A study of the outsourced or in-house cleaning services will quickly reveal that most services provide little or no training, no comprehensive cleaning protocols, and only a few Green products in use. This might be of little interest to most except that we are now becoming increasingly aware that the cleaning service plays an important part in the health of the building and the employees.
This generation figured out that "Sick Buildings" will also make people sick as well shows increasing awareness. A building struggling with a seriously toxic environment will wear away at the health of the employees year after year and decade after decade. In the end, diseases occurring later in life may be the results of chronic exposures that seemed harmless at the time.
"Cleaning for Health First and Appearance Second" is becoming the new standard in the cleaning industry. Appearance will always be important, but the process of getting the sharp and clean look is changing. In truth, the effort requires more than replacing a few Green products. The healthy building is what the Green Clean Institute has always promoted, and education is the missing ingredient in far too many cleaning services.
Green Clean Institute Forum [http://www.greencleaninstituteforum.com] is a dedicated effort to make the encourage heath and clean buildings with an educated staff as well as using Green products.
As with many professional endeavors, the little things make the difference between the amateurs and the pros. The Green Clean Institute Forum was recently launched to add in the continuing education component and allow a variety of information inputs from the industry's best experts.
Articles and a forum section invites those who are in the real business of cleaning to share ideas, publish articles, and ask questions. Without any bias, products that are of interest will be reviewed and members are invited to add their real life experience. In time, the website promises to grow into a major resource of Green cleaning ideas.
The next planned phase for the Green Clean Institute is to kick off a one-of-a-kind magazine that will be an "Education by Installments."
In fact, there are plans for several mini-courses that will be found on the Green Clean Institute Forum that will not be found anywhere else. To participate, the user need only sign in and get immediate access to a website fully dedicated to the success of truly Green cleaning services.