Friday, June 23, 2017

Commerical & Residential Janitorial Leader

Guardian Janitorial Services combines today’s technology with almost 100 years of innovative experience.

We customize our cleaning service to meet the needs of commercial properties, residential communities/buildings, financial institutions, retail locations, academia and municipal buildings. Which means we can offer you a full range of solutions based on your individual needs.
Some of our specialized janitorial services include...


We perform a wide variety of commercial cleaning services. We’re dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality along with the best value possible. Our business is based on trust and integrity.
We work with you to perform according to your specifications. We regularly perform inspections to ensure your building cleaning is done to your satisfaction.

Our service plans are tailored to meet your needs. We’re available to clean your property seven days a week. We’re happy work around your scheduling needs. We offer affordable prices for your regular cleaning needs. Our commitment to quality cleaning and customer satisfaction is why we’re one of the leading professional cleaning services in the Northeast.

 Count on Guardian to keep your lobby, staff offices, restrooms, kitchen, and common areas sparkling clean. Our residential services includes waste receptacles, furnishings, glass, floors and carpets, lunchroom and coffee stations, and more. We also offer additional commercial janitorial building services including day porters, parking lot cleaning and maintenance, construction clean-up, painting, and much more.

Additional our use of technology allows us to provide cleaning services that are more effective, better for the health of the custodians and well as your residents and their guests, and better for the health of the outdoor environment that we all share. http://www.guardian-service.com/services/janitorial/

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seven NYC Landlords Paving The Way For Innovative Office Buildings

New York City is already one of the United States' most sustainable cities, according to Arcadis' sustainable city index. Thanks to the ingenuity of several prominent landlords, it is also on the path to becoming the best connected. As smart building technology, high-speed internet and luxury amenities become the norm, commercial properties have had to adapt to changing consumer needs. 



Bisnow and WiredScore, the creator of the Wired Certification commercial real estate rating system that empowers landlords to understand, improve and promote their buildings' digital infrastructure, have compiled a list of seven NYC landlords bringing innovation and a tenant-centric focus to their properties.

Rudin Management has achieved Wired Certification for 16 buildings across New York City including: 3 Times Square, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 55 Broad and 641 Lexington. The company has also built a reputation as a leader in smart building technology. Rudin founded Prescriptive Data, the property technology company behind Nantum, an intelligent, mobile, machine-learning system that integrates all building operations using prescriptive and predictive analytics. Nantum is designed to optimize building systems and improve tenant comfort. It functions as the “brain” of the building, ingesting sensor data to build a holistic view of the property in real time. 

Rudin Management has deployed Nantum in 17 of its New York City buildings, including 15 commercial buildings and two residential towers. Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President John J. Gilbert is also a member of the WiredScore Connectivity Advisory Committee. Gilbert and other committee members contribute their learning and experience to help push the global CRE community forward in adopting technologically advanced building design.  

Edward J. Minskoff Equities oversees all phases of its properties from financing, design and development to management and leasing. This approach allows it to deliver premier buildings to the market and guarantee a high level of tenant service and satisfaction. Minskoff Equities currently boasts three Wired Certified Platinum properties and one Wired Certified Gold building in NYC.  At one of Minskoff Equities' Platinum-certified buildings, 590 Madison, Colony Northstar signed a 40K SF lease. It is the first over $100/SF relocation larger than 25K SF in the Plaza District since 2014.

Jack Resnick & Sons has achieved Wired Certification for 11 of its office holdings in Manhattan, with all the properties meeting Gold or Platinum standards. They were also early adopters of Wired Certification, demonstrating a vision for improving the connectivity of NYC’s office inventory and delivering better wireless infrastructure to commercial tenants. “Today’s commercial tenants have critical connectivity needs with respect to bandwidth, reliability and redundancy, and if a building doesn’t meet their standards, they’ll seek out a property that does,” Resnick & Sons President Jonathan Resnick said. 

“As a true broadband connectivity benchmark, Wired Certification helps us differentiate and market our buildings to attract and retain elite tenants.” In the past 12 months, Resnick & Sons has announced new anchor tenants and tenant expansions at Wired Certified properties 880 Third Ave., 250 Hudson St. and 315 Hudson St.

Equity Office is a forward-thinking company with an eye to the future and a finger on the pulse of the needs of today’s tenants. All four of Equity’s properties in New York City have achieved Wired Certified Platinum status: Park Avenue Tower, 1740 Broadway, 44 Wall St. and 114 West 41st St. At 1740 Broadway, Equity focused on creating pre-built spaces that boast high-quality finishes, exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors and open pantries. Arcade Beauty, a marketing and sampling solution for fragrance, beauty and personal care brands, signed a 10-year, 10K SF lease at the office building, attracted by the renovated space.

