The Chemical Free Cleaning Network, in partnership with the University of Maryland’s Department of Residential Facilities & Building Services at College Park and Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine, has announced the second annual Chemical Free Cleaning Network Conference and Expo will take place September 18—19, 2012 at the University’s Stamp Center.
“The enthusiastic response to our first expo at NOVA University last winter confirmed our hunch: professionals are hungry for alternative ways to clean, sanitize, and disinfect sustainably,” commented Vince Elliott of Elliott and Affiliates, Ltd., and founder of the Chemical-Free Cleaning Network. “At the conclusion of the event, virtually all attendees I spoke to asked when the next Expo would take place. Well, it’s now scheduled and attendees can expect even more speakers, better case studies, and of course, the newest innovations and technologies to help them continue—and in some cases even start—the journey to chemical-free.”
The conference will examine and showcase innovative cleaning technologies and strategies that are changing the way buildings are maintained in 2012 and beyond. Methods for understanding the budget, health, and environmental consequences will be explored and critiqued. Regulatory information, end-user case studies, peer networking, and equipment demonstrations will highlight the conference and help attendees understand how the newest technologies can safeguard the health of all building occupants.
“Those who adopt the emerging technologies that will be featured at the conference will lower costs, improve property image, and gain an advantage in a competitive market,” stressed Elliott.
The case for chemical-free cleaning can be found in the statistics surrounding the use of synthetic chemicals to maintain our buildings and spaces:
6,000,000,000 pounds of toxic chemicals are dumped into our environment each year;
10,000,000 office workers are annually affected by use of cleaning chemicals;
200,000 cleaning workers suffer chemical-related injuries each year;
Employing the innovative cleaning processes, equipment, and strategies featured at the conference will reduce worker injuries, increase productivity, and save on chemical expenses.
At the Expo, members of the cleaning industry, contractors, facilities and real estate managers, attendees, as well as interested members of the general public, will also experience informative presentations by innovative leaders like:
RUBEN RIVES, the owner of Miami-based H2Only Renewable Cleaning—virtually the only company in the nation cleaning and disinfecting 100% chemical-free. He maintains schools in the Somerset Charter Schools system almost exclusively using water and low-moisture steam vapor. Mr. Rives has been featured in School Planning and Management Magazine, and Cleaning and Maintenance Management Magazine. He will speak about his experinces with chemical-free cleaning and the benefits his customers realize. His system takes less time, cleans more thoroughly, uses no chemicals, reduces skin and lung exposure to toxic fumes, and lessens surface degradation and dulling. http://propertyserviceandsupplies.com.
The Chemical-Free Cleaning Expo also continues to build its array of leading manufacturers and distributors of chemical-free cleaning technologies that will be presenting invaluable information at the event. The latest distinguished additions are:
ELLIOTT AFFILIATES, a leader in performance-based measurement and management
of facilities services for over 35 years, will present information on
performance-based Chemical-Free custodial, IPM and grounds contracts.
Their process ensures the highest level of sustainability is delivered from
the RFP documents to daily service delivery. Additionally, studies on
Chemical-Free benchmarking, ongoing measurement, and TQM reporting methods
will be discussed. www.ealtd.com.
GENEON TECHNOLOGIES helps professionals bring greater health and safety in how they maintain the places we live, work and play every day through proven, sustainable, high-performing chemical-free solutions. Geneon infuses water and minerals with electricity to create a unique cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting solution ideal for non-porous surfaces, including both non-food contact and food contact. With Geneon, professionals, end-users, and customers face no risk from traditional chemicals or residues. Attendees will have the opportunity to try the new Geneon Trio as well as review test data on the cleaning and microbial efficacy of the Geneon solution. Geneon: Better Cleaning Through Technology. www.geneontechnologies.com.
ORBIO TECHNOLOGIES, a Tennant Company Group, will present their sustainable
technology portfolio. Orbio Blended Stream Technology (ec-H2O), cleans
effectively in on-board floor scrubbers using only water and electricity.
New to the market, Orbio Split-Stream Technology (5000-Sc), uses water,
salt, and electricity to create an effective, sustainable, cleaning solution
that can replace many conventional daily-use chemicals in a wide range of
applications on and off the floor. www.orbio.com.
TOMCAT is a leading manufacturer of battery-powered floor care equipment and will
present its ZerO3 aqueous ozone technology. Tomcat’s EDGE surface
preparation machines remove multiple layers of finish without using
chemicals. Stone polishing eliminates the use of floor finish, epoxy,
urethanes and other temporary coatings. This new approach to floor
preparation also helps achieve increased productivity, reduced slip/fall
liability, and reduce water usage by 70%. www.tomcatequip.com.
The registration fee to attend the two-day conference is $109 at the door or $79 online in advance. Members of the Chemical-Free Cleaning Network can attend the conference for just $20.
For more information, please visit www.cfcn.info or call 410.296.0120.
Sponsored by Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine. www.cmmonline.com
About The Chemical-Free Cleaning Network
The Chemical-Free Cleaning Network was established by industry visionary Vince Elliott, B.S., M.H.S., who brings nearly four decades of professional experience developing innovative cleaning strategies for commercial and industrial applications. The Network brings these disparate technologies and strategies under one connected organization to benefit building proprietors, janitorial service managers, homeowners, and our ecosystem as a whole.
Copyright 2012 The Chemical-Free Cleaning Network