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Healthy businesses are strong businesses.
Recent studies have shown that sustainable building, 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:
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 can be immense. Get the most out of your business by keeping your employees at their healthiest.
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.
In addition to the immediate and direct human benefits of switching to green cleaning, the long-term relief of 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.