cleaning Chemicals to Your Operation

35 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 35 Choose Paper With Post- Consumer Recycled Content

36 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 36 Use EPA Guidelines To Choose Janitorial Paper ItemPost-Consumer Fiber % Recycled Fiber % Toilet Tissue20 – 6020 – 100 Paper Towels40 – 6040 – 100 Paper Napkins30 – 6030 – 100 Facial Tissue10 – 1510 – 100 General Purpose Wipes 4040 – 100 Plastic Liners10 –

37 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 37 Choose Ergonomic Equipment That Improves Productivity

38 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 38 Choose Equipment to Capture And Contain Dirt & Dust

39 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 39 Complete Your Green Shopping With Additional Products Entryway mats Micro-fiber cloths & mops Recycling bins Trash cans & liners Pest management products Water-saving devices Ice melt More…

40 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 40 Choose Green Landscaping Products and Services

41 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 41 Make the Move to Integrated Pest Management

42 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 42 Effective Implementation Requires Effective Training

43 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 43 Detail the What, When, and Why’s of Green Cleaning

44 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 44 Maximize Labor Productivity to Minimize Costs

45 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 45 Document Results and Improve the Process

46 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 46 Develop a Stewardship Plan For Sustainable Results

47 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 47 Ensure Everyone Understands The Concepts of Stewardship

48 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 48 Communicate the Elements of a Stewardship Plan Building Policy Management Goals Staffing Plan Building the Stewardship Team Product Criteria Cleaning Guidelines Safety & Health Guidelines Hazardous Materials Management Hazardous Waste Management Waste Minimization & Recycling Communications Goals Measurements Derived from ASTM National Cleaning Standard

49 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 49 Let’s Look at Our Green Cleaning Puzzle

50 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 50 Where are You on The Green Continuum? Green Cleaning champions Established a stewardship program Joined USGBC and have a LEED project Implementing Green Cleaning Started a pilot project Choosing “greener” products & equipment Investigating Green Cleaning Cleaning for appearance

51 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 51 Why Do We Clean? How will YOU answer the question? Thank you!

52 The Ashkin Group, llc. Solving the Green Cleaning Puzzle 52 Handouts On-Line Entire presentation (inc. notes) Click on - Trade Show Presentations Be sure to checkout


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