Green Cleaning is defined as “products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.” Green Cleaning is a comprehensive program that evaluates the unique needs of the building and its occupants, and also evaluates the cleaning chemicals, janitorial paper, cleaning equipment, procedures, and training programs.
Diversified understands the value of Green Cleaning and therefore can provide this program using newer technologies that perform equally as well and are as cost effective as their traditional counterparts while also reducing negative impacts on health and the environment. The following are examples of Green products or equipment:
Cleaning Chemicals : General Purpose, washroom, glass, and carpet cleaning chemicals. Floor Finishes and Hand Soaps.
Paper Products : Bath Tissue and Paper Towels dispensed from a hands-free dispenser. Janitorial Equipment- Vacuum cleaners, burnishers with active vacuum attachments that capture fine particles, carpet extractors and scrubbers that reduce water consumption.
Miscellaneous Products and Tools : Entry way matting systems, Micro-fiber dusting cloths and flat mops.
Who benefits from Green Cleaning?
- Commercial Buildings: Scientific studies conducted both in the United States and abroad have demonstrated that healthier, greener indoor environments have a positive impact on worker productivity.
- Healthcare Facilities: While not all hospital-acquired infections are a result of poor sanitation or hand washing, estimates suggest that between 30 and 40 percent could be avoided through better cleaning practices.
- Schools and Universities: Studies funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have demonstrated that healthier school environments have a direct impact not only on school attendance, but also on student performance on standardized tests.