Why Go Green

For Every One, Every Day

Lizard The world's population is increasing at an alarming rate. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world population will exceed 9 billion people. This means that if the world’s natural resources were distributed evenly throughout, people will only have ¼ of the resources available to them as they did 100 years ago. In short, there will be a lot more people on the earth with a lot fewer resources to go around.

This will not greatly affect anyone alive today, but if we care about our children, or our grandchildren, then it is definitely the time for everyone to do their part. Most people desire to save for their children’s education, a car, and perhaps even a home. Why then, should saving for clean air, beautiful lakes, reliable fuel sources, and healthy soil be any different.

Everyone can contribute in big ways with very little effort. There are simple things you can do. We have all heard the expression reduce, reuse, recycle. We can reduce the amount of utilities we use by simply turning off faucets, switches, and TV’s when not in use. We can reuse our plastic bags from the grocery stores, or even reuse some of our food containers as food storage, such as butter containers. We all know how to recycle; most of us don’t truly appreciate the importance of it.

Did you know?

  • You can save 7,000 gallons of water and 380 gallons of oil and six hours of electricity for your home; for every ton of paper recycled.
  • With every aluminum can that you recycle, you can run your television for 6 hours.
  • You can power a 100-watt bulb for four hours by recycling just 1 glass bottle.

How Our Services Take You Green at Home

  • Environmentally responsible ingredients
  • Approved by leading environmental organizations
  • Our products contain no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) which have been known to aggravate health problems such as asthma
  • Less detergent residue - keeps carpet and fabrics cleaner, longer
  • New product, same great result

For The Business Owner/Facilities Manager

In a competitive landscape, more businesses are realizing that their workplace can be a strategic business tool and its care is vital to protecting its most valuable asset—its workers.

Recent studies have shown that sustainable buildings, or buildings that go green, have measurable financial gains due to employee health, productivity, and retention as well as lower operating costs and certain government incentives.* And, as more and more businesses benefit from green cleaning, their individual impact grows exponentially to reach a global scale.

Research has shown that facilities that switch to green cleaning have:

  • Healthier employees
  • Lower operating costs and greater access to governmental financial incentives
  • Positive environmental impacts

Green cleaning is one of the easiest and fastest ways for building managers to make their facilities healthier and safer for employees, not to mention their contribution to the overall environment. Plus, it offers the ability to easily earn quick LEED® points in the process.

Healthier employees—your business at its best.

With 30% of U.S. workers suffering from health problems caused by Sick Building Syndrome, companies are vastly underutilizing their human assets and underestimating the benefits of switching to green cleaning. With the same effectiveness as traditional cleaning, and little or no cost increase, the return on investment for switching to green cleaning is immense.**

In the 1960s, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) was first identified when research revealed that volatile organic compounds from carpeting and furniture, inadequate air circulation, poor lighting, mold buildup and disruptive temperature variances were contributing to nausea, respiratory problems, skin rashes, lethargy, headaches and numerous other health concerns. Since then, many independent studies have shown that switching to green cleaning leads to reduced employee sick days and absences.***

A 2002 study by the Indoor Environment Department at the Lawrence Berkley National Design Laboratory in California found that the improved air quality by use of green design, building materials and technologies can lower sick building symptoms by 20% to 50%, while cold and influenza are reduced by 9% to 20%, and allergies and asthma drop by 8% to 25%.

Get the most out of your business by keeping your employees at their healthiest.

Incentives and programs: lower operating costs and financial incentives.

Switching to green cleaning is an easy way to get your building and business on the path to saving money, being healthier and getting green-certified. There are several programs in place to reward your business and/or make certain it is as green as possible.

The big picture: positive environmental impact.

In addition to the immediate and direct human benefits of switching to green cleaning, the long-term relief for our environment is vast.

In the United States, commercial buildings consume 17% of the water, 33% of the energy, 40% of the raw materials and 71% of the electricity. They produce, directly or indirectly, 40% of the landfill waste, 33% of the carbon dioxide, 49% of the sulfur dioxide and 10% of the particulate emissions.

When each of us takes on the responsibility of switching to green cleaning and other green building practices, together we can make an enormous improvement to our overall environment.