Green Cleaning

Title Abstract Publication Date
Green Cleaning in Schools: A Guide for Advocates. Discusses the importance of green cleaning in schools, four steps to initiate change, illustrated with fact sheets on improved environmental health and possible saving with green cleaning, additional... 12/31/2009
Green Cleaning in Schools: Developments in State and Local Policy. This regularly updated website summarizes selected state laws, proposed state legislation, and school district policies that promote environmentally conscious cleaning methods and materials in... 06/30/2011
Green Cleaning in Schools: Developments in State Policy. This policy brief describes policies from nine states and the District of Columbia that have been adopted in recent years with the goal of advancing green cleaning practices in schools and reducing... 06/30/2011
Green Cleaning in Schools: Summary of Selected State and School District Policies. Summarizes selected state laws, proposed state legislation, and school district policies that promote environmentally conscious cleaning methods and materials in schools. 09/30/2007
Green Cleaning Label Power Developing and carrying out an effective green cleaning program for school washrooms and other areas can be facilitated by reliance on credible ecolabel programs. 05/31/2012
Green Cleaning Programs in Schools Get High Scores. Defines environmentally sensitive green cleaning and cites the benefits of green cleaning to learning, as it improves school morale and indoor air quality. Twelve basic principles of green cleaning... 12/31/2005
Green Cleaning Schools Act.[Illinois] Mandates the establishment of green cleaning policies and use of environmentally sensitive cleaning supplies in Illinois public and private schools with 50 or more students. 12/31/2006
Green Cleaning Tips. Suggests environmentally conscious cleaning methods, beginning with a written plan that minimizes frequency and quantity of chemical use. Floor mats, technologically advanced cleaning equipment,... 04/30/2005
Green Cleaning. How to Select and Use Safe Janitorial Chemicals. Includes a list of common janitorial chemicals; describes what chemical injuries happen and what they injure, and what ingredients cause greatest risk; explains how to find preferable products;... 11/30/1999
Green Cleaning. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmentally Preferable Purchasing This EPA webpage includes a definition of green cleaning, attributes to consider when deciding what cleaners to purchase, a catalog of products, other green cleaning resources, and a Green Cleaning...
Green Cleaning: A Culture of Sustainability Each person is important in creating a greener institution, including school leaders, facility managers, faculty, students, and others. 03/31/2012
Green Cleaning: A Lesson in Green Cleaning For Educational Facilities. This describes the challenges facing schools today that directly relate to cleanliness and how to proceed with a green cleaning program. 09/30/2005
Green Cleaning: Effective and Environmental Floor Care Products. According to some estimates, more than a third of the cleaning products used today to clean schools contain ingredients that can have a negative impact on human health and the environment. Floor care... 09/30/2005
Green Cleaning: Maintenance Assessment An assessment will provide the information necessary to build a realistic plan that efficiently achieves a school's maintenance goals. Describes a simple method for assessing a green cleaning... 12/31/2011
Green Cleaning: Pushing the Envelope. Details how to grow a green cleaning program in schools. Includes ideas to stimulate thinking and keep moving a program forward. 09/30/2011
Green Cleaning: Unplugging It Discusses the training of custodians to reduce energy consumption without compromising their cleaning duties. 04/30/2012
Green Doesn't Mean Non-Toxic. Discusses the discrepancy in volatile organic compound (VOCs) content in cleaning supplies, and the extent to which these compounds are emitted when the product is used. Also addressed is the... 09/30/2010
Green Existing Schools Implementation Workbook. Assists with the evaluation and improvement of current school operations and maintenance practices and policies. The workbook is organized by LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M prerequisites and... 12/31/2008
Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The guide outlines the process for navigating LEED... 12/31/2008
Green Floor Care. Reviews environmentally responsible options for vacuuming, floor care chemicals, and floor equipment. Training personnel in green cleaning practices is emphasized, and additional advice for carpet... 12/31/2007
Green Floor Cleaning and Care This defines green floor care and discusses the key elements of green floor care including prevention, scheduling, training, safety, documentation and validation, chemicals. equipment, and products. 03/04/2007
Green Seal Green Seal is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally...
Green Seal Environmental Standard for Industrial and Institutional Cleaners. Establishes environmental requirements for industrial and institutional general-purpose, restroom, glass, and carpet cleaners. For purposes of this standard, industrial and institutional cleaners are... 08/28/2008
Green Sweep. Discusses green cleaning as an element of LEED compliance, describing its inclusion of cleaning agents, techniques, equipment, matting, and documentation. 07/31/2010
GREENGUARD Emission Criteria. Proposes stricter than typical VOC emission criteria for materials and furnishings used in schools and other children's areas, as children have higher inhalation rates per pound of body weight. 12/31/2008

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