If you own, operate, manage or are employed by a cleaning company, you know change is needed. Look around at the chemicals you use. Look at the number of on-the-job injuries. Look at the absenteeism rate. It is time for cleaning companies to get with the green program.
Building owners who pursue the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for their new or existing commercial buildings are performing an environmentally responsible act as well as making a prudent business decision. As these building owners are fast discovering, much the merit of the LEED certification quickly transfers to the facility maintenance manager.