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Welcoming Park and Market Apartments

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by mark bauer No Comments

eWater is pleased to welcome Park and Market Apartments of Raleigh, NC, to the world of cleaning with aqueous Park and Market cleans with ewater!ozone ewater!  Ashley Hawkins, Community Manager of the complex, providing the following comments on working with the ewater.

What caused you to want to start working with aqueous ozone solutions from eWater Advantage?

“The main reason was to find cost savings in our cleaning expense. But also, out of curiosity that the product would actually work.”

What was your first reaction to the idea that your own tap water could be turned into a cleaner without chemicals?

“I would certainly say that we were skeptical. We had no idea how it could work, and even after watching the videos, were still a little unsure. But after testing    the product, our opinions   became very positive.”

What have you found to be the most surprising capability or benefit of the ewater?

“Aside from the cost savings, I’d say not having to worry about how the chemicals will affect our team and residents is fantastic.”

When did you first realize that ewater really works?

“I’d say the first time we used it to clean our guest suite. We got to see it work on so many different surfaces and in different areas.”

What are the various ways you’ve been using ewater?

“Hallway carpets, bathrooms, gym equipment, counters, desks and all other areas of our leasing office and common areas.”

What has been the reaction from your staff in no longer having to use potentially harmful chemicals?

 “It’s certainly been a positive reaction … they love how much better it is on their hands and skin.”

Has the eWater Advantage team been responsive to your needs?

“The team has been wonderful! I love that they consistently check in and like to speak with our housekeepers since they are the ones using the product the most.”

If you could say something to another business considering using aqueous ozone water what would you tell them?

“Your skepticism is understandable, but you’ll quickly change your mind!”

Thanks, Ashley! We look forward to working with you!

 

Yes! We do carpets!

Posted on: September 28th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

Cold ozone ewater in a powered carpet extractor may equal the cleanest carpets ever, for two very good reasons.

  1. Cold ozone does a great job loosening dirt and debris allowing it to be drawn out, along with any left over shampoo residue from a prior cleaning, and
  2. Unlike conventional carpet shampoos, cold ozone ewater leaves no residue behind, and since it is chemical residue that attracts and traps dirt, carpets cleaned with ewater stay cleaner.

Here’s a quote from one of our customers who recently began using The eWater System for all their carpet maintenance. They went into the carpet cleaning skeptical, but came out with this:

“We have found the ewater to be not only an excellent all-purpose cleaner, but a terrific alternative to carpet shampoos. We had a particularly tough, set-in stain in a neutral-colored carpet and using just the cold ewater in a rented carpet extractor, the stain came right out! I was surprised to see it work so well. We are now using the ewater when we clean carpets throughout the building. We are excited to be able to extend the life of our carpet with the cost-effective, routine use of the ewater system.” — Laura Witter, Facilities Manager

Here’s some proof — the removal of an old stain that was believed to be coffee:

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The recognition of aqueous ozone ewater

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

ozone ewater replaces conventional cleaning chemicals

Recognition of the value of aqueous ozone ewater is steadily increasing. Starting decades ago with the treatment of drinking water and swimming pools, the use of ozone ewater spread to food processing facilities, and nowadays it is finding its place in the world of general custodial care.

Universities, business campuses, restaurants, high schools, entertainment sites and more are all turning to ewater as way to clean without chemicals. But it’s not just for the sake of eliminating chemicals. It’s also because of the anti-microbial value of ozone to help control unwanted germs and microorganisms. Faced with the prospect of having to use far too much chemical-based disinfectant, many of which present health risks of their own, conscientious facilities managers are incorporating ozone ewater to minimize the requirement of harsh disinfectants.

Consider this recent story from Corrections.com that highlights the need for microbial control and the promise of aqueous ozone ewater for prisons. Here’s an excerpt:

For many correctional administrators, the way to address infections that are spread via contaminated surfaces is to step up the use of EPA-registered disinfectants. “EPA-registered” means the disinfectant has been tested and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. However, this alone will not address the problem. Read more… 

The opportunity of ozone ewater is that, when used according to directions, cleaning can be undertaken with a persistent sanitizing effect – and done so without any risk to people or property. When ozone ewater is used sanitizing is extended to surfaces that are not normally disinfected. This reduces the need for chemical disinfectants and can, at minimum, limit their use to areas like bathroom fixtures.

