Green Cleaning in a LEED Environment

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Green Cleaning
in a LEED
Environment
Geoff Snavely, LEED AP
Agenda
1. The Business of Green Cleaning
2. Define Green & Green Cleaning
3. “Roadmaps”
4. Take-Aways
5. LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations &
Maintenance
6. The Future
Book Objective
• Identify how green cleaning operations and best practices will
affect facility and property management, tenants of buildings
and suppliers of such practices.
This document will provide real data that demonstrates how one
can realize environmental, economic and operational success in
their facilities through:
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Substantiated research
Case studies
Model programs and guidelines
Book Format
1. Book
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Green Definitions, Terms, Organizations & Standards
“Roadmaps” to Green Cleaning
Products, Process and Procedures
Finding a Green Service Provider; RFI & RFP Process
Selling Green Cleaning Internally
Common Challenges
Hard and Soft Costs of Green Cleaning
Where We Go From Here
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2. Appendixes
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Global Eco-labeling Network Provider List
Green Cleaning Products Selection Criterion
Green Cleaning Products Proposed Contract
IU’s Sustainability Task Force Recommendations
RFI & RFP Prototypes
Establishing a Performance-based Cleaning System
Walk-Through Audit Management Tool
Green Cleaning Survey Results
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3. Case Studies
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Adobe Systems – Cushman & Wakefield
Bentall Capital
Great River Energy
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts State Office Buildings
Metro Health
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Shell Oil
Troutman Saunders
Universities of Alberta, McMaster & Michigan
Viva Verde
Vonachen
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3. Case Studies --- continued
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AbilityOne
FBG
GOJO
Harvard Maintenance
JohnsonDiversey
Maintex
Servicon
Tennant
UGL Unicco
The Business of Green Cleaning
Defining Green & Green Cleaning
What Is Green & Green Cleaning
• …products and services that reduce the health and
environmental impacts compared to similar products and
services used for the same purpose.”
US Presidential Executive Order 13101 (1993)
What Is Green & Green Cleaning
• …products and services that reduce the health and
environmental impacts compared to similar products and
services used for the same purpose.”
US Presidential Executive Order 13101 (1993)
What Is Green & Green Cleaning
• …products and services that reduce the health and
environmental impacts compared to similar products and
services used for the same purpose.”
• Green Continuum
It’s a journey
What Is Green & Green Cleaning
• …products and services that reduce the health and
environmental impacts compared to similar products and
services used for the same purpose.”
• Defining Green Cleaning
Cleaning that protects health
without harming the environment
What Is Green & Green Cleaning
• Concept / Approach to Cleaning
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Preventative maintenance
Time management
Pollution prevention
Continuous improvement
Just-in-time inventory
Six Sigma
Total Quality Management
What Is Green & Green Cleaning
• Concept / Approach to Cleaning
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Preventative maintenance
Time management
Pollution prevention
Continuous improvement
Just-in-time inventory
Six Sigma
Total Quality Management
• Focus on reducing health and environmental impacts
The Business of Green Cleaning
Roadmaps
Roadmaps
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LEED for Existing Buildings
10 Steps To Green Cleaning Implementation
Collaborative for High Performance Schools
Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning
Requirements
• Green chemicals
Chapter 5:
Product Considerations
 Bio-Based / Renewable Resources
 Biodegradability
 pH
 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
 Flashpoint
 Dyes
 Fragrances
 Ingredient Choices
Requirements
• Green chemicals
• Carpet & Rug Institute for vacuums
Requirements
• Green chemicals
• Carpet & Rug Institute for vacuums
• EPA for janitorial paper and liners
Requirements
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Green chemicals
Carpet & Rug Institute for vacuums
EPA for janitorial paper and liners
Training and Standard Operating Procedures
Requirements
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Green chemicals
Carpet & Rug Institute for vacuums
EPA for janitorial paper and liners
Training and Standard Operating Procedures
Communications
Other Requirements
• Other janitorial products
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Entrance mats
Micro-fiber cloths
Micro-fiber mops
Recycling bins
• Other products
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Automatic flush valves and faucets
Hand hygiene
Waterless urinals
Compact fluorescent light bulbs
Pest management products
Landscaping products
In Lieu of Standards and Certification
• …products and services that reduce the health and
environmental impacts compared to similar products and
services used for the same purpose.”
In Lieu of Standards and Certification
• …products and services that reduce the health and
environmental impacts compared to similar products and
services used for the same purpose.”
• Green Continuum
– Reduce toxicity
– Recycle content
– Durability
– Conserve chemicals
– Conserve water
– Conserve energy
The Business of Green Cleaning
Take-Aways
Global Ecolabelling Network
Request for Information (RFI)
 Mission or Vision Statement
 Corporate Environmental Policy or Sustainability
Statement
 Company Strategic and Succession Plans
 Organizational Chart
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Evidence of Corporate Compliance
Service Delivery Model
Administrative Systems
References
Request for Proposal (RFP)
 Basic Administrative Information
 Accurate Operational Information
 Detailed Set of Specification
 Performance-Based Contracting
 Quality Control Plan
 Communications Plan
 Weighting
Site Manual
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Introductory Material
Schedule of Routine Cleaning Operations
Green Floor Care Plan
Schedule of Other Periodic Cleaning Operations
Green Cleaning Plans for Special Situations
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Recycling Program
Green Chemical Policy
Green Equipment Policy
Training Program
Communication Plan
− Vulnerable Populations
LEED…Let’s Take a Closer Look
 LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
 LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
 Helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements,
and maintenance on a consistent scale
 Goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental
impacts
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Whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (Including chemical use)
Recycling Programs
Exterior maintenance programs
Systems Upgrades
 Green Cleaning is Integral Component of this Rating System
LEED…Let’s Take a Closer Look
 Specific credits for Indoor Environmental Quality:
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Prerequisite 3 Green Cleaning Policy (Required)
IEQ Credit 3.1 Green Cleaning – High Performance Cleaning Program (1 Point)
IEQ Credit 3.2 Green Cleaning – Custodial Effectiveness Assessment (1 Point)
IEQ Credit 3.3 Green Cleaning – Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and
Materials (1 Point)
 IEQ Credit 3.4 Green Cleaning – Sustainable Cleaning Equipment (1 Point)
 IEQ Credit 3.5 Green Cleaning – Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control (1 Point)
 IEQ Credit 3.6 Green Cleaning – Indoor Integrated Pest Management (1 Point)
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Certified = 40 – 49 Points
Silver = 50 – 59 Points
Gold = 60 – 79 Points
Platinum = 80+ Points
Total for Green Cleaning Credits = 6 Points (15%)
Benchmarking Success
 Local company that achieved certification at the Gold Level
 Documented Green Cleaning policy
 Performance Metrics section emphasizes specific Standards
outlined in the LEED EB: OM Rating System
 Documentation maintained annually
 Purchases
 MSDS
 Frequency of application
 Performance evaluated based on the percentage of
sustainable purchases by cost
Categories and Standards
Categories and Standards
Categories and Standards
Categories and Standards
Categories and Standards
The Business of Green Cleaning
The Future
Where We Go From Here
• Green Collar Jobs and the “Living Wage”
Where We Go From Here
• Green Collar Jobs and the “Living Wage”
• Extended Product Responsibility/Take-Back Programs
Where We Go From Here
• Green Collar Jobs and the “Living Wage”
• Extended Product Responsibility/Take-Back Programs
• Sustainability
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