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CIMS-GB included in newly-released LEED: EBOM

December 5, 2013

LINCOLNWOOD, IL — The ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building (CIMS-GB) is now a direct option to meet the green cleaning policy prerequisite of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) revised Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) rating system, according to a press release.

"The inclusion of CIMS-GB in the newest version of LEED: EBOM [v4] is clear recognition that ISSA's program has earned the respect of the building operations, facility management and sustainability industries,” said ISSA Director of Facility Service Programs Dan Wagner.

In this new version, using a CIMS-GB certified cleaning service provider is specified as one way a facility can demonstrate compliance with the Indoor Environmental Quality Prerequisite for green cleaning, the release stated.

According to the release, to take advantage of the CIMS-GB option, a facility will have to be cleaned by a certified organization and audited by an approved assessor within the past 12 months.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.