Brush off your brooms--green cleaning has emerged as a leading component of LEED certification
Building Owners, Company Office Managers, Facility Professionals, Buyers and Designers take note: The color of clean is green. Those attempting to whitewash the decree do so at their peril, now that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has made green cleaning programs a priority. Moving forward, a simple mop and bucket won’t do, yet green-cleaning programs seldom cost more than conventional ones, says Alan France, director of sustainability and environmental services with New York City-based ABM Industries, a national provider of facility cleaning services. "You may pay more for materials like microfiber, but they’re going to dig deeper into dirt and withstand many more laundry cycles," he says. One could say it all comes out in the wash.