Cleaning Industry Research Institute
Only Science Can See™
A strong, long-lasting building requires a good foundation. The same is true for a profession or an industry. In our case, cleaning must be based on a solid foundation of scientific research in cleaning principles, processes and products. Such is the kind of work done over many years by Dr. Michael A. Berry. Dr. Berry is the author of a seminal work in cleaning science – Protecting the Built Environment - Cleaning for Health – and was one of CIRI’s founding scientists. As such, he is in a great position to provide the solid foundation you require to be successful in the cleaning industry.
Most recently, Dr. Berry has written a series of articles for The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration and Inspection which serve to update his work in this area. Click below to read these articles and savor the ideas within. Then, apply them to your cleaning activities. You, and our industry will be the better for it.
For the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) it is just that simple.
CIRI’s strong belief in this credo represents a major shift in how the cleaning industry views the future. It also emphasizes the need for high performance cleaning for health, hygiene and appearance.
The author of Protecting the Built Environment — Cleaning for Health assesses the state of the cleaning industry, 20–plus years later, and prescribes a sciencebased approach to cleaning and restoration management.
In this paper, the author describes the various strategies available to those tasked with managing built environments.
Science is a formally accepted and recognized body of knowledge that answers the question “how.” Science explains how the world around us is structured and how it functions. Cleaning, maintenance and restoration are environmental management processes. To be fully effective, these processes must be based on science concepts, particularly environmental science concepts.
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