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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…

 

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!

Aqueous ozone and Carolina Country Club

Posted on: February 8th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

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Decisions to “go green” (or, “more green” for those who have been making the effort) are happening everyday in all categories of business. Take the world of golf, for example. Surrounded by literal green and greens, the golf industry has a strong recent history of trying to minimize their impact on the environment, considering the importance of nature to their mission.

To that end, eWater Advantage is please to recognize and congratulate Carolina Country Club for their latest commitment to human & environmental health.  When presented with the benefits of The eWater System, Carolina Country Club saw an important opportunity to further enhance their efforts towards sustainability and personnel & member health.

Using The eWater System allows Carolina Country Club to maintain a clean and healthy facility without the use of potentially harsh chemicals products.  The potential harm of cleaning chemicals is well documented, but viable alternatives have not been easy to come by. While there are effective and truly “green chemistry” cleaners, overall, compared to conventional chemicals, green products are regarded as either less effective, or too expensive — or both. The ozone ewater produced by the technology of The eWater System, changes all that. Not only does The eWater System replace glass cleaners, detergents, floor cleaners, carpet shampoos, all-purpose cleaners and more, producing the product on-site means far less packaging waste ends up in landfills, and the carbon impact of transporting packaged products is eliminated.

Carolina Country Club was established in 1910 and has remained at its original location since inception. The Club, as one of the nation’s best private clubs, has been recognized as a five-star Platinum Club by a respected industry survey of peer club managers and presidents and recently earned the designation of a distinguished Emerald Club of the World by Boardroom Magazine. The membership enjoys first class facilities in all areas including golf, tennis, wellness, youth, pool, food and beverage service, with each area led by an experienced and talented group of managers and professionals.

Safe cleaning products – a custodian’s story.

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

Safe cleaning products matter.

Here’s a great testimonial about the value and real importance of safer cleaning technologies from someone who knows — a professional custodian. Aqueous ozone technologies make a bigger difference than just how they clean.

Safe cleaning products start with on-site systems producing water-based cleaners like aqueous ozone.

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Petco Park cleans with aqueous ozone

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

Petco Park, San Diego, CA, is using engineered water technology – in the form of aqueous ozone – to maintain a cleaner and healthy ballpark. That sounds great to us.

petco park using aqueous ozoneBetter, safer for people, property and profit.

Comparing engineered water to chemicals.

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

Comparing engineered water.

When considering engineered water technologies, like aqueous ozone or electrolyzed water, it’s useful to consider and compare them from three vantage points: 1. compared to conventional chemicals, 2. to “green” chemicals and, 3. to each as other on-site systems.

1. Compared to conventional chemicals. Pretty easy to see the value here. If you could cost-effectively clean without chemicals that build up residue, present health risks for workers and leave their mark on the environment, why wouldn’t you?lotus pro comparing engineered water

  • ewater products contain no residue to leave behind and build up (and residue traps dirt)
  • ewater products pose little to no health risk unlike most chemical products
  • ewater products revert to water and/or trace minerals, rendering them harmless to the environment. The same cannot be said for conventional chemical products.
  • ewater products are made on-site, eliminating the issues created by packaged products — that carbon impact of over-the-road shipping, the impact on landfills with the disposal of empty chemical containers, spray bottles and packaging, etc.

So, ewater technologies win against conventional chemicals. They can’t replace all cleaning products but they will likely replace your primary all-purpose & glass cleaners, and detergents.

2. Compared to “green” chemicals. While there are many excellent “green”cleaning products that provide advantages over conventional chemicals, here are the particular benefits of an ewater product vs. green chemistry.

  • green chemicals still have ingredients that can leave a residue behind – not optimal since residue traps dirt
  • realize that many green chemicals still have health risks – though they may be considerably safer than typical chemicals, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe. Read the labels carefully.
  • green chemicals are still packaged, shipped and disposed of like conventional chemicals

So, ewater technologies provide considerable  benefits over packaged green chemistry products.

