Our professional staff delivers green cleaning expertise and is supervised by an exceptional management team.
Being a responsible member of the business community means you also protect the environment. Able Services has embraced “green cleaning” as we recognize, support, and promote environmental stewardship. We evaluate our daily operations and always look for the most sustainable processes to stay true to our commitment.
Able is actively engaged in benchmarking our clients’ waste streams. We monitor waste audits with USGBC guidelines for occupant recycling and diversion. Some green waste services are:
We don’t just say we do it. Able Facility Services is in the top 1% of all custodial services providers in the market according to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS). CIMS is a comprehensive certification that applies to all aspects of our business – including management, operations, performance systems, and processes. By making a commitment to quality and documenting standardized processes in facility settings, we have formalized how we deliver services. Compliance with the standards demonstrates that Able is structured to consistently meet our customers’ needs and expectations.
The CIMS program sets forth processes, procedures and supporting documentation proven to be characteristic of customer-driven organizations. CIMS is non-prescriptive and each individual organization has the flexibility to choose the most effective ways to meet its requirements. Following months of documentation and a rigorous four-day assessment conducted by an independent third party industry expert, we are proud to have earned the CIMS GB with Honors designation.
Our goal is to deliver a clean and healthy facility for our clients. But in order to meet today’s ever increasing competitive landscape we need to be smart about how we clean.
Able’s Lean Clean program is a collaboration between our team and yours. We work with you, your tenants, and our janitors to devise staggered cleaning plans. Not every space needs to be cleaned in the same way.
During the last two decades, facility managers placed a great deal of emphasis on the building square footage. They would decide to put out an RFP for cleaning and invite three of four bidders to bid. All the bidders would bid primarily based on the square footage number provided by the management company. Within that number, the bidders would request how much of the total square footage is “cleanable,” meaning space that was used daily or weekly and required cleaning. The days of putting cleaning bids together with this information are quickly dwindling away.
Today’s marketplace has changed dramatically. Space in facilities is used much differently. A collaborative and idea sharing approach is more prevalent than the traditional configuration of rows and rows of work stations surrounded by private executive offices. The traditional 9 to 5 work day has also been supplanted by flex hours of many variations. This new design of office space by many companies is believed to produce more productive workers, happier employees and a creative approach necessary for the new economy.
The result of this for cleaning companies and contractors is an evolutionary way of bidding. And at Able we call that “ABLE® LEAN CLEAN℠”. It is rare that we walk a prospects facility and they say they want to pay more for cleaning. Actually the flip side of that is true. Owners and managers of facilities want to pay less for cleaning.
ABLE® LEAN CLEAN℠ is a smart approach!
We have successfully partnered with our clients and helped over 500 achieve various levels of LEED certifications across the United States. One building in particular was the Cal EPA, which was the first LEED Platinum rated building in the United States.
Able has partnered with numerous clients to achieve LEED Certification, Energy Star Benchmarking Standards, Earth Awards, TOBY Awards and other industry recognized sustainability awards.
Interested in LEED EBOM certification and recertification? Part of the process with regards to LEED EBOM is to measure performance within the cleaning program. See gobyllc.com for more info.
Day cleaning is an alternative approach to keeping your facility clean and reducing your energy consumption. Why leave the lights on longer than you have to? A day cleaning program combined with our green cleaning materials are not harmful to our janitors, your tenants or the environment.
Day cleaning results in a reduction of energy costs because there is no need to keep the lights on at night, you will see a decrease in service costs because labor in the day has less of a premium, and on average there is higher worker retention.
With day cleaning, your tenants will come into more contact with their Janitorial staff than in the past. Advance notice and education helps answer their questions and raise awareness prior to the change.
Able will help you with this process by providing a full transition plan, and additional support to get your message out and ease your building into day cleaning.
Able proactively educates employees in personal safety and how to maintain a safe work environment.
Able provides educational OSHA safety materials and performs site inspections to identify and eliminate workplace hazards therefore reducing preventable accidents and lowering your insurance costs. We enforce mandatory workplace crew training, conduct special seminars, video presentations and walk-through audit reviews.
For several decades we’ve developed the most comprehensive training program available for janitors. Able has numerous training programs related to specific cleaning tasks and every employee, including managers, participate in these programs.
We will ensure all Able janitors, supervisors, and managers servicing your property will be fully trained and highly competent to perform their janitorial duties.
Consistently delivering high-quality facility services help clients achieve greater efficiency and savings.
Safety – Industry Leading Performance
An excellent safety record with industry leading recordable and modification rates.
Technology- Stay in the LEED
Award winning technology driving KPI improvement and increasing efficiencies in performance management, work-loading, and communications.
CIMS – Green Building Certification with Honors by ISSA
Able Services is in the top 1% of all custodial services providers in the market.
SeaSuite – Simple Sustainability Software Solution
Track your utilities & sustainability data without manual data entry, get compliant with local energy ordinances, and become ENERGY STAR certified.
GreenAble – Sustainability Operations and Best Green Practices
GreenAble- Sustainability Operations and Best Green Practices GreenAble promotes and shares best practices of Green-cleaning methods, operations and maintenance.