After all, why trade one problem – harmful microorganisms – for a different problem – the overuse of chemicals linked to many types of health risks? Ozone ewater presents an opportunity to do more with less.

KILROY CLEANS WITH AQUEOUS OZONE

Posted on: July 20th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

Here’s another great example of the importance of aqueous ozone ewater and the kinds of companies that are adopting it for reasons of health, sustainability and cost-reduction.

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a west-coast commercial real estate firm that has served a range of dynamic industries for over 65 years.  Their premium commercial properties total more than 14 million square feet from Seattle to San Diego. Kilroy recently adopted aqueous ozone technology at some of their properties and has this to say about it …

 

“11 buildings in San Diego eliminated the need of most cleaning chemicals, replacing them with aqueous ozone for all janitorial services, both day and night crews. This has resulted in an annual cost savings of $21,600 and a healthier environment for both janitors and tenants.” Here’s the source.

Congratulations, Kilroy, for the leadership you’re showing — not just talking about sustainability, but doing practical things that make a difference.

 

All-stars enjoy the benefits of aqueous ozone ewater

Posted on: July 13th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

The 2016 MLB All-star game was played at the popular, Petco Park, in San Diego, California, to the enjoyment of millions.

While players and fans alike saw a great game in a beautiful setting, what they didn’t see is one thing that makes Petco Park a special place — that aqueous ozone (what we call ozone ewater) is used to keep the entire facility clean and sanitary. What’s special about ozone ewater? It cleans without chemicals, eliminating the potential hazards and lingering impacts of chemical-based cleaners. Better for the athletes, the fans and the dedicated staff at Petco Park… and better for the environment. Watch the video to learn how the ozone ewater is used at the venue…

 

Sustainability & LEED! Two important reasons why it matters…

Posted on: January 19th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

…that you may not be thinking about.sustainability and LEED

The phrase “it’s the right thing to do”, is often code for “don’t want to do it, but we should, because people like it – it’s the right thing”. If that’s your synopsis of the reasons for “sustainability” initiatives as a property manager, it’s time to think again. Here are two powerful motivations, explained by Roger Platt of USGBCthe issuers of LEED certification.

1. Investors require it.

When real money gets invested in a concept, there’s a good chance the concept is real too. So when real estate investors start requiring “green” buildings that brings real credibility to the importance of “being green”. In this article, Roger Platt gives some background to this critical reason for staying focused on the sustainability initiatives you are undertaking with your properties: investors are requiring it!  Here’s the post >>>

2. Lenders value it.

So buyers/investors want green and sustainable properties, but it doesn’t stop with them. Those who lend money are also seeking “green” properties, because they too know that the market value of “green” buildings is strong. If buyers want them, they’ll have a better chance of selling or retaining value… so lenders value green buildings too. Here’s the other side of the “investors require it” coin. Read the article here >>>>>

eWater Advantage plays a vital roll in the drive for property sustainability in practical ways that make financial sense. The system can significantly reduce costs while providing a safer environment for your workers and customers, and it contributes towards LEED points. Ozone ewater is a rare example of when the right thing to do is also the economically smart thing to do.

 

Is There Still Hope For a GREEN Future?

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by mark bauer No Comments

green future? Baoding China Pollution

Green Future? Is it possible? Of course!

Last month the world turned its attention towards China’s most polluted city. CNN reported that in the city of Baoding, the smog is so thick you can see it. It can burn your eyes and leave a nasty chemical taste in your mouth.

That is the reality of cities around the world. Urban metropolises shrouded in thick clouds of pollution. Streets littered with trash, skies full of smoke, and waterways full of harmful chemicals. The dirty world we live in was dirtied up by us – humans. Logically that should mean that the clean world we desire for our future should be cleaned up by us as well.

It IS getting better. One step at a time.

One of the most exciting pieces of progress in the puzzle of environmental responsibility is to watch how the construction of new buildings is moving from environmentally hazardous to environmentally harmless. The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) is transforming buildings in major metropolises around the world into shining examples of the way our future cities will look.

