Ahhh, the dreaded office refrigerator. Some of you may be afraid to put your lunch in it at all, due to the mysterious odors and various leakages inside. You know that a box of baking soda goes a long way to destroy the odors inside the fridge, but did you know that baking soda is also a power house cleaner? Before you simply sit that box of baking soda on the shelf, we at Landrum’s Services recommend that you clean with it. Baking soda works well as a gentle scouring powder. Mix it with a little bit of water, and it will scour off even dried up spaghetti sauce. No more worries about harmful chemicals getting in your food when you harness the cleaning power of baking soda to tackle that refrigerator. And no more nasty food and cleaner odors, either.
Today it is easier than ever to incorporate green practices into your workplace. With a myriad of services and information available to businesses, building owners and managers are uncovering the benefits of following green building practices. Studies are proving that buildings that “go green” are reaping measurable financial benefits and positive public relations.
Some of the benefits of having a green building are:
Lower operating costs
Improved access to governmental incentives
Positive environmental impact
Green cleaning is one of the fastest ways to make your facility safer for employees. Sick Building Syndrome was identified in the 1960’s, and since then it has been found that approximately 30% of the workforce is affected by it. 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 and green cleaning 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%. The savings in productivity and time off add up quickly.
And of course, besides the financial benefits of supporting a green building, you gain the additional benefit of knowing that your business or building is reducing its environmental footprint.
There are several sustainable ways you can protect our environment and make for a healthier workplace:
Energy and water conservation
Waste management and recycling programs
Indoor air quality improvement
Green building practices, including green cleaning
Landrum’s Services believes in supporting our partners through their transition to green practices, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have about beginning your progress today.