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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/.

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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.

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.

Improve Academic Performance with High Performing Healthy Buildings

The EPA outlines research showing that a school’s physical environment has a major impact on asthma and other respiratory illnesses. CSG and the EPA wants you to make every month Asthma Awareness Month at your education facility with effective Healthy School Management programs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma is a leading cause of school absenteeism.80 But schools with effective maintenance programs show better attendance records than other schools. The EPA says that Healthy School Environments can significantly impact not only attendance but also student and staff efficiency and performance.

CSG understands Healthy Buildings are high performing buildings. CSG is a proud service partner of high-profile facilities that are LEED certified. CSG has systems in place that are a value component in Healthy School Environments working toward LEED certifications.

LEED for Schools is the recognized third-party standard for high performance schools.  The EPA acknowledges and advocates for the LEED certification process across the nation including networking for financing schools, hospitals and other facilities with critical public health requirements.

Healthy Building Maintenance Makes A Green Campus

68% of college-bound students now say their college choice would be based on a university’s commitment to sustainability, according to Princeton Review. Organizations preparing to make the move to Green Campus need to partner with Green Clean building services contractors and Healthy Building certifications programs.

  • Share organization’s commitment to sustainability
  • Be a leader in environmental practices
  • Protect health and wellness of students, faculty & guests

Healthy Building groups identify best practices and products in building science, engineering and maintenance to promote sustainability and wellness in facilities like colleges and universities. Research shows that maintenance programs including real-world tools like green products and practices improve indoor-air quality, work and educational performance and prevent disease to reduce absenteeism, as well as source reduction. Learn More.

Look for building maintenance providers that understand best practices from industry leaders like Green Seal and LEED and comply with third-party performance audits like CIMS-GB.

About CSG: Contract Services Group, Inc. is a CIMS-GB with honors certified contractor with 40 years experience providing commercial janitorial, window cleaning, temporary labor services and window washing systems. CSG cares to promote Healthy Buildings, Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement.

Green Campus & Sustainable Initiatives

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Universities committed to sustainability are building smarter and greener. New construction and major renovations incorporating green principles are recognized by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as sustainable building practices. Many schools are designing new construction to increase energy efficiency, conserve resources and maintain healthy building environments.

LEED is governed by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The LEED certification program guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings, homes and communities. There are several levels of LEED certification:  Basic, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.  These certifications are based on a point system for meeting environmental goals.

USGBC launched the Center for Green Schools in September 2010 to build on partnerships started through its Green Schools and Green Campus campaigns.  The Center and USGBC are working to increase LEED approved processes at educational facilities. “Greening a campus” requires a comprehensive approach that includes integrating sustainable practices into the lifecycle of the campus from planning to daily maintenance.  Read more.

Contract Services Group is a proud service partner of high-profile facilities that are LEED certified. CSG has systems in place that are a value component in these buildings achieving their US Green Building Council LEED certification. Leam more about CSG’s commitment to promote Healthy Buildings, Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement, click here.