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Custodial Services Sustainable Practices: Green Cleaning. Green Cleaning. What is Green Cleaning? Why Green Cleaning? What standard is Rose-Hulman using? What is Rose-Hulman currently doing? What buildings does this apply to? What’s next at Rose-Hulman?. What is Green Cleaning?.

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custodial services sustainable practices green cleaning
Custodial Services

Sustainable Practices:

Green Cleaning

green cleaning
Green Cleaning
  • What is Green Cleaning?
  • Why Green Cleaning?
  • What standard is Rose-Hulman using?
  • What is Rose-Hulman currently doing?
  • What buildings does this apply to?
  • What’s next at Rose-Hulman?
what is green cleaning
What is Green Cleaning?
  • Green Cleaning is part of an initiative for Sustainable Practices by using environmentally responsible products.
  • Simply put, Green Cleaning is a method of cleaning that uses environmentally friendly products which are packaged in recyclable containers, reduces indoor air-pollution, minimizes waste, and has reduced health & safety risks.
why green cleaning
Why Green Cleaning?
  • Health and Safety of our Staff and Customers
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Waste stream Reduction
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality
  • It’s the right thing to do.
what standard is rose hulman using
What Standard is Rose-Hulman Using?
  • Rose-Hulman uses the Green Seal Environmental Standards as the guideline for our Green Cleaning Program.
  • www.greenseal.org
  • www.epa.gov/epp
what standard is rose hulman using6
What Standard is Rose-Hulman Using?
  • Green Seal Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)
  • Green Seal Environmental Standard for General-Purpose, Bathroom, Glass, and Carpet-Cleaners (GS-37)
  • Green Seal Environmental Standard for Paper Towels and Paper Napkins (GS-09)
what standard is rose hulman using7
What Standard is Rose-Hulman Using?
  • Green Seal Environmental Standard for Floor Care Products: Finishes and Compatible Strippers (GS-40)
  • Green Seal Environmental Standard for Hand Cleaners and Hand Soaps (GS-41)
  • Green Seal Environmental Standard for Tissue Paper (GS-01)
what is rose hulman currently doing
What is Rose-Hulman currently doing?
  • We have implemented the use of Microfiber Cloths, Dust-Wands, and Dust Mops.
  • Microfiber reduces our usage of paper-products, thus reducing our waste stream.
  • Microfiber is reusable and is proving itself to be very durable.
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What is Rose-Hulman currently doing?
  • We are in the process of eliminating all aerosol products.
  • We have eliminated “household” cleaning products such as bleach & vinegar.
  • We have began to reduce the number of products in Ready-To-Use bottles.
  • We have increased our use of Green Seal Certified Ready-To-Dispense Cleaners.
what buildings does this apply to
What buildings does this apply to?
  • All Academic and Administrative buildings maintained by Custodial Services (Facilities Operations) are being cleaned by the Green Seal standards.
what s next at rose hulman
What’s next at Rose-Hulman?
  • Introduce Microfiber Wet-Mopping
  • Staff Training and Education
  • Documented Standard Cleaning Procedures
  • Building Specific Green Cleaning Plans
  • Continued Reduction of Solid Waste
  • Increase Recyclable Output