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Green Seal completes standard for cleaning services

February 1, 2007
Green Seal, Inc. recently completed the first standard for services provided to clean buildings. GS-42, Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services, “provides an objective set of criteria for reduced toxicity, waste and exposure based on a practical blend of sound environmental science, industry best practices, extensive stakeholder input and consensus,” the organization said.

Green Seal, Inc. recently completed the first standard for services provided to clean buildings. GS-42, Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services, “provides an objective set of criteria for reduced toxicity, waste and exposure based on a practical blend of sound environmental science, industry best practices, extensive stakeholder input and consensus,” the organization said.

The standard specifies green chemicals, supplies and equipment as well as cleaning procedures, and mandates employee training and communication with building owners and occupants.