Sustainability: Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
What is Green cleaning?
Green cleaning is defined as a cleaning program designed with the health of building occupants, care taking staff, and the environment as a primary concern when selecting cleaning products, and determining cleaning procedures. A Green Cleaning Program is designed around products, equipment, and procedures that are chosen with the specific intent of minimizing toxicity in the environment, and minimizing the consumption of natural resources, ultimately leaving the smallest ecological footprint possible during the cleaning process
Implementing a green cleaning program has both environmental and economic benefits which include:
All our cleaning supplies are Green Seal or Eco Logo certified.
EcoLogo is North America’s largest, most respected environmental standard and certification mark and Green Seal is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacturing, purchase and use of environmentally products and services.
Green Cleaning is more than the use of environmentally preferable products. It is comprehensive analysis of the unique needs of a facility and its occupants and the implementation of new green cleaning protocols and procedures.
Green cleaning aims to eliminate or reduce potentially harmful toxins and carcinogens and aims to minimize resource consumption through product substitutions and procedural changes. Green cleaning emphasizes the environmental sustainability of cleaning operations and overall building health and does not solely evaluate building cleanliness based on appearance.
Some of the methods and preventative strategies that are proving most successful include:
Microfiber cloths, entrance matting, and high filtration (HEPA) vacuums.
Microfiber cloths are made out of a special material that does not need chemicals to clean, and can be washed and reused many times. A life cycle analysis of microfiber cloths found that they are an excellent alternative to paper towels that are only used once. Another benefit of mopping with microfiber is Water reduction.
Call us today to set up your own green cleaning program.