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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: LEED certification

May 12, 2009
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Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) “Ask the Experts” page: My company uses dry ice blasting as a method for cleaning industrial facilities and their manufacturing equipment. I would like to know if my company qualifies for Green Seal or LEED Certification. If so, what paperwork do I need to file to get this certification?
The answer:
The LEED certifications from the USGBC are only for buildings. You can help a property owner/manager earn certain credits within LEED by using certain sustainable products and practices as outlined in the particular credit criteria. Your cleaning process might be included as part of a green cleaning program for credit, or it might even qualify for an Innovation Credit. Summary documents describing each credit with each LEED certification can be found (with some digging) on their website: www.usgbc.org.
Green Seal has very specific rating systems, most of which … — Mike Hofer, LEED Accredited Professional
Marsden Holding LLC
1-888-566-1717
mhofer@marsden.com
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