Gene Woodard, Director of Building Services with the University of WA, Accepts Seat on HFI Advisory Board
Gene Woodard, Director of Building Services with the University of WA, has accepted a seat on the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) Advisory Board. Woodard has been the Director of Custodial Services at the University of Washington, Seattle, for 25 years, and is currently the Director of Building Services, which includes Custodial Services and Recycling and Solid Waste programs.
He is a Registered Executive Housekeeper (REH) and a member of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) for which he is a past president (2000-2002); the ISSA (fna, International Sanitary Supply Association); and APPA (fna, Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers Association).
The University of Washington Custodial Services department has a long history of cleaning for healthier, safer indoor environments while using the best products and procedures available. The UW
recently was the first university to use ICM (Integrated Cleaning and Measurement) to begin the process of validating cleaning procedures within its facility. The UW Custodial Services team was
recognized for its Green Cleaning Program by AS&U by earning the Grand Green Cleaning Award for Universities and Colleges in 2007 and again in 2010.
About Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI)
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) strives to provide authoritative information for creating and maintaining clean, healthy indoor environments. Since buildings are ecosystems, HFI works to address the many interrelated aspects of built environments — such as air, water, energy, materials and resources, green cleaning, indoor environmental quality, waste management, people and more — as an integrated or holistic system. Inasmuch as “Clean” is a metaphor for healthy indoor spaces, HFI also emphasizes prevention and removal of pollutants or contaminants to help ensure optimum conditions for living, learning and working.