Green Cleaning

Title Abstract Publication Date
2010 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. Summarizes methods used in green cleaning by winners of the Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. 11/30/2010
A Clean Campus is a Healthy Campus When custodians are trained properly, they aren't just making a building look good; they're improving the health and welfare of everyone on campus, and contributing positively to the... 03/04/2007
A Clean School Is a Healthy School. Discusses the benefits that schools and universities can derive when they emphasize health and safety in their cleaning practices. Use of the Cleaning for Health and Safety program to reduce or... 04/30/2001
A Course in Sustainable Maintenance Procedures. Provides an overview of GS-42, the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services. The standard embraces planning, products, equipment, cleaning procedures, communication, and training. 03/31/2008
A Green Build Guide. Presents ideas for materials use and recyling that can lower the negative environmental impact of a building. Areas considered are: floor selection, recycling of ceiling tiles, insulation selection,... 03/31/2004
A Green Clean. Explains components of green cleaning, including matting, carpet cleaning methods, dangers of overly wet carpet, and low-moisture cleaning techniques. 02/28/2006
A Greener Attitude. Summarizes the results of a survey of higher education purchasing agents indicating that 84.5 percent of them consider the sustainablity of the products they buy as somewhat significant, significant... 08/31/2006
A Greener Restroom. Discusses why electric hand dryers, while unpopular, are still the best alternative for school restrooms. Cost savings in paper towel purchases and disposal expenses are addressed as is the better... 02/28/2001
A White Glove Inspection for the Invisible. Describes Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) that uses scientific analysis to determine the effectiveness of cleaning beyond that which can be detected visually. The technique can accommodate... 05/31/2009
ABC's of Healthy Schoolhouses: Asthma, Bugs, and Chemicals. Discusses reasons why children's bodies are more vulnerable to environmental hazards; why unhealthy school environments present a special hazard to children due to occupant density, multiple... 07/31/2009
ABCs of Green Cleaning Programs This short article describes some basic principles of green cleaning programs, including focusing on entryways, minimizing particles and chemicals in the air, using environmentally preferable... 03/06/2006
Alternatives to Green Cleaners. Discusses the typical ingredients in green cleaning products, their costs and performance relative to traditional cleaners, and the lack of certification enforcement for products making claims of... 10/31/2008
An Act to Amend the Education Law and the State Finance Law, in Relation to the Procurement and Use of Environmentally Sensitive Cleaning and Maintenance Products in Schools. This is the New York state legislation mandating the use of green cleaning products in schools. 05/19/2005
An Act to Reduce Asthma and Other Health Threats from Cleaning Products Used in Schools, Hospitals and Public Housing. This is the Massachusetts legislation mandating green cleaning products in schools. 12/31/2006
Be Educated about Green Pest Control in Schools. Identifies hot spots for pest infestations in schools, and describes five non-chemical methods for pest control. 03/31/2006
Boston Public Schools Green Cleaners Project Pilot Program Assessment. In the fall of 2003, the Boston Urban Asthma Coalition (BUAC) and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) launched the Healthy Boston Schools Project to test... 04/05/2005
Breathing Easier. Presents case studies of three California school districts that switched to green cleaning. The reasons for undertaking their respective program, the products they use and how they obtain them,... 12/31/2008
Capitol News Briefing on Proposed Legislation Concerning Cleaning Products That Are Used in School Buildings. This press conference video reviews Connecticut's Green Cleaning Products in Schools Law (CT Public Act 09-81). Advocates, legislators, and health professionals address the impact of the law,... 05/04/2009
Center for Green Schools The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council provides guidance, programming and resources for all members of the education community. The Center works directly with staff, teachers...
Chemical-Free Cleaning Liquid ozone offers a sustainable, economical cleaning solution for the University of Michigan. 03/31/2012
Clean Break. Discusses green cleaning in schools, citing cleaning product certification, improved mixing and dispensing equipment, and coordination of products and cleaning implements. 08/31/2010
Cleaners: Green Buying Guide. Recommendations for buying less-toxic commercial cleaning products includes not assuming that environmental and health claims are true; be sure to check the ingredient list; and avoid harmful... 12/31/2010
CleanerSolutions On-Line Tool for Solvent Substitution in Surface Cleaning Created by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Surface Solutions Laboratory, this online toool was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of different cleaning chemistries and equipment for a variety...
CleanGredients Online database of institutional and industrial cleaning product ingredient chemicals, providing verified information about the environmental and human health attributes of listed ingredients.
Cleaning Chemicals and Their Impact on Indoor Environments and Health. Examines the health impacts associated with cleaning products and systems, especially chemical and particulate emissions that can be inhaled. It also discusses the importance of cleaning products in... 12/31/2007