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AHI release 10.13

October 13, 2010
AHI Facility Services Achieves Industry’s Highest Green Certification. First Commercial Cleaning Services Company in Texas to Achieve this Distinction
AHI Facility Services, a leading provider of commercial cleaning services with offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston, today announced that it has received CIMS and CIMS-Green Building Certification with Honors – the industry’s most significant certification of management excellence and the ability to deliver superior green services.
The ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) Certification has been awarded to fewer than 40 facility service providers across the country, and AHI Facility Services is the first commercial company headquartered in Texas to achieve certification for its entire scope of operations since the GB designation was introduced last October.
“With this certification comes tremendous value for our clients,” says Traci Haws, CEO of AHI Facility Services. “In addition to providing customers with healthy, high-performance facilities, we can also help them secure valuable points under the LEED-EBOM rating system.”
CIMS applies to Quality Systems, Service Delivery, Human Resources, Health, Safety & Environmental Stewardship, Management Commitment and Green Building & Service within the cleaning industry. Compliance with these standards demonstrates that an organization is structured to deliver consistent, quality services designed to exceed the customer’s needs and expectations.
CIMS-GB is the highest-possible CIMS certification that includes a sixth layer of sustainability requirements. These new criteria focus on the delivery of green cleaning solutions. By partnering with AHI, customers will be in a better position to secure credits under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System.
About AHI Facility Services, Inc.
For more than 40 years, AHI Facility Services, Inc. has provided world-class integrated facility services to Fortune 500 companies and commercial building owners nationwide. In addition to providing janitorial services for commercial buildings, AHI also services clean data rooms, manufacturing plants and medical facilities. AHI is a comprehensive service provider, offering floor and carpet care, general maintenance, recycling programs, document shredding and implementation of LEED and green programs for clients. AHI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Houston and Austin. For more information visit www.ahifs.com