Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — January 25 - February 7, 2013 — 11A


Driving sustainability and increased business BRAVO! achievesDayCleaning Certified Contractor status

ASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. De- partment of Hous- Into assisted living or service-enriched senior housing HUD awards $26 million to convert apartments W

ket day cleaning programs. HHPC Day Certified Contrac- tors utilize comprehensive toolkits that include staff training materials, opera- tions manuals, online training courses, marketing materials and client communications to accelerate the adoption of day cleaning programs. “This is a great program we can introduce to clients and potential clients who want to improve occupant satisfaction and achieve energy conserva- tion. As more and more proper- ties and facilities switch to day cleaning it will become appar- ent this is not a fad, but a truly innovative way to clean,” said Michael Amoroso , vice presi- dent of sales and marketing. “If planned and executed well, day cleaning is simply the lowest cost and most sustain- able way to clean a building,” said Rob Kohlhagen , execu- tive director of the HHPC Day Academy. “But success is only pos- sible if you have the tools, strategies and leadership in place. HHPC Day was built by industry experts to enable BSCs to become leaders in the day cleaning movement.” “The HHPC Day program is the lat- est innovation in our quest to build a cleaner, healthier fu- ture and we are excited to have BRAVO! Building Services help accelerate the transfor- mation to a more sustainable approach to facility services through day cleaning.” Kohl- hagen added. ■ staff responsible for managing nearly 370 residential and com- mercial property management accounts. “I am personally thrilled about the opportunity to join a company with the market reach and reputation of Long & Foster, a local and nationwide leader in property manage- ment and rental services,” said Williams. “The entire team at Another Option Realty looks forward to continuing to de- liver excellent results for our property management clients, backed by the powerful Long & Foster brand.” ■

GREEN BROOK, NJ — BRAVO! Group Services announced that 14 of their top operations and sales person- nel earned the designation of HHPC Day Certified Experts and the company received its HHPC Day Certified Contrac- tor status through their educa- tion at Diversey’s HHPC Day Training Academy. HHPC Day is a formal day cleaning training and certifi- cation program for Building Service Contractors (BSCs). TheAcademy brings together a group of preeminent day clean- ing instructors with real-world experience to help contractors learn how to develop and man- age their own day cleaning programs using a Healthy High Performance Cleaning (HHPC) system. Becoming a HHPC Day Certified Contrac- tor allows BRAVO! Group Services to offer our customers energy savings, a more sus- tainable approach to cleaning and increased productivity and efficiency. It also improves em- ployee morale by eliminating late night shifts. “The HPCC Day Cleaning program confirms our sincere commitment to creating sus- tainable and healthy work environments while imple- menting cost and work load efficiencies for each of our cli- ents” said Frank Wardzinski chief operating officer. Attendees learned the ins and outs of day cleaning and the strategies to successfully implement, manage and mar- CHANTILLY, VA — Long & Foster Real Estate an- nounced that it has merged with Another Option Realty & Property Management , a full-service real estate company specializing in property man- agement services throughout the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region. Established in 2009 and located in West Berlin, NJ., Another Option Realty is owned by Michael Williams , a li- censed real estate agent and broker. The company has been incredibly successful since its opening, employing 10 full-time

disabilities who can live inde- pendently but need assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., assistance with eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and home management activi- ties) ALFs must provide sup- port services such as personal care, transportation, meals, housekeeping, and laundry. Service-Enriched Housing (SEH) is housing that is de- signed to accommodate frail elderly persons or elderly per- sons with service needs who are aging in place. Residents are able to live independently but need assistance with activ- ities of daily living comparable to services typically provided in a licensed assisted living facility, such as healthcare-re- lated services. These support- ive services must be available through a licensed or certified third party service provider. Service-Enriched Housing is housing that accommodates the provision of services to elderly residents who need assistance with activities of daily living in order to live independently. ■ to track the status of their orders. Additional resources include warranty terms, after- service information and how to become a dealer/distribu- tor. Another feature for home and building owners is the ability to request a qualified, experienced window installer in their area from the Crystal Affinity Network. The project gallery section of the website features a variety of notable projects organized by building type which used Crystal products. This allows home and building owners, ar- chitects, developers and other construction professionals to view fenestration configura- tions and custom applications as well as the wide array of window models and optional features Crystal offers. “We believe the public, our fenes- tration customers and other design professionals will find the new Crystal website to be an essential tool,” said Yu. ■

ing andUrbanDevelopment awarded $26 million in grants to the owners of multi-family housing developments in nine states to convert some or all of their apartments into assisted living or service-enriched envi- ronments for elderly residents The funding announced is provided through HUD’s As- sisted Living Conversion Pro- gramwhich supports the trans- formation of housing into units that can accommodate the special needs of seniors seeking to remain in their homes or ‘age in place.’ “We’re getting older as a na- tion and with that demographic shift, there is a growing de- mand for affordable housing that will allow our seniors to live independently in their own homes,” said Carol Galante , HUD’s assistant secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. “These grants will help these apartment own- ers to convert their properties into assisted living or service- FLUSHING, NY — Crystal Window & Door Systems , a national manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum window and door products, has recently completed a major redesign of its corporate website. The re-launched website offers ex- panded and enhanced product information, an extensive gal- lery of notable Crystal projects around the country, and new resources for construction professionals, including the ability to track the status of a window order. The website redesign was about much more than sim- ply changing colors and style. Product information is now organized by window style, material, building type, and new construction versus re- placement application to make it easy for customers to com- pare and select Crystal prod- uct functions and features without a lot of unnecessary navigation. “Our primary goal

enriched environments that will allow seniors to remain in their homes for as long as they can.” HUD’s Assisted Living Con- version Program grants pro- vide private, nonprofit owners of eligible developments with resources to convert some or all of the dwelling units in the project into an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or Service-En- riched Housing (SEH) for el- derly residents aging in place. Licensed and regulated by the State or local community, As- sisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are designed to accommodate frail elderly and people with

Crystal Windows launches redesigned website for redesigning the Crystal corporate website was to facili- tate finding the right product for the project,” said Steven Yu, Marketing Manager and leader of the redesign effort. Crystal’s trade customers include fenestration installers, dealers and distributors, as well as new construction and renovation general contrac- tors, architects, and product specifiers. “We’ve added a lot of product information to assist them, including architectural drawings, specifications, gen- eral installation instructions, and sales literature,” noted Mr. Yu. “These downloadable files can easily be incorporated into bid packages, project plans, and construction docu- ments, saving our customers time and effort.”

Long & Foster teams up with Another Option Realty & Property Management

Anew feature of the website is a special section updated frequently with production and shipping information for Crystal trade customers

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