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WHICH ONE TO USE? NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC BRISTLES

When do you reach for the natural bristle broom and when do you rely on synthetic?  There are many different broom materials to address different maintenance needs. Natural Bristles There are three main types of natural broom bristles.  If you are looking for a broom that is environmentally friendly and sustainable, look for these natural bristle options: Broomcorn –...
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This Year’s Boston Winter Forecast: Snow in Dec, Feb, and March

It’s not too early for facility maintenance managers to plan for winter snow and weather and many believe Farmer’s Almanac is the best predictor of winter weather. In fact, over the years, the Farmers’ Almanac has been 75% – 85% accurate in its weather predictions. So what is in store for this winter? According to the Farmer’s Almanac...
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AEROSOLS VS. NON-AEROSOLS – Earth Friendly Products Compare

What are the differences between aerosols and non-aerosols? Earth Friendly Products shares this information about aerosols: CFCs: CFCs in aerosol sprays have been banned in the US since 1978. However, aerosols can still contain hydrocarbons and/or compressed gasses, which are known to contribute to global warming. Every time you press an aerosol button, you are increasing your carbon...
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PREPARE FOR FLU SEASON WITH HAND HYGIENE PROGRAM

Banner Systems can help you get ready for flu season and help you meet the current LEED-EB green cleaning prerequisite requirement at the same time. According to the US Green Building Council, the current cleaning prerequisite for LEED-EB calls for “development of strategies for promoting and improving hand hygiene, including both hand washing and the use of alcohol-based...
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CLEAN WINDOWS, NATURAL LIGHT INCREASES PERFORMANCE

[column col=”1/2″]According to a study published in the Journal of Public Affairs on the impact of office light on employee’s productivity, it appears that having lots of natural light can be one of the most important features that affects employee productivity. To assure your office environment has plenty of natural light to obtain the highest employee performance possible, make...
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