ICS Magazine

CIMS Going Green

September 2, 2009

To meet the growing demand for “green” and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, ISSA is expanding its popular Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and certification program.

The expansion includes a new designation based on environmental-preferability criteria that is expected to be focused primarily on the specific green cleaning requirements of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) Green Building Rating System.

Intended to be implemented as the sixth dimension of CIMS, this new designation, CIMS-GB, will offer cleaning organizations an optional certification that is closely tailored to provide their customers with precisely what they need to secure LEED-EB: O&M points while greening their operations overall.