Although there has been talk of disinfecting touchpoints throughout the pandemic, the importance of environmentally friendly cleaning is coming back as a priority – continuing the industry momentum that has taken over the most much of the last decade and more.
As reported by Times Square Chroniclesthe adoption of environmentally friendly cleaning techniques can provide a wide range of benefits not only for the health of guards and frontline occupants, but also for the perception of the facilities.
Whether it’s a conventional office or a retail setting, promoting environmental stewardship can help boost brand perception or even convince quality employees to join the company. in the first place. By promoting green cleaning practices, such as investing in ventilation systems that improve indoor air quality, businesses can differentiate themselves from competitors and make occupants feel more comfortable working. or frequent an installation.
Safer use of chemicals
While facilities should avoid the pitfalls of “greenwashing” — which stems from manufacturers misleading end users with marketing verbiage that conveys green without obtaining actual certification or having safe ingredients — facilities can take steps to ensure that the cleaning solutions used are both effective and efficient. safe for personnel and occupants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a wide variety of listings and resources (such as Safer Choice) that facility managers or building service contractors (BSCs) can use to verify the authenticity of products cleaning chemicals.
For tips on how to start a successful green cleaning program, check out this Facility Cleaning Decisions feature.