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Egan Supply Company. What “Green” Means. About Us.

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egan supply company

Egan Supply Company

What “Green” Means

about us
About Us
  • Egan Supply is a family owned business and has been in operation since 1966. We have been dedicated to provide top quality building maintenance products and solutions at reasonable prices. Egan Supply adds value to the end users bottom line, by providing the tools to make them more successful. Success comes in many different ways: labor savings, cleaner facilities, ecologically friendly products, and safer employees.
  • Egan Supply has a fully trained sales staff to provide the solutions to the most difficult cleaning issues. We have the areas largest and best trained factory authorized service staff. We are able to service almost every piece of commercial cleaning equipment. Egan Supply has the finest support staff to deal with any customer needs.
  • Egan Supply offers a wide variety of facility maintenance products from the best know companies in the business. Tennant Company offers the finest cleaning equipment. Betco Company offers a complete chemical and equipment solution for any need. Triple S is a cooperative that pulls the best products from hundreds of manufacturers and provides them through the best distribution system in the industry. These are just a few nationally know authorized dealers that we have access to.
  • Egan Supply is always up for a challenge and is willing to work with big or small. We are able to help customers meet goals and expectations for themselves and we create a relationship that will last for years to come.
  • “Green” have environmentally preferable attributes, including:
    • No 2-butoxyethanol
    • No alkaline builders
    • Diluted concentrates have a pH less than or equal to 10.0
    • Ingredients are non-carcinogenic
    • Less than .5% total phosphorus
    • Use solutions do not contribute to smog formation or poor indoor air quality
    • Non combustible
    • No heavy metals
    • No alkyl phenol ethoxylates
    • Primary packages are recyclable
    • Low skin, eye and respiratory irritation potential
    • No ozone-depleting substances
  • According to United States executive order 13101, environmentally preferable products or services have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products and services that serve the same purpose.
why go green
Why go Green?
  • Protect people in our care-the occurrence of asthma is epidemic and doubled from 6.8 million cases to 14.6 million cases.
  • Increase operator and employee productivity and satisfaction-statistics show that productivity increases .5 to 7.0 percent-translating into 3 to 34 minutes saved a day
  • Create a competitive advantage-differentiate yourself from others
facts education
  • Indoor air is often two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air, according to the EPA and its scientific advisory board.
  • Childhood asthma has nearly doubled in the last twenty years, according to the American Lung Association.
  • Asthma is the number one cause of absenteeism in schools.
facts office building
Facts-Office Building
  • Allergic reactions to “sick” indoor environments account for more than ten million workdays missed by U.S employees each year.
  • Six percent of janitors incur some type of injury due to chemical exposure each year.
  • 2/3rds of all commercial buildings have “sick building syndrome”.
  • Green buildings (LEED buildings) are continuing to emerge as they have been shown to provide environmental, economic, health, and safety benefits.
facts healthcare
  • Patients have a greater percentage of chemical sensitivities and weakened immune systems.
  • Healthcare workers are exposed to a greater degree of chemicals in the workplace than most other occupations.
  • Disposal costs of hazardous wastes continue to rise.
what is leed
What is LEED?
  • The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
  • This system 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.
  • LEED certification is obtained after submitting an application documenting compliance with the requirements of the rating system.
  • Certification is granted solely by the Green Building Council responsible for issuing the LEED system used on the project.
what is leed1
What is LEED?
  • LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
  • LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings performance.
  • LEED promotes a whole building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
    • Sustainable site development
    • Water savings
    • Energy efficiency
    • Materials selection
    • Indoor environmental quality
how is leed developed
How is LEED Developed?
  • LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees.
  • Each volunteer committee is composed of a diverse group of practitioners and experts representing a cross section of the building and construction industry.
  • The key elements of the USGBC’s consensus process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory group that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and a fair and open appeals process.
step 1 create a plan
Step #1Create A Plan
  • Consider writing a mission statement
  • Your plan should consider the people who are involved, the products required and the procedures to use them
step 2 stop dirt at the dorr
Step #2Stop Dirt At The Dorr
  • 80% of dirt comes from the outside
  • Mats at all entrances-inside and out
  • Use high quality mats-longer life
  • 10-12 feet in length
  • Preferable rubber backed
  • Direct traffic onto the mats-use barriers
step 3 use green sealed chemicals
Step #3Use Green Sealed Chemicals
  • Inventory existing cleaners and replace with Green Seal or Environmental Choice approved cleaners.
  • Consider a closed dilution control system.
step 4 ensure proper vacuuming
Step #4Ensure Proper Vacuuming
  • Use CRI(Carpet and Rug Institute) Green label vacuums.
  • Vacuum filter bag programs/schedule
  • Ergonomic-your equipment should protect the user’s health, reduce fatigue and injuries.
step 6 use green paper products
Step #6Use Green Paper Products
  • Follow EPA comprehensive procurement guidelines for sanitary paper/tissue
  • Use roll tissues where applicable
step 7 use green can liners
Step #7Use Green Can Liners
  • Follow EPA comprehensive procurement guidelines for can liners-10-100% post consumer content
step 8 recycling program
Step #8Recycling Program
  • Implement an effective recycling program
  • Rinse food containers and soda cans to not attract pests
  • Train occupants so they understand how to properly dispose of refuse
  • Make occupants responsible for separating different types of refuse
additional steps
Additional Steps
  • Omni Air odor management systems
  • Water saving devices
  • Touch free devices-reduce cross contamination
green developments
Green Developments
  • Legislative action in the state of Illinois has resulted in the Healthy Schools Campaign. This development will likely spread to other states in the US.
  • For more information on the Healthy Schools Campaign you may visit their web site at

seals of approval certifications
Seals Of Approval- Certifications

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) –Green Label Certified

U.S. Green Building Council- Leed

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)- Seal of Approval

National Floor Safety Institute-NSFI Certified

Green Seal- GS-37 Certified Detergents

Registered by NSF International

how egan supply can help green earth products
How Egan Supply Can Help…Green Earth Products
  • Egan Supply is proud to carry Betco Green Earth products!
  • For more information visit our web site today!
contact information
Egan Supply Company

1119 South 6th Street

Omaha, NE 68108



Fax 402-346-5076

Egan Supply Company

Contact Information