After fifteen years of educating cleaning companies about Green Cleaning, we have found some things come and go. Other things are nice but not necessary. And, some things are just good, common sense cleaning ideas. Taking a lot of practical experience and feedback, we have created the Twenty Elements for Green Cleaning basics. These are the kind of ideas that seem to be solid items that could be ignored, but actually improve the overall quality of the job.
When you present water saving ideas, you would normally think that replacing old toilets or placing water conservation equipment in the building would be the best ways to do it.
The Green Clean Institute offered a powerful new program in 2020 that not only trains your staff, offers a national certification, and strongly promotes your service and send local leads to you office.
While everyone wants a "Green and Healthy Building" for their workers and visitors, only a few are willing to pay for the extra it takes to be Green. When it comes to the cleaning service, Green is a few pennies more in cost and extra time on the job. The problem is that the cleaning service bid process squeezes profits via the bid process.
In 2020, the Green Clean Institute is opening some brand new doors for cleaning companies to partner with our national project. We see a lot of Green boasting or claims of the best janitorial service. We are looking for the Best Janitorial services in each city that do more than pound their chest via website hype.
Cleaning services are always in need of good workers. The turnover rate for non-governmental janitorial workers is roughly 70% over a 3-5 year span. This means there is a constant need to find and train new workers.
As a woman with fifteen years at the Green Clean Institute, I would like to say a commendation to the multitude of great women I have worked with in every part of the country. In my belief, women have a innate drive to do more than "Finish the Job". Cleaning is about caring about people and lifestyle. This is more than cleaning for appearance.
LEED is primarily concerned with the building construction. The Green Clean Institute is more concerned with the cleaning program. The construction is a huge one-time commitment that addresses energy use, building materials, ventilation, carpet, and furniture.
Your vehicles are literally a mobile sign. At some point, you will want a wrap or signs on your vehicles, so we suggest that you add the positive impact of the Green Clean Institute to you company cars, vans, and traucks. If your company has earned the GCI Silver Firm certification, you can then purchase our 6" vinyl seals for the vehicles. If you want a larger GCI seal, we have the seals in a vector file.
Want more? If any account serviced by your GCI Green Firm service can confirm that the basic Green Cleaning Protocols are in place, we offer the GCI "Green Cleaned" door seal that will impress workers and the public of your company's superior efforts to provide a "Green and Healthy Building"