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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Question

Is anyone aware of a "Green Cleaning" checklist that can be utilized to set up and continually audit a facility for Green Cleaning?


Answer

Iím sure additional research will turn up many more resources than I have listed below as there is much written and be written on the subject of green cleaning.
Go to www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=4093 for the US Green Building Councilís LEED-EB checklist. From that you can pick portions that apply to your particular facility and make up a list of your own. More details are available on their website.
The US Dept. of the Interior has information at: www.doi.gov/greening/sustain/AppendixC.html
A sample cleaning based list may be found at: www.informinc.org/sitevis.pdf
Other sources of information include:
www.greenseal.org
Look for standard GS-42 & GS-37.
www.ifma.org
They and the ISSA have new book on green cleaning.
Search articles for articles by Steve Ashkin.
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/TEX Associate Editor
lekrafft@juno.com