Green Sustainability Preservation Products in this guide meet recognized green standards or have features that contribute to the preservation and sustainability of a healthy environment. Guide
The EarthCare ® Product Portfolio C aring for the environment and providing a healthy workplace are demanding tasks that offer unquestionable long term benefits. Determining what is truly " environmentally friendly" or " green" has been a confusing process. The development of recognized standards greatly improves our ability to make purchasing decisions that contribute to the sustainability of a healthy environment for all. The presence of the Triple S EarthCare ® seal indicates that a product meets " green" standards from a recognized 3rd party organization ( such as Green Seal, USGBC or the EPA) or the product offers significant features that contribute to the preservation and sustainability of a healthy environment. Look for the Triple S EarthCare ® seal when you want to make the places where we work, live, learn and play healthier. This Triple S EarthCare ® Green Guide was created to help facility managers develop a comprehensive green cleaning program. Here are the Green Labels to Look For GreenSpec provides information and specifications, particularly of sustainable or green building products, to construction professionals. GreenSpec is a product of government and construction industry drives towards sustainability. Established by the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Certification Program, to protect indoor air quality, keep surfaces as clean as possible by vacuum cleaning - without putting dust back into the air. This IAQ program identifies vacuum cleaners that remove soil; contain dust within the filtration bag and the machine itself, keeping it out of the air and doesn't damage the carpet and helps keep its appearance looking good. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ( LEED) Green Building Rating System T encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. Through the Comprehensive Procurement Guideline ( CPG), EPA designates items that must contain recycled content when purchased by federal, state, and local agencies, or by goverment contractors using appropriated federal funds. Under E. O. 13101 EPA is required to update the CPG every 2 years. Many private and commercial institutions are adopting the standards set by the EPA. Green Clean Schools is the Healthy Schools Campaign's national partnership to promote green cleaning in America's schools. The initiative brings together the cleaning industry, educational leaders, parents and advocates in a rapidly growing Green Team whose mission is to encourage schools to adopt environmentally friendly policies, practices and products. The Green Seal is awarded to products that have less impact on the environment and work well. To earn the Green Seal a product must meet the Green Seal environmental standard for the category as demonstrated by rigorous evaluation, testing and a plant visit. CIMS- Green Building is the sixth dimension to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard & Certification Program, providing cleaning organizations with the opportunity to certify that their green cleaning program meets an industry standard. Products and systems in this guide will assist you in achieving this certification. EcoLogo provides customers - public, corporate and consumer - with assurance that the products and services bearing the logo meet stringent standards of environmental leadership. EcoLogo certifies environmental leaders covering a large variety of categories, helping you find and trust the world's most sustainable products.