10 Tips for Saving Water

Tommy Linstroth, head of Sustainable Initiatives with Melaver, Inc. gives tips for saving water in commercial buildings. See the GreenerBuildings article Water Savings 101

Free Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools

Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) has released the improved and expanded second edition of the Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools. Following the distribution of over 70,000 copies of the first edition, the second was developed with the support of 16 national education stakeholder organizations and 39 cleaning industry corporate leaders. Rochelle Davis is executive editor of the guide and founding executive director of the Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC). Steve Ashkin is author of the guide and president of The Ashkin Group LLC. Currently, Illinois and New York require green cleaning in schools, and schools in other states are moving toward green cleaning in efforts. You can access the guide online for free at The Healthy Schools Campaign website. Source: CleanLink

Inspection, Maintenance Requirements Outlined in New ASHRAE/ACCA Standard

ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) have developed a new standard to preserve a system’s ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180-2008 , Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, is the first standard to address inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems. Robert Baker, chair of the committee that wrote the standard, noted that inconsistencies exist within the building industry when it comes to inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems. See ASHRAE's press release.

The Benefits of Daycleaning

Steve Spencer, a facilities specialists at State Farm in Bloomington, IL, claims daycleaning can save up to 10% savings in cleaning costs and eigth to 10% lighting energy. Listen at CleanLink