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/office/seven-nyc-landlords-paving-the-way-for-innovative-office-buildings-75645?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser 

Monday, June 19, 2017

New York City Should Grade Buildings on Energy Efficiency

As President Trump retreats from his predecessor’s efforts to tackle climate change, it is more important than ever that our cities and states develop tools to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for the planet’s warming. In New York City, this means first and foremost cutting energy use in buildings, which accounts for over two-thirds of the city’s emissions.


A simple tweak to an existing law could help the city reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 and create a template for the rest of the country to follow. Local Law 84, enacted in 2009, obligates the city’s largest buildings to report how much energy they consume each year. Participating buildings then receive scores indicating how efficient (or inefficient) they are compared to similar buildings.
But almost no one sees the data. The ratings are posted on a government website that few people know about and are charted on a 100-point scale that is difficult to interpret. Seven years into the program, even many experienced real estate brokers are unaware the data exists.
That would change under legislation awaiting action in City Council. The measure would require buildings to publish their energy efficiency ratings more effectively, a step that has improved energy efficiency elsewhere. Unfortunately, the bill has been languishing in the Council for months, even though energy disclosure laws like Local Law 84 rely on transparency to work.
If buyers and renters value energy efficiency, or at least the savings on utility bills that come with it, improving the disclosure of energy-performance information should help increase demand for high scoring properties and encourage investments and upgrades in others. But this approach breaks down when the information is not effectively disseminated.
So how can New York City do a better job of communicating the energy benchmarking scores?
A policy in place throughout the European Union offers a guide. New York should translate the current numerical scores into a more intuitive letter grading system and require that the grades be included in real estate advertisements. Building owners should also be required to post their grades on site, just as restaurants must post their health grades.
New York would be the first American city to require such broad publication.
Under this approach, buildings with modern heating systems, tightly sealed windows, and lights that dim as the sun peaks would receive an A, and would display the grade in plain sight. Buildings that have resisted energy upgrades would receive a failing mark and would also have to display their poor grades for all prospective buyers and renters to see.
The European experience suggests that this approach could lead to efficiency improvements. In 2010, the European Union amended its building energy disclosure law to require that all advertisements offering properties for sale or rent include an energy performance grade. The amendments also increased the number of buildings required to display their efficiency grades on-site.
Since that law was enacted, studies of various property markets in the union have found that buildings with higher energy grades command price premiums. In Denmark, for instance, properties with high grades have sold for an average of 10.1 percent more than low-rated properties. For Danish consumers, viewing energy grades early in their search for a new home seems to have made a big difference.
The idea that a building or advertisement for a building should be required to display energy information is far from revolutionary. The federal government requires that advertisements for appliances include Energy Star ratings, and cars in showrooms display stickers with their miles-per-gallon performance. And New York City, of course, obliges restaurants to display their health grades in a window even though it also posts the information online. Why should something as important as the energy benchmarking data be treated differently?
Some landlords in the city have fought broader publication of those scores in the past. Building owners leasing space to certain energy-intensive tenants like data centers and trading floors have been especially vocal, complaining that they should not be penalized for the type of tenant they house. But this concern should not impede progress, because the city can exclude buildings with certain energy-intensive tenants or create a specially tailored grading system for them.
After the City Council passed Local Law 84 eight years ago, other cities followed its example. At least a dozen, from Boston to San Francisco to Kansas City, have enacted energy benchmarking ordinances since. Now New York City can again lead the country in developing innovative climate policy by requiring owners of big buildings to disclose their energy efficiency ratings in meaningful ways.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Guardian Security Employee Of The Month

Guardian is proud to recognize its outstanding team members! As such, please help us recognize and congratulate Gladys Dominguez, a Security employee picked by the management team as June Employee of the Month! 


About Guardian Security Guardian Security is among the top-rated security services companies in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut providing highly trained security guards and patrol officers to a wide array of industries and in many different settings. Our security guards frequently work in commercial buildings, residential communities, hospitals, schools, transportation hubs, and government agencies.

At Guardian, you get a “Security program” and not just a “Guard”. We pledge all of our company’s resources toward the successful operation and protection of you and your property. Regardless of what industry you’re in or what you need to protect, we can provide professional security personnel to meet your needs. Contact us today for and let us give you the peace of mind you deserve — both now and in the future — with a custom tailored security solution that protects the people and properties you care about most.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

HEALTH AND SAFETY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE GUARDIAN BUSINES

At Guardian, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all colleagues, suppliers, clients and visitors. This is achieved by ensuring that all employees are provided with the information, training and supervision they need to perform their job in a safe manner. 


