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Building Wellness Institute achieves nation's first

June 9, 2009
SILVER SPRING, MD — The Building Wellness Institute recently issued a press release noting that its Building Wellness Certification Training is the first green cleaning training program in the nation to receive GS-42 accreditation through Green Seal’s accreditation agency.
According to the press release, Green Seal recognizes EcoMetrical Corporation as the independent entity responsible for the GS-42 Training Accreditation Program (GS-42 TAP), through which the Building Wellness Institute received its accreditation.
The newly accredited program provides building service contractors (BSCs) and facility/environmental services managers the training they need to meet the requirements of Green Seal GS-42 and the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS), and helps building owners achieve LEED certification.
“Being accredited validates our own rigorous standards of green cleaning instruction,” said Marion Stecklow, executive director of the Building Wellness Institute. “The high standard of GS-42 TAP also helps those clients who participate in our program to raise their level of professionalism and understand that they are contributing to the overall health of their building occupants.”
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