Green Cleaning

Title Abstract Publication Date
Reducing the Cost of Floor Care. Reviews budgeting, training, and equipment selection for floor care, as well as green trends in floor care products and equipment. 02/28/2007
Sanitizers and Disinfectants Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information about the use of sanitizers and disinfectants in schools. The Healthy Schools Network recommends schools follow all public health laws and... 12/31/2000
Science Drives Move to Green Cleaning. [The Science behind Green Cleaning.] Describes harmful effects of some traditional cleaning products on occupants and cleaning personnel. Routes of absorption include ingestion, inhalation, and through the skin. Cumulative effects of... 04/30/2009
Seeing Results in Flooring for Schools Schools can implement a cost-effective, sustainable floor cleaning program to meet green initiatives. Discusses equipment selection, cleaning chemicals, and green cleaning procedures. 08/31/2011
Seeing Results in Flooring for Schools. Schools can implement a cost-effective, sustainable floor cleaning program to meet green initiatives. 08/31/2011
Should you Use Microfiber Cleaning Products? The use of microfiber products in schools greatly ensures better air quality because these fibers are able to accumulate and absorb more particles of dirt and bacteria. This describes the features... 12/31/2006
Smart Cleaning. Describes how a Michigan school system reorganized their custodial program for equitable job assignments and standardized cleaning frequencies. These, along with new ergonomic and efficient equipment... 10/31/2010
Solutions Center: Maintenance. [Incorporating Green into Maintenance] This article provides a few tips for school facility managers on establishing a green cleaning program: work from a plan, employ a matting system, develop a green product selection strategy, and use... 04/30/2005
Solutions to Help Facilities Improve Green Performance: LEED Credits and Cost Savings. Discusses the green cleaning benefits and LEED points available through the use of microfibers for cleaning. Microfiber implements last longer than convention cleaning cloths, require less water and... 02/28/2010
Sometimes Green Sucks. Discusses elements of effective and environmentally thoughtful vacuuming, including filtration, ergonomics, energy efficiency, air flow, and filter changing. Cost advantages of green vacuuming... 03/31/2006
Standard Guide for Stewardship for the Cleaning of Commercial and Institutional Buildings This standards guide outlines procedures to help owners and operators of commercial and institutional buildings incorporate sustainable practices into facility management. It includes information on... 12/31/2004
Steaming Clean. Describes the virtues of steam vapor cleaning systems for chemical-free cleaning and sanitizing in schools, particularly the restrooms. 09/30/2006
Suck it Up. Reviews LEED and other considerations for vacuum cleaners, including capture rates for particulates, lift power, ergonomic design, and durable construction. 02/29/2008
Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Primary and Secondary Schools. Offers guidance on the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources. The book emphasizes how eco-friendly practices for school... 12/31/2009
Technology Revolutionizes the Cleaning Process. Discusses significant changes in cleaning practices, brought on by technology and a desire to clean for health rather than just for appearance. Products and practices that lead to quick resoiling and... 12/31/2003
That Fresh Feeling. Reviews custodial staffing for desired levels of cleanliness in campus buildings, empowerment and organization of custodial staff, desirable cleaning chemicals and equipment, custodial storage, and... 07/31/2007
The 2010-2011 ChildSafe Guidelines: Green Cleaning Products for Schools. Discusses why children are uniquely vulnerable, how exposure impacts health, and state legislation. The guidelines describe general purpose cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants, and floor care, The... 12/31/2009
The ChildSafe Guidelines. Green Cleaning Products for Schools. This is a set of guidelines based on federal standards that schools and child care facilities can use to make environmentally preferable and child-safe purchases of green products. 12/31/2005
The Cleaning Component This outlines what custodians need to know for effective cleaning to maintain a healthy indoor environment: training plus product and technology choices. 03/31/2012
The Greening and Savings of Public Schools. Describes savings realized by school involved in green cleaning programs, including reduced chemical use, better-trained staff that assumes more responsibility for building systems, and reduced... 03/31/2006
The Importance of Green Cleaning. Discusses products and procedures of green cleaning, which allows more frequent and healthier, and even less expensive cleaning. 03/31/2006
The Pennsylvania Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual. Provides guidance for environmentally preferable maintenance and operation practices in buildings, including landscaping, snow removal and de-icing, cleaning practices and product selection, and... 12/31/2004
The Quick and Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools. [Guide and CD-ROM] The guide briefly outlines five green cleaning steps that will enhance the school environment and describes independent organizations that establish standards for and certify cleaning supplies and... 12/31/2006
The Right to Know. School Custodial Maintenance Workers. This fact sheet describes the standards and some of the hazards and health effects of chemicals that school maintenance workers may be exposed to. It details important protective measures that should... 12/31/2005
The Scoop on Green Cleaning. Reviews results from a new green cleaning program at the Empire State Plaza Building in Albany, New York. Environmentally preferable floor finishes were less durable and had to be re-applied more... 02/29/2008