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Friday, October 31, 2014

Question

What is the best method of conversion to green cleaning for a motel?


Answer

Educate yourself, then move slowly and with a written plan. To assist you here are some resources that can provide you with more details on the process:
1) www.greenhotels.com Information on applying green processes to the hospitality industry.
2) www.greenseal.org
Information on Green Seal Approved Cleaning (GS-42) & Chemicals (GS-37) Standards, they also have a report on Green Floor Care.
3) www.usgbc.org Information on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program.
4) www.epa.gov Information on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), mold and green issues.
5) www.carpet-rug.org Information on green carpet cleaning, and the CRI's Green Label and Seal of Approval testing program for vacuum cleaners and carpet spotters and cleaning chemicals/equipment.
6) www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/asthma/eat-cumcm.htm Informative site on IAQ, mold and green issues in schools.
7) www.healthyschools.com
Information on green school programs
8) www.dinegreen.com
Information on the Green Restaurant Association's certification program, services and publications.
9) www.hcwh.org
Health Care Without Harm Organization (HCWH) offers a free Going Green Resource Kit and other information for health care facilities.
10) www.h2e-online.org
Hospitals for a Healthy Environment organization offers tools and resources on greening health care facilities.
11) www.orkin.com/commercial
Information on the company’s Green Pest Control Gold Metal Protection Program
12) www.westp2net.org
A resource on pollution prevention and green cleaning issues.
13) www.healthyindoors.com
14) www.newdream.org
15) www.environmentalchoice.com
16) www.envirodesic.com
A private company offering third party green certification.
17) www.ashkingroup.com
Industry consultants providing information on green cleaning and offering a free subscription to the "Destination Green" e-newsletter.
18) www.managemen.com
A private company that, for a fee, offers to audits and green certification to organizations using its OS1 cleaning program.
Bill Griffin, President
www.cleaningconsulants.com
Cell-206-849-0179