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CIMS-GB certification included in new LEED: EBOM draft

December 13, 2010
LINCOLNWOOD, IL — ISSA''s Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) program has been included in the recently released draft of proposed revisions to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED: EBOM) standard, according to a press release.
Inclusion in the final version would allow companies with CIMS-GB certification to directly assist customers in earning credits toward LEED recognition, the release noted.
"The inclusion of CIMS-GB in the new draft of LEED: EBOM 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.
"CIMS-GB-certified organizations are subject to a rigorous third-party assessment, which provides end customers with assurance that their cleaning service provider is committed protecting the environment and prepared to partner with them in the LEED certification process," Wagner added.
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