Green Janitorial Operations

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Presentation Overview. Benefits of Green CleaningEvaluating Cleaning Products Risks and Use of Personal Protection EquipmentFinding Preferable ProductsSide-by-Side Review -Typical Cleaners. Managing Cleaning Products Starting Cleaning Stewardship ProgramContracting for Green CleaningJW

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1. Green Janitorial Operations Add Environmental Performance into Your Cleaning Program

2. Presentation Overview Benefits of Green Cleaning Evaluating Cleaning Products Risks and Use of Personal Protection Equipment Finding Preferable Products Side-by-Side Review -Typical Cleaners Managing Cleaning Products Starting Cleaning Stewardship Program Contracting for Green Cleaning JWOD Vendors, Certified Products, Other Vendor Lists

3. Credits Tom Barron - EPA Region 9 Janitorial Pollution Prevention Project Eastern Research Group Steve Ashkin Blane Robinson, NISH George Aarons, NIB Joan Smith, Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

5. Greening the Department of the Interior Vision Statement

6. Why make any changes to your cleaning program? Worker health concerns Costs of worker injuries Environmental threats Improved Indoor Air Quality Leadership opportunity Federal mandates Because there are safer, cost-effective alternatives

7. Worker Health Concerns An average of 58.2 lbs. of chemical cleaning products are used per janitor per year 6% of cleaners should be avoided because of serious health/environmental threats 35% of cleaners require extreme care during use because they can blind the unprotected user, can cause severe skin damage, or can be absorbed through the skin or be inhaled to harm internal organs

8. Worker Injuries Acute: Blindness Skin damage Lung damage Longer term: Damage to fetus Hormone modification Cancer Organ damage

9. Chronic Problems Chemical dermatitis Chemical-induced asthma Chemical sensitivities

10. Cost of Worker Injuries 40% involve eye irritation and burns 35% involve skin irritation and burns 12% involve breathing chemical fumes 6 of 100 employees have loss time Average cost of $725 per claim From analysis of worker comp claims in Washington State Tom Barron

11. Environmental Threats Aquatic toxicity Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic Compounds Eutrophication Disruption to POTW Endocrine Disruption Smog precursors Ozone depleters Non-renewable resources

12. Unnecessary Sacrifice Why subject yourself and your workers to more risk then you have to? Why jeopardize your opportunity to have a high quality, healthy, long life? Why pass injury along to your children? Why would we knowingly compromise environmental quality?

13. Indoor Air QUALITY Reduced complaints Lower health concerns Improved employee productivity For schools, increased attendance improved school performance, lower incidence of asthma EPA’s Tools for Schools Air Quality Program

14. Leadership Opportunity Get Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED EB) Green housekeeping credits

15. LEED EB Green Housekeeping Credits Walk-off mats (1 pt) Chemical storage mixing areas (1 pt) Isolate, exhaust copy rooms (1 pt) Low-impact cleaning fluid and housekeeping(1 pt) Sustainable cleaning and hard flooring coating systems Green Seal GS 37 or CA CR low voc Utilization of concentrated cleaning products Low impact disposable products (1 pt) Min. 30% PCW, 100% recycled paper products Manufactured without the use of chlorine Plastic trash bags Integrated indoor pest management (1 pt) Outdoor storage facility (1 pt)

16. Why Buy Green? We are required to.

17. Executive Orders

18. Federal Acquisition Regulations Green Procurement Revisions Published June 6, 2000 Ongoing revisions to accommodate new Greening the Government EOs. Part 7 - Acquisition Planning Part 11 - Defining Agency Needs Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures Part 23 - Environment, Conservation … Part 52 - Solicitation Provisions and Clauses

19. Evaluating/Managing Product Risk Learn about your most hazardous ingredients/products Become a “Power MSDS User” Communicate hazards Be in style, wear appropriate PPE

20. What are the highest risk products?

21. More high risk products

22. Which ingredients have high risks?

23. Hints on Using a MSDS Make sure it is no more than 1 year old Ask for “New Jersey” compliant version Call manufacturer and ask for fax You won’t find them at Home Depot Not all MSDSs are organized the same way

24. What to look for on the MSDS? Section 1: Identification Date, Product name, Manufacturer, Emergency contact info, HMIS Section 2: Hazardous ingredients Common name, CAS # for any chemical present at 1% or more or 0.1% of carcinogens, OSHA thresholds Section 3: Physical properties - % VOC, pH, vapor density, specific gravity, odor Section 4: Fire hazard - Flashpoint, fire fighting precautions, NFPA rating Section 5: Reactivity Stability, incompatibility Section 6: Health hazards Route of exposure, effects (CNS, target organ, respiratory, carcinogen, reproductive hazard) Section 7: Spill/Disposal Section 8: Safe Handling PPE needed (respiratory, gloves, googles) Ventilation reqs

25. Hazard Communication Never can eliminate all risk Build HAZCOM into your program Buy comfortable PPE Personalize cleaning procedures Consider color-coding Make MSDS accessible to staff while working Practice spill response

26. Personnel Protective Equipment Gloves Cotton liners Antibacterial handcream Chemical resistance (Nitrile) Googles Soft rubber Wrap-around Not impact safety glasses Apron For mixing Eyewash and shower Located within 10 seconds reach of any employee who is handling corrosive chemicals

27. Finding Preferable Products Explore what is being used elsewhere Green Seal standard for general purpose, bathroom and glass cleaners Goal: Use the least aggressive, safest product that is effective for the cleaning task

