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The Right stuff for NC House Bill 845

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by mark bauer No Comments

Meeting the requirements of NC House Bill 845.

The intention of NC House Bill 845 – known as the North Carolina Healthy Schools Act for 2017 – is clear: improve the health of students by replacing conventional cleaning products with safer, “green” alternatives. If your school is looking at compliance with this ruling for the 2017-2018 school year, then take a closer look at stabilized aqueous ozone from The eWater System.

The eWater system, which includes lifetime warranty & support and unlimited online training for your staff, provides cleaning without chemicals using safe, natural and effective stabilized aqueous ozone (SAO). The patented technology of the SAO system transforms ordinary tap water into the world’s most effective chemical-free commercial cleaner. It eliminates germs, odors, stains, mold, mildew and other contaminants on any item or surface before changing safely back into water and oxygen. Better for your students & workers, better for your facility, better for your bottom line. Hear a facilities manager talk about the value of this technology.

SAO ewater is a rare example of when the right thing to do is also the economically smart thing to do.  Benefits include:

  • single solution replaces multiple cleaning products
  • no health risks for staff – no related worker comp claims
  • storage and management simplified
  • ready-to-use product means cleaning gets done faster
  • lack of residue means surfaces stay cleaner longer
  • no packaging waste, no container disposal
  • simplified training and no PPE required for staff
  • compliant with the intent of NC House Bill 845 
  • a FREE, NO OBLIGATION TRIAL TO PROVE IT WILL WORK FOR YOUR SCHOOL

The eWater® System represents science & technology that belongs in your school!  You will benefit from highlighting the sustainability value of ozone ewater to students, and the safety factor to concerned parents. It’s worth a few minutes of your time to check it out — ewateradvantage.com/education

THE VALUE OF SAO EWATER TO SCHOOLS

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by mark bauer No Comments

Schools have become the cornerstone of the sustainability movement in North America. Groups like AASHE and Second Nature are leading the charge to ensure that school campuses – primarily higher ed – are doing all they can to teach & deliver responsible management of natural resources. From divesting investments in fossil fuel production, to installing solar panels, to managing how trash is disposed of, schools face myriad ways to make an impact.

With much tighter operating budgets even public school systems are getting into the act, both in the classroom and in practical ways where the safety and well-being of students remains a top priority. By removing harsh and potentially hazardous chemicals schools can make a direct and lasting impact on building – and therefore student & staff – health.

SAO ewater solutions deliver the needed value — effective cleaning and safer buildings. SAO ewater is so safe that even students and teachers can be given the product when cleaning up! Try that with your conventional packaged chemicals.  As one school housekeeping director said:

“If you’d have told me ten years ago that we’d stop using cleaning chemicals and be using “water” to clean – I’d have laughed at you. It makes no sense to people  that this kind of chemical-free water could be an effective cleaner.  All I can tell you is –  it works, we love it  –  and we’re not going back to chemicals.” — Jodi Krause, University of Wisconsin-Madison

eWater solutions work — if you’ve not tried it yet, you’re missing out.

aqueous ozone on gym floors

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

Aqueous ozone on gym floors? Yes! It really works.

aqueous ozone on gym floorsVisiting with our friends at Enloe High School yesterday.  After several months of proving the value of the aqueous ozone throughout the school it was time to test in on the gym floor. Understandably the athletic folks at the school wanted to ensure that the ewater wouldn’t hurt the finish, but they said, “ok, test it” after seeing how well it worked on other surfaces.

 

enloe dirty water after gym floorSo KC, the head custodian, loaded up fresh aqueous ozone into the auto-scrubber and tested a small section. The dirty water that came out (after just a five-minute test) was proof that the “clean” floor really needed the gentle power of the aqueous ozone ewater!

 

Cleaning the gym floor at Enloe High School with ewaterConclusion? The coaches tested the improved traction, noted the visible improvement and said, “when can you do the entire floor?” Success, KC… way to go! That’s what happens when you put aqueous ozone on gym floors!

Hear it from a professional – aqueous ozone really works!

Posted on: January 14th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

aqueous ozone really worksTRUST THE PROFESSIONALS!

How can you argue with a custodial professional who not only says that aqueous ozone is an outstanding cleaner, but has replaced their trusted cleaning products with it? You can’t – because experience wins!

If you want to know how well something works, take it to people who spend the lives doing what it is you’re evaluating. When we’ve taken aqueous ozone cleaning technology to people who really know cleaning and ask for their evaluation, we get the truth. And the truth is – aqueous ozone works.

Clarence  Ashley, Head Custodian – Enloe High School, Wake County, NC … “When I first heard about ozone ewater, I was skeptical because “green” products are usually less effective and cost more. After using the eWater System, I found that it’s as good or better than chemical cleaners — and it’s more cost-effective. In my 20 years of experience, I have never seen such a product work so well.”

Jodi Krause, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Assistant Director – Housekeeping … “If you’d have told me ten years ago that we’d stop using cleaning chemicals and be using “water” to clean – I’d have laughed at you. The idea makes no sense to people  –  that this kind of chemical-free water could be an effective cleaner.  All I can tell you is –  it does, it works, we love it  –  and we’re not going back to chemicals.”

Want to hear more? Read more about what Jodi Krause is doing at the University of Wisconsin.

Harvard sustainability sets a LEED record

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by mark bauer No Comments

Harvard sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Harvard sustainability program for a truly significant accomplishment.

This fall Harvard reached a major milestone in its commitment to sustainability with its 100th LEED certified space — the Platinum-level renovation of Esteves Hall at the Business School. Harvard now has more certified building projects than any other higher education institution in the world, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To achieve LEED certification (Platinum and Gold are the two highest rankings), projects must meet a set of prerequisites and earn points in areas such as energy, alternative transportation options, indoor environmental quality, and water efficiency.

“The certification of Harvard’s 100th LEED building is very impressive and meaningful,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founder of USGBC. “As a pre-eminent leader in higher education, research, and the development of the leaders of tomorrow, Harvard is a proving ground for new ideas. The fact that the institution pursues and embraces LEED demonstrates their commitment to sustainability in all of their endeavors.”

Combining engineered water technology to replace conventional cleaning chemicals with a green cleaning plan, two additional LEED points can be earned. eWater salutes the accomplishments of Harvard in achieving an outstanding result.

Winning over schools! The Enloe High School story.

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by mark bauer No Comments

Enloe high school

Enloe High School, of the Wake County NC Public School Systems, joins notable institutions like Penn State, University of Michigan and Duke in adopting engineered water to replace conventional cleaning chemicals. Congratulations to Enloe High School – and welcome to a better, healthier clean!

The typical high school in the United States uses a dozen different chemicals for routine cleaning. Floors, walls, bathrooms — everything seems to need something different. Added dyes, added fragrances, products that require gloves, masks and eye protection — these are products that leave their mark on custodial staff. Respiratory ailments and skin rashes are common with people who spend their days working with chemical cleaning products. What you spray you breathe in, and the reality of chronic lung conditions is proof of that.

By moving away from potentially harmful chemical products Enloe is improving working conditions for their custodial staff, without sacrificing proper cleaning.  According to KC Ashley, Head Custodian,

“When I first heard about ozone ewater, I was skeptical because “green” products are usually less effective and cost more. After using the eWater System, I found that it’s as good or better than chemical cleaners — and it’s more cost-effective. In my 20 years of experience, I have never seen such a product work so well.”

Enloe has recently adopted The eWater® System featuring ozone ewater which is now in use throughout the school.