An example, Matthew Bressler our in-house OSHA trainer leads a seminar entitled "The Business Case For Safety," for one of our New Jersey clients yesterday afternoon.

HEALTH AND SAFETY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE GUARDIAN BUSINES

Guardian takes Health & Safety very seriously and all its operations are delivered within the framework of an OSHA.
Guardian adopts an approach that seeks to continuously improve its health and safety culture and provision. It places a great emphasis on education, trying to eradicate the culture of health and safety simply as a ‘process’ which must be adhered to, and to embed a culture of understanding. This involves employees understanding the consequences of their actions, or of inaction, and demonstrating the effects this can have on their own wellbeing, or that of other stakeholders. As a rapidly growing company Guardian is continually assimilating new staff into the company culture, and impressing upon them the importance of safe working practices.

SUCCESSFUL HEALTH AND SAFETY INITIATIVES

Guardian has several ongoing health and safety initiatives, which include creating a Quality, Health & Safety and Environment (QHSE) supplement to a revised employee handbook, health and safety training, a consultation process, an awareness campaign and a new accident and incident reporting channel.

ALWAYS BE CAREFUL (ABC) CAMPAIGN

Guardian is launching a poster and email health and safety awareness campaign which will communicate through a concerted campaign of training, backed up with email flyers and posters.

HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING

A program of additional health and safety training aimed at site managers, supervisors and area managers (and above) is currently being rolled out across the business. The intention is that all site managers and team supervisors will undertake an OSHA 10 hour & 30 hour health and safety awareness course.

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY


The company’s written health and safety policy is reviewed and updated annually, in accordance with OSHA, the world’s foremost standards authority. Resources and training are provided to support compliance to legal and other requirements relating to the health and safety management system. Implementation of procedures and policies is the responsibility of Human Resources supported by the QHSE team who have subject matter expertise in each of the sectors Guardian works in.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recycling for Businesses

All businesses in New York City are required to recycle certain materials and ensure to the best of their ability that those recyclable materials are properly handled by their private carter.
The City published new business recycling rules in the City Record on February 5, 2016, and mailed official notices outlining the requirements to all businesses. If your business did not receive an official notice or would like to receive training on the new rules, please visit the business resource page.
Learn more about managing business waste such as hiring a carter, handling special waste, and set-out rules.

What to Recycle: Textiles, Yard and Food Waste
Some businesses that generate textile, yard and/or food waste must separate and recycle those materials. If your business does not meet the minimum threshold described below, DSNY still encourages you to limit the amount of waste your business sends to landfills by investigating how to reduce, reuse, or recycle all materials.
Textiles
If textiles make up more than 10% of your business’s waste during any month, you are required by law to separate and recycle all textile waste, including fabric scraps, clothing, belts, bags, and shoes. You may be eligible for a free NYC textile recycling program; visit the refashionNYC page for more details.
Yard or Plant Waste
If yard or plant waste makes up more than 10% of your business’s waste during any month, you are required by law to separate and recycle all yard and plant waste, including grass clippings, garden debris, leaves and branches. This material must be set out separately from all other material.
Food Waste
Certain large, food-waste generating establishments are required by law to separate organic waste for beneficial use. Find out if you qualify. This material must be set out separately from all other material.

How to Recycle and Avoid Violations
Contract with a licensed private carter and develop a plan for how waste will be collected and set out for your building. If your building management handles waste, work with them to be sure your business complies with their plan and the City’s recycling rules. The plan should comply with one of the following types of recycling collection: source-separated collection, co-collection, or single-stream collection.
NOTE: It is never, under any circumstances, permitted for recyclable material to be collected in the same bag with garbage or be placed in the same compartment of a truck or container with garbage.
  • Your business must post a sign identifying all carters you might utilize and what material they collect. For recyclables, the sign must indicate how those recyclables are collected: source-separated, co-collected, or single-stream. This sign should be posted in a window or somewhere visible from outside the building.
  • If your business prefers to transport your own recyclables, a registration must be obtained from the NYC Business integrity Commission (BIC).
  • Property owners and building management must notify tenants, at least annually, about the recycling and waste management policies of the building. Policies must be compliant with NYC rules and a copy of this notification must be available upon request by DSNY.
Set up customer and staff disposal areas.
  • All containers must have a label stating what material type the container is being used to collect.
  • All recyclable material must be kept separate from garbage at all times. Please refer to the next tab for more information.
  • Post and maintain signs in public, staff, maintenance and waste storage areas describing how recyclables and garbage should be separated.
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Read more here - http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/zerowaste/businesses/recycling-for-businesses.shtml