28. Green Seal Standard Criteria Overall toxicity Carcinogenic/ reproductive toxicity Skin/eye irritant Sensitization Combustaibility Photochemical smog/ozone/IAQ Aquatic toxicity Aquatic biodegradability Eutrophication Packaging Concentrates Fragrances Prohibited Ingredients Training Animal testing

29. Additional Concerns Phenol Glycol ethers Ethylene glycol Propylene glycol is safer When present in cleaner – WEAR GLOVES

30. PAPER and Non-Chemical Products Bathroom tissue* 20-60% PCW Paper towels* 40-60% PCW Facial tissue 10-15% PCW Industrial wipers* 40% PCW Toilet seat covers Plastic trash bags* 10 – 100% Recycling containers* 20- 100% PCW, plastic Janitorial carts Plastic mop buckets * Comprehensive Procurement Guideline item

31. More products to consider Weed killers Vinegar, lemon juice based Insecticides Cayenne-based De-icers Buffered urea CMA …

32. Side By Side Comparisons Window cleaners Toilet cleaners Restroom cleaners Metal cleaners

33. Greening DOI’s Main Interior Building Custodial Services Incorporation of Environmental Requirements Into Acquisition Processes: A Case Study in Buying Environmentally Preferable Services

34. Main Interior Building

35. Final FAR Language Federal Register 6/6/00 Part 11.002 Defining Agency Needs - Policy “Executive agencies must consider use of recovered materials, environmentally preferable purchasing criteria developed by EPA, and environmental objectives (see 23.704 (b)) when- (1) developing, revising, …specifications; (2) describing government requirements…; (3) developing source selection factors.

36. FAR 23.703 Environmental Considerations Maximize the use of environmentally preferable products and services; Maximize the use of energy-efficient products; Eliminate or reduce the generation of hazardous waste…; Promote the use of non-hazardous and recovered materials; Realize life-cycle cost savings; Promote cost effective waste reduction…; Consider use of biobased products.

37. Scope of Services 1 year contract, 4 1-year options Gross area: 1,423,745 s.f. Occupant population: 2,936 Products: Chemical cleaners, cleaning equipment, bathroom products Services: daily cleaning, floors maintenance, trash removal and recycling, exterior windows (annually), venetian blinds (annually), elevator services, snow removal

38. Process Followed Initial Request: 11/98 Team Formed/Objectives Defined: 11/98 Research 12/98 Selection of Attributes: 1/99 Revision of Solicitation: 2/99 Solicitation Issued: 2/12/99 Proposals Received: 4/99 Award: 7/99

39. Who Was Involved? Contract Team Consisted of: Facilities Management Solicitor’s Office Procurement Policy Office Environmental Policy Office NPS Environmental Management U.S. EPA Exposure Assessment Branch

40. Getting Started Initial Challenges Absence of Existing Contract Language Absence of Guidelines to Define Compliance Define Objectives and Scope: Follow Executive Order 13101 Comply with CPG Custodial worker protection Indoor air quality Regional environmental considerations Waste minimization Inclusion of existing third party standards

41. What had been done before? What did we want to do? Research into Available Standards: City of Santa Monica, Yellowstone NP EPA/GSA Custodial Pilot Green Seal Paper and Household Cleaner Standards Decisions Regarding Scope of Environmental Requirements, Attribute Selection - Three parts: Chemical cleaning products, Recycled content products Recycling enhancement strategies

42. Who Contract Was Modified Incorporation into Solicitation and Specifications Section C - Scope of Service Section L - Instructions to Offerors Section M - Evaluation Factors for Award Attachments Evaluation Plan: Environmental Preferability Given 1/3 of Total Rating Two Panels: Technical Evaluation Panel and Environmental

45. Enhanced Recycling Strategies Procedures for monitoring waste/recycling volume Procedures for monitoring rates of participation in recycling program Procedures for promoting building occupant participation/avoid contamination Measures to ensure contractor observance of program

46. Section M - Source Selection 30% Environmental “ Completeness and thoroughness of submittal addressing environmental preferability/recycled content products and strategies for execution of a successful waste reduction/recycling program” Experience - 15% (partially assigned to environmental)

47. How Well Did It Work? A Lot of Questions at PreBid 19 Offers (Roughly Half Understood Environmental Submittal) Competitive Range: A Handful of Really Good Submitals Best Value Selected: Best Environmental, Best Technical, Lowest Price of Competitive Range

48. Update: Spring 2003 Chimes, a NISH affiliated work center, working since starting 9/01 Chimes has now converted almost all of their sites in the DC Metro Area Over 20 million s.f. of federal office space cleaned with certified cleaners Improving indoor air quality for 90,000 federal office workers and workplace safety for 1,400 disabled workers!!!!

51. DOIs Mixing Guidelines

52. Environmentally preferable tissue

53. RTU Solution Bottles

54. Our “Fish-Friendly Floors”

55. Office Spruce Up

56. MIB Office Supply Recycling & Green Office SUPPLIES


58. Green Contracts Specification of green products Incentives to use green products (performance-based) Environmental submittals in response to solicitation Source selection factors include environmental performance criteria

59. Environmentally Preferable Services? Services that use environmentally preferable products and/or practices Custodial Services Operation and Maintenance Landscaping and Land Management Concessioner Operations Waste Removal Construction and Demolition/Remodeling Opportunities exist with most federal service contracts/construction contracts.

60. Guidance Document Resources Vendor “List of lists” Check list for Assessing Baseline Conditions Transition Planning Suggestions ASTM Standard E 1971 – Stewardship for the Cleaning of Commercial and Institutional Buildings Green Seal Standard DOI Custodial Contract Language

61. JWOD Certified Green Cleaners

62. Resource Link

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