What janitorial companies and in-house building cleaning services come to realize is that adopting effective green cleaning practices involves more than implementing a recycling program and changing cleaning products. Converting to a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible green cleaning program is a mindset as much as anything else.
The future of green certification is now ahead of the curve. Thanks to the USGBC’s revisions in its newest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, LEED® v3 or LEED® version 3 is up and running and should expedite and simplify the stalwart third party sustainable rating system.USGBC may not have been fully prepared for the global acceptance of its third party rating system, which is now used by government, government agencies and international bodies to evaluate sustainability. The certification has become recognized as a viable base for financial and government-backed incentive programs.
In 2005, The Untied Nations’ World Summit released a pointed report detailing the global community’s view of sustainability. Among several important points, three statements gave purpose and definition to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) movement.
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