Do you really want to know if your cleaning service is even "Marginally Green"? Well, try to find the janitor closet where the cleaning service stores its equipment and cleaning products. Cleaning service do not expect anyone to visit or examine this semi-hidden area. There are a couple of revealing items you may find in that area that either debunks or supports the Green merit of your cleaning service. After all, a Green building is a healthier building; and this affects your health and the health of all workers.
International Building Maintenance
To realize the importance of the value of cleaning, try going without it for long. The building will still stand. The lights will still work. The windows will let in light. But, if the cleaning is neglected, things rapidly go downhill for any building. So many things will continue once the building is built. The services and maintenance of the building become the MOST IMPORTANT liveability factor for any building.
LEED is primarily concerned with the building construction. The Green Clean Institute is more concerned with the cleaning program. The construction is a huge one-time commitment that addresses energy use, building materials, ventilation, carpet, and furniture. Once done, a Green building can degrade from this pristine status to a not-so-green eco-system.
Not all buildings are built as Green or efficient. New buildings can include the latest designs and energy-saving features. The cost to renovate older buildings can be prohibitive and interrupt business for months and years. So, we asked the question, "What can any building do to improve the Green and Healthy aspect of new or older buildings by simply transitioning existing factors within the building?"