What is Green Cleaning?
By definition “Green Cleaning is the use of products and services that reduce the health and environmental impact compared to similar products and service used for the same purposes.“
Many cleaning service providers boast that they provide “green cleaning” but this may only mean the company uses certified “green” chemicals.
EnviroTech Green Cleaning:
EnviroTech Green is a Cleaning Program that encompasses more than just “green” chemicals. Our LEED AP helps to oversee and direct EnviroTech Green which is an entire process. The process includes evaluating the needs of the facility and its occupants, cleaning chemicals, materials, matting, paper products, cleaning equipment procedures and training programs designed around LEED and GS-42 standards. EnviroTech realizes that being Green has no end and that it is a concept that focuses on creating the healthiest, highest performing indoor environment that meets the unique needs of building occupants and reduces the impacts on the outdoor environment.
What are some of the benefits?
- Improved Air Quality
- Improved Worker Productivity
- Improved Moral of Building Occupants
- Improved Building Occupants Health
- Reduced Absenteeism
- Reduces Human Frustration and Anxiety
- Reduced Health Care Costs
- Reduced Water Usage
- Energy Savings
- Reduce Liability From Worker Safety Issues
- Reduction of Occupant’s Complaints and Liability Claims
- Conserving Natural Resources
- Enhancing and Protecting Natural Habitats
- Optimizing Life-Cycle Performance of Building Products
- Cleaning Without Sacrificing Effectiveness
- Contributing to the Health and Well-Being of the Community
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass more than 14,000 projects in the United States and 30 countries covering 1.062 billion square feet (99 km²) of development area. The hallmark of LEED is that it is an open and transparent process where the technical criteria proposed by the LEED committees are publicly reviewed for approval by the more than 10,000 membership organizations that currently constitute the USGBC.
Individuals recognized for their knowledge of the LEED rating system are permitted to use the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) acronym after their name, indicating they have passed the accreditation exam given by the Green Building Certification Institute ( a third-party organization that handles accreditation for the USGBC ).