Featured Product

Advance machines contribute to LEED-EBOM certification

October 3, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

Advance’s Advenger rider-scrubber with EcoFlex System and the ProTerra rider-sweeper meet requirements for sustainable cleaning equipment specified by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System.



Advance now offers ergonomically designed floor-cleaning equipment that can help contribute points to LEED-EBOM certification.  Advance’s Advenger rider-scrubber with EcoFlex System and the ProTerra rider-sweeper meet requirements for sustainable cleaning equipment specified by the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System (LEED-EBOM).  

The Advenger and Proterra offer ergonomic design features that minimize physical stress on the user and maximize operator safety, both of which are requirements under the LEED-EBOM program.

  The use of ergonomic cleaning equipment is a prerequisite to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Credit 3.4: Green Cleaning – Sustainable Cleaning Equipment of the LEED-EBOM rating system.  IEQ Credit 3.4 includes a statement requiring that “powered floor equipment is ergonomically designed to minimize vibration, noise and user fatigue.”  Floor-cleaning machines that meet requirements for ergonomic design contribute to facility sustainability by improving the health and safety of cleaning and maintenance staff.

  Advance’s Advenger and Proterra offer the ease of ride-on machines, operate at low sounds levels (less than 70 dBA) and minimize vibration during operation, all of which are ergonomic features that reduce the physical toll on operators.  An open, low-to-the-ground operator compartment on the Advenger scrubber offers safe, easy boarding and comfortable operation.  The Proterra sweeper includes a unique Clear-View design that gives the operator clear sight lines to the floor and side brooms without having to risk injury by leaning outside of the operator compartment.

  LEED for Existing Buildings-Operations and Maintenance is a voluntary standard for defining, measuring and certifying the sustainability of an existing commercial building.  The individual sections and points of the LEED-EBOM rating system – including IEQ Credit 3.4 – work together to define a sustainable building.  Even if LEED certification is not a goal, the standards offer a guide for establishing best practices that reduce the environmental impact of cleaning, improve the indoor environmental quality of buildings and lower the cost to clean and maintain buildings.

  Advance is a brand of Nilfisk-Advance, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality commercial and industrial floor maintenance equipment.  Advance’s commitment to its customers is achieved with equipment that supports both environmentally preferable cleaning and facility cleanliness.  For more information on Advance cleaning equipment, visit www.advance-us.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to i Cleaning Specialist Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

Podcasts

Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
More Podcasts

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

CoverImage

2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ICS STORE

Get Paid! book cover
Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

More Products

ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view

TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.pngcrc logo