05 Jan '12, 1pm

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There have been great strides in the effort to make buildings more sustainable -- not the least of which are proposed improvements (PDF) to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification standards. One significant change to the indoor environmental quality section of the LEED rating system (PDF) is that implementing a green cleaning policy is to be a mandatory prerequisite for certification and also re-certification. According to an informal poll (PDF) of the Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Green Challenge Web Academy participants, 80 percent of companies that have achieved certification have successfully earned recognition for their environmentally preferable cleaning program. Effective cleaning programs that meet LEED standards are also highly attainable because of the wealth of information and guidance available thr...

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