Is there really hope for our future cities?

The USGBC issues the LEED certification to new construction projects. Any new construction project that desires a LEED certificationgreen future has to go through intense scrutiny by the USGBC to see if they are up to the appropriate environmental standards. It’s possible that in the future, all buildings will eventually have to go through such scrutiny – vastly cleaning up our cities and making our environment a safer place to live.

Right now in the United States, 38% of all CO2 emissions and 73% of all electricity consumption comes from buildings ALONE. This is huge. However, buildings that attain LEED status consume 25% less energy, 11% less water, and 34% lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The future is in our hands.

We have the capability to change the world with something as simple as making sure our new construction projects (or current building management projects) are LEED certified. Cities like Baoding China, all the way to Raleigh, North Carolina where we’re headquartered can drastically change for the better if our buildings are “greened”!

eWater Advantage is passionately committed to helping you attain LEED status for the buildings you manage. We provide a truly innovative alternative to chemical cleaning products, a new technology called “engineered water”. Through the scientific process of electrolyzation, simple tap water is transformed into a powerful cleaning agent – and then naturally changes back into water within 24 hours. Safe for the water supply, your building, and the future of our planet. Oh, did we mention that it’s cheaper than regular cleaning products? There’s nothing to lose. It’s time to go green – it’s time to create real hope for a GREEN future!

LEED Certification – Hines Earns Highest

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by mark bauer No Comments

LEED certification.

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects of our lives, and rightly so. The construction and property management industries are throwing their weight headlong towards the goal of environmental protection; it’s an exciting thing to witness.

One international real estate firm, Hines, is leading the way with environmental stewardship. Earlier this month on October 14th, one of Hines’ properties was awarded the highest LEED Certification.

Hines LEED certificationAccording to Hine’s recent press release, “[In order} to elevate the 31-year old building from Gold to Platinum, the staff at 300 Capitol Mall undertook numerous sustainability measures, including: participating in Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Automated Demand Response program; reducing electrical consumption through expanded use of building lighting controls; reducing water usage via weather-based irrigation control system; improving indoor air quality through a comprehensive green cleaning program; and offering Hines’ GREEN OFFICE for Tenants program, designed to enhance tenant space.”

The property in Sacramento California has been vastly improved from a sustainability perspective.

Hines Senior Property Manager Lisa Fitzgerald said, “The team and tenants at 300 Capitol Mall place a high priority on sustainability and continue to collaborate to vastly improve operating efficiency and position this asset from Gold to Platinum LEED certification.”

Hines is making strides in their mission to help protect the earth, and we here at eWater Advantage applaud that. One step at a time, companies like Hines are making the world a greener place.

eWater Advantage is also used in the “greening” of buildings around the world to achieve LEED® status. Find out today how we can help you achieve LEED® Platinum Certification.

 

Read the full press release here: http://www.hines.com/press/releases/10142015.aspx

Greener Cleaning is just a tap away.

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by mark bauer No Comments

green hands world

Take it from Stephen Ashkin – who is known as the Father of Green Cleaning – that engineered water technology has a vital and practical role to play in green and sustainable cleaning.  In a recent article in Facility Executive online, Ashkin writes,

Professionals in the cleaning industry are taking a closer look at what was initially referred to as “chemical-free” cleaning, but is now known as “engineered water.” Engineered water can be defined as the use of regular tap water that has been activated, ozonated, electrolyzed, heated, released under pressure, or treated in some way without the use of chemicals that turns it into an effective cleaning solution.

and later he adds,

The driving force behind engineered water cleaning is that it is an environmentally preferable form of cleaning. Another benefit that facility managers can appreciate is the potential to reduce costs. Admittedly most of the cost of cleaning is labor, but depending on the size of the facility, chemicals certainly can become a cost factor.

From our perspective at eWater Advantage, engineered water technology is a perfect example of when the right thing to do aligns with the economically smart thing to do. But you don’t have to take our word for it — now you can be advised by the “father of green cleaning”.  See the entire article here

Check out Mr. Ashkin here.