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AI, ESG & sustainability in housekeeping today

by Clean India Journal - Editor
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In the era marked by technological advancements and growing environmental concerns, the field of housekeeping services has not remained untouched. The convergence of artificial intelligence (AI), the principles of good housekeeping and the adoption of green chemicals for sustainability is shaping the future of how we manage and maintain our living and working spaces. As ESG and AI have taken over our lives in all aspects, Haraprasad Panda, President, Kapston Services Limited writes on the role of FM and CRE heads in adopting AI, and usage of sustainable products in housekeeping, which will help clients in achieving their ESG goals.

 

 

AI redefining efficiency

Artificial Intelligence has brought about a paradigm shift in various industries, and housekeeping is no exception. The integration of AI in housekeeping services has led to enhanced efficiency, accuracy and personalised experiences for both customers and service providers.

One of the primary advantages of incorporating AI into housekeeping is the optimisation of cleaning schedules. Smart algorithms can analyse occupancy patterns and foot traffic in buildings to determine the most suitable times for cleaning, reducing disruptions and saving resources. Moreover, AI-powered robotics are making their presence felt in the housekeeping sector. These robots can perform routine cleaning tasks, such as vacuuming, mopping and even window cleaning, with a high degree of precision. They can navigate through intricate spaces using sensors and cameras, ensuring thorough cleaning without damaging furniture or fixtures. These advancements not only increase efficiency but also minimise the exposure of human workers to potentially harmful cleaning agents.

Beyond aesthetics

Good housekeeping goes beyond simply maintaining an aesthetically pleasing environment; it encompasses creating safe, organised and functional spaces. It involves efficient clutter management, regular maintenance and proper sanitation practices.

The integration of AI can amplify the principles of good housekeeping. For instance, AI can monitor the condition of various elements in a building, such as HVAC systems and plumbing, and predict maintenance needs before issues escalate. This proactive approach not only ensures a pleasant environment but also extends the lifespan of building components, reducing the need for replacements and repairs.

Additionally, AI-driven sensors can aid in monitoring indoor air quality and alerting housekeeping staff when specific areas require attention. This is particularly crucial for spaces like hospitals, hotels and commercial buildings, where maintaining a healthy indoor environment is paramount.

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The integration of AI, good housekeeping practices and green chemicals marks a significant transformation in the housekeeping services industry. This convergence brings efficiency, sustainability and health considerations to the forefront.

Haraprasad Panda

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The eco-friendly path

The increasing awareness of environmental sustainability has led to a shift towards green chemicals in housekeeping practices. Traditional cleaning agents often contain harsh chemicals that can have adverse effects on both human health and the environment. Green chemicals, on the other hand, are biodegradable and derived from renewable sources, reducing their carbon footprint. These chemicals are just as effective in cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing spaces without posing a risk to inhabitants or polluting ecosystems.

The integration of AI can further support sustainability efforts in housekeeping. AI algorithms can assist in optimizing the usage of cleaning agents by calculating the exact amounts required for different surfaces and levels of dirtiness. This not only minimises wastage but also reduces the release of harmful chemicals into the environment. Additionally, AI can aid in the selection of the most appropriate green chemicals based on the specific cleaning needs of a particular space.

An excellent synergy

The synergy between AI, good housekeeping practices and green chemicals is shaping the future of housekeeping services. The implementation of AI-driven cleaning schedules, robotics and monitoring systems ensures a high level of efficiency, contributing to well-maintained and organised spaces. When combined with the principles of good housekeeping, these technologies create environments that are not only visually appealing but also safe and functional.

Green chemicals play a pivotal role in the sustainability aspect of housekeeping. As the global community becomes increasingly conscious of the need to reduce environmental impact, the adoption of eco-friendly cleaning agents aligns with these values. AI complements this effort by optimising chemical usage and aiding in the selection of the most suitable products for different cleaning tasks.

The last word

The integration of AI, good housekeeping practices and green chemicals marks a significant transformation in the housekeeping services industry. This convergence brings efficiency, sustainability and health considerations to the forefront, reshaping the way we perceive and manage our living and working spaces.

As technology continues to advance and environmental consciousness grows, the housekeeping landscape is set to evolve further, promising a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. It’s time for all FM and CRE professionals to give back to society and reduce the carbon burden on Mother Earth. These simple steps will definitely help them achieve their ESG goals.

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