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Dishwashing Products

Last Updated: 09/08/22 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirementsopens in new window
Dishwashing Products

Soaps and detergents used for cleaning and clean rinsing of tableware in either hand washing or dishwashing.

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  • asterisk Federal agencies are required by statute to purchase products as designated or specified under this program.
    asterisk asterisk Federal agencies are required to purchase sustainable products and services meeting EPA’s Recommendations to the maximum extent practicable.
Product Type

Procurement Info

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Dish Detergent
Dish Soap
Rinse Aids
Commercial Dishwasher Detergent
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
Additional Guidance
Federal Programs

According to BioPreferred, dish detergents and soaps are used for cleaning and clean rinsing of tableware in either hand washing or dishwashing. BioPreferred maintains an electronic product catalogopens in new window listing products that either 1. are eligible for preferred federal procurement, or 2. have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels

Executive Order (EO) 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainabilityopens in new window, (08 DEC 2021), requires federal agencies to purchase sustainable products and services identified or recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the maximum extent practicable.

Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

For products such as dishwashing products, the applicable Guiding Principle for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings depends on what characteristics are included in the product. If it has biobased content it would be GP 5, if it is low-emitting it would be GP 4, if it's both, it would be included in both. "Low emitting" would be any product that has a low emissions or low VOC standard.

Potential LEED Contributions

This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) category. Specific credits are:

  • Indoor Environmental Quality
    • Green Cleaning Products & Materials
    • Low-Emitting Materials

* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.

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