ATLANTA — The U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) has named Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin
as a USGBC Education Provider
, according to a press release.
The first course Orkin will offer is "Integrated Pest Management Practices for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Buildings
," a free, self-guided online training course designed to educate property managers about environmentally-friendly pest control practices, the release stated.
"One relatively easy way to minimize the environmental impact of a building is to follow green pest control methods using an approach called Integrated Pest Management, or IPM," said Ron Harrison, Ph.D., Orkin''s director of technical services.
"As part of the LEED performance standards, IPM focuses on ongoing inspection, targeted treatment, documentation and monitoring to help prevent pest infestations before they happen," Harrison added.