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Indoor Air Quality Solutions - Ionization
November 23, 2022 Jeff Cross

Indoor Air Quality Solutions: Ionization

In this first of a series of Straight Talk! episodes on indoor air quality (IAQ), ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross talks with Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Senior Director of GBAC, and Doug Hoffman, the executive director of NORMI, to discuss IAQ ionization technology.

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Rethink IAQ: How to Blend Science and Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Facilities
November 22, 2022

Rethink IAQ: How to Blend Science and Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Facilities

In this one-hour, fast-paced webinar replay, you will learn what improving indoor air quality (IAQ) really means, how to do it, and steps and procedures that go beyond what many are doing today.

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A Step-by-Step Plan for IAQ
November 16, 2022 Mike Sawchuk

A Step-by-Step Plan for IAQ

While currently there is no universal standard for what constitutes optimal indoor air quality (IAQ), there are several straightforward, quick, and relatively inexpensive steps you can take to ensure that the air in your facility is safer and healthier.

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facility maintenance, facility management
November 14, 2022 Emily Newton

Improve Hard Facility Management Services Through Software Technology

Managers can use software technology to improve hard facility management services, enhancing the quality of life for building occupants.

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cleaning supplies, cleaning chemicals
November 7, 2022 Julia Messinger

Sorting Out Your Supply Closet

While the time for spring cleaning is many months away, it’s never too early to get your supply closet organized, especially when it can help improve health and labor efficiency.

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Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Organization’s Waste
October 12, 2022 Bryan Christiansen

Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Organization’s Waste

Facility managers looking for ways to reduce the waste their buildings produce should conduct regular waste audits and analyze their facility’s existing approach to waste management.

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Maintaining Custodial Closets
October 10, 2022 Mike Sawchuk

Maintaining Custodial Closets

When building owners, occupants, and visitors look into your custodial closet, will use what they see to form opinions about you, your team, and how effectively you are cleaning.

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Maintain Your Facility With a Green Cleaning Program
October 5, 2022 Carlos Albir Jr.

Maintain Your Facility With a Green Cleaning Program

As the importance of green cleaning rises within the industry, so does the emergence of best practices for implementing a green cleaning program in facilities.

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theater, theatre, drama, comedy
September 21, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

Sustainability Theater

You might have already heard of “hygiene theater”—when actions that appear to reduce health risks are actually just for show. Similarly, “sustainability theater” claims to be effective, but in reality does little to reduce the risk of harm to the environment.

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hotel, environmental, sustainable
September 19, 2022 Joshua Schwartz

The Benefits of Sustainable Cleaning for the Hospitality Industry

There are multiple good reasons hospitality executives need to overcome that initial burst of skepticism about green and sustainable cleaning and give it serious consideration.

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Air vent in ceiling
September 12, 2022 Rachel Reboulet

How Service Providers Can Ensure Accurate Indoor Air Quality Testing for Their Customers

If you’re still using traditional methods to test your facility’s indoor air quality, you could be missing critical data. Learn how using the latest air quality testing technology can make your building’s air safer and give you more peace of mind.

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Straight Talk Mike Sawchuk
September 6, 2022 Jeff Cross

Video: Evaluate Your Custodial Closet

In this episode of Straight Talk! with Mike Sawchuk of Sawchuk Consulting, learn the elements of a clean, pristine, and organized custodial closet—and why that’s important to your facility.

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hand hygiene, washing hands, handwashing
August 31, 2022 Patricia LaCroix

How Facility Managers Can Encourage Better Hand Hygiene

Facility managers can use the promotion of good hand hygiene to help reduce the occurrence of illnesses in the buildings they serve.

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ROI, return on investment
August 29, 2022 Jamal Malone

Boost Your Financial and Social ROI by Employing People with Disabilities

When done well, hiring people with disabilities has become a competitive advantage for many employers. You may find employees of diverse abilities working at hundreds of buildings around the country, including facilities operated by federal, state, and local governments, as well as military bases/compounds.

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2022 CMM Webinar: Flushed With Pride
August 26, 2022

2022 CMM Webinar: Flushed With Pride

Restrooms can say many things about a facility/organization. Ensure your restrooms are sending the proper message to facility occupants and visitors.

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schools, germs, classroom, indoor air quality, IAQ
August 24, 2022 Kathleen Misovic

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Outdated HVAC systems in schools expose students and teachers to contaminants that can trigger allergies, asthma attacks, or infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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