For those wondering whether Green cleaning has seen better days. Or, maybe believe that no one cares about Green cleaning any more. Think again. The big mistake was thinking that Green was about the environment, energy savings, recycling trash, and building design. Green has been, and continues to be about the quality of the building environment and the health of the workers in that building.
Consider microfiber towels for cleaning. Just how good are these tools? Well, if they are used correctly, microfiber products are still one of the best cleaning concept in years. Compared to the typical cloths used in cleaning services, they capture and hold more dirt and debris that cotton or other fabrics. In some comparisons, microfiber cloths can hold as much as 400% more debris than other cloths.
The simple idea of cleaning with brooms, mops, buckets, and a vacuum cleaner has long passed. Everything has changed as the best cleaning services have worked hard to become more efficient and affordable, while delivering a superior service. We have seen impressive changes, such as microfiber cleaning tools, equipment that cleans in one pass with minimal chemical use, and Greener cleaning products.
Enviro Resources ll, Inc. hosted an on-site education class for 10 of their employees at their location in Naperville, IL. The class was instructed by Darrel Hicks, EVS Director for GCI.
It is with great pleasure that GCI Certified is able to announce our partnership with ABLE Technology Pte Ltd based in Singapore to be our local workforce center in Southeast Asia. The directors of ABLE Technology have a solid background in the technological, healthy cleaning and professional education industries.
Two major employers in Fayette, Missouri have both earned their Silver EHS certifications from GCI in the past 30 days. This advancement in professional education for these facility maintenance staff individuals, will have an impact on the health of not only the student populations at these institutions of learning, but their staff, visitors and community at large.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools, (PC4HS) has recognized GCI as their offical "Green Cleaning" educational component for thier progressive practices program.
CSI International earned GOLD EHS certification at the close of 2014 for their efforts at a downtown, multi-story facility. Pictured here are Rob Anderson, Deanna Harris and Kathy Kelly-Gross with their GCI certificate and window sticker.
The City of Newport News, Virginia earned Silver EHS certification from GCI as the result of their facility maintenance staff taking the GCIC Technician course over the past 60 days. In addition to frontline staff passing the required courses via the GCI online learning platform, members of management took and passed the Executive course as well.
The City of Columbia, Columbia, Missouri has now advanced their GCI certification status from Silver level to Gold level. In doing so, the City of Columbia has become the first municipality in the U.S. to earn this level of distinction.