3. Comparing engineered water technologies to each other. We’ll write more on this, but comparing the different technologies is interesting since no single technology does everything nor do they provide the same benefits — so it’s a matter of finding what’s right for you. In a nutshell:

  • aqueous ozone technology – example, Tersano — simplest of all; requires only cold tap water and electricity; product is made on-demand; very good all-purpose cleaner and sanitizer in one single product; great in cleaning equipment like carpet extractors, auto-scrubbers, etc.
  • electrolyzed water technology – example, Hoshizaki — device produces equal amounts of a cleaner and a sanitizer; the sanitizer is a chlorine species so applicable in foodservice settings; the cleaner can replace carpet detergents, warewasher detergents, light-duty degreasers and general cleaning product; more expensive and more involved than aqueous ozone technology, but additional applications

 

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.

 

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.

If you’re wanting to go green – see the big picture.

Posted on: January 11th, 2016 by mark bauer No Comments

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GO GREEN! Then go really green without sacrificing the true cleaning ability of the product by using on-site generation of aqueous ozone.

General attitudes towards green cleaners have typically been either – they didn’t work well enough, or they were too expensive – and many times, both.

Nowadays there are many quality “green” chemistry products, but they still have (from a sustainability perspective) the boat anchor of conventional distribution. Shipped by the truckload, green chemistry products burn just as much fossil fuel and create just as much carbon as any other product shipped over-the-road. The empty containers and packaging waste from green products contribute to landfills the same as any bottle of a harsh cleaner. And residues left on surfaces still trap dirt and build up over time, whether they are “green” or not.

Thinking of “greening” your cleaning program? Then really go green by going all the way with aqueous ozone technology. Make your own unlimited supply on-site; no environmental impact of constant transportation; no containers for landfills; no residue left on surfaces or in carpets. And yes, it really works and it’s totally green — nothing is safer for your staff, your customers, or the environment. When you look at it from the big picture, nothing is “greener” than aqueous ozone made on-site!

SUSTAINABILITY and Climate Change meets engineered water.

Posted on: November 16th, 2015 by mark bauer No Comments

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Sustainability and climate change initiatives. Look what matters — water, waste, workplace safety, environmental impact.

The general principle of OSHA is simple – if there is a safer way to do a job, choose the safer way. If there is a safer chemical product that will do the job, choose the safer product. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? A simple rule that has its own impact on sustainability and climate change, depending on the products chosen.

Recently, the American Cleaning Institute (an association for the manufacturers of chemical cleaning products) released their Sustainability Report 2015. In it, they identified the main areas of consideration for evaluating sustainability factors. Those categories are:

> Materials – Safety of chemical ingredients; raw material sourcing and scarcity
> Disclosure & Transparency – Public disclosure of information related to sustainability, governance, and products
> Climate Change / Greenhouse Gases Climate risks and opportunities; emissions of greenhouse gases
> Ecological Impacts Biodiversity; deforestation; environmental management; responsible agricultural practices
> Water – Water use, waste water treatment, and water recycling
> Workplace Health & Safety – Health and safety management; health and wellness training programs
> Waste  – Hazardous and non-hazardous waste; management of product end-of-life
> Energy – Energy use; renewable energy
> Supply Chain Management – Screening business partners on ethics and sustainability issues
> Compliance – Compliance with environmental, health, and safety regulations

Think about everything that has to go into making a chemical product – the raw material ingredients and how those are produced or harvested. Think about manufacturing the chemical in bulk, packaging and shipping it – the packaging materials, cardboard and plastics, and at 8+ pounds per gallon, all the fuel to move it. Think about the importance of evaluating the potential impact of a cleaning product ingredient and the interplay of multiple ingredients being combined. Think about all the regulations and expectations of environmental and human health safety. Think about the challenge of working with concentrates that have to be handled by custodial workers

Now think about this. Engineered water (ewater) is made on-site by each customer. That means shipping of chemicals is eliminated – no packaging waste, no containers in landfills. Ewater has no special chemical ingredients added to it – nothing to mix, nothing to impact human or environmental health. NO residue washed down drains, no VOC’s into the air. Ewater is made ready-to-use – no concentrates to handle. Engineered water technology temporarily changes the nature of the water with the use of electricity, and without the use of chemical additives.

If sustainability and climate change impact is truly a goal of your organization, recognize the full impact of switching from traditional, chemical-additive cleaning products to the simple elegance of engineered water. It solves a lot of problems and saves a lot of sustainability and climate change analysis.