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IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

22-April 2016

Brea, CA— Contract Services Group’s (CSG) Clean Green program standard is to clean facilities for the health of its occupants, our employees and the protection of the environment for today and tomorrow.  Our approach is a total commitment of our staff and a partnership with our clients to achieve our goal.

CSG continually monitors cleaning chemical usage to ensure environmental safety. CSG utilizes 100% recyclable paper products and only uses backpack vacuums that are proven to be faster and healthier with the ability to clean up to 10,000 square feet per hour and remove allergens. CSG is also a proud owner of the Tennant T5 Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber with ec-H20 technology. The ec-H20 technology scrubs three times further and utilizes 70% less water than conventional scrubbing methods. This increases productivity and reduces cost, protecting both our environment and employees.  

It takes several components to produce an environmentally preferable cleaning program. Many of the green products, equipment and tools offered today are more effective than conventional products.  Cost has become very competitive and productivity has improved. Today, CSG has made it easy for guiding owners and property managers to implement Green Cleaning by bringing all of the components together into a single offering to maximize the opportunity to green a building, produce a healthy and productive indoor environment, and to do so cost effectively.

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Contract Services Group, Inc. is also an ISSA CIMS Green Building Certified with Honors Contractor. To learn more about the CIMS-GB certification visit http://www.csgcares.com/cims

To learn more about Contract Services Group, Inc.’s Think Green! Clean Green! program visit http://www.csgcares.com/why-csg/green-cleaning/.

CSG connects via its Facebook Page, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and Pinterest accounts.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.

Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com and http://www.windowwashingsystems.com. CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides window washing systems nation wide.

FACT OR FIB: WINDOW WASHING DETRIMENTAL DURING A DROUGHT?

28-August-2015

pic 018Brea, CA— Many businesses question if window washing their commercial building is a necessity, especially when facing a major drought. With California and many other states passing new laws on mandatory water reduction by 25% and the California State Water Resources Control Board stating that outdoor water use accounts for almost 80% of use, the question seems easy to answer; “Save money and water by refraining from window washing the building this year.” However, the answer is not so simple.

Contract Services Group, Inc. (CSG) is Green Clean certified and holds to the most recent standards, equipment, products and practices. Because of such actions, minimal water use is actually required in order to wash the windows of a building. With over 40 years in the Window Washing Services Industry, CSG has seen the downfall effects of what happens to glass when windows are not washed on a regular basis.

Glass is a very delicate, porous surface that can develop build up of dirt or other airborne pollutants and requires periodic cleaning and upkeep. Because windows are constantly exposed to outside elements such as heat from the sun, humidity, wind and rain, the dirt/pollutant buildup can penetrate through the glass causing permanent damage and staining. Glass attracts contamination quite regularly and can cost a business up to hundreds of thousands of dollars for window replacement. Degradation of glass will affect the value of the property. Avoid expensive costs while still conserving water and wash your windows thoroughly on a regular basis.

The question remains, fact or fib? FIB. Window washing is not detrimental during a drought.

Contract Services Group, Inc. is also an ISSA CIMS Green Building Certified with Honors Contractor. To learn more about the CIMS-GB certification visit http://www.csgcares.com/cims

To learn more about Contract Services Group, Inc.’s Think Green! Clean Green! program visit http://www.csgcares.com/why-csg/green-cleaning/.

CSG connects via its Facebook Page, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.

About Contract Services Group, Inc.

Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com and http://www.windowwashingsystems.com. CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides window washing systems nation wide.

CSG supports The Healthy Workplace Project

CSG understands that Healthy Buildings are a healthy workplace. The Healthy Workplace Project wants every building to become a healthier place to work.

The Healthy Workplace Project wants to educate everyone about high-touch spots that need special attention for reducing absenteeism in the workplace this winter season and through the year.

As a ISSA CIMS certified Building Services Contractor, CSG employs best-practices procedures for properly cleaning high touch areas.

ISSA Assessor Colin Butterfield says that proper hand-washing is still the best way to reduce the spread of germs. CSG suggests posting signs to remind everyone in the building the best way to wash hands.

The Healthy Workplace Project group adds that thorough drying with paper towels can reduce germs by 77%. Use no-touch towel dispensers in break rooms and bathrooms as well.

Look at The Healthy Workplace Project “Germ Hot Spot” infographic for problems areas in your building or office.

Discover the Value of Clean with CIMS certified CSG

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CSG recently achieved the CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications with honors. The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) established and administrates the Cleaning Institute Management Standard Green Building (CIMS-GB) assessment program.

ISSA expanded the CIMS Certification Program to include “Green Building” (GB) criteria to meet the growing demand for green cleaning initiatives like the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Check out this interview with Dan Wagner, ISSA Director of Facility Service Programs, explaining the prestigious CIMS-GB certification designation.

ISSA wants you to discover the value of clean as an investment in human health and sustainability for the environment. But the bottom line is that cleaning has a very measurable value! The investment can actually help facilities save money. Discover more about the Value of Clean with ISSA’s Value of Clean Infographic.

CSG’s recertification with honors proves that CSG continues to deliver consistent, high quality, efficient and continuous improving commercial cleaning services.

About CSG:
Founded in 1973, Contract Services Group, Inc. celebrates 40 years experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning, temporary labor services throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. CSG cares to promote Healthy Buildings, Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. CSG also designs and installs window washing systems nation wide, visit http://www.csgcares.com.