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Monday's Ask the Experts: Green Cleaning

May 24, 2010
Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Of all the various Green Certifications offered, can you suggest one that would be a safer bet than another? I have found so many certifications, and now have doubts as to who would be the best.
The answer:
Frankly, all certifications are as meaningful as the holder wishes them to be. I’ve seen LEED-EB certified facilities using wasteful bleached c-fold towels, a simple thing to control.
When you are certified as green, you must work daily at keeping in line with the sustainability practices that protect the environment, meaning that getting a certificate is only the first step. Doing things correctly just long enough to earn a certification...
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com
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