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Renewable Cleaning Case Studies

February 1, 2011
Renewable Cleaning Defined

A consortium of eco-conscious cleaning technologies.

Renewable cleaning is the removal, inactivation and/or proper disposal of contaminants, pollutants, pathogens and chemical residues to restore built or indoor environments to their original or desired condition.

Water (H2O) is the archetype, basis and symbol of renewable cleaning because it is a universal resource that is benign, non-polluting and renewable — i.e., it can be naturally replenished.

Renewable cleaning integrates the natural laws of physics, the dynamics of matter flow and other scientific principles to optimize the neutralization and removal of soils.

Renewable cleaning connects with renewable energy and the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle because it minimizes resource waste and fosters a cradle-to-cradle approach.

Because renewable cleaning describes a process, concept or philosophy rather than a technology, brand or product, facilities, professional cleaners and end-users can embrace the concept of renewable cleaning without necessarily embracing a product, manufacturer or brand.

Activeion Cleaning Solutions LLC
In 2003, the building services division of the Georgia Institute of Technology established a pilot cleaning program to improve employee and occupant safety along with environmental sustainability. The goal was to implement a true green cleaning program. So, the team started by removing toxic chemical cleaners and replacing them with more environmentally friendly cleaners.
Advanced Vapor Technologies LLC
Students now have a healthier ride since the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) adopted a new vapor sanitizing system to clean passenger coaches. To ensure the cleanest possible riding environment for its customers, MBCR recently introduced a chemical-free steam vapor cleaning system to maintain its passenger coaches.
Kaivac Inc.
Many custodial managers have already discovered the successful strategy of reducing cleaning chemical inventories and usage to an absolute minimum. This can cut costs while contributing positively to sustainability efforts. As an additional benefit, it may allow for maintaining or improving cleanliness levels through simplification and standardization.

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