How Building Occupancy Affects the Cleaning Industry

Learn ways the cleaning industry can respond to the lower occupancy rates that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought along numerous changes, including the normalizing of the remote work model and the reduction of building occupancy.

In this episode of Straight Talk!, ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross talks to Randy Burke, founder and CEO of collaboration and communication solutions company DCS Global about the ways cleaning strategies have changed in response to the low-occupancy issue.

“The pandemic, you might say, is over, but the post-pandemic reality is here,” Burke says in the interview. “Hybrid work schedules and working from home has been such a disruptor in how buildings are being used.”

“Buildings, essentially, are underused,” he continues. “Offices on average are about 50% occupied compared to the pre-pandemic period.” As such, existing contracts tend to be out of date and inflexible to the differences. Scaled down, more efficient cleaning models, Burke says, are more in demand now by building management, as well as an increased desire for cleaning to take place during the day.

Find out what managers of lower-occupied facilities want from their cleaning programs in this post-pandemic era and what those cleaning systems look like by watching this episode’s video or listening to the podcast below.


Posted On March 23, 2023

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