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  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is most simply described as the conditions inside the building. It includes air quality, but also access to da...

  • Building Systems Upgrades

    This page details Sustainable Strategies to consider as your space undergoes a building system upgrade to improve energy, water use, and occupant co...
  • Building Operations and Maintenance Services

    Follow these sustainable strategies as your space renovations are complete and the building and interiors are operated in an environmentally sustai...
  • Policies & Strategies

    This section is devoted to the broad policies and strategies covering the whole government or entire agencies, services or bureaus, which set the co...
  • Water Efficiency

    Buildings are significant users of the Earth’s freshwater supply. The goal of a responsible building operator should be to encourage a sma...

  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

    Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.

  • Space Reconfiguration and Renovation Projects

    As needs change over time, tenants often need to convert space or phase the conversion of individual space or rooms to meet these changing needs....

  • Under 10,000 SF Interiors Gut Rehab Project

    This page provides Sustainable Strategies to consider as a space has or will undergo a major tenant gut rehab for projects under 10,000 SF.

Green Cleaning

A good green cleaning program uses processes and products with a low-environmental impact while still being effective at removing dirt and contaminants from the building. In addition, it protects the health of the cleaning staff. Green cleaning encompasses the use of non-toxic, biodegradable chemicals and recycled cleaning products, and uses cleaning equipment that has little to no environmental impact. It may also include daytime cleaning, the training of employees, use of microfiber cleaning cloths, and the use of concentrated cleaning chemicals that require less packaging.

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Whole Building Systems

  • IEQ - Green Tips

    Create a green cleaning maintenance plan utilizing less-toxic cleaning materials and strategies.

  • IEQ - Green Tips

    Institute a green cleaning plan that emphasizes the use of an entryway dirt capture system.

  • IEQ - Green Tips

    Maintain cleanliness levels with Green Cleaning and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plans.

  • IEQ - EQp3

    Green Cleaning Policy

  • IEQ - EQc6

    Green Cleaning - Custodial Effectiveness Assessment

  • IEQ - EQc7

    Green Cleaning - Products and Materials

  • IEQ - EQc8

    Green Cleaning - Equipment

  • IEQ - Green Cleaning and Integrated Pest Management

    It is no surprise that regular upkeep is necessary to maintain a high indoor air quality, as dust, dirt, and mold accrue on materials in the space o...

  • IEQ - Green Cleaning Plan

    A successful Green Cleaning Plan limits the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemicals, ensures pro...

  • IEQ - Facility Manager

    By establishing green cleaning contracts and purchasing agreements that specify environmentally-friendly cleaning and office materials, the facility...

  • IEQ - LEED O+M: Existing Buildings (v4)

    Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) dedicates an entire credit section to enhancing t...

  • IEQ - Maintenance

    Maintenance personnel are critical in ensuring ongoing indoor environmental performance. Thorough green cleaning and purchasing plans should be easy...

  • Planted Roof - Energy Production

    The vegetation on a planted roof removes fine particulates (PM), black carbon, and pollen out of the air, which lends well to incorporating solar pa...

  • Solid Waste - Green Construction Policy and Waste Management Plan

    Through a Green Construction Policy and Waste Management Plan, a project team can effectively plan for and take steps to minimize the amount of non-...

Materials

  • Oven and Grill Cleaners

    Over cleaners often use strong chemicals to break down accumulated grease and food residue. These cleansers can contribute to po...
  • Dish Washing Products

    Soaps and other cleansing agents are required for washing and sanitizing food service items. Select products that are plant-base...
  • Overhead Air Distribution

    Overhead air distribution is the most common approach to mixing and delivering conditioned air to a space, though the delivery method can vary from ...
  • Recycling containers

    Recycling bins come in a variety of shapes and sizes to help keep recyclables organized and pest-free. There are large bins for breakroom and cop...
  • Toilet Partitions

    Toilet partitions can be floor-mounted, wall-mounted, or ceiling-mounted for ease of cleaning. Floor mounted toilet partitions ...