WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education recently identified ISSA''s Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building (CIMS-GB) program as a valuable tool in helping K-12 schools achieve the department''s new Green Ribbon Schools Award, according to a press release.
The Green Ribbon program recognizes organizations that create healthy and sustainable learning environments in a system modeled after the Department of Education''s Blue Ribbon Schools program, which acknowledges academic excellence, the release stated.
"The recognition by the Department of Education is yet another example of the widespread adoption of CIMS and CIMS-GB as the industry standard," said ISSA Director of Facility Service Programs Dan Wagner.
"Schools that become certified under CIMS-GB now get the benefit of being eligible for public recognition, in addition to providing a safer environment for students," Wagner added.
According to the release, the U.S. Department of Education is the latest organization to validate CIMS and CIMS-GB value in identifying quality facilities and service providers.
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