Green Cleaning

Title Abstract Publication Date
Cleaning Equipment, Accessories, Janitorial Supplies, Cleaning Chemicals and Sorbents This catalog helps institutional purchasers compare the environmental attributes of cleaning products. All products in this catalog comply with a definition of ready biodegradability, do not... 06/30/2004
Cleaning for Health: Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment. This report is a guide to environmentally preferable cleaning products and methods that have been effectively used in office buildings, schools, hospitals and other facilities in the United States... 07/31/2002
Cleaning for Healthy Schools Toolkit. Offers learning modules designed to introduce all audiences to the concept of green cleaning and cleaning for healthy schools. The Toolkit is an open-source, industry-free, customizable,... 12/31/2010
Cleaning for Healthy Schools: How Green Cleaning Can Save Money, Boost Student Achievement, and Safeguard Health. Describes the benefits of green cleaning to occupant health, current labeling of products, and cases where schools have saved money by switching to green cleaning products that were more concentrated... 07/31/2009
Cleaning Up Green. Discusses standards for certifying green cleaning and details six areas of cleaning materials purchasing, cleaning practices, and pest management that can contribute points towards LEED certification... 09/30/2009
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Best Practice Manual: Volume IV, Maintenance and Operations. This volume presents high performance guidelines for the maintenance and operation of schools. Information in this volume will help ensure that high performance school buildings continue to operate... 12/31/2005
Custodial Operations: Green & Sustainable. Describes the green and sustainable custodial operations in place at Carleton College. The article reviews the college's sustainable efforts on biodegradables, packaging, carpeting, waste,... 04/30/2008
Custodial Prowess. Describes steps to improve custodial services, including site safety inspections, back-screen criteria, cleaning standards, replacement of hazardous chemicals with safer ones, chemical dispensers and... 09/30/2005
Decisions, Decisions, Decisons. Discusses selection of janitorial products, emphasizing green products, reduction of vendors to reduce deliveries, cost-effectiveness, and involvement of the janitorial staff. 01/31/2009
Doing More with Less. Reviews floor cleaning and finishing considerations that lower maintenance time and costs. Ten tips for floor stripping and refinishing are included, as is a brief discussion of green floor care. 06/30/2007
Fact Sheet: Schools and Cleaning Products This activity sheet for students explains why using cleaning products correctly and buying the healthiest, safest products for use in schools is important. This suggests steps both kids and schools... 12/31/2004
Five Clean and Green Healthy Schools Tips. Draws on the serious impact of an unhealthy building environment on children at Hastings Elementary School to make suggestions for improving existing facilities. During summer clean-up and repair,... 03/31/2007
Five Features of Effective Green Cleaning Programs Describes features to consider when evaluating a green cleaning program: 1) a holistic approach; 2) beyond-the-surface focus; 3) products and services offered; 4) knowledgable employees; 5)... 12/31/2006
Five Simple Steps to Green Cleaning Describes five steps to take to implement a green cleaning program in a school: develop your program; use green cleaning products; introduce green equipment and supplies; adopt green cleaning... 12/31/2011
Get Your Money's Worth. Advises on finding the most cost-effective measures to prioritize and clean building areas. Preventing dirt from entering a building is emphasized, and entrance and shoe-cleaning strategies are... 06/30/2010
Going Green: From Cleaning to Construction. Discusses certification programs for environmentally-sensitive construction, equipment, and cleaning products. The Greenguard program certifies building products for emissions. The SmartWood program... 09/30/2006
Green Clean Schools Ten states now have laws or policies regarding green cleaning in schools. The National Association of State Boards of Education highlights these state actions and many other facets of green cleaning... 01/31/2012
Green Cleaners for our Health Campaign. Safe Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals: Massachusetts House Bill/Senate Bill 553. Background information on a green cleaning bill working its way through the Massachusetts legislative process. The bill expands the successful Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program,... 12/31/2004
Green Cleaning 2011 Webinars Download a series of online seminars featuring national leaders and on-the-ground experts on green cleaning in schools. Titles include: Learn from the Leaders; Green Cleaning and Infection Control;... 12/31/2010
Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. Presents eight school districts and higher education institutions selected for this award, based on comprehensiveness and quality of their green cleaning programs. The award is given by the magazine... 11/30/2008
Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. Profiles the school districts and higher education instutions that received this award. The jury made its selections by considering the institutions' use of green-cleaning products, equipment,... 11/30/2007
Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities. Recognizes education institutions for their healthy and sustainable approaches to cleaning to protect health without harming the environment. Judging criteria were based on the comprehensiveness and... 11/30/2009
Green Cleaning Gets Ever Cleaning Discusses how the industry is poised to replace the current crop of cleaning chemicals with something even cleaner: water. Case study of Unity College in Unity, Maine. 01/31/2012
Green Cleaning in Schools Webpages includes a list of safer cleaning products, an explanation of why safer cleaners are important to schools, a list of schools using safer products, resources on safer cleaning products, and...
Green Cleaning in Schools (New York) Provides an overview and links related to New York's new regulation requiring the use of environmentally sensitive cleaning products in schools. A link to the full text of the regulation [... 08/09/2005