12/01/2011

Restroom Amenities Color Business Perception

 

Despite strong attitudes about the cleanliness of a restroom, many people are lax with handwashing.

More than 80% of consumers would avoid a restaurant with a dirty restroom, according to a recent survey by Zogby International. Only 38% would avoid a retail establishment with the same issue, however.


The study, commissioned by global hygiene company SCA, surveyed nearly 3,000 North American adults and U.S. college students to examine their hand hygiene practices and handwashing amenity demands.

Despite the participants’ high expectations for businesses they frequent, the study also noted poor personal handwashing practices were common, with 40% of U.S. adults and 53% of Canadian adults occasionally skipping soap while washing their hands and about 25% of both populations opting not to wash their hands after coughing or sneezing.

More than 65% of the adult respondents say they never or only sometimes continue using hot air dryers until their hands are completely dry, though other SCA research shows damp hands can spread up to 500 times more germs than dry hands.

 


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Want to prove your building is truly net zero? The Net Zero Energy Building Certification program, coordinated by the International Living Future Institute, is based on actual performance rather than modeled outcomes.

The Net Zero Energy Certification program is the first of its kind and nearly any project is eligible for consideration. Linked to the Living Building Challenge, buildings must be operational for at least 12 consecutive months prior to evaluation. The program verifies that 100% of a building’s energy needs are supplied by on-site renewable sources.

Renewable energy forms that support certification include passive solar, photovoltaics, wind turbines, solar thermal, direct geothermal, water-powered microturbines, or fuel cells powered by hydrogen generated from renewably-powered electrolysis.

“We see Net Zero Energy Building Certification as a way to galvanize and recognize widespread efforts to eliminate fossil fuel use and to conserve energy,” says Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the Institute. “Third-party verification of far reaching goals like net zero energy is critically important to their uptake. Certification and the independent audits we provide are proof that environmental claims are real.”

 


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Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.

 

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

 


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.

 

Replace core drilling with Connectrac In-Carpet and On-Floor Wireways, the proven connectivity solution in open interior spaces of all kinds. These elegant low-profile wireways are great for AV / telecom connectivity wherever it’s needed.

 

